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I was born into the Jehovah’s Witness’s organization and had mind control techniques used on me from a very young age. I was taught that jojo (Jehovah) knew what I was thinking and If I thought any bad thoughts, I basically wasn’t worthy of surviving Armageddon and living forever in a paradise. That’s a big load of guilt for a young child to bear. I used to test god and think "bad" thoughts and swear in my head waiting to get some reaction but I never did.
I used to sleepwalk and talk every night and sometimes as a 5 or 6 year old I would be swearing blue murder in my sleep which my mother didn’t like .However I was continuously dragged to 5 meetings a week for more conditioning. As I got older every attempt at being an individual was thwarted and I soon succumbed and got that glazed dopey look that all jolly jojo's have.
Around my teenage years the pressure from friends and peers to conform is huge, the pressure to sell W&T publications is huge knowing all the time that if I ever lose faith I will be destroyed forever with all the sinners and evil people. It took me 28 years before I finally came to my senses and realize the huge amount of mind control techniques which are being inflicted upon the younger generations of the jolly jojo's. The older ones I couldn’t give a fuck about. All religions preach love but practice just about the opposite. In the bible god kills in total 371,186 directly and orders another 1,862,265 people to be murdered, this is the god of love and this is how god expresses his love.
Our leaders believe in this tripe and pretend that it's true and they probably even imagine that they are holy and doing gods will. I'm now 40 and feel fantastic having that mental prison removed. When my brain finally turned on I was having about 10 insights or realizations a day which was a little daunting at first but came to enjoy it and it was almost magical how thoughts of great depth or natural truths opposite to religious teachings appeared out of nowhere.
If people put their god hang-up away and embrace reasoning, knowledge and love they will notice change in their lives. This is a great site for helping people reeducate themselves after traumatic life experiences like religion.
Became a Christian: born into it
Ceased being a Christian: 28
Labels before: jehovahs witnesses
Labels now: athiest
Why I joined: born into it?
Why I left: disillusioned
Online Reading List
- An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish by Bertrand Russell (1943)
- Bible Teaching and Religious Practice by Mark Twain
- God is Imaginary
- Is there an Artificial God? by Douglas Adams (1998)
- Skeptics Annotated Bible
- The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1795)
- Which Way? by Robert Ingersoll (1884).
- Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)