My thoughts on the recently uploaded document to JWorg entitled "Jehovah's Witnesses' Scripturally Based Position on Child Protection". This document can be downloaded directly from the JWorg website, however if you'd prefer not to go to that site you can read it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/exjw/comments/8gcpjn/jehovahs_witnesses_scripturally_based_position_on/ https://youtu.be/QmTI93kquoc
Since waking up I've done a lot of research in a small amount of time. Having avoided looking at any Watchtower publications for a long time, it's actually been very cathartic. Something that I've come to realise is that, unless I've been disfellowshipped without my knowledge, I'm still considered a Jehovah's Witness, albeit a spiritually … Continue reading Disassociation: The Final Goodbye
Please note that this blog contains discussion of child sexual abuse in the context of the findings from the BBC Panorama documentary "Suffer the Little Children" from 2002. Every day that inner voice says the words, "what if?" The difference now is: I'm able to admit that this inner voice is saying those words. That … Continue reading Betrayal and Awakening
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
UPDATE TO THIS BLOG POST - PLEASE READ HERE One day in the mid 1980s the members of my congregation were shocked and appalled to read an article in the local newspaper stating that the Police had investigated a paedophile ring and the names of those who were involved were listed. One of these names … Continue reading Don’t Gossip About the Pedo!