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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lettera al Consiglio di amministrazione sulla filiale a Roma, l'Italia di Francesco Sarais

Da solo, Testimone di ogni Ex- Geova è una goccia. Insieme, siamo un oceano. - Contributo di Christian Freedom Sparlock

CORPO DIRETTIVO DEI TESTIMONI DI GEOVA
Brooklyn,
107 Columbia Heights

ALLA FILIALE DI ROMA

AD OGNI SINGOLO TESTIMONE DI GEOVA CHE RICEVE QUESTA LETTERA VORREI FAR PRESENTE DUE PRINCIPI SCRITTURALI CHE MI HANNO GUIDATO IN QUESTA DECISIONE, TENENDO BENE IN MENTE CHE LO SCOPO DELLA MIA VITA E CONOSCERE E RISPETTARE IL PENSIERO DI DIO. GESU' DISSE: CONOSCERETE LA VERITA E LA VERITA VI RENDERA' LIBERI, COME CAPITE, LIBERI DA REGOLE DI UOMINI. UNA VERITA E' RIFERITA ALLA SUA STESSA PERSONA, L’ALTRA E' QUELLA DI ACCERTARSI SE CIO' CHE VIENE INSEGNATO PROVIENE DA DIO. HO DEDICATO E DEDICHERO' MOLTO TEMPO ALLO STUDIO DELLA PAROLA DI DIO E DA QUESTO HO CAPITO CHE CERTI INSEGNAMENTI DA VOI TRASMESSI, DEFINITI SCRITTURALI, NON TROVANO IL MINIMO FONDAMENTO NELLA PAROLA DI DIO. TUTTAVIA NE' MENZIONERO' DUE, DANDO ALCUNE PROVE SCRITTURALI CHE MOSTRANO IL FRUTTO E LA FANTASIA DEL PENSIERO UMANO. ORMAI DA ANNI SI DA RISALTO ALLA FINE DEL MONDO, IN QUESTA GENERAZIONE INIZIATA NEL 1914, DOVE SI ASSERISCE CHE GESU' E' STATO INTRONIZZATO QUALE RE. COME RISPONDE IL DIRETTO INTERESSATO NELLE SCRITTURE? Gesù, accostatosi parlò loro, dicendo: “Ogni autorità mi è stata data in cielo e sulla terra" CHE TRADOTTO DAL GRECO SIGNIFICA CHE NON VI ERA PIU' NESSUNA AUTORITA' O ALTRO POTERE DA ASSEGNARLI DOPO LA SUA RESURREZIONE.

RIGUARDO ALLA FINE DISSE : In quanto a quel giorno e a quell’ora nessuno sa, né gli angeli dei cieli né il Figlio, ma solo il Padre. Siate vigilanti, dunque, perché non sapete in quale giorno verrà il vostro Signore. Perciò anche voi siate pronti, perché in un’ora che non pensate viene il Figlio dell’uomo. Non sta a voi acquistar conoscenza dei tempi o delle stagioni che il Padre ha posto nella propria autorità. A QUELLI CHE AVREBBERO PREDICATO CHE LA FINE E' VICINA MISE IN GUARDIA CON QUESTE PAROLE: (LUCA 21:8) Egli disse: “Badate che nessuno vi svii; poiché molti verranno in base al mio nome, dicendo: ‘Sono io’, e: ‘Il tempo stabilito si è avvicinato". Non andate dietro a loro. A FRONTE DI QUANTO MENZIONATO ARRIVO ALLA CONCLUSIONE CHE SOLO I TESTIMONI DI GEOVA DICONO CHE LA FINE E' VICINA MA, SAPETE BENE, CHE NON VI E' NESSUN RIFERIMENTO STORICO ALLA DATA DEL 537 A.E.V, DATA DALLA QUALE PARTITE FACENDO CALCOLI ASSURDI, ANDANDO DAL LIBRO DELLA RIVELAZIONE A QUELLO DI DANIELE A NUMERI E COSI VIA, PER ARRIVARE POI AL 1914, ANNO IN CUI, COME AVETE INSEGNATO IN UNA GENERAZIONE DI SETTANTA/OTTANTANNI, SAREBBE ARRIVATA LA FINE. MA AVENDO SBAGLIATO TUTTE LE PREVISIONI, AVETE INCOMINCIATO A CAMBIARE INTENDIMENTO ALLA PAROLA "GENERAZIONE" DANDO LA COLPA A DIO DI AVER SPOSTATO IL GIORNO DELLA FINE. COMUNICATE CHE OGGI STA TROVANDO ADEMPIMENTO LA SCRITTURA DI MATTEO (24 :14), NONOSTANTE SIA RIFERITO ESCLUSIVAMENTE ALLA NAZIONE DI ISRAELE. A DIMOSTRAZIONE DI CIO', VI RIPORTO DI SEGUITO ALCUNI VERSETTI E TUTTO APPARIRA' CHIARO. 15 “Perciò, quando scorgerete la cosa disgustante che causa desolazione, dichiarata per mezzo del profeta Daniele, stabilita in un luogo santo (il lettore usi discernimento), 16 allora quelli che sono nella Giudea fuggano ai monti. QUANDO CRISTO PORTERA' IL GIUDIZIO FINALE, LO SPIEGA IL CAPITOLO PIU' AVANTI, NON PARLA DI OPERE DI PREDICAZIONE . 30 E allora il segno del Figlio dell’uomo apparirà nel cielo, e allora tutte le tribù della terra si percuoteranno con lamenti, e vedranno il Figlio dell’uomo venire sulle nubi del cielo con potenza e gran gloria. 31 Ed egli manderà i suoi angeli con gran suono di tromba, e raduneranno i suoi eletti dai quattro venti, da un’estremità all’altra dei cieli.. IN MATTEO 24:14 VOI STESSI NELLA TDNM AVETE COME RIFERIMENTO COLOSSESI 1:23 "purché, naturalmente, rimaniate nella fede, stabiliti sul fondamento e saldi e non essendo smossi dalla speranza di quella buona notizia che avete udito, e che è stata predicata in tutta la creazione che è sotto il cielo" NON CE BISOGNO DI INTERPRETAZIONI. USATE UN ILLUSTRAZIONE CHE GESU' USA PER SPIEGARE LA FEDELTA' DI OGNI SINGOLO CRISTIANO PER DIRE CHE LO SCHIAVO FEDELE E DISCRETO SIETE VOI DEL CORPO DIRETTIVO. MA SE LEGGETE BENE IL CONTESTO, DATO CHE NEL CORSO DEL TEMPO AVETE SPOSTATO LA DATA DELLA FINE E, NELLE PUBBLICAZIONI, AVETE ASSERITO CHE DIO AVEVA SPOSTATO IL TEMPO, VI SI ADDICONO CASO MAI PIU' LE SEGUENTI PAROLE: “Ma se mai quello schiavo malvagio dicesse in cuor suo: ‘Il mio signore tarda’, 49 e cominciasse a battere i suoi compagni di schiavitù e mangiasse e bevesse con gli ubriaconi inveterati, 50 il signore di quello schiavo verrà in un giorno che non si aspetta e in un’ora che non sa, 51 e lo punirà con la massima severità e gli assegnerà la sua parte con gli ipocriti. Là sarà il [suo] pianto e lo stridore dei [suoi] denti.
RIPORTO QUANTO DETTO DA DIO IN RIFERIMENTO A EVENTI PROFETIZZATI CHE NON HANNO TROVATO ADEMPIMENTO. PERTANTO SI APPLICA CHIARAMENTE A VOI DEUTERONOMIO 18:22 : "quando il profeta parla nel nome di Geova e la parola non avviene o non si avvera, quella è la parola che Geova non ha pronunciato. Il profeta la pronunciò con presunzione. Non ti devi spaventare di lui".

UN' ALTRO PUNTO IMPORTANTE RIGUARDA IL NOME DI DIO. AVETE E STATE USANDO IL NOME GEOVA PER DISTINGUERVI DA TUTTE LE ALTRE RELIGIONI, DICENDO CHE QUESTO E' IL NOME DI DIO, NONOSTANTE NEL LIBRO E IN ALCUNI ARTICOLI RECENTI DELLA TORRE DI GUARDIA DITE CHE NESSUNO PUO' SAPERE COME SI PRONUNCIA IL NOME DI DIO E CHE QUESTO SIA STATO TOLTO PER SUPERSTIZIONE. VOI PERO' SENZA SAPERE QUALE SIA VI ARROGATE IL DIRITTO, CON PRESUNZIONE, DI STABILIRE QUALE DEVE ESSERE IL SUO NOME? SCUSATE C'E' UN RAGIONAMENTO BIBBLICO ELEMENTARE CHE CAPISCONO ANCHE I BAMBINI ED E' QUESTO: "GESU VENNE DAL CIELO, NON ERA SUPERSTIZIOSO, OGNI CREATURA IN TERRA E IN CIELO DAVA LODE A DIO". ALLORA SE GEOVA ERA IL NOME DI DIO, COME MAI NON LO PRONUNCIA NEANCHE UNA VOLTA? LUI INSEGNA NELLA PREGHIERA DI RIVOLGERSI A LUI COME PADRE NOSTRO ED E' QUELLO CHE LUI STESSO FACEVA OGNI VOLTA CHE PREGAVA. SE LEGGETE CON ATTENZIONE NOTERETE CHE NEANCHE GLI APOSTOLI LO PRONUNCIANO MAI. MENTRE NELLA TDNM RIPORTATE IL NOME "GEOVA" SAPENDO CHE NEI VERSETTI CITATI DAGLI APOSTOLI ERA PRESENTE LA PAROLA KIRIOS E NON IL TETRAGRAMMA. QUESTO CREDO CHE SIA SUFFICIENTE. POTREI SCRIVERE CENTINAIA DI PAGINE PER CONFERMARE CHE CON DIO NON AVETE NULLA IN COMUNE E CHE PREGATE A VUOTO VISTO CHE NON ESISTE NESSUNO CON QUEL NOME. E' ALTRESI' EVIDENTE CHE LO SPIRITO SANTO NON OPERA SULLA VOSTRA ORGANIZZAZIONE IN QUANTO VENGONO COPERTE AZIONI ABBOMINEVOLI DAL PUNTO DI VISTA DI DIO E DEGLI UOMINI.

IN TUTTO IL MONDO, NELLE CONGREGAZIONI, SONO STATI ACCERTATI CENTINAIA DI CASI DI PEDOFILIA, CHE AVETE RITENUTO NON NECESSARIO DENUNCIARE ALLE AUTORITA' COMPETENTI, NONOSTANTE LA BIBBIA INCITI A DENUNCIARE REATI GRAVI FACENDO IN MODO DI NON METTETE IN PERICOLO ALTRI BAMBINI. ORA MI CHIEDO MA CHE CRISTIANI SIETE? VI RENDETE CONTO DEI DANNI CHE SUBISCONO I BAMBINI? BASTA LEGGERE IN GIRO NELLE NOTIZIE DI STAMPA LE CONDANNE CHE VENGONO INFLITTE A QUESTI PEDOFILI CHE NEL 90% DEI CASI RICOPRONO INCARICHI DI RESPONSABILITA' AD ALTO LIVELLO; COMPRESO UN RESPONSABILE DELLA SEDE CENTRALE AMERICANA DOVE I TRIBUNALI STANNO CONDANNANDO LA SOCIETA WT E ANZIANI LOCALI AL RISARCIMENTO DEI DANNI. VI RIPORTERO' DI SEGUITO UN ARTICOLO DI STAMPA IN DIMOSTRAZIONE DI QUANTO DETTO, SOLO UNO PER QUESTIONI DI SPAZIO.

Testimoni di Geova. Abusi sessuali, la WT dichiarata responsabile
La Giuria della Corte suprema della Contea di Alameda ha dichiarato i testimoni di Geova legalmente responsabili per gli abusi sessuali subiti da una ragazzina di allora 9 anni domiciliata a Freemont e condannata al risarcimento di 7 milioni di dollari. Congelati beni immobili per 1 miliardo di dollari in attesa fino all’esito del ricorso.

- Redazione – 29 giugno 2012 – I fatti risalgono a metà degli anni 90’, quando la vittima, Candace Conti, aveva 9 anni ed era domiciliata a Freemont. L’accusato Kendrick molestò allora, ripetutamente, Candace Conti, che ora ha 26 anni, durante un periodo di due anni, usando le attività proprie ai Testimoni di Geova , quali la predicazione di porta in porta, come un mezzo per ottenere il controllo sulla sua giovane vittima. Il verdetto, annunciato mercoledì 13 giugno, dichiara che gli Anziani che trattarono il caso nella congregazione di North Freemont nel 1990 sapevano che l’accusato Jonathan Kendrick era stato condannato recentemente (2004) per abusi sessuali su un altro bambino ed il suo nome é ora nel registro dei criminali per violenze sessuali dello stato della California, ma mantennero la segretezza riguardo a questa condanna non informandone la congregazione.

La questione principale di questo caso, secondo l’avvocato della vittima Rick Simons di Hayward, son state le direttive scritte dalla Watchtower New York, le quali davano istruzioni a tutti gli anziani delle congregazioni degli Stati Uniti, di mantenere segreti tutti i casi riportati nelle congregazioni di abusi sessuali alfine di evitare processi.

Si pensa che questo caso sia il primo in questa nazione, che affronta chiaramente le disposizioni interne di mantenere il riserbo su questioni da considerare segrete, adottata nel 1989 e tuttora in vigore.

La signora Conti ha dichiarato: "Una volta desideravo essere la miglioreTestimone di Geova che ci potesse essere. Ora sento che sto facendo molto di più per aiutare altri bambini testimoni di Geova di quanto non abbia mai fatto di porta a porta per diffondere la 'buona notizia' ". E' stata ricompensata dalla giuria con un risarcimento di 7 milioni di dollari, e la giuria tornerà domani a prendere in considerazione se i danni punitivi debbano anche essergli assegnati.

PRECISO CHE PERSONALMENTE CONOSCO 6 CASI DI PEDOFILIA CHE HANNO RIGUARDATO LA MIA CIRCOSCRIZIONE, TRA CUI UNO AVVENUTO DI RECENTE.
VERGOGNATEVI!!!!! LASCIATE I FIGLI DEGLI ALTRI TESTIMONI IN BALIA DEI LUPI CHE MOLTE VOLTE SONO ANZIANI DELLA CONGREGAZIONE. ECCO PERCHE' E MEGLIO CHE COPRITE LE COSE.

ALTRO PROBLEMA CHE GLI ANZIANI CONOSCONO E CHE IN QUASI TUTTE LE CIRCOLARI VI E' UNA SISTEMATICA RICHIESTA DI DENARO, DANDO DISPOSIZIONI COME AVERE CIFRE SICURE DA INVIARE ALLA SOCIETA'. FATE LAVORARE LE PERSONE GRATIS, VI FATE DARE I SOLDI, COSTRUITE LOCALI, VE LI FATE INTESTARE DICENDO CHE SONO DEDICATI A DIO. MA AVETE INFORMATO I TESTIMONI CHE AVETE GIA' VENDUTO IL 30% DELLE FILIALI? CHE SOLARUSSA COME LA BETEL DI ROMA E' IN VENDITA? CHE AVETE PROGETTI DI COSTRUZIONE CHE FINIRANNO TRA MOLTISSIMI ANNI? CHE TUTTO E' LEGATO A INVESTIMENTI SBAGLIATI IN BORSA? SICCOME CERTE NOTIZIE SI CONOSCONO ANCHE ALL’ESTERNO, PER PRECAUZIONE AVETE INVIATO IN OGNI REGIONE DUE BETELITI CHE SI OCCUPANO DEGLI AQUISTI E DELLE VENDITE TENENDO FUORI I COMITATI DI COSTRUZIONE DA QUESTE OPERAZIONI FINANZIARIE. DITE CHE SEGUITE IL MODELLO APOSTOLICO, MA COME LA FINE NON E VICINA? NON SO SE DIO IN QUESTO TEMPO PORTERA' IL PARADISO, UN GIORNO SICURAMENTE LO FARA', MA DI UNA COSA SONO CERTO CHE PER VOI IL PARADISO E' GIA' ARRIVATO CON I SOLDI CHE VI HANNO DATO PERSONE UMILI E BUONE CHE SPERANO IN UN FUTURO MIGLIORE SENZA SOFFERENZE, SENZA MALATTIE, E VOI DI QUESTO NE AVETE APPROFITTATO COME SCIACCALLI, MA DI TUTTO QUESTO NE DOVRETE RENDERETE CONTO A DIO, SARA' SICURAMENTE UN CONTO SALATO PERCHE' AVETE PARLATO IN NOME SUO PER INGANNO. NELLE RIVISTE OSTENTATE IPOCRITAMENTE GRANDE FIDUCIA NEGLI ANZIANI LOCALI, A TAL PROPOSITO MI SORGE SPONTANEA UNA DOMANDA: PERCHE' QUESTI ANZIANI NON SONO A CONOSCENZA DEL FATTO CHE CI SONO DEI TESTIMONI DI GEOVA, IN NUMERO LIMITATO, CON CERTE CARATTERISTICHE CHE VENGONO USATE PER INFORMARE LA BETEL QUANDO SANNO DI TRASGRESSIONI CHE RIGUARDANO ANZIANI E I LORO FAMILIARI? IO ERO TRA QUELLI, VOLETE CHE VI ELENCHI CON CHI ERO IN CONTATTO DEL COMITATO DI FILIALE? CHE VI SCRIVA DI QUANTI ANZIANI E DI CHE PROBLEMI SIETE VENUTI A CONOSCENZA? NON MI RITENGO UN APOSTATA PERCHE' APOSTATA E' COLUI CHE SI ALLONTANA DALLA VERITA' DI CRISTO E NON DALLA FALSITA'. AVETE SCRITTO CENTINAIA DI SUPPOSIZIONI, SITUAZIONI SUL QUALE TIPO DI LAVORO UN CRISTIANO PUO' FARE E DISASSOCIATE PERSONE SE FANNO LAVORI UMILI PER LE AUTORITA' GOVERNATIVE, PERCHE' VIOLANO LA NEUTRALITA'. TORCETE LA SCRITTURA DI ISAIA 2:4. QUESTO, DI RECENTE, E' SUCCESSO ANCHE NELLA MIA CONGREGAZIONE GRAZIE ALL’ACCANIMENTO DI UN ANZIANO FANATICO. PROSEGUENDO VI FARO' NOTARE LA SUA SANTITA'. COSA INSEGNA A RIGUARDO LA BIBBIA? VI MENZIONO ALCUNI PERSONAGGI TRA CUI: GIUSEPPE, DANIELE, SADRAC, MESAC, ABDENEGO E MARDOCHEO; I CRISTIANI DI ROMA, TUTTI FUNZIONARI GOVERNATIVI DI DITTATTORI CHE PERSEGUITARONO PRIMA ISRAELE E POI I CRISTIANI TUTTI QUESTI RITENUTI ESEMPLARI DA DIO, MA COME FATE A DIRE COSE SENZA FONDAMENTO? DEFINITE L’ONU COME BESTIA SELVAGGIA, AVETE MAI PORTATO A CONOSCENZA I TESTIMONI DI TUTTO IL MONDO CHE VOI ERAVATE ISCRITTI COME PARTE ATTIVA DELL'ONU? CHE SIETE STATI, COME MOSTRANO LE CRONACHE, ESPULSI NEL 2000 PER COMPORTAMENTO AMBIGUO? SE VOLETE, MA NON NE AVETE BISOGNO, VI INDICO CENTINAIA DI PROVE DI PROCESSI A CUI SIETE SOTTOPOSTI PER PEDOFILIA E ABUSI EDILIZI, MA NONOSTANTE TUTTO CRITICATE E GIUDICATE ALTRE RELIGIONI PER QUESTE COSE E CON QUESTO CHIUDO QUI QUESTO ARGOMENTO.
PASSIAMO LOCALMENTE: E' BENE CHE SAPPIATE COSA HA CONTRIBUITO A RENDERE PUBBLICA OGNI COSA, IL TRATTAMENTO CON PRESSIONI, PETTEGOLEZZI MENZOGNE E DISPETTI DI OGNI GENERE CHE GLI ANZIANI LOCALI DI ASSEMINI EST SANNO BENE E CHE HANNO SOSTENUTO. SONO STATO TRATTATO COME UN CANE, UMILIATO PER FARMI ESPLODERE E DIRE CHE ERA COLPA MIA, HO PARLATO CON LORO VARIE VOLTE PER TROVARE UNA SOLUZIONE CRISTIANA E PACIFICA RIGUARDO A QUESTIONI PERSONALI, BEH L'UNICA RISPOSTA CHE MI E' STATA DATA E' STATA: "VIENI ALLE ADUNANZE", MA NON SOLO, DA MOLTISSIMI HO RICEVUTO TELEFONATE PER DIRMI CHE STAVANO PILOTANDO LE COSE PER DISASSOCIARMI. QUESTI CHE VOI NOMINATE SONO QUELLI CHE COMMETTONO I PECCATI PIU' GRAVI E ALCUNI DI LORO SONO ANCORA ANZIANI CON PECCATI DI CUI GL'ALTRI NON NE SONO A CONOSCENZA. MALGRADO CIO', VOGLIONO E PRETENDONO LA PERFEZIONE DAGL'ALTRI, CHIARAMENTE QUESTO VALE ANCHE PER I TESTIMONI DI ASSEMINI, LA CONGREGAZIONE ALLA QUALE APPARTENEVO. NONOSTANTE TUTTO, APRO UN PARENTESI PER PRECISARE CHE VORRO' SEMPRE BENE AI SINGOLI PROCLAMATORI ANCHE SE INCONTRANDOMI NON MI SALUTERANNO O GIRERANNO LA FACCIA PERCHE' SI SENTONO RICATTATI, COME D'ALTRONDE AVVIENE IN TUTTO IL MONDO QUANDO SI TRATTA DI PERSONE DISASSOCCIATE, RITROVANDOSI AD AVERE I PROPRI CARI CONTRO. PROSEGUO DICENDO CHE TRA LORO SI SONO COPERTI E AIUTATI PER SALVARE IL PROPRIO INCARICO, SI SONO SOSTENUTI AL FINE DI COPRIRE I PECCATI DEI PROPRI FIGLI IN CASI DI UBRIACCHEZZA, USO DI DROGHE, RAPPORTI OMOSSESUALI O PIU' PRECISAMENTE LESBO (FATTI DI CUI HO LE PROVE). QUESTE ERANO PERSONE, RITENUTE ESEMPLARI, CAMMINANO TENUTI AL GUINZAGLIO DELLE MOGLI E PARLANO CON ESSE DEI PROBLEMI PIU' INTIMI DELLA CONGREGAZIONE. UNA DI QUESTE E' ANDATA PERSINO A RACCONTARE CHE IL MARITO QUANDO AVEVA INIZIATO LO STUDIO AVEVA COMMESSO ADULTERIO E LO STESSO SI E' ACCANITO PER DISASSOCIARE CHI PER QUATTRO SOLDI FACEVA UN LAVORO ONESTO (pulizie caserma carabinieri), HA PILOTATO LE COSE PER FAR APPARIRE LA FIGLIA SANTA MA ALLO STESSO TEMPO DISASSOCIARE LA DONNA CHE AVEVA AVUTO RAPPORTI SESSUALI CON LA FIGLIA E HA SOSTENUTO LA MIA UMILIAZIONE COME MARITO E UOMO. SI, A TE CHE LEGGERAI QUESTO DICO CHE IO SONO DEVASTATO INTERIORMENTE ANCHE GRAZIE A TE CHE HAI PRESO POSIZIONE CONTRO DI ME, SEI UNA BESTIA, UN CANE MALVAGGIO, E CHIEDO SCUSA AI CANI PER L'ACCOSTAMENTO CON TE. MI CHIEDO, CHE CORAGGIO HAI DI RIMPROVERARE GL'ALTRI SE LA CAMICIA HA UN COLORE CHE NON TI PIACE? TRA TUTTI, ANCHE SE IL MIO PARERE E' ININFLUENTE, TOLGO SOLO CRISTIAN ECCA, UNA PERSONA LEALE, BUONA CHE, CON IL SUO MODO DI VIVERE, SI MOSTRA UN CRISTIANO SINCERO NEL VERO SENSO DELLA PAROLA, UN "UOMO DI DIO". CONCLUDO INVITANDO QUELLI CHE SONO TESTIMONI, PERCHE' AMANO DIO, AD ACCERTARSI, SENZA INFLUENZE UMANE, COSA INSEGNA LO STESSO TRAMITE LA BIBBIA. AD ALTRI CHE STANNO LI PER LE AMICIZIE DICO: PENSATE CHE SE UN DOMANI ANDRETE VIA SARETE PERSEGUITATI DAI VOSTRI FAMILIARI, CHE NON VI RIVOLGERANNO PIU' LA PAROLA, MA D'ALTRONDE GESU' DISSE CHE QUANDO UNO FA LE SCELTE GIUSTE I NEMICI SARANNO QUELLI DELLA SUA CASA. IL CORPO DIRETTIVO AIZZA I PROPRI CARI CONTRO CHI ESCE, C'E' IL TERRORE NELL’ESPRIMERE LE PROPRIE OPINIONI PER NON SUBIRE QUESTE CONSEGUENZE. IO RISPETTO SINCERAMENTE LE VOSTRE SCELTE E VOI DOVRETE RISPETTATE ALTRETTANTO LE MIE, OVVERO QUELLA DI SERVIRE DIO LIBERO DALLE CATENE SPIRITUALI E REGOLE IMPOSTE DA IMPRENDITORI AMERICANI CHE NULLA HANNO DI CRISTIANO. DA QUESTO MOMENTO NON INTENDO PIU' SUBIRE PETTEGOLEZZI E DISPETTI DI NESSUN GENERE NE' DA PARTE DEI MIEI FAMILIARI NE' DAGLI ANZIANI, MI DIFENDERO' CON LE UNGHIE E CON I DENTI, VERBALMENTE, FISICAMENTE E NEI TRIBUNALI, NON STARO' PIU' NELLA CUCCIA COME UN CANE. VOLERO LIBERO COME UN AQUILA, MI RISERVO DI DENUNCIARE GLI ANZIANI CHE IN PERIODI RECENTI NON HANNO DENUNCIATO CASI DI PEDOFILIA, PER IL FUTURO FARO' CONOSCERE IN QUALSIASI CIRCOSTANZA LE MENZOGNE DELLA WT, TRAMITE INTERNET, DOVE DECINE DI PERSONE SI SONO RESE DISPONIBILI A PUBBLICARE QUESTA LETTERA, PERSONE CHE HANNO CENTINAIA DI AMICI ANCHE TESTIMONI ATTIVI, COSI', MIGLIAIA VERRANNO A CONOSCENZA ULTERIORMENTE DI CHI E' LA WT, CHE ISTIGA I FAMILIARI A ISOLARE CHI LI SMASCHERA PORTANDO DECINE DI PERSONE IN ITALIA AL SUICIDIO PER LA DISPERAZIONE.. ALTRO CHE APOSTATI!! ANDATE A LEGGERE COME MIGLIAIA SOLO IN ITALIA STANNO VIVENDO UN INCUBO A CAUSA DI COME ALTRE CENTINAIA DI TESTIMONI CON ALTRI NOMI SPIEGANO LA VITA CHE FANNO LI DENTRO E NON VANNO VIA PER PAURA DI PERDERE LE PERSONE CHE LI AMANO, PERCHE CHI TI TRATTA COME UNO SCONOSCIUTO O UN ANIMALE TI AMA? ANCHE PER QUESTO PAGHERETE PER MANO DI DIO.. ORMAI IN ITALIA LO SAPETE BENISSIMO TREMILA VANNO VIA OGNI ANNO, IN TUTTO IL MONDO CIRCA TRECENTOMILA DI GIORNO IN GIORNO, DIO FA IN MODO DI AIUTARE LE PERSONE CHE SONO SCHIAVE DI UNA SETTA GUIDATA DA FANATICI AD USCIRE. SE ANDATE A LEGGERE SU SITI PUBBLICI, NEI GRUPPI COME "USCIRE DAI TESTIMONI DI GEOVA FERITE PROFONDE DEL LORO OSTRACISMO", AVRETE MODO DI VEDERE I DANNI CHE AVETE CREATO. ANDRO' DA QUELLE PERSONE CHE VISITAVO E SIETE ANDATI A GETTARE FANGO SU DI ME. QUESTA LETTERA VERRA' RESA PUBBLICA, DI FATTO, L'HANNO GIA' RICEVUTA CIRCA 300 TESTIMONI ED E' GIA' PUBBLICATA IN INTERNET AFFINCHE' SAPPIANO IL MOTIVO DELLA MIA DECISIONE E NON COME, IN ALTRI CASI, PER ALTRE PERSONE HANNO DETTO FALSAMENTE CHE AVEVANO COMMESSO ADULTERIO. QUESTA E' UNA COSA CHE NON HO MAI COMMESSO A DIFFERENZA DELL’ANZIANO SANTO DI ASSEMINI E DEGLI ALTRI OTTO DELLA CIRCOSCRIZIONE DISASSOCIATI NEGLI ULTIMI DUE ANNI PER ADULTERIO. CERTO IO NON ERO ANZIANO, FORSE E' PER QUELLO CHE NON POTEVO FARLO? SCUSATE UNA CURIOSITA', VISTO CHE IL 90% DEI CASI DI ADULTERIO E FORNICAZIONE RIGUARDA GLI ANZIANI MI SONO CHIESTO, MA QUANDO FATE LE SCUOLE PER ANZIANI PROIETTATE FILMINI PORNO? LA COPIA DELLA LETTERA VE LA INVIERANNO GLI ANZIANI SIA AL CORPO DIRETTIVO CHE ALLA FILIALE ITALIANA PERCHE HANNO I CODICI DI ACCESSO PER COMUNICARE CON VOI. AL CORPO DIRETTIVO: VOI NON SIETE IL CANALE DI DIO MA IN SENSO SPIRITUALE SIETE CANI, L'EVIDENZA DIMOSTRA SENZA OMBRA DI DUBBIO CHE IL VOSTRO DIO E' SATANA. MOLTE COSE SARANNO CANCELLATE DALLA MIA VITA E RITENGO CHE SE FOSSE DIO AD AVERLO DECISO E' PERCHE' QUANDO CANCELLA QUALCOSA DALLA NOSTRA VITA NE STA PER SCRIVERE DELLE ALTRE MIGLIORI.
QUESTA LETTERA NON E' UNA LETTERA DI DISSOCIAZIONE MA DI DIMMISSIONI DA SOCIO DELLA CONGREGAZIONE DEI TESTIMONI DI GEOVA, COME DA ARTICOLO 5 DELLO STATUTO STIPULATO CON LO STATO ITALIANO, E IN BASE A QUESTO NON DEVE ESSERE ANNUNCIATO ALLA CONGREGAZIONE OGNI DIVERSO ANNUNCIO. MI TUTELERO'. SARAIS FRANCESCO: CONGREGAZIONE ASSEMINI EST.
IL MIO INDIRIZZO EMAIL, SOTTO RIPORTATO, HA VALORE DI FIRMA.
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee! by Rob Stone


 April 1, 2015

There is a Jehovah's Witness (JW) lady whom I’ve known for a long, long time.  I saw her grow from a cute teen-age little skinny blonde to now, which is a 50-year- old heavy-set woman with lots of grey hair.  In fact, my ex-wife and I studied with her before she got baptized.  

She was one of those girls who was real sweet, kind-hearted and a born-in JW.  She was one of those that tried hard to listen to the Watchtower Society (WTS) policies on dating and dressing.  She always wore these long skirts and never pushed the limit on showing to much skin.

The young boys in the Kingdom Hall where she attended never showed an interest in her, probably because of the way she dressed.  One day she met a young "worldly" (non-JW) boy who showed an interest in her.  Without anyone knowing, she accepted an offer to have dinner with him and she had sex for the first time.  She was devastated and very sorry.  She came over and spilled her guts.  I told her not to worry, because I could tell she was an innocent girl who had never dated in her life and the boy just took advantage of her.  So she went and confessed to the elders in her Kingdom Hall and the next thing I know, she is disfellowshipped.

I called the elders in her hall and asked them, “Why the heck did you guys disfellowship her?  I talked to her and I know for a fact that she was totally devastated and sorry for what she did and the boy actually forced himself on her.”  They told me to butt out, that I had no authority in their Kingdom Hall, so there was nothing I could do.

It got worse.  A few months later, the girl calls me and tells me she is pregnant.  A few more months go by and the boy who got her pregnant dies.  A few more months go by and she gives birth to twins.   Finally, after about two years of begging, she is reinstated.  During all this time, her family and friends shunned her.  At this point in her life no young brother wants anything to do with her. 

So the years pass by, the two children grow up and slowly but surely, the young girl turns into a middle aged woman.  To add to the burden, one of her kids is in an accident and becomes a paraplegic.  Now she had this to deal with.  This woman did what she could in life, but all it took was one mistake and the WTS policies destroyed any chance of relief, mercy, and refreshment.

About 3 years ago, this woman, who is now in her 50’s and heavy-set, with gray hair, and has a paraplegic son to care for, met a worldly man who ADORES her.  So she slept with him and the paraplegic son, who is a JW tells the elders and they disfellowship her again.  It’s been about 3 years and the elders still won’t reinstate her. 

I saw her at the store today and as she walked past me, she bowed her head, so I wouldn’t greet her.  I jumped in front of her and I said, "How are you doing?"  She is all scared and tells me, “I’m STILL disfellowshipped!”  I say, “I know; I don’t believe in that shit.”  She is "freaked out" and notices my beard and asks, “Are you disfellowshipped?”  I said, “Nope.”

She got teary-eyed and started telling me that she has written 10 letters in 3 years to get reinstated and they keep telling her, "NO!"  She even moved to another Kingdom Hall, but the first judicial committee has the power to keep her disfellowshipped and they won’t budge.

At this moment, I started thinking of what I would have told her, if I were still in the organization.  The usual JW mantras, "Trust in Jehovah, be patient, trust the Brothers, keep enduring..."  Hell!  The longer I'm out of the WTS, the more I realize how controlled I was by the WTS.  I was like a puppet and they were pulling the strings.  

For some reason, I have been losing my cool lately and it is taking a lot more strength to remain calm.
Instead, I asked her, "Don’t you think it’s strange that the PRODIGAL SON mentioned in the Bible was IMMEDIATELY ACCEPTED by his Father after living a debauched life and squandering all his father’s money?  In fact, when the son came back to the father asking for forgiveness, they slaughtered the bull and threw a huge party, with no questions asked."

She looked at me with her big blue eyes, wanting to ask a question, but she kept silent.  Then she said, “But the Bible says the Elders determine WHEN a person can come back into the congregation.” 

I told her, “I will give you a check for a thousand dollars right now, if you can show me from the Bible where it says Elders disfellowshipped someone in the 1st century and also show me in the Bible where the procedures are outlined that 3 elders are supposed to meet with you at night and question you regarding all the details of the sexual act."

She looked stunned. And then (here it comes) she said, "I’ve never read that.  What does this mean?"
 

I told her, “Do me a favor.  If I tell you something, can you keep it to yourself?  I mean, you can’t tell the elders, and why should you, they been making your life miserable all your life."

She said, “You know that I have always trusted you. You have always been good to me and helped me.  You have never judged me for my mistakes.  I will do whatever you tell me to do.”

I told her, "Wait for me. I will be back in 10 minutes." I went to my car, got a pen and paper and wrote,

JWFACTS.COM __ Disfellowshipping and Shunning .

I gave it to her and told her, "You need get on the internet, go to this site and read this material.  Once you do that, then start looking at the other information.  Can you do that and keep it to yourself?"  


She said, “I sure can.  Thank You!” 

I said, "You know where I live, so come by and visit me, if you have any questions, and bring your hubby so I can meet him.” 

She smiled and said,  "Thank you for talking to me!” 

I hugged her and said, "Good-bye."

I hope she stops trying to get reinstated.  I looked at this heavy-set older woman and it seems like yesterday that I was talking to this cute, skinny, innocent "teeny-bopper" with high hopes of falling in love with her prince and having a family and just being happy.

Instead, the WTS has taken away all her dignity and respect and treats her like an outcast that doesn’t deserve to be a part of human society.  They treat her like a leper that needs to cry out, “UNCLEAN, UNCLEAN!”  (Leviticus 13:45, 46)  "As for the leprous one in whom the plague is, his garments should be torn, and his head should become ungroomed, and he should cover over the mustache and call out, ‘UNCLEAN, UNCLEAN!’  All the days that the plague is in him he will be unclean. He is unclean. He should dwell isolated. Outside the camp is his dwelling place."

QUESTION:  IS THIS WHERE THE WTS PICKED UP ITS SHUNNING POLICIES?

One problem though, her paraplegic son is a strong JW  and there is no way he is leaving the WTS, because he is waiting for the paradise "just around the corner," which will restore his body back to youth and health.  What a mess, huh?

I'm a little upset about this situation.  If you were the paraplegic son, would you listen to JWfacts, even if you learned The Truth about The Truth (TTATT)?  Would you leave the WTS?
March 31, 2015

WATCHTOWER SLAVE FOR 30 YEARS

One of the ideas we THINK is true, is that when we found out we were scammed by the Watchtower we became more aware, (smarter) in detecting frauds, tricks, shams.
The truth is we didn’t become SMARTER, it just happens that we were trained by the Watchtower to become SUSPECT of anything that went Contrary to the teachings and policies of Mother.

We were ALREADY TRAINED SKEPTICS, trained by the WT to not believe anything that anyone said that had good outcomes.

Examples:


You can never believe a person that leaves the Truth.
 

A person that does not attend the meetings regularly is not smart enough to give counsel.
 

If a person is not an Elder, Ministerial Servant, or Pioneer, he/she is not spiritually strong and you should not seek their counsel.

ONLY LISTEN TO THE ORGANIZATION’S COUNSEL. (MOTHER)

It’s that kind of skepticism that kept me TRAPPED in the Watchtower (not for a few years) but for decades.
I remember around the 70's, some people starting talking about a book titled, “30 YEARS A WATCHTOWER SLAVE.”

Instantly I went into SKEPTIC MODE, perfectly trained by the Watchtower to do so when I heard SHOCKING PROPAGANDA.  Such reaction only resulted in my own downfall.


I remember preparing my public talks with a very catching phrase.

Example:

"WHY WOULD YOU BELIEVE ANYONE WHO TOOK 30 YEARS TO FIGURE OUT HE DIDN’T HAVE THE TRUTH?"
My public talk was a hit.  I was invited to give that talk in every congregation in my circuit.
 

The results: Everyone became skeptic of the Book, “WATCHTOWER SLAVE” and KEPT AWAY FROM IT AND EVERY ONE STAYED TRAPPED FOR DECADES, just like me.

One comment about the book in Amazon is interesting, Quote:  "Years ago WHEN I FIRST READ THIS BOOK, I THOUGHT like some other commentators that it was SIMPLY MADE-UP or over-blown sour grapes.  HOWEVER, since being a Jehovah's Witness (JW) from about 1978-2001, I have reviewed it yet again and find it jibes perfectly with what I observed, heard and felt.  For instance, IF I HAD TAKEN IT MORE SERIOUSLY AT THE TIME, I WOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN CAUGHT UP WITH THIS ..which from silentlambs.org (also there see NBC and CBS transcripts) we now know has been having local elders send "repentant" child molesters preaching door-to-door alongside very decent, unsuspecting JW parents and their children!

So when you read my experiences, if they can help you wake up your love ones then by all means use them.  If it doesn’t work for you, then try something else that works for you. That’s the purpose of me relating my experiences, I have hopes that what works for me will work for you.

I get a few skeptics that don’t believe my experiences. Do you wonder how their criticism affects me? Well, let’s examine the situation.

My name here is an alias. So when someone criticizes Rob, it’s like criticizing Santa Clause, The Devil, Batman. It doesn’t hurt me one bit.


My experiences, I feel are not that extraordinary.  It’s not like when I wake someone up, they jump on a white horse and ride into the sunset to live happily ever after.
The people that I wake up are still struggling.  They are depressed that they were scammed for so long and wasted so much of their life.  Many of them are in a state of perplexity because they are fading to try to help their love ones who are still trapped.  So they still go to the meetings and are disgusted that they have to do that. Some who just quit have lost family, and that is not easy.

So how are my experiences extraordinary?
My experience in the Organization was very different than most.  I was fortunate to not have experienced some of the awful situations that many of you went through.  I was the prominent elder, the one everyone loved and respected.  Because of my situation, I made tons of JW friends.  Because of my JW contacts, I ran a successful business and became rich and went to school and became educated.  The Circuit Overseers and District Overseers loved me and always gave me parts in conventions because I would always slip them a $1000 on their visits.  The only reason I left was because I found out 607 BC was a false date.  For me it was doctrinal.  Even though I had doubts about blood policy, generation change, I always attributed it to imperfection.
So I faded for a reason.  

I have access to thousands of JWs, and I MAKE opportunities to wake people up.  Believe it or not, that’s up to you.  It doesn’t hurt me in any way if you don’t believe.  But if I can help any of you with ideas on how to wake up someone you love, then for me that’s great.

(Which by the way, my hats off to you Ruben Ortiz, Betsy Jael, and all administration. You guys could choose to use your time in other personal endeavors but instead, you choose to help those exiting the Watchtower Society.  It’s not easy running this site, but you guys are always on the ball keeping things in order.  You have over 6000 members and you don’t get paid.  That’s a corporation you are running without salaries or stock options.  Don’t think your aren’t noticed and appreciated, at least from me.  Thanks for all your hard work)

So when I read on this recovery site that some lady that was abused, and her parents did nothing, and she finally left, and was disfellowshipped, and has not had contact with her family for 20 or 30 years, it just breaks my heart and it encourages me to use every opportunity to help some JWs wake up and post my experience, regardless if I’m criticized or not.

So whether you believe me or not, you are stuck with me until it’s time for me to leave.  Which is why we are all here right? To recover, and leave all Watchtower Society life behind and get on with our lives.  That’s our goal.

I encourage you all to be open minded in LEARNING how to wake up your love one.  The only harm that can come to you from using my experiences to wake up someone you know is ...... Having your mother-in-law knock on your door, saying she needs to live with you now that she woke up.  Just kidding!
Baptism time at Watchtower Society Convention
March 26, 2015

(1 Timothy 5:19) . . .Do not admit an accusation against an older man, except only on the evidence of two or three witnesses. . .

In the Watchtower Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses
If a child under the age of 10 is sexual molested by an adult
She needs two witnesses, (Not One) but TWO that actually saw the entire event take place.


Let’s think about this!
What are the probabilities that a child molester will sexually abuse a child in front of two adult witnesses?
Zero probability!
 

________________But there’s more_______________________
The two witnesses have to meet certain criteria.
They cannot be worldly---------or non-JWs
They have to be baptized Jehovah’s Witnesses


____________But there’s more_________________
The two JW Witnesses have to be in good standing
After it is determined that the witnesses are in good standing.

THEN………

They have to question the young child to see if she is telling the truth without her parents present
If the elders (Most of whom barely graduated High School) decide the child was molested.
They will meet with the child molester to see if he is repentant
If the child molester is repentant, some privileges are removed (Like he can’t comment in the Watchtower study)
But he is allowed to stay in the organization. And he needs to continue to go in field service.

This man is considered better association with your family than apostates
Who left the organization because they could not tolerate such perversions.


In the meantime, the young child and the parents will remain quiet so as not to bring REPROACH on JEHOVAH’S ORGANIZATION

The child will never have a normal life. She will break down several times throughout her life, reliving the horrible experience over and over again. Finally when the child turns into an adult and she seeks medical help and legal counsel and sues the man who sexually abused her. But the statute of limitation won’t allow the child molester to be punished. So out of frustration she sues the Watchtower.  

At that point her family will disown her and shun her for the rest of her life and all her JW friends will disown her.This is the kind of parents that the Watchtower produces. Parents that are willing to let their children be destroyed for the sake of a man made organization who claims is being protected by GOD.

IS THAT REALLY THE ORGANIZATION YOU WANT TO DEFEND AND BE A PART OF?
If you do, then I feel sorry for your children who will be exposed to this type of environment.


March 25, 2015

My mother had a minor heart attack and I have to care for her for a while. She is still a Jehovah's Witness (JW).  The good thing is that it has allowed me to talk to her and she is starting to see the contradictions of the Watchtower Society Organization, so I am making progress with her.

Since my mother is still a JW, there are several of her friends from her Kingdom Hall who have stopped by to visit her.  I’ve had several experiences with the JWs that visit, but I wanted to post this particular experience.
About a month ago, 4 car groups full of "sisters" stopped by at the same time.  It wasn’t a specific planned trip with the purpose of visiting my mother. Instead, they were out in service and wanted to take a break to use the bathroom and get a drink.  I say this because, as soon as they walked into the house, the “Old Over-righteous Pioneer Sister” asked me in a condescending tone,

“Aren’t you going to make us coffee?”

It really pissed me off, but I kept my cool for my mother’s sake.  There were a couple of young girls about 16 years old with their mothers out in field service (house-to-house ministry). The mothers and the girls were baptized at the last convention.  I asked them why they weren’t in school and they replied that they quit to be home-schooled and to "pioneer" (full time ministry).
The over-righteous sister started to belittle me by trying to make me feel guilty, saying that I should attend the Memorial.  I could tell that all the other sisters looked up to her like a Goddess, or Elderette. 

So I decided to let her have it and started asking her all kinds of questions.  It was like a cat playing with a mouse right before he gets the claw.   One point after another and she had no answers.  She now looked like a little child that was caught stealing some candy.   I never do this, but it was not my intention to wake her up.  I wanted to bring her down off her high horse.
When it was all said and done, she was speechless.  I don’t want to go into what topics I brought up that left her in a quandary.  But in the end, I noticed the two mothers and their 16-year-old daughters were in shock that this pioneer sister that was considered the Rock of Gibraltar was nothing more than a pesty, annoying gopher mound.

With one last breath she tried to "save face" by using the Great JW cliché,

“EVEN IF IT WASN’T THE TRUTH, IT’S STILL THE BEST WAY OF LIFE”

WTF! (I didn’t say that out-loud, ok)

I tell her, “What does that even mean?”

She says, “It means that if we didn’t have the truth, the way we live our life is still BETTER than any other way you could live your life, just look at people in the world and you will understand.” (still that condescending tone)
All the sisters are nodding their heads up and down, to denote they are in agreement.

So I turn to the two mothers and their daughters and say,

“So you are telling me that if you didn’t have the truth, it is still better for these two young girls to put in 70 hours a month, for the rest of their lives until they are in their 90's, preaching about a kingdom that is not true and is not coming?  In other words, preach a lie. (or to put it in other words, be liars?)

And you are telling me that it is better that these two young girls drop out of public school to be home- schooled so they can pioneer instead of pursuing an education that will make their life more secure and not be at the mercy of some man that might mistreat them?

And you are telling me that if they die for something they strongly believe NOW, but that belief changes TOMORROW, then it is the best way of life?"

The OLD Bat pioneer says, “The organization would never change a teaching that would cost any of our brothers and sisters their lives.”

Now I carry copies of the Watchtower 1967 11/15, p. 702 "Questions From Readers" where the Watchtower Society (WTS) admits that accepting an organ transplant is the same as being a cannibal and eating a human.  The reason I do this is because most JWs “TODAY” have no idea the WTS ever said that accepting Organ Transplants was the same thing as being cannibalistic.  It is not a controversial subject with them, since they believe the Watchtower NEVER said such a thing.
So I brought up the subject and when I did, they all smiled and mockingly laughed at me.  I could tell they were thinking I had gone too far and had totally lost it.
_________________UNTIL_____________________

I showed them the Watchtower article. They were stunned and speechless.

I asked the two mothers of the two young girls,
“If you were a JW and needed a kidney, eye, or worse, a heart transplant during the time this magazine printed this information, you would have had to abide by this information and today your life would have been totally different.  In fact, you would not be here if you needed a heart transplant because you would have been taught that it was cannibalistic and would have refused the transplant and died.  And your daughters would never have been born. And guess what, after you would have died, and your daughters never given a chance to life,
"NEW LIGHT" (flip-flop in WTS policy) WOULD SAY IT’S OK TO ACCEPT A TRANSPLANT, IT IS NOT CANNIBALISM, BUT YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD
AND YOUR DAUGHTERS WOULD NOT BE AROUND.

Explain to me how that is the best way to live life, even if it is not the truth?

They all kept quiet, and they all took copies of the WTS magazine. Even the old pioneer sister had no words.

Fast forward to yesterday evening. (about a month later) The two mothers and the two young daughters knock at my mother’s home and I am there.  I am surprised and invite them in.  They've come to thank me for the information.  They started doing research on the internet and have begun to realize they were scammed.  They have quit pioneering, stopped going to the meetings, threw away their blood cards, and the young girls have enrolled back in school.  Since they have been baptized less than a year, they are not going through a shock.  All their families are non-jws and they are not married.  So they just took a brief stop in the JW world and have left it for good.

The young girls get to live a normal life.
Minus 4 from the organization!



Watchtower Blood Map on AJWRB (Associated Jehovah's Witnesses for Reform on Blood)

(Link to map provided only because the map is updated by AJWRB frequently.)

The AJWRB.org “Watchtower Blood Map” displays the general geographic locations for cases where “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and the issues of “blood transfusions” (or “organ donations”) were reported or documented. Many original stories were reported by local media outlets. Others were sourced from individuals who may have been self-reporting or were sharing the story of a family member.

The RED MARKERS on the map represent people who survived their health crisis whether they accepted or rejected blood. Most of these were cases involved the courts taking temporary custody of a minor and then, by court order, allowed the doctors to use blood as a treatment to save the child’s life.

The BLACK MARKERS are all those who died – whether they got blood or not. Some who fall in this category did get a transfusion, but due to delays caused by having to process the cases through the courts, the death of a minor resulted even if blood was finally used.

Due to privacy issues cases not reported or published by media will only display initials. Available sources are cited in the details. All links were active at the time of posting, but please let us know if a supporting link is no longer functioning. We have backup resources for most cases that we can substitute to provide a working link.

The Map’s goal is to combat the false notion promoted by the leaders of the Watchtower organization that “most Witnesses survive their health crisis without the use of blood.” This map, even though it only provides a snapshot of known and reported cases, shows a very contradictory and disturbing picture.

The map is by no means a complete representation of every patient or medical emergency when the use of blood was an issue. No matter how newsworthy the circumstances might be, many cases are never reported to or by the media. Nor are medical situations when people do not take blood – and yet they manage to survive. For purposes of our map, we will only record the information that we found reported by the public media or by other reliable and verifiable sources.

By far, most deaths occur to young adults whose lives were cut short because they were confused or not fully informed about the blood policy. Just to be sure that they would not “break any rules,” many chose to refuse all parts of blood – even when the use of a permitted blood “fraction” might have saved their lives.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Taking Back Our Dignity, One Link at a Time

Contributed by Christian Sparlock Freedom
Former or Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses have been labeled by the Governing Body of the Watchtower Society as "mentally-diseased" and "human apostates," accusing victims and survivors of their cult of being liars.  We're providing the link(s) on this page to disenfranchise anyone who might be putting faith in the Governing Body's misinformation campaign, designed to prevent a mass exodus of loyal contributors to their money-making schemes.

Paradise Recovered - We are spiritual abuse survivors!
I wrote this piece to honor those who have been hurt by high-demand churches and cults.  I also wrote it for their loved ones, clergy, and therapists that they might understand how to handle us with care.  Our experiences are unique, but much of the aftermath we experience can be similar.  I hope this is helpful to someone. Peace, Andy Redwine.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Watchtower Society Quotes From the Governing Body

Contributed by Christian Sparlock Freedom
"...they were domestics, part of the household of faith and partook of Bible truth, prepared and dispensed by the faithful steward, the Governing Body." - 2013 Jehovah's Witnesses District Convention Talk transcript


"[A mature christian] does not advocate or insist on personal opinions or harbor private ideas when it comes to Bible understanding. Rather, he has complete confidence in the truth as it is revealed by Jehovah God through his Son, Jesus Christ, and "the faithful and discreet slave." Watchtower 2001 Aug 1 p.14


"Since Jehovah God and Jesus Christ completely trust the faithful and discreet slave, should we not do the same?" Watchtower 2009 Feb 15 p.27


"The anointed and their other sheep companions recognize that by following the lead of the modern-day Governing Body, they are in fact following their Leader, Christ." Watchtower 2010 Sep 15 p.23

"We need to obey the faithful and discreet slave to have Jehovah’s approval." Watchtower 2011 Jul 15 p.24 Simplified English Edition

"However, we cannot hope to acquire a good relationship with Jehovah if we ignore those whom Jesus has appointed to care for his belongings. Without the assistance of “the faithful and discreet slave,” we would neither understand the full import of what we read in God’s Word nor know how to apply it." Examining the Scriptures Daily 2012 Mar 4


"All who want to understand the Bible should appreciate that the "greatly diversified wisdom of God" can become known only through Jehovah's channel of communication, the faithful and discreet slave" Watchtower 1994 Oct 1 p.8

"We will also increase our joy if we prayerfully and diligently study God's spirit - inspired Word and Christian publications prepared under the spirit's guidance." Watchtower1992 Mar 15 pp.21-22


"When the time comes to clarify a spiritual matter in our day, holy spirit helps responsible representatives of the faithful and discreet slave at world headquarters to discern deep truths that were not previously understood. (Matt. 24:45; 1 Cor. 2:13) The Governing Body as a whole considers adjusted explanations. (Acts 15:6) What they learn, they publish for the benefit of all." Watchtower 2010 Jul 15 pp.22-23


"They do not claim that this slave class is infallible, but they do view it as the one channel that the Lord is using during the last days of this system of things." Proclaimers p.626


"In 1942 the "faithful and discreet slave" guided by Jehovah's unerring spirit made known that the democracies would win World War II and that there would be a United Nations organization set up."Watchtower 1960 Jul 15 p. 444


"It is vital that we appreciate this fact and respond to the directions of the "slave" as we would to the voice of God, because it is His provision." Watchtower 1957 Jun 15 p.370


"Under the direction of the holy spirit, Branch Committees recommend mature, spiritual men to serve as circuit and district overseers. After being appointed directly by the Governing Body, they serve as traveling overseers. Traveling overseers submit reports to the branch office. With the help of the holy spirit and the inspired Scriptures." Watchtower 1990 Mar 15 p.20


"Our Leader uses this Governing Body to appoint qualified men - whether spirit-anointed or not - as elders in the local congregations. In this regard, the holy spirit, which Jehovah has given Jesus authority to employ, plays a pivotal role. (Acts 2:32, 33) First of all, these overseers must meet the requirements set out in God's Word, which was inspired by holy spirit. (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 2 Peter 1:20, 21) The recommendations and appointments are made after prayer and under the guidance of the holy spirit. Additionally, the individuals appointed give evidence of producing the fruitage of that spirit. How reassuring to know that Jesus Christ provides leadership to his disciples today through the Governing Body, the holy spirit, and the angels!" Watchtower 2002 Mar 15 p.14

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Education of Alex Silva, a Former Bethelite

Contributed by Christian Sparlock Freedom
The Beginning …

My story with the Watchtower Society of Jehovah's Witnesses began towards the end of 1975 when some dear friends of our family converted to the Jehovah’s Witness cult back in our home country of Colombia.  This is a very ironic year to have become involved with the cult, if you ask me.  I was three years old, at the time and, since we lived in New York, my grandparents, who lived in Colombia, asked my father to pay a visit to Watchtower Headquarters in Brooklyn, colloquially known as “Bethel.”  They wanted to know more about what this “new” religion was all about.

My father visited Watchtower Headquarters and, to our detriment, he was quite impressed with the cleanliness and order.  It sparked his interest and he promptly got in contact with the local congregation.  Soon, my parents were getting home indoctrination sessions called a “home bible study” with a book titled “The Truth That Leads to Everlasting Life," a very ironic title to say the least.   In less than a year, my previously non-fanatical Catholic parents were baptized into the cult.

As you can well imagine, this was the end of birthdays, national holidays, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Christmas, Easter and New Year’s Day.  I do have an extremely vague memory of one Christmas and one birthday. These festivities were replaced by three meetings a week, street and door-to-door proselytizing and seemingly endless assemblies and conventions, things that were a torture for a young child, who’d rather be playing.  I even have a picture, wherein I was five or six years old, sleeping with my head on my mother’s lap at an assembly!  My parents also lost many friends, due to the cult-induced fanaticism.

My father was appointed as an elder in less than five years.  He’s still an elder to this day and is a fair, decent, honest and somewhat overly serious man, who’s something of an introvert, and not a big fan of favoritism. Due to my father’s personality and the fact that our congregation, not unlike many, had many cliques that centered on some of the more popular elders, my father and we, as a family, were made into outcasts.  I gradually became aware of my father being treated unfairly by the other elders and his not being held in the same regard by many in the congregation, as were the other elders. However, this perceived disrespect towards my father did not weaken my faith in the cult.  Rather, it partially gave me the motivation to excel in the cult and to early on, set out the long term goal of one day becoming an elder.

Cult Fanaticism and the Teenage years …

The other elders were good speakers, particularly one elder that was especially unkind to my father.  My immature teenage reaction to this was to work hard at becoming the best speaker that I could be.  I wanted to show that we, meaning our family, were also capable of being great speakers.   I wanted to show them up.  

I then became really serious in the cult and was baptized at age fifteen years.  I worked hard on developing my talks, giving them all I had.   I loved the reaction that I received when I gave my talks.  From the very beginning, the facial expressions on everyone’s face said something like… ‘Who is this kid!’  Even the elder, who was the meanest towards my father, congratulated me on my talks, which to my immature mind was a vindication.   I had become the “spiritual son,” the son that all the adults admired and the other sons loved to hate.  Children of Jehovah's Witnesses are normally outcasts in school, but, I was an outcast among the other children in my congregation!

I also became very busy with proselytizing.  Just six months after my baptism, I was appointed a “regular pioneer.”  This was back when the hours for “regular pioneer” were set at 1000 hours a year, which roughly came to just under 90 hours a month.   Every day after school, rain, shine, snow, 100 degrees or 0 degrees (40c or -20c), I’d take my school clothes off, put on my suit and tie, take my briefcase filled with Watchtower propaganda and out the door I went to proselytize on the streets of my neighborhood, many times by myself. I’d do that until 5:00 PM, after which I'd meet up with my evening “field service” group and proselytize for another hour or so.  On meeting nights, I’d go directly to the “Kingdom Hall” after street proselytizing and meet my parents there.   I was a true Watchtower fanatic, or as a JW would have it, “strong in the truth”. “The Truth.”  Isn’t that on oxymoron!

A Difficult Thought Provoking Question…

On one such afternoon of street proselytizing I was asked a real good question by a gentleman I had approached. Back then there was no “table witnessing”, rather we were expected to approached people and proselytize to them.   That week our topic was on the reasons for believing in the bible god with a tract to go along with it.  The gentleman stopped my sales pitch midway and asked me, “Okay, let’s say there is a creator; how do you know your god is the creator?” I was never about winning arguments and fast rebuttals, I was about truth and honest answers to life’s questions and I didn’t have an honest solid answer for this question.  I ignored the question, “left it up to Jehovah”, but I never forgot it.

This question was very important to me.  It was essential for me to be able to have and show solid evidence for the existence of the bible’s god, that the bible is his inspired word and that my faith was in the true interpretation of said word.  For me, the existence of said god was not a question of faith or emotions.  It was rather something I thought was provable and, for which there was ample evidence.  From very early on, I understood that the burden of proof was on me.  This question threatened the very foundation of my religious beliefs. This is not to say that as a JW I didn’t have faith.  I had faith, I had faith that god would bring the “new world”, faith that god helps us, faith in the resurrection, but I didn’t have faith in the existence of my god. I rather thought I knew he existed and that it was provable.

At the top of my “game”…

I was appointed Ministerial Servant at age 18 and shortly afterward, I was also appointed “Book Study” conductor. Back then there were three meetings, the Public Talk and Watchtower Study, the Ministerial School and Service Meeting and the Congregational Book Study which was held in the homes of some congregation members.  I also was assigned all talks that Ministerial Servants were allowed to give, including Public talks.   One of my Public talks was on the “evidence” for the existence of the bible god, which was a rundown of the Watchtower’s creationist arguments.  I came to be a very good speaker and I really liked giving them. It made me feel like I was actually doing god’s work.

At age nineteen years, I was accepted as a Watchtower volunteer commonly known as a “Bethelite.”  I was a commuter bethelite.  Back then the Watchtower didn’t readily take in New Yorkers as regular live-in bethelites but rather had us live outside of “Bethel,” providing absolutely no help with living expenses.  To be accepted as live-in bethelites they had us serve for four years as commuters.  Our monthly stipend was just about $40 more than the live-in bethelites, which barely covered transportation expenses.  This “loving” arrangement was a double win for the Watchtower because not only did they get the free labor from us, our families had to provide us with room and board.  I volunteered at Headquarters for a year, a year in which I saw just how human the “organization” really is.  I entered Bethel thinking it was some holy place and left realizing it’s a place with regular people and their flaws.  

In retrospect, I’m glad the Watchtower had the commuter bethelite arrangement because had I been accepted as a regular bethelite, it would have been more difficult for me to leave the cult.  Even though my Bethel experience brought the Watchtower and its governing body down a notch, it didn’t make me question that I was in the so-called “truth.”

First “apostate” thought…

I left Bethel and restarted my “regular pioneer” activity.  Shortly after this, the Watchtower had a “new light”, or rather a change in edict, on higher education.  For many years prior, the Watchtower Society strongly discouraged any type of education beyond high school.  Being a good JW, I never considered a “secular” career.   I had done well in high school, this despite the fact that I didn’t even try to do well because my cult activity took so much of my after school time.  Matter of fact, my high school chemistry teacher asked me shortly before my graduation about my plans for college.  I told him that I wasn’t planning on college and he just looked at me, shook his head and said, “Wow Alex, what a waste!”  Now with the “new light,” they said that it was advisable that young JWs get some type of post-high school training or consider short degrees.  A year after this “new light” and without any real good job prospects, I started to ponder this “new light.”  I thought to myself, 'What the Watchtower taught on higher education must not have been good for everyone, or else they wouldn’t have changed it.  Maybe for some, like me, it would have been best to go to college.  I have to make my own decisions.  One size can’t fit all.  I cannot let the Watchtower make decisions for me.'  I had had my first “apostate” thought!

College and awakening…

I started college, four years late.  That first year, I went to school close to home.  I remained active as a JW, but not with the same intensity as before, since college is not high school and you do have to work at it and it did take time that otherwise I would have used for cult activities.  The following year, I transferred to another college, a school that was better known for my field of interest, Computer Science.  This school was in the suburbs or outskirts of New York.  Growing up in a city like NYC, you get really spoiled with the municipal transportation system… trains and buses.  You simply don’t need a car to get around.  Well, this is not so in the suburbs.  If you don’t have a car in the suburbs, you just cannot get around.  Public transportation is very limited and taxis are way above the average college student’s budget.  Fortunately, I didn’t figure this into the equation and once I was at this suburban school and without a car, I started to skip meetings!

Once I was away from the meetings, away from the constant mind-numbing indoctrination from the Watchtower and fellow JWs, and began taking classes that required intense analytical and abstract thinking, something changed in me.  I started to think critically about all I had been led to believe as a JW.  Many of the questions and doubts that I had “left to Jehovah” came back to haunt me.  I began to see through the fallacies that I had once fallen for.  One such doubt or unresolved issue that I had had since childhood was on the topic of theodicy, in other words, on the answer to why the bible god allows suffering and evil.  The Watchtower’s answer is that the bible god allows suffering and evil to vindicate his sovereignty and to show to all creation that humanity was incapable of governing itself without god’s guidance.  They figure this from their magic interpretation of the temptation of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.  But in this case, if it were that this god wanted to test humanity, why not test humanity in a state of perfection and free from Satan’s dominion?  What is proven by the failure of imperfect humanity’s self-governance, a self-governance that is influenced by Satan’s evil power?  I’d say it proves nothing at all and leaves the issue of theodicy wide open and without an answer.  The answers from other denominations I found to be equally flawed cop outs.   

During this period in my life, I remembered that question from the gentleman on the street… “How do you know your god is the creator?”  Man, I wish I could meet that man today, shake his hand and buy him a drink or two!  I began to view myself as an Ex-JW.

Around this time, in late 1995, the Watchtower came up with something that gave me a new meaning to the term “new light”, which became the last straw for me.  The Watchtower came up with a new interpretation of the generation mentioned in Matthew 24:34, which states in their New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, “Truly I say to you that this generation will by no means pass away until all these things happen.”  For many years prior to this new interpretation, the Watchtower had claimed that Matthew 24:34 referred to the generation alive in 1914 and that some of them would survive to see Armageddon.  They claimed that this was biblical prophecy.  While I was growing up, this doctrine was pivotal, absolutely next in importance to their timeline concerning 607/1914/1919.  This “new light” set the generation of Matthew 24:34 to mean “anyone who sees the sign of the end and does nothing about it.”  

That was the straw that broke the camel’s back for me.   It was just absolute rubbish. It was no different from stating that the world would survive until the end of the world.  It was like a personal letter from the Watchtower assuring me that I had made the right decision in leaving the cult.

Sometime after that, I read Ray Franz’s book, Crisis of Conscience.  While growing up, I had always heard of Ray Franz as the great apostate!  Even though by that time, I had serious doubts about the Watchtower, I remember how nervous I was when I was going to pick the book up at the local book store.  My hands shook when I first opened it.  Despite the fact that I was breaking free from the Watchtower‘s grip, I still felt the guilt trip by having this book in my possession.  

Crisis of Conscience was a true eye-opener.  Every page of this book punched the daylights out of the cognitive dissonance over the Jehovah's Witness beliefs in me. The most riveting for me was learning that the 607 BC date for Jerusalem’s destruction was dead wrong.  I understood the implications right away, because I was one of those that could explain Daniel, Ch 4’s seven times, 607BC, 2520 years and 1914 in one breath!  Wow, they were wrong on 1914 and they had not been appointed as Faithful and Discreet Slave in 1919!  The governing body had no solid argument for their claim to authority and thus were void of any such authority!  This was genuinely ground breaking for me.  I felt they had lied to me.

I then read another book that I had seen a while back, a book written by a Spanish journalist, Pepe Rodriguez, called Las Mentiras Fundamentales de la Iglesia Catolica, which means “The fundamental lies of the Catholic Church.”  In a nutshell, the book is a rundown of who wrote the bible and why and who cherry-picked the books that would make it into the Christian bible.  Just like Franz’s book tortured the JW in me, this book karate-kicked the believer in me.  Most shocking to me was that more than one person wrote the Pentateuch, none of them being the so-called Moses, and that there are two, not one, stories of creation in Genesis, written by different people.  This brought me to my knees.  I cried when I thought of the implication!  

Sometime after this, I prayed for the last time.  This time I didn’t pray to Jehovah, I didn’t even pray to the bible god, I prayed to whatever higher power creator being(s) was out there.  With tears in my eyes, I prayed to see the evidence, the logical arguments, the logically undeniable conclusion that she/he/it/they existed.  I begged to believe not by faith but to believe because of solid evidence.  This prayer was the last gasp of Alex the JW, of Alex the believer and the birth cry of Alex the atheist.

Normal Ex-JW life…

I quickly found employment after college in my chosen career.  Although my parents were greatly hurt by my decision to leave the Watchtower Society, they never did shun me.  Since I was never disfellowshipped, nor did I disassociate myself but just faded, I fell into a Watchtower loophole where my parents were able to still talk to me.  Since by that time, my parents had moved back to Colombia and their elders didn’t know me, they were never pressured into shunning me.  We were able to maintain a normal parents-child relationship.   Occasionally they would manifest a preachy zeal brought on by some article or assembly talk.  But I would always be able to change the subject and that was usually the end of that.  

I eventually married an non-JW. For many years I lived a “normal” life after the cult.  It was long enough that I began to think of myself, not as an Ex-JW but rather a non-JW.  I knew very well that I had been extremely fortunate as an Ex-JW, unlike so many I had not been shunned and had not been hurt by the Watchtower nor by my congregation, but this feeling of having escaped the Watchtower’s grip unscathed was thoroughly and utterly crushed in May 2014.

My Mother’s last days and her ultimate sacrifice to the cult…

On a crisp beautiful day in May 2014, I received a phone call from my father.  My 80-something years old mother had fallen and broken her hip.  A week went by and yet my mother had not had her surgery.  Finally, my father told me that the doctors had not authorized the surgery because her blood count was too low.  At that instant, I knew what was happening, my mother’s surgery was being delayed because of the Watchtower’s damned blood transfusion prohibition.  The doctors warned my parents that my mother had to go to surgery as soon as possible or else her health would deteriorate precipitously.  

By the second week my non-JW relatives gave me the "skinny" (inside information) on the seriousness of the situation.  Just like the doctors had warned, my mother’s condition went from bad to critical in a matter of weeks.  They also told me that my father had his hopes upon the Watchtower’s “recommended” treatment of Erythropoietin, also known as EPO.  This is a hormone involved in the production of red blood cells.  The hospital liaison committee was pushing my father to request this treatment from the doctors.  

The problem with treating my mother with EPO was two-fold.  First, it takes weeks in a healthy person on a good diet for it to be effective and my mother was not a healthy person.  She was not eating well, given her now painful bedridden existence and she didn’t have enough time.  She needed the surgery ASAP (as soon as possible).  Second, EPO treatment increases the risk of blood clots and my mother, given her age, the fact that she was now bedridden and her untreated internally bleeding fracture, was already at an elevated risk of clots.  There was no way the doctors were going to authorize this treatment.  

My father moved her to two other hospitals in a futile attempt to seek the Watchtower’s approved treatment. 
I flew down to Colombia.  There was a possibility that, given my parents’ age, I could authorize the transfusion, but there was no way they could legally do it without her or my father knowing.  

In the most respectful and loving way I knew how, I confronted my father.   I knew that if I just forced the transfusion, my elderly parents would feel extremely guilty.  If my mother died anyway, despite the transfusion and the surgery, which, at this late stage, was a real possibility, my father would think that my mother’s resurrection hope was minimal.  I understand this may not fall in line with Watchtower Society's official doctrine, but I understood what my father was thinking.  So I tried to reason with my father, to see if I could somehow take the guilt from him and put it on me.  He cried and said that he was extremely hurt that his son was thinking of forcing the transfusion, that even if I gave the go ahead she would not be resurrected if she received the transfusion.   I knew my mother would see it the same way.  Either way the Watchtower’s doctrine was going to kill her, either literally or psychologically.  On more than one occasion, my non-JW relatives asked my mother to reconsider getting the transfusion and her surgery, and my mother, in the midst of her agony answered every time, “No, Jehovah’s will comes first.”  

There was no reasoning with them.  Given my parents’ severe cult indoctrination, my mother’s critical condition at that point and their age, both in their 80s, I decided to not force my will.  Did I do the right thing?  I don’t know and no one can give me the answer to that question.  I’ll have to take that question to the grave.  One thing is for sure, the only guilty party in this case is the Watchtower Society and its governing body.  The Watchtower, with its immoral blood transfusion policy, had sentenced my mother to death and me to live with a moral dilemma for the rest of my life.

I stayed a few more days in Colombia.  In every one of those days, my mother’s condition got worse.  Every time I was with her and she was conscious, I’d tell her that I loved her with a big smile all the while holding back tears.  Every time I said, "I love you," she’d look at me, hold my hand and say, “I love you,” back to me.  Unbeknownst to her, it was my way of saying good bye to her.  Every time I said, “I love you,” and that I was happy to see her, I was really saying good-bye, trying to make sure that her last image of me would be that of a loving, smiling son.

One time as I was walked towards my mother’s bed, I saw my father crying over her and my mother moaning in agony.  Seeing that was more than what I could take.  All I saw was two poor victims of this despicable cult.  My parents were victims and the victimizer was the Watchtower Society cult.  At that moment, I felt a sadness I had never felt before, an indescribable sadness that stabbed me to the core, and the most intense, vile and burning hatred, disgust and contempt for the Watchtower.  I cried bitterly, like I had never cried before.  My father saw me eventually and tried to console me, but all I could do was bite my tongue and not curse the damn Watchtower.

On the eve of my trip back home, I said good-bye to my now unconscious mother.  “Good-bye Mom, thank you for being the best mother I could have ever hoped for; thank you for giving so much of yourself for me; I will be forever grateful for having you for a mother.”  I took one last look at her, cried and left.  

My father was waiting to say good-bye to me in the lobby.  We hugged, cried and I told him how much I loved them.  In the middle of this emotional moment, the cult indoctrination reared its ugly head.  My father begged me, “Son, please give your mother the joy of seeing you back in the organization.”  My father, with the utmost sincerity, was asking me to rejoin the very cult that was killing my mother!

I went back home and a week later my mother passed away, just one day before my birthday.  My mother had given her life to the cult.  The Watchtower and the governing body had my mother’s blood on their hands.  I ran back to Colombia for the funeral.  

At the funeral, there were many of my non-JW relatives and some JWs. The JWs took this as an opportunity to proselytize to some of my relatives.  I was at the funeral talk for the sake of my father.  It was the most unbearable Watchtower talk I had ever listened to, even though I had been to several JW funerals before.  My mother had died because of this damned cult and here was a cult sales pitch passing for a funeral service being given at her very funeral.  As expected, despite almost 40 years of service to the cult and my mother giving up her life for it, my mother’s name was only mentioned twice and always in relation to the Watchtower’s doctrines.  No mention was made of the fact that she had died because of the teachings of the cult.

Now my mother is dead and my father has lost his partner of over 50 years.  I know my father misses her intensely and suffers every day without her.  All I wish now for my father is that he never finds out the truth about the so-called “truth.”  I rather he keeps his hope in the Watchtower’s fantasy.

The hatred and contempt for the Watchtower is still very strong and burning inside of me.  I will never forgive the Watchtower for making my mother deny herself timely medical treatment.   How ironic that that “spiritual” son, that great young speaker, the pioneer and commuter bethelite would some day come to loathe the Watchtower with such intensity! 

From now on I have made a personal resolution to donate blood in her memory every time I’m able to do so.  I know in life she would have never approved of this, but I also know that had she known the truth about the Watchtower she would have felt proud of me and honored.

I did escape the Watchtower but certainly not unscathed.
Thank you for reading.
Contributed by Christian Sparlock Freedom