“The most dangerous of men are those who appear very religious, especially when they are organized and in a position of authority.” – Dr. Alberto Rivera.
“The Royal Commission was the last straw for my wife and I. We will never return to that self righteous filthy organization. So happy to be free of them. Cheers from Australia!”
“I was keeping an eye on it also and it disgusted me. Especially if you start looking into the recent court cases in the US that the JW organization is flat out refusing court orders to provide documents. Its unreal.”
“Jehovah Witnesses persuade children, particularly women, not to pursue higher level education.”
“My neighbor was told she shouldn’t go to college, she should pioneer instead.”
“None of us kids never graduated high school.”
“Absolutely. I’ve been in many Kingdom Halls over the years (before I left), and every single young person was heavily discouraged from further education in many demonstrations, items, public talks, etc, etc.”
“JW’s is a giant book publishing cult.”
“Follow the money with the overfed governing body. You are correct; it’s not a religion, it’s a big business.”
“Sounds a lot like the Mormon church which I have left.”
“All JW’s leadership and those initiated in the congregation secretly practice the Babylonian Mystery Religion of Freemasonry, including JW. I personally found out about JW and freemasonry and I left. They are devil worshipers and there is a satanic congregation within the so called Christian congregation. The Great Crowd is clueless. Jehovah is the name of the demon god of the Freemasons and not GOD’s true name!
All religions are gathering the righteous for execution when they refuse to worship the image of the beast per Rev 13:15. Where else will the choice to worship the beast be given? In the street? At work? In the mall? Nope. It will be presented from the pulpit and stages of all places of worships. Including Kingdom Halls. Religion is a cunning satanic trick. The Most High GOD does not sanction any man or religion to lead his sheep. He himself leads them.”
“Shunning will always be there. Shunning is a cult practice and it does affect many members and families of the cult you belong to worldwide. You can’t even question cults as the JWs.. Just wait till all this crazy ass doctrines get to you.. When they do you’ll see what you’re really involved with.”
“My beautiful sister shot her self in the head – brains everywhere. The shunning killed her.”
“My brother killed himself directly from the abuse he experienced within this cult. Nothing holy here. Empty promises, shame and hate.”
“Old watchtowers had the cross printed on the cover….”
“Jehovah Witnesses claim the cross is a pagan symbol, LOOK! The CROSS is on Charles Taze Russell’s memorial put up by the Watch Tower Society. Charles Taze Russell is the founder. Jehovah’s Witnesses are so ignorant of their cult’s past. Reach out and educate these folks. It is the Christian’s responsibility. Remember they are made in God’s image as well. They need the true gospel of the biblical risen Savior, JESUS CHRIST!”
Religion is MAN MADE. Please wake up!! You can be spiritual without being religious. Two separate things!! One is divine. The other man made. Please, please please wake up a little inside. Don’t even believe me, LOOK for yourself. The truth will set you free. Men will bind you.
God doesn’t sanction man or religion to guide his sheep. He Leads them himself.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization is an abusive, direct marketing pyramid scheme. Do you follow the truth? Follow the money.
My top five reasons for leaving Jehovah’s Witnesses
My top 5 reasons I left the cult and business that is Jehovah’s Witnesses. Anyone that’s been in knows what I mean. Please look up Charles Taze Russell’s tomb! Look up the videos on the Royal Commission hearing!
What’s going on everybody? Welcome back to the top five universe where I talk about the top five reasons that I think something is true. Today’s video is talking about the top five reasons that i left the Jehovah’s Witness organization – and now that segues into my first reason. The fact that JW’s is an organization not a religion. This acts like a business model. This is not a religion. This is something that they are looking to control the people within, not so much teach and guide. Now you can find this in a lot of different areas where instead of expanding their growth and allowing for free thinking and allowing for personal growth it is all designed to make money and further their long term goal of expansion. You can see this from the expansion efforts that they’ve been doing in New York. On top of that, the fact that they have repeatedly closed factories down reassigned people and you can see that on a day-to-day basis.
I just look at their Jehovah’s Witnesses organization now. Look to the child molestation. Now they have come out belatedly in the past and said that child molestation is the biggest evil that this is a horrible thing that cannot let this happen.. Go on YouTube right now after you watch this video, go on youtube right now and watch the Royal Commission video on a Jehovah’s Witness. You will quickly find out that they know about it. They knew about it and they did not do a thing. So if you look at their teachings in the past, you will find that they had something called a two witness rule. It’s applied across the board to all wrongdoing. If you were accused of something and they didn’t have two people witnessing that something, then that something would be pushed to the wayside because they didn’t have enough proof to validate that.
Now say you are a young child and you get molested. You bring it to your family and the elders and the elders say do you have another witness? Well yeah the person that molested me, so you go to the elders with this person and the person says, “No I didn’t do it.”
You know what nothing happens? They were not required to call the authorities and nothing was followed up on now say that something did happen: they disfellowship the person a few years later and that person gets reinstated. You are expected, as a Jehovah’s Witness, to get over it and get along with that person in the congregation. How the fuck does that make sense?
Through their conditional love, now they preach that they’re a loving couple of religion and everyone in the congregation love everyone equally except if you do something wrong. If you do something wrong you are shunned you are pushed outside the religion. In this disfellowshipping they state that this is a loving act, but is it loving really?
Now this is a personal experience that I’ve had when I was a job as a witness. I had some questions about doctrine and about the Bible and about the way that the governing body was ruling things. I brought this to my father and my father is a wonderful man, i have nothing bad to say about him, he directed me to go to the elders in the congregation – he was an elder, but he couldn’t answer unbiased because I was his son. So I went to the elders of the congregation and I said look I have these questions about this doctrine.. Know what their response was? “Maybe you should pray a little bit more and this sounds like apostate talk.”
Does that encourage personal growth and trust in an organization? Not so much.
Number five teachings from years ago. Now if you look at the history of the teachings it has been continuously refined and changed and sometimes completely changed to what they taught in the past. Jehovah’s Witnesses used to celebrate Christmas, now its pagan holiday. You can’t smoke cigarettes – can’t do that anymore. Jehovah’s Witnesses used to be able to have beards can’t do that anymore.
If you look at the founding father of the Jehovah’s Witness organization the organization Charles Taze Russell, he based a lot of his teachings on Seventh Day Adventist teachings, Masonic teachings and he has is buried under a pyramid.
On his tombstone, CTR has the symbol of the Knights Templar he based his 1914 teaching based on measurements that he got from the pyramids of Giza. These teachings have not changed, they have just twisted the wording so now you think that they get it from the Bible. Is this an organization you want to be a part of?
My top five reasons for leaving Jehovah’s Witnesses:
- This is an organization not a religion – more so cult than anything else.
- Child molestation and other wrongdoings are slipped under the rug if you don’t have two witnesses. In serious cases of child molestation they might not even call the authorities.
- Conditional love. It’s only pointed towards people that they approve
- The treatment of people when they ask questions. Those questions will be asked only if it supports the Jehovah’s Witness doctrine and dogma.
- The teachings from years ago are just covered up and disregarded, because they don’t want to address the change in doctrine. They refuse to admit the truth which is – they don’t have a clue what they’re talking about.
Jehovah’s Witness elder clears his conscious
Hello, my name is Dave and I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
I haven’t said that for probably 12 years now and will never say it again after making this video. I am doing this video in hope that it will help start 2013, first day tomorrow, out with a completely clean slate. It’s my way of making an effort to share my life story with you, so if you are contemplating becoming Jehovah’s Witness, or are Jehovah’s Witnesses without the strength to leave the organization – I’m hoping that this personal story of mine will help you do that.
Early in my life that was in the fourth or fifth grade when my parents, mostly my dad at first, became a Jehovah’s Witness later my Catholic mom finally succumbed to his influence and became a witness. This is back right around 1970-71. My little brother was a freshman in high school – fought my father, but ended up kind of following the religion until at 17 he ran away.
I have an older sister and a younger sister. My older sister, she killed herself. This year march of this year. She put a gun to her head. Blew her brains out right in front of her ex-husband. She was a Jehovah’s Witness and there are many reasons why she could have done that, and i think only one reason why she shouldn’t, because she was really loved by a lot of people, but yet she couldn’t feel the love. All she could see was the daily grind of being a Jehovah’s Witness. A never-ending carrot that they stuck in front of her face.
When my brother left, right away as kids we were taught by my dad that it would be better off if he died in a plane crash or a car crash or some sort of accident, because he was outside the Jehovah’s Witness organization now. The only way he would survive into the new world, would be to be part of the organization again or get resurrected if he died in the system of things.
These are some of the teachings I was taught growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness.
My grandparents were not Jehovah’s Witness. Both of my Italian grandmothers are Catholic. Many years she was gonna die – be destroyed by God along, with my dad’s mom.
None of us kids never graduated high school. We are all taught that school was evil and unnecessary. Why go to school when the world is going to end in 1975? Your time is better spent proselytizing, preaching and reading the Bible – so we never graduated high school.
My little sister Elaine started saying at 16 years of age, I want to get married. This was not uncommon for people to marry young, yet that was a little young and she fought and fought with my dad. Finally he agreed to let her get married, because in six months he was so sure the world was coming to an end. The system will be here in six months, so he agreed. She’s been married for forty years now.
Some of the other things that I had to deal with as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses is a lack of any association with anybody that wasn’t a witness. Even when I was going to school or in order to have a school friend over, I had to study the Bible with him and now we could play. Study the Bible, now we could play some more. I even had some friends that would do that. Sorry about that guys.
As I grew older, got married and had kids, I became even more serious about this religion. I felt like it was my obligation or as I was taught, it was my obligation to save them, because the world was coming to an end any minute now. Any day now time was very scarce as they would say, so I continued to buy in – hook, line and sinker.
As a pioneer ministerial servant and elder, I spent hours and hours teaching people this religion.
It was not until later in life, when my kids were little older, in their teenage years – they moved to California and got in a little trouble. Talking to them and really understanding their so-called rebellion. I as an elder and with elder body, I just woke up.
I just decided I am putting ourselves through all this pain and the suffering. Why?
Why are we continuing to be taught new truth? And and how is the light getting brighter? What was the matter with the light just a week ago? And now we have more information and new things.
I just started thinking to myself there’s something wrong here.
Finally, it really sunk in at 1995. I was conducting the Watchtower Study November First and that paragraph, one paragraph in that Watch Study, it changed the doctrine of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ forever.
The doctrine that dealt with the generation that would still be alive when armageddon came – when the new system came. That generation that saw the original signs in 1914. That was something that always was always there. A threshold generation will not pass. And in that one paragraph, in 1995, they eliminated thousands and thousands of articles and sermons that dealt with this generation, that will by no means pass away.
The scripture is in Matthew and what they meant and how they explained it, is that this generation could be any generation that could see the signs. Whether in history books or right before them. So instantly, now, there is no time frame. And everybody that was waiting and hoping and watching for the age of that generation, all of a sudden, realize that that their light, their life is just lies. Lies on top of lies to cover up their ignorance, of course.
Leaving Jehovah’s Witness religion is not easy. It’s not easy for me either, but it was a little easier for me because I just picked up the family and moved away. We went to California and moved to Oregon. Of course, the witnesses track me down and tried to encourage me to come back into the fold, but I had nothing to do with it.
Of course my family didn’t want to talk to me and that hurt for a while. My mom always wanted to talk to me, but the only way I could talk to her is when I called and nobody was around. My dad would hang up the phone and when my dad died in 2003, after not talking to me for five years, my mom moved in with my sisters and then they would let her talk to me, but that she would not let her talk to me from time to time, but that stopped about three or four years ago.
It took almost a court order or police action for me to actually see my mom. I wanted my mom to tell me that she didn’t want to see me and of course she did, so they decided to let me see her in person, face-to-face, but still never talked to her on the phone.
That changed recently when my sister killed herself. My little sister is our mom’s guardian now and has decided, thankfully, that she will not stop my mom from talking to me. She feels that her mom has lost her older daughter and now you know she’s getting old, she may pass on soon, and talking to me brings some enjoyment into her life, so it’s acceptable.
My mom even came up and visited me this last week. I just went down and picked her up and took her back home and it was a wonderful time to see my mom. She calls me a twice a week now or I call her twice a week and I’m thankful for that.
I hope that people will take some time to look at their lives. Really look into this organization and see what it does to people. See how it changes people’s minds and lives and not for the better. No.
There are a lot of good people in this world. I found a family that loves me and I love them. I have true friends that care about me more than any Jehovah’s Witness friend I ever had.
I hope that you out there can find the strength to do the same. There’s a lot of people out there that are going to help you. A lot of former Jehovah’s Witness that are looking to help.
I hope this video will help you in your lives and you will be able to find something that can make you happy starting tomorrow, 2013 and for the rest of your life.