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I am no longer a Jehovah's Witness.

I spent a year one evening each week debating with a Jehovah's witness couple. They had a pat answer for everything. They studied special materials just for this purpose. I found the arguments weak, but at least they everything covered. Their higher authority was the people who write this material. They hold it higher than the bible, since the bible is a translation, and if I ever cornered them, they would plead the KJV translation was faulty.

So much for “If the KJV was good enough fer Jesus, its good enough fer me.”

My brother married into a JW family. They find me highly scandalous, since I am gay. I would think escaping JWs would be very difficult. The rationalisation for it is ever so much better constructed than other religions have. The threat of shunning. The way you socialise mostly with fellow JWs. On the other hand JWs don't use hellfire to threaten compliance.

I am amazed you escaped. Can you recall what arguments had the most effect on you?

Sun, 29 Jul 2012 04:31:08 UTC | #950271