This was very difficult for me to record but I strongly felt that it needed to be said. The stigma needs to end in order for people to be able to get access to appropriate help when needed. In this episode I discuss the taboo topic of mental illness and how it affects our actions, … Continue reading YouTube: Mental Illness & Coercive Beliefs
In my latest episode I discuss the fear experienced as a child growing up as Jehovah’s Witness, the JW doctrine of Gehenna/the Second Death and Apostates, and a bonus of a sassy little fashion show for all faithful JW sisters! https://youtu.be/mRrillposVA Resurrection - Sheol/Hades/Gehenna https://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/resurrection.php Sarah Marsh – email – firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/08/have-you-experienced-abuse-in-the-jehovahs-witness-uk Victims Voices … Continue reading YouTube: Fear, Gehenna & Sisters’ Fashion
I thought I would upload an additional little video to discuss what the difference is between a sect and a cult. Jehovah's Witnesses vehemently deny that they are either of these, but what do the objective facts show? My regular weekly video will be uploaded over the weekend - thank you for watching! https://youtu.be/YXCBP1nzVIw … Continue reading YouTube: Sect Vs Cult?
I have finally uploaded my first YouTube video. In it I've made a start on answering some questions raised by a lovely lady on Twitter, Katherine Rogers: How my grandparents became Jehovah's Witnesses. Why I became a Jehovah's Witness. Why I left the Jehovah's Witnesses. Why I became an activist. If I could tell people … Continue reading YouTube – We Have Liftoff!
When I was growing up, my mother used to tell me about her experiences as a special pioneer. She had been one until she married at the age of 38 and had given so much of herself to the organisation. She said that talking to Roman Catholics whilst pioneering had made her realise just what … Continue reading Give Me The Child
So many of the JW Broadcasting episodes feature seriously ill or disabled Jehovah's Witnesses explaining how they are still able to "give their all" to Jehovah's organisation, including "witnessing". The sick, emotionally manipulative propaganda in these make me so angry for many reasons. Specifically having watched JW Broadcasting 18, I felt the need to put … Continue reading No Love, Just Judgement
Do not go gentle into that good night Don't succumb to the peaceful release of death. Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. - Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas 1914-1953 Imagine you had nearly died. You were involved in … Continue reading Mortality, Blood & the Spanish Inquisition
What a shocking title! I'm obviously lying or at least greatly exaggerating? Actually no. Billions of people are going to die including children and babies and apparently this is perfectly OK. Why? Because a particular god said so. Who is this cruel and heartless god? How could anyone believe that this is OK? Is this … Continue reading Genocide is OK!
You may be wondering how on earth I could possibly still believe what the Watchtower organisation teaches after 25 years of not attending meetings and not being a Jehovah's Witness. If you've never been a Jehovah's Witness this probably has you really scratching your head in total confusion. I'm not a psychologist and can't necessarily … Continue reading Why Waking-Up Took So Long
Content Warning: The following blog post contains descriptions of sexual assault and discussions of rape and victim blaming. Picture a 13 year old girl in her school uniform coming home from school. She is followed off the bus. It's daylight and mid afternoon. She is attacked by a teenage boy who sexually assaults her. She … Continue reading A Fate Worse Than Death