All Blog Posts Tagged 'Witnesses' (6)

Five Hundred Missing Accounts

I thought I would add this blog since Easter has just passed.

"After that, he [Jesus] was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present [time], but some are fallen asleep (have died)". 1 Corinthians 15:6.

Many times I've heard Christians refer to this passage as firsthand, historical proof, of the alleged resurrection of Jesus. And that is how Christians view this verse. They accept it…

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Added by Anthony Jordan on April 1, 2013 at 11:22pm — 1 Comment

Should Religion Be Allowed Before Age Of Consent?

When our 3-year-old daughter was mauled by a neighborhood dog, we were distraught, as any parent would be. But, as Jehovah's Witnesses, we faced an even greater fear, beyond the trauma and scars introduced by the dog bites: What if she needed a blood transfusion? Our religious convictions mandated that we refuse. Her very life could be in danger, not from the attack, but from our beliefs.



My mother, an insanely devout woman if ever there was one, immediately called the congregation… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 22, 2009 at 12:33pm — 11 Comments

Brainwashing and Out Of The Mouth Of Babes

This was a response to another earlier blog and I though I'd just put it out there for those that came out of religion after brainwashing their own children.



When I left the Jehovah's Witnesses my kids were 8 and 6 years old. They were fully brainwashed already. My son was able to go to the doors with me and give a 6 minute sermon including the reading of a couple of scriptures. My daughter was six and about to start doing her own sermons at the door. My little girl would be warning… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 18, 2009 at 9:05am — 12 Comments

An apology from an EX Jehovah's Witness. "Sorry I knocked on your door"!

This is something I came up with in an EX Jehovah's Witness support group...I sure needed some relief and thought others may too!



Blame and accountability...these are two things that I gave a lot of thought to one year when I attended AA meetings...I was never a real drinker but after tragedy struck my little family, I fell apart.



Being an atheist I had a little trouble with the Judeo-Christian terminology in the 12 steps but the steps themselves were very helpful. I carried a… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 17, 2009 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

The Path Of My Salvation? (Door to door story from my days as one of Jehovah's Witnesses)

The Path Of My Salvation?

I was cold, tired, and hungry, but most of all I needed to take a piss. I had been preaching from door to door all morning long. The day was dragging on.



Fueled by too much coffee, I was in rare form. My sermons at my neighbor's doorsteps grew increasingly urgent as my bladder expanded. Oh, the urgency of God's message!



I had one house left on my assigned side of the street, and no Watchtowers left in my bag. I ran back to the car to restock.… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 17, 2009 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

"The Devil cannot read your mind," Mom assured me.

(This little exchange took place when I was a kid.)





"The Devil cannot read your mind," Mom assured me. Her eyes widened, and her voice took on that sweet, Glenda the Good Witch tone. Like she was telling me there was a hot chocolate in the kitchen for me. Like, "Don’t forget your lunch!"



I leaned in but threw up a little in my mouth. Satan, she elaborated, has studied human behavior for millenia. He is a master at reading facial expressions and body language. If you… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 16, 2009 at 9:49pm — 7 Comments

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