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
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
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!
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!
I was intending on writing a blog once a week and spreading my story out over a long period of time because, in my mind when I created this blog, there was a finite number of interesting experiences that I could relate. Oh how wrong was I. I've only had this blog for a few … Continue reading So. Much. Stuff. Plus “Conditional Love”.