Friday, May 9, 2008

One Year

Yesterday I celebrated my one year anniversary of leaving Jehovah's Witnesses. I have no regrets, except to coin a line always recited at assemblies about pioneering: I only wish I had left sooner.

My life has been anything but dull. I have tuned into my job, gotten a girlfriend who loves me, and am well on the way towards winning half custody of my daughter and having enough legal control to keep her from the more drastic of fates that the WT has to offer, most specifically dying a premature death due to a flawed policy on blood. My only pain has been having lost many good friends. But when I consider the friends that I have gained, including those in the exJW meetup group I am involved with (http://exjw.meetup.com/333/) I feel like what Jesus is alleged to have said is true: One gains mothers and brothers and sisters. Which goes to show that many of the "truths" which JWs hold in such high esteem do not necessarily stand up to reality.

So here is to never going back, and to helping many more to leave and enjoy their newfound freedom.

Isaac

4 comments:

Ryan Kevin said...

Isaac,

Congratulations man. I went through it about 4 years ago now myself. Just wanted to tell ya that with the first year down, the toughest part is behind ya.

Take care and best of luck,

Ryan Sutter
ryansutter.net

emoose1950 said...

Did you notice how much more time you have once your on the outside. It was such a liberation not to have to show up at the Kingdom Hall 5 times a week. It was almost like getting a life extension.

Emoose out

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truthsetsonefree said...

Agreed on both sentiments. My time is mine, sometimes I don't know what to do with it all. Its nice to know that it can get easier from here.

Danny Haszard said...

Good to go bravo!

Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult because they try to cut you off from others who do not have the same beliefs, including family. Yes,you can ‘check out anytime you want but you can never leave’,because they can and will hold your family hostage.
The Watchtower is a truly Orwellian world.

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Danny Haszard born 1957 as a 3rd generation Jehovah's Witness http://jehovahwitness.vox.com/

http://jehovahswitness.mycool.com/