Video shows Jehovah’s Witnesses applaud 10 year old girl for shunning her sister
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The Jehovah’s Witnesses have come under heavy criticism in recent years for their shunning policy. For those unfamiliar, the religion dictates that all baptised members who either resign from the religion, or who are thrown out for some perceived violation of its rules, must be complexly shunned by all Witness family and friends.

This edict extends to family members as well; sons are expected to shun fathers, mothers expected to shun daughters, and so forth. Refusal can, in the worst instances, cause the offender to also be shunned. Because Witnesses are very insular, discouraged from forming close friendships with those outside the faith, it often means that a shunned one literally loses everyone they have ever known and loved.

For more details see this recent BBC expose on the matter, which features former Jehovah’s Witnesses discussing the pain and suffering this policy has caused them.

The policy is taken so seriously, and is so strictly enforced, that the Watchtower Organisation (the group which controls the worldwide religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses), make the policy a keynote teaching point at its 2016 worldwide conventions. During this event, which all Witnesses were required to attend, an extended video series was shown instructing Witnesses on how to shun family members. Even picking up the phone when a shunned member called was declared to be a grave error. We covered this controversial event in a previous article.

Now, a heartbreaking video has emerged online showing how far reaching and deeply ingrained this shunning policy is; a video showing Jehovah’s Witnesses clapping in applause as a little girl announces she is shunning her own sister.

Little Melody, and the sister she doesn’t have.

The incident appears to take place at one of this years Watchtower conventions. The video was posted on youtube by the girls parents, apprently eager to share with the world how they had trained one of their children to pretend her sister didn’t exist purely on the basis of religious dogma.

The video was comment-protected once viewers began expressing concern and displeasure at what they saw, but at the time of writing the video itself is still live and can be viewed below on the family’s youtube page. (EDIT 11/09/2017 – The video has been removed, but we have linked to an alternate site which has a copy)

Melody’s interview @ the Regional Convention 2017 _Don’t Give Up_ от John Cedars на Rutube.

It shows a little girl called Melody. She is ten years old, and was apparently baptised when she was 9. This means that Melody is now committed to the religion for life, and will be shunned if she ever leaves, or “unrepentantly” breaks any of its vast array of detailed rules.

During the interview, Melody explains that she has a sister who was “disfellowshipped,” which is the Witness term for one who is excommunicated; someone who was thrown out of the faith rather than leaving of their own accord. We are not told the reason for the disfellowshipping, but one can be subjected to it for a wide range of reasons such as pre-marital sex, celebrating Christmas or birthdays, voting, taking a blood transfusion, joining the military, or simply questioning any of the doctrines of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Melody states that her sister was trying to contact her, and asking her to stay in contact despite Watchtower decreeing that she be shunned. Remember, Melody’s sister has probably lost all her family and friends at this point; everyone she ever knew and loved.

Melody admits that she misses and loves her sister, but states that she was afraid that if she didn’t cut her sister off completely, she might be tempted to keep some form of relationship going. Thus, she has decided to shun her completely, as Watchtower demands. She claims that this was to protect her relationship with Jehovah.

The audience of Jehovah’s Witnesses watching this announcement applaud.

Child Indoctrination: A very real tragedy.

To those who are not familiar with Jehovah’s Witnesses, or other high control religious or political groups, it may seem incomprehensible that a little girl could behave this way about her own sister, or that those in the room would react with applause and not horrified astonishment.

But the sad fact is that such indoctrination is all too common, and all too easy to achieve, especially in the kind of high control environment that Watchtower constructs around its followers; controlling the information they are allowed to read, the people they are allowed to speak with, and sadly, which family members they are allowed to see.

Watchtower, which astonishingly is a registered charity in many countries despite enforcing such draconian and inhumane laws upon its followers, often attempts to mislead the general public about shunning. Sometimes they pretend that the policy is not strictly enforced, or give the impression that it does not exist at all.

Sadly, this video provides yet more proof that the shunning policy is real, and that families and friends are being broken up as a result. I hope that little Melody is able to break free of her chains one day, and be re-united with the sister who loves her.

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270 Responses to Video shows Jehovah’s Witnesses applaud 10 year old girl for shunning her sister

  1. Doc Obvious says:

    Is Watchtower keeping their eye simple? All one has to do is look at statistics of the area in which they live to find out.

    The city of Tuxedo Park, New York has a median household income of $98,942.

    See the following image.

    • Anonim says:

      @Doc Obvious They cannot keep it simple ‘cos they’re deceivers like their deceiver God, The egregore Yahweh/Jehovah is a criminal, deceiver, lier, vampire God who feeds on vital force, the energy resulted from animal and human sacrifices(black magic).While their God is a deceiver his followers cannot be otherwise than deceivers.Jesus or Yeshua, the son of this Vampire God, he’s also a deceiver and a murderer who commands his followers to kill:
      Luke 19:27
      But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

      Remember a deceiver always contradicts himself, he have to lie in order to hidde his true intentions.
      The adversary of this criminal and lier God is the God of truth and wisdom.Most people have been magicaly bound, hypnetised (some even from birth) so they cannot see the truth that is just “under their nose”.
      The bible is collection of books that contain laws, myths and ideas whom jewish people have imported ’em from other cultures (sincretism) and presented them later on as a self, divine revelation. That’s the first lie to take something that’s not yours and present it as your own.

      • Twistedsister69 says:

        @Anonim

        Wow. Thanx 4 that info. Quite enlightening. 4 anyone who hasn’t looked it up yet, “egregore” is an occult (“hidden knowledge”) term meaning “thought form” or collective mindset, I.E. Star-Trek-Borg-style Hive Mind or 1984-style Groupthink. It truly is almost magical, at least fog-like, pervasive, for better or worse, like the Force in Star Wars, with its good side & evil side.
        The pervasive influence of organized religion began around 3500 years ago with the 1st lie, which was NOT ‘You positively shall not die’, but rather ‘I will bring forth from your loins a chosen nation…’.
        BTW Speaking of collective mind sets, is it any wonder the Watchtower Babble & Tricks Society gets away with so much crap? In the light of current events, the underbelly of our society has been revealed in the form of Neo-Nazism, etc, I.E. FASCISM. So, in such a Fascist environment, to whatever extent, is it any wonder that an organization like the WTBTS still seems 2 B “going strong”? I mean, for example, would Hitler have been Hitler if the CONDITIONS had not supported it? Same goes for all the Political Correctness & Feminazism BS. We live in a society where child rape is rampant (most child molesters do less jail time than tax evaders or bribe-taking congressmen/MPs), but the Gestapo will come getcha if u happen to tell a dirty joke within earshot of some brainless bimbo with overly-delicate sensitivities, or get spotted pissing in the park.
        FUBAR

        • twistedsister69 says:

          … I forgot to mention that the definition of egregore includes the idea that it is an autonomous entity, so with a life or force of its own. Kinda scary.

        • Anonim says:

          @Twistedsister69
          would Hitler have been Hitler if the CONDITIONS had not supported it?
          I would advise you to see:
          Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (2013 by Dennis Wise).It is a great documentary, a different perspective.
          Everybody talks these days about Hitler but only few people knows about:
          Genrikh Yagoda-The jewish Hitler who killed 10 millions of people.
          Lazar Kaganovici-Jew who killed 20 millions of peoples (including jews).
          Holodomor-The Ukrainean Holocaust from 1932 and 1933 that killed an officially estimated 7 million to 10 million.
          Just Google these names.

          I understand the rules of this site doesn’t accept posting links here. So if your’re interested:
          What is an Egregore?
          Google:
          Mental Forms And Psychogons – Explore Immersion

          How can one escape psychological and magical bonds?
          Google:
          1.De vinculis in genere by Giordano Bruno.
          2. Eros and Magic in the Renaissance by
          Ioan P. Couliano

          • twistedsister69 says:

            @Anonim

            Wow again. & thanx. U seem to know a lot. I googled those guys – pretty nasty players. 1 of them got “hoisted by his own petard” in 1937 I believe. I guess a lot of people, myself included, tend to fixate on Hehr Hitler as the Sum of All Evils, probably due to his energetic speeches/oratorical skills (big mouth), extremely high historical profile, & all the “drama” associated with the 3rd Reich. I mean, it sure does make for great movies. Anyone remember good ol’ Indiana Jones — “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, etc? Everyone loves that kinda stuff. Also, our Jewish friends keep reminding us about Crazy Adolf, part of the 3500-year old conspiracy to craft themselves as The Ultimate Good Guys, a clever little scheme that involves Judaism, Christianity, & even wacky Islam. So we tend to dismiss all the other horrible folks & their genocides/Holocausts, some of which u listed – Ukrainian / Armenian / 6 million Africans who perished just during the sea voyage back to America, during the course of the slave trade / Chinese / Rwandan / & how about Vlad the Impaler (speaking of vampires lol), Ivan the Terrible (a good Christian man who believed even stealing a loaf of bread when u’re hungry is a sin against God, yet who slaughtered dissidents & enemies & perceived threats by the thousands), & Torqemada of the Spanish Inquisition, etc, etc, etc. There’s no reason to get all misty-eyed over just 1 group.
            As for all that black magic stuff, it’s getting harder & harder NOT to believe in that sorta stuff. That’s why I keep an open mind toward the supernatural. I mean, Crap on a Cracker, just look at the world!!! USA, the supposed “leader” of the world, has a “President” who CHAFES AT THE IDEA OF CONDEMNING NAZIS!!! Do I need to say it again? Well, not on this site, coz I know most here r intelligent enuf 2 ALREADY know exactly WTF I’m talking about. AND YET … Brace yourselves 4 the bad news … Donald Jackass Trump, Grand Dragon of the KK Bloody K, is STILL the US President … With millions upon millions of LITERAL ZOMBIE followers … & those gutless punks who have the power to do SOMETHING, ANYTHING, choose to do NOTHING, leaving all this BS in the hands of the people in the STREETS. W …… T …… F?????? YEAH MON, it makes me believe in VOODOO. Maybe some form of Black Magic is behind all this. Who can say 4 sure??? Whatever the case, it’s DEFINITELY f—ed up. Not trying 2 scare anyone, tho. I’m sure cooler heads will prevail. 🙂

          • twistedsister69 says:

            BTW 4 those who don’t know this, tho’ the word “occult” has been used since the 17th century to denote the supernatural, witchcraft, satanism, etc, it’s ORIGINAL meaning is “hidden knowledge” or “secret knowledge”. If u research THAT kind of “occult”, u will discover the subconscious/unconscious/mental/emotional/subliminal tricks & tactics that r used to control people’s thoughts & actions. Enjoy!

          • Markie says:

            Anonim: Your advice to watch Dennis Wise fictional documentary says it all.

  2. “I hope that little Melody is able to break free of her chains one day, and be re-united with the sister who loves her.”

    Yes, but when she does, it will be at the cost of breaking ties with her parents and anyone else still aligning themsleves with the Dark Side. Thank you, WT, for destroying yet another family.

  3. Whip It says:

    Interesting comments, i do believe time is the ally, because time will further help the JW to implode, as said before when further prophecies fail, & more & more people wake up. Bring it on.

  4. Doc Obvious says:

    We now have a new look for Jehovah’s Witness men. It is the most clean cut version of what men should look like.

    Watchtower calls it the “Anthony Look”. Here is an example of what this look looks like, Click here

  5. This is all to familiar.. my own mother to this day will go to her “study” room and not even make eye contact with me when I stop to talk to my dad. She will not talk to me look at me or associate with me to this day.

    • Twistedsister69 says:

      @Alaina Gowanlock

      ….. “No natural affection”

    • Sharon Christensen says:

      No worries…she may come around when in older age she needs help and despite many donations to…(God)…ie Toni, Morris…etc…the promised elderly condo park in “heaven”…(Warwick) is not available for all Wts….only the chosen…not 144,000… just the GB (GOD) and those who clean and tend to them…(Homecare Workers )…..she may remember she had a good caring child then…and call…;//

    • Markie says:

      Sorry but your mother is an idiot.

  6. Whip It says:

    Doc, that guy in the photo is a convicted pedo, forget the name but not the face

    • Doc Obvious says:

      Yes. The man who played Pee-Wee was caught with child porno. He was convicted and went through the judicial process. If this causes any offense to anyone I apologize for my indiscretion. Unlike JW’s that are covered up and not reported to the authorities, at least this one got caught and was given due process.

      • Caroline says:

        Doc, he was caught masturbating in a theater that was playing adult movies. I think you are thinking of Jared Vogel (the sandwich guy spokesman).

  7. Whip It says:

    Pee Wee Herman

  8. Doc Obvious says:

    We all remember the many adventures of Caleb and Sophia in their younger years. As we move 20 years in the future Caleb still has his suit on with his bow tie, he now has his own tv series and is now a celebrity.

    Here is Caleb’s new TV Series opening sequence. His indoctrination in the JW.org has some really profound effects. I hope you all enjoy.

    • Caroline says:

      Doc, my kids loved Pee Wee. What is interesting is when you watch your clip, on the opposite side of the video, are a whole bunch of caleb and sophia videos and they have so many views, but none of them allow any comments. I wonder why they don”t want any comments. Hummmmmmm………………….

  9. Jado says:

    Jehovah God will not get tired until he makes all the world confused in “Sex drive” that he defines as “a most powerful force.” (w64 3/1 p. 141 par. 13)! Can you see that?: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rS01-6BKR9s/maxresdefault.jpg

    • Rodger Goode says:

      Ricardo is the best person to answer Jason

      • Rodger Goode says:

        Sorry Jado (spell check)

        • Jado says:

          @Rodger Goode, this time Ricardo has to face the reality, “JW.ORG” runs over “sex drive” as Jehovah’s Witnesses women are expert on that: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rS01-6BKR9s/maxresdefault.jpg ! They directly force their husbands to come closer to Jehovah using “sex drive”! Don’t they say “Jezebel-like women have rebelled against the elders and tried to corrupt the congregation” (w89 4/1 p. 13 par. 12)!

          • Sharon Christensen says:

            They called me Jezebel….when I gave them the ultimatum…give back the $ you defrauded the Sk. Can. govt for the recycleables you guys took in from Mb. Can….switching license plates, and foxing mentally handi capped folks who work in the small town of Porcupine Sk….or I shall go to the police…I wrote them a letter explaning all…gave them one wk…straighten it out, resign as elders if not honest…they thought I was bluffing…a wk past…they did nothing, so old Jezzie here, went to police and ….well, ..was worth getting called Jezebel for…CO had brought the Rev Bk to little mntng in bk rm…3elders, himself and little old Jezebel of a me…was I scared….uhhhhhmmm No!!!! I had TRUTH about the Truth on my side! ;). Tis alot of Jezebel like sisters who have put in many a hard hour to add up the numbers that the orgy is so concerned about despite the fact that many have to work outside the home, tend to their own families etc. Allz I can say GO Jezebel influence in congs and elsewhere!

  10. Twistedsister69 says:

    @Doc Obvious
    @Caroline

    U r both correct. Pee Wee got charged with both those offenses.
    Nice “opening sequence”, Doc. LMAO Same intellectual level as Kingdom Hall meetings, only much more entertaining! 😀 😀 😀
    BTW, to sidetrack a bit, I hav a theological dilemma. Jesus is supposed to return on a white horse. Muhammad allegedly rode up into the wild blu (heaven) for a “visit”. My question is: ARE THEY USING THE SAME HORSE? And if so, what is its name? “I’ve been up to heaven on a horse with no name…..”. Ha ha ha No, seriously, after much personal study, into the Dead Sea Scrolls & the Hammurabi Code, I have determined that it is indeed ONE horse, & his name is Earl. Think about it. In Jehovah’s finite wisdom, he saw the practicality/efficiency of using just 1 horse. Less feed. Less poop to scoop. Less heavenly stable space. 4 horseshoes instead of 8. Will Jesus ascend back 2 heaven on Earl, after murdering all the bad people on Earth, or will he float up there solo, as he did B4? Cos if he leaves Earl behind, u can bet all the JW survivors will want a ride after they get tired of petting the pandas, in the Land of Rainbows & Unicorns. Say there r 8 million Citizens of The New World. That’s a damn long lineup! U’ll need Port-A-Potties. Lotsa water (which will exacerbate the Porta-A-Potty issue). Folks will get restless. Fights will break out. The elders & their families will be cutting in line. Of course, u know who the FIRST 7 in line will be. 😉 Hey, maybe that’s how THEY get 2 heaven (good riddance). Anyway, overall, it seems like a pretty dumb idea. I guess Jehovah’s not that smart after all. Just install a giant Carousel, J-man, sky-J, Grand Daddy J-god.

    • Twistedsister69 says:

      PS I’m wundring if Earl has wings, u know, like Pegasus of Greek mythology. Or do they just feed him beans till his farts blast him thru the sky, u know, like the Air Force’s new Pulse Jet, which is probably responsible for the recent UFO sightings near Area 51 (shhhhh – just between u & me). Of course, that could also be Earl ferrying another prophet around. I don’t know. I have way too much spare time on my hands.

      • Sharon Christensen says:

        Twstey sis…too funny!!! As for how and where….Long skertz as in wilderness…no tight pantz…and what wuz it they each had….a peg or something to dig with or was that to x marks the spot! ;). Personally, if I was gonna mk it there, which I will not being all Jezzie and stuff, I would purchase all those little garden shovel things…sell at the Long line up mk some”bit coin”! ;). Shoot….if gonna be portie pots…why chrome urinals in assembly hallz etc now? Hey I thought allz gonna survive thru paved parkin lots, chrome urinalz, fancy pumps, holey drainz etc…is it all 4 not? My bros have rigged up an awesome off grid porti pot…5 gal bucket, leave lid on…cut hole in center just big enuf…..works grt and no bucket ring to numb legs or bum…can sit and observe nature for long periods of time…better than and cost way less than park benches for watching twitter birds at Warwick! Sorry Doc obv….could not resist the lookin at tight pantz…where wuz Toni in 80’s….wuz tht when he was practicing on innocent folk in Vietnam for the Grt Day of…Toni and Morris? Ps…heads up…Mohammed was not driving horse…was somekind of small grey car, kinda like pioneers would use…chk 4 yourself…90 day Fiancee Tv show. …;)

        • twistedsister69 says:

          @Sharon

          Whoa, TMI. Just kidding. 😀 Yeah, with no working plumbing, etc, the “armageddon survivors” r gonna hafta pick up shovels & start digging latrines. A little more physically demanding than window-washing or working in a bank or bethel. LOL & hey, what happened to all the talk about “cleaning up after Armageddon”??? Guess that rubbed a lot of folks the wrong way – not exactly conducive to drawing in / keeping recruits – so now it’s all about playing with pandas, & multicultural picnics with ladies wearing fruit baskets on their heads, & beautiful homes in the background. Wait a may-ment … Who the f— DESIGNED those beautiful homes??? I thought, in order 2 B an architect, u had 2 go to … UNIVERSITY … AAAAAAAAAAHHH … The Horror!!! Unless Hehr Drumpf makes it into the New World Order, & those “homes” are really CASINOS. I mean, who can really say 4 sure, right? As u pointed out, most JWs do have an affinity for $, cashola, dinero.
          I forgot about those WT logo drain covers. How appropriate. WT propaganda really is fit for the sewer.
          As for Tight Pants Rambo, yeah, I’ll bet he was in the ‘Nam, secretly studying the Communist Manifesto under Uncle Ho (…Chi Minh), so he could apply its tenets to JW.BORG after his rise to power, u know, kinda like Stalin, or is it Satan? Whatever.
          Like my rapper name for Jehovah — Grand Daddy J-god?
          Boom boom boom boom
          U betta do wat I say
          Or I’ll kick ur a–
          My legions come & getcha
          They know how 2 harass
          Armageddon be comin’
          Shootin’ fire & gas
          Say Yes & obey
          Or I’ll cap ur a–
          Bible make no sense
          Tho folks believe it en masse
          I don’t care about that
          I just want ur CASH

  11. Caroline says:

    What I can’t get over is how we (they) never question it or we never questioned it, they (rank and file) don’t question it when they hear comments as in the latest jwbroadcasting episode when they say there will be no need for doctors after Armageddon or during the new world. We were always told that it would take a thousand years to reach perfection but now it seems that if you make it through Armageddon, they will all be perfect but if they are going to be perfect, then why the need for Jesus and his 144,000 to rule over mankind, judging them etc and will it be impossible for them to break a bone?

    • messenger says:

      You are not recognizing a fundamental truth about WT’s teaching. Most of the WT teachings are inaccurate interpretations of Bible scriptures. That applies to what it says about the 144,000, the Christian church, and the new world. Everything you learned from WT should be suspect.

      When you learned Russell taught the pyramid doctrine it should have been easy enough for you to figure out WT does not know the meaning of Bible scriptures. Again, everything you learned from WT is suspect. Everything needs to be re-examined concerning the meaning of Bible scriptures. If you attempt to reason out things according to WT teachings, of course you’ll come up with wrong conclusions. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

  12. Sharon Christensen says:

    EXO-CBX…Ka Ching Ka Ching…$’s good $’s bad, depends on how you use it…Are you rich are you poor…depends on your Heart….? Was Awrchie Bunker a Jw. org, member? Wey he treated poor Edith? I am like sooo tired of watching those Bunker moves! Makes no sense what so ever…and yeah, when we heard….normal brain function kicked in for a moment…then caught ourselves as to thinking sensible…(apostate way)…..went back to sleep mode, leave in Gb Hanz…their Hanz in bucket! Fd for thought….Earl Not horse…Camel….more energy efficent…camel dung ignites quicker to ck fruit …or at least to burn those awful hatz! Next thrift shop excursion gonna get myself one for next RC…to go with my tight nicker blockerz! After another episode of Scientology the other night….kinda wundering if Judge Rudderfiord and L. Ron Hubbard were cut from same piece of …beige colored cloth? Can you imagine wearing as depicted in those pics those uncomfortable clothes for gardening? etc….Long ago, I thought…if I mk it…gonna smuggle in some comfy old jeans…old t-shirt, wht have you…live in the bush away from all the foneyJw’s! Actually I am enjoying that kinda life right now!

  13. twistedsister69 says:

    So Jesus is coming back on a camel??? This is getting weirder & weirder. I need to brush up on my doctrine. I guess his name’s not Earl then. It would be Joe, as in Joe Camel on the Camel cigarette packs. Wait a minute, Jehovah’s Witnesses forbid smoking, & so does ISIS (head-chopping offense). Oh Man, now I’m really confused. 🙁
    Ennywayz, I might’ve been too hard on the Jdubs about that whole architecture thing. We all know what gifted artists they are. We’ve heard the stories … If they weren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses, they’d all B jet pilots or basketball stars or kung-fu pros, etc, etc, etc. “Ohhh, if only I wasn’t such a righteous-hearted person, the amazing things I’d be doing…”, u know, real Walter Mitty stuff. So, hey, what would b the big deal about picking up architecture??? I’m sure the average JW could master it in, what? … a week or 2? Nooo problem 4 a JW ‘genius’! Reminds me of a time I had a JW “buddy” over. This guy is now an ex-JW, but unfortunately still quite a tool. He got booted 4 alcoholism years ago. After that, I helped him as much as I could, until I realized his problems went wayyy beyond alcoholism. lol & er (eyes rolling) So we were hangin’, & being an aviation buff, I showed him a YouTube clip of a Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet pilot giving a little “tour” of the plane’s cockpit, followed by a short flight filmed from the cockpit by a GoPro. Fun stuff. But my friend was all like, “That’s no big deal. I could learn all that in 2 or 3 days.” Wow. So I guess thousands of air force pilots in nations around the world must all be mentally challenged or something, since their training normally takes 2 or 3 YEARS. Poor bastards. If only they knew that they could do it in a coupla days, IF they happened 2 B a gifted JW ‘genius’. & think of all the money the respective governments would save, since it normally costs a coupla million dollars to train 1 of these dudes/dudettes.
    Rainbows & Unicorns.

    • Twistedsister69 says:

      PS Great idea: Put Watchtower in charge of training all future fighter pilots. The $ they save might make up 4 their never paying taxes.

  14. Doc Obvious says:

    A young girl indoctrinated with bullying tactics that due harm to her older sister is shameful and disrespectful. However, we need to see that the Watchtower leadership has a huge role in teaching individuals to be bullies to people who do not agree with their “standards”. Several psychiatrists would wholeheartedly disagree with the shunning practice of any religion and would side with the person who is being shunned. I believe that shunning should be directly called “bullying tactics by certain religious groups”

    • Shibboleth says:

      @DocObvious
      I totally agree that shunning is definitely a bullying tactic. It is emotional blackmail. It is implemented in order to force you to do what they order you to do, otherwise they take away all that is important to you such as family and friends. I was disfellowshipped for years and my family gave me the articles written in 1980 to let me know they could not even sit down to eat a meal with me. I was devastated, but respected their wishes. During the time I was out I had nightmares of being destroyed at Armageddon along with my children and their father. Needless to say as time went on I really desired and needed the love and attention and emotional support from my family because I was going thru some trying times, so I applied for re-in statement. I had to “prove myself” for a year before I could have my family back. If that is not blackmail or bullying, I don’t know what else to call it. Very very sad what the leaders of this org do to the emotional aspect of their followers. Their doctrines make a sane person commit very insane acts.

      • messenger says:

        “Their (WT’s) doctrines make a sane person commit very insane acts.”

        Their (WT’s) doctrine is always changing. And contrary to WT’s profession claiming that behavior of theirs is prophesied in scripture, the constant changing of doctrine identifies WT as an apostate Christian organization- per the scriptures. While new things can be learned from the scriptures by anyone, fundamental doctrines of the true Christian church do not change. Because real truth is factual, and things that are factual are not contradictory ideas. One fact cannot nullify another fact. One truth does not make another truth disappear as truths do in WT teachings. (A common response of some elders is, “that was the truth then). Stop lying to me!!!

        The Bible has been around a long time, and even WT has been around about a hundred and thirty years. Since WT always changes its position on the meaning of scriptures, we might ask, does WT even know what the scriptures say? Do you know what those mean WT?

        Notice this statement from Eph 4:13-14 “until we all attain the oneness of the faith and in accurate knowledge of the Son of God, to a full grown man, to the measure of stature that belongs to the fullness of the Christ; in order that we should no longer be babes, tossed about as by waves and carried hither and tither by every wind of teaching by means of the trickery of men, by means of cunning in contriving error.”

        The above scripture says “until we all attain the…faith in accurate knowledge” and goes on to state so that we then as individuals (not only as an organization) would not be manipulated by the deceptive teachings of men.

        WT’s method of teaching, by constantly changing, harmonizes with the idea of this scripture, because WT teaching is constantly changing its belief of doctrines, and on important points of behavior for all its congregants. For instance, sometime in the late 40’s or early 50’s WT wrote the Catholic practice of excommunication was demonic. Several years later WT began doing so itself, that was it started to excommunicate its followers. Right after that came the string of offenses church members could be excommunicated for. And we can guess that string of offenses will probably be added to in the future. Are we JWs being tossed about by this teaching? Is it contriving error as Ephesians mentions? And if you say not, how do you know it isn’t? What factual ideas could you present to at least strongly prove these constantly changing ideas from WT have God’s approval?

        Let’s briefly look at the scripture WT uses in its attempt to justify teachings that constantly are changing and, have its congregants “tossed about as by waves and carried hither and tither by every wind of teaching” per Eph 4:14. WT uses Proverbs 4:18 “But the path of the righteous one is like the bright light that is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established.” the next verse, vs 19 goes on to read, “The way of the wicked ones is like the gloom; they have not known at what they keep stumbling”

        Isn’t that scripture Pr 4:18 that WT uses to justify its constantly changing understanding of Bible doctrines like “the faithful and discreet slave,” the rapture, or disfellowshipping, referring to a righteous person’s path (meaning his/her walk with God)? I believe the verse, by itself, directly says that, and the next verse, giving the contrasting position of unrighteous individuals further suggests it. That verse WT uses is talking about an individual’s path, his or her walk with God. It’s a stretch to suggest it refers to a Christian organization’s understanding of what all its members must believe, and how those members must act to please God.

        Rather than WT claiming that scripture says what it actually says WT uses it to claim we (WT), as an organization, are given the God given mission of changing our understanding of Bible doctrine in a continual manner, that you (everyone else) must accept to please God. Therefore what you (everyone else) agreed to believe about God’s message when we (WT) baptized you must change to fit whatever new beliefs we present to you.

        I say hogwash. Examining the Bible’s words for what those words actually say at Eph 4:14 fits WT’s teaching method like a well fit glove. Proverbs 4:18 does not, for those words are not even commenting on teaching, but rather the path or walk a righteous person as an individual has with God.

        WT, when are you going to stop lying to us? Or, are you just that ignorant?
        Like I’ve suggested to others, learn what words mean, and how to interpret words that are strung together in thoughts (sentences, paragraphs, chapters, and books), or either turn to other Christians who have the ability to figure some of that out.

        • Sharon Christensen says:

          All you said here…spot on! Good job!

        • M. Ellis says:

          Messenger, your comments are refreshing. Full of true knowledge,
          reasoning, and with so many valid points. Like “the light getting brighter. ” not having to do with
          doctrines or knowledge, but how one walks with God. Every day it gets brighter.
          Thank you. Great contrast with
          comments that bring no solutions or hope, that just spew out insults and extreme views.

          • Caroline says:

            M. Ellis, messenger’s comment was saying that Watchtower is spot on when it comes to Ephesians 4:13,13 and only is lying about Proverbs 4:28. Did you catch the implications in his comment?

          • GAMEISOVER says:

            Caroline, WT does exactly what the scripture says not to do:..”every wind of teaching…”by means of contriving error…” Don’t they keep changing understanding of
            The f&d slave, the last days, the anointed, the evil slave, etc etc?

          • Caroline says:

            @GAMEISOVER, when I first became a Witness in the 1960’s, that scripture at Ephesians 4 was drilled into us and it is still being drilled into Witnesses as that is what makes the difference between Watchtower and “Christendom” is that Witnesses do change their doctrines so that they come to to an accurate knowledge unlike Christendom who refuses to make changes.

            Now that I am out of the religion and not indoctrinated, of course I see that Watchtower fits that scripture but while I was in it, I was made to think that that was what made it the “true” religion. We always looked forward to questions from the readers and I am sure Witnesses still look forward to the questions from readers because they love learning new “truths” that the faithful and discreet slave would come to the accurate understanding of scripture.

            There are dozens of scriptures, that now I see Watchtower pushes to the side or explains their way out of them but II was too blinded to see the real “truth” of those scriptures, just as the one in Ephesians while I was fully indoctrinated but now those scriptures stand out like red flags but not while I was in it just as we have to understand how the 8 millions JW’s still think.

          • Caroline says:

            Messenger I am sorry that I misinterpreted your comment. I was still in Watchtower think when I read it but now I can see what you were trying to say is right.

          • Sharon Christensen says:

            As I commented…Messenger did a very fine job in his commenting here….but M. Ellis….As to comments that bring no solutions or hope…spewing insults and extreme views….bear with us commentors…uh…we were all taught by the “best” of such things…JW.ORGY! …you?

    • Sharon Christensen says:

      Kinda like…El Macho in Despicable Me 2…. we r the minions after his potion made them…vicious kinda and deformated…and purple!,,Hence not using our brains to think for ourselves and do their (Gb…El Machos) Bidding and forseeing no way out so mite as well die of cancer and wait til…”Land of unicorns and rainbows”. …Me like Grue…chilling with the gwalk! Could be why so many Wts hid to Mexico 4 the cooler mons…..the quacamole? Iguana pateh? Dbt it….you do not stick out like a sore thumb in a bizy market place …blend in with all the veg cartz! Here in Canada…small town with only a few stores…you and cart stick out worst than a purple minion…yep.

  15. Sharon Christensen says:

    The process of shunning Jworgy ways…Disconnect from…Sea W orgy ways…same…the strongest bond has caused many a person give up the freedom they get from leaving or being kicked out…put on a pretense or hand over ones brain once more…Shackles and chains…just to have contact with family they love and miss…Normal…Unfortunately, I am as stubborn as…Donkey Poo…No more backrms talks and finger pointing…Do not have to haul the reg pioneer around, doing everything for…including changin her cat litter! ….do not have to flash a tad bit of casholah for Cos approval..no more pickin somebodies nail clippins from KH rug…or arrangeing the elders families shoe collection that made it all the way to KH entrance…all in hopes of if new comer would come…Jeh’s hse would be all clean…lawn all groomed so as no to bring reproach on God’s name(Toni, Morris…etc.) No more promoting of farm fresh eggs and cream…Avon lady products…Watkins etc….Sadly many have succumbed to the sadness that shunning/disconnection results in and have ended their lives..Had similar thoughts myself til …I used the brain I was equipped with and thought…what the hell…why the hell…let these corrupt power and money hungry loosers win?No!…fight back, smell coffee and wthave you…get a back bone…flap ones gums and yeah…..I was fortunate, never ever had nightmares about my family being destroyed at Armageddon…never ever believed that no matter how many times they stressed it…I never ever felt guilty for hateing the leaders of Jw.orgy way back for all their rules and restrictions that are not necessary….My daughters comment “..Who would name their horse Earl…camel yeah, but horse?Perhaps not camel either…” Sleipnir”…..Speed is important whenst Toni and Morris, Odin (Gods) war takes a holt?….As for Casinos…More than one JW frequents…why? Coffee better at, word has it…they vacate in Vegas for more than the…”heat”. Never mind line up at “Folklorama” for portie potz…and fighting over, cutting in linez etc……what about buffet line ups! More than one hongry Divinely (Toni, Flett, Morris etc.) appted bro. leaves such with…fairly tight and drawed up poly slacks! Might as well eat good while got chance cuz in the wilderness …gonna be day dreaming of burger daze…garlix and leak. Sisters only “wearing “fruit baskets? No touchin…? Ok, so with my bad attitude…amoung udder things, I will not get my drive buy fruitin..;( ….already have my hse /casino…so just gonna wind up my fav video…”All the wrinkled ladies”! Cuz everytime I try and get to my Apostate videos…my comp goes zup! Vhat ez dis…Really frosts my fruitz! Why does …Primitive tech, Bro. Nathans, Clampitz, Bunkers…Wrinkled ladies come thru all clear…Apostale ones…Zup? No prob…I gonna chkit at Apple store…(fruitz)? Gd day all…enjoy the freedom…and hey, the fruitz to ..in season of course! ;))). PS…One last thing…Gonna be a Timmys in paradisio? Can not live without coffee…fruit yeah, but not coffee!

  16. Sharon Christensen says:

    No worries…if one thinx tight pantz are restrictive…try figuring out Morris’ coat! ;)). Lotsa a smoke rising from forest fires…cough choke…signal sketchy….;)))). no rpoblem…I feeling my way aroun…but in process…lookin like Shrek when removed …Helmit…Donkey was a noble Steed, but not a Sleipnir…sad…But thanx to ” land of Unicorns and …job got done..

  17. Twistedsister69 says:

    Hey Sharon, I’m a coffee addict too. Well, i don’t overdo it, just gotta have my cup or 2 when I get up. Thinking bout putting a coffee maker in my bedroom, or maybe an IV to switch on when I wake. Lol Tho’ coffee’s not the reason they go to Vegas … It’s the FREE CASINO BOOZE!!!!!!! … That’s right, they like 2 get tanked up & float into that Land o’ Rainbows & Unicorns. May even see a pink elephant (or camel) along the way! I guess that would be Jo-Anne Camel. Lol Yeah, they donate their money either to Watchtower or to Trump. What’s the difference? NEITHER of them pays taxes.
    And u’re SPOT ON about the SHOES!!! WTF is up with the SHOES??? I noticed the same thing at family gatherings/other social events — the ADULTS, mind u, would dump their shoes right inside the door, in the “road”. W…T…F? Heard of MANNERS? CONSIDERATION? How ’bout just COMMON FREAKIN SENSE??? Are they donkeys? Raised in a stable? No. Unfortunately, worse. Raised in a WATCHTOWER.

  18. Sharon Christensen says:

    Geez…free booze! Here was thinkin the coffee and Rotten Ronnies delivery right to ones machinah…I no even have to get off…bucket! I had it maid! 😉 My Mum, once upon a time was worried that she had to get a Ocean club card for the porpoise of getting her senoritaz discount for her meal at restaurant! Worried that Omish bishop would find out and like Mary, she would get a chewin match as to and that she would be ousted from the congo! You have name of casino with the free swizzle…I am gonna check …was intending to go to Vegas to see Chumley anyhow….As for shoes just unloaded in frnt of KH door…I picked up all the time when i vacuumed and arranged in neat line under coat rack…hopin …monkey seez monkey dooz…uh uh…monkey seez, but no dooz! Me, fumin and a smokin, without help of Kingdom cigarettez….collect all shoes and put in trash bag and in back back rm…yeah there was the back rm, for tunin up and back back rm for unecessary items, hot water heater, Watkins supplies, etc….Next mtng…I get a chewing match…I love them!…no thankyou sistra for cleaning KH all time cuz udderz neglect their turn…It has come to my attention you know where the shoes are…most of them were from this elders wife! Then his kids…I say yes I do…put them in trash bag in utility rm….can you get them out? Not showing Christian love etc…I said, why your wife can not get for herself and walked away…guess where they ended up at end of mtng? So smokin again…teaching lesson in life…back into grb bg…this time to trash bin outside! As I left that small town cong and moved on to city life and city cong…not only had bts to clamber over at dr ways…also a lot of beer boxes! So yeah…free booz be an attraction….Gunz and Roses on tour here…can remember as a good trained Jworgy member I really gave my bros. a go over as to Not listen to or play their wicked songs! From the devil for certain…Now my brother sleeps in death, may God (Toni, Morris , Etc. etc) forgive him cuz I do think he strummed a few of their evil songs on his guitar! Good grief! This is the extent of the lunacy that is carried on by religion! As for paying taxes….Biblia…Pineapple cover or not…saying…”Pay back Ceasars things to Ceasar…God things to God”. Not? Now as in court cases against Jw.orgy for protecting molesters and covering over their badness…If you suffer for…..Well they all know the scrip….But We ARE GOD, so we are above Law! Let the dice fall…drums roll…shake the shoes and all the s..t from under the carpet cuz trippin no more! Gee…signal not always clear as to “rainbowz and unihornz” gonna have to google in a bit…elephant pink, I no….but camelia? Hmmm gonna chk…I liking Google Godz very much, I chking, then I react! I no why they have no place to leave comments on Jworgy vedos…
    see… Apostate folk can take what comments are posted….Jw orgy wants only..”.sweet nothings”…..yawn….another piece of fruit…pet the panda one more time…meow…Nod, doze , clap clap….with all this smokin …I feel sooo dotty! ;). Ok, gonna see if I can wtch my apostate videos and cheer…and comment …

  19. twistedsister69 says:

    Ha ha … Congregation, “congo”, conga … It’s one big Conga Line in the Land of Rainbows & Unicorns. BTW In case u weren’t sure, I use “Rainbows & Unicorns” to denote a state of blissful ignorance, self-delusion, i.e. La La Land, a Fantasy / Dream world of wishful thinking, a total disconnect from Reality. I love that maxim: One can ignore Reality, but one CANNOT ignore the consequences of ignoring reality. Coincidentally, I watched a documentary (PBS?) last nite on events leading up to WWII. I was amazed at the laissez-faire attitude Brit PM Chamberlain & Canadian PM King had toward Hitler. King met with the Fuhrer & said that Hitler was ‘calm, passive, & mystical’, as well as ‘a lover of his people & humanity’. King even agreed that it is OK for government to impose its will on the people, as long as it’s for “good”. ….. Yeah, & who gets 2 decide what “good” is??? Geez, talk about rainbows & unicorns! I guess neither of those guys had ever cracked open “Mein Kampf”. Finally, the British parliament told paper-waving “Peace in our Time” Chamberlain, ‘For the love of God, Go! You have sat far too long for any good you have done’. lol PS Sorry 4 bringing up Hitler again. I must be obsessed. I mean, he had such a cute little moustache! & so much energy!!! If I had his energy, I wouldn’t need coffee, Java, the Nectar of Life, the Fruit of the Gods, the Cuppa Joe…
    Yeah, with JWs & non-JWs alike, it’s quite often ‘monkey see – monkey NOT do – monkey NEVER freakin LEARN’. Makes me wonder who’s smarter. Makes me wonder what planet I’m on – Mother Earth, or Planet of the Apes? Maybe WT needs 2 implement a new “theocratic” training course for its people – Proper Shoe & Boot Arrangement for Dummies 101 ….. “This is a doorway; This is a shoe mat. Don’t leave ur sh-t where people walk…” I doubt it would work. After all, ignorance is bliss … for a while.
    I too got anal / “ISIS” fanatical a couple times, like with “demonic” music. I once forced my sister & brother 2 throw out a Sting (Gordon Sumner) album (Synchronicity) coz I had heard Sumner dabbled in spiritism, & I thought there were some questionable lyrics in “Wrapped Around Your Finger”. Now it’s 1 of my favourite songs. lol
    How they tricked us.

  20. Sharon Christensen says:

    Not exactly sure about Hitler….never googled…but according to Bro. Nathaniels utube chan…(.he being born a Jew…his Mammy marching him off to the Rabbi when she thought he needed a chewin..)..He said the Jews fabricated alot of the stuff…from way back when…they knew how to play the game of…”oh poor poor me”….not sure though. My daughter just showed me an interesting pic she found…New Yorker mag pic…issue dated Aug. 28….as to Dear Donald …some cartoonist did a good illustration. In regards to the smartz of people verses the smartz in animals….My husband and I just wtching two wee chipmunks come out of their burrow…which by the way is under our hse…well actually a whole city or wthaves you of all kind of creatures of all form under, around and in…besides us humans…thats what living in the bush is all about I guess…anyways, along comes Mom…they snuggle and cuddle up to her …she loves them, they love her…normal…good thing they are not intelligient humans of some religious faith…ie JW.orgy or Omish, or Scientology…etc…cuz yeah….the Bishop would say…uh uh…not good…you MUST shun Mom….or Mom you must shun kids…cuz God (Toni, Flett…Morris …Splant, Hubboard), kneads you to ….we have judged them and you must not be “animalistic” and show love and compassion for your family member…go figure…brainz? Where? As for shuz in dr ways at Kh…perhaps testing God…if in New order no broken bonz…..Thanx 4 ckarifying Rainbowz and…Acorns…kinda thought …but waz not certain…

    • Twistedsister69 says:

      No probs. glad 2 help. As 4 the Jews, they do have a very efficient propaganda machine of their own. Of course, everyone plays that game. But the Jews have had 3500 years of practice, what with being “the chosen race” & all. LOL
      As 4 the chipmunks, I’m ROFLMAO at the idea of chipmunks shunning each other. 😀 😀 😀 … That’s just CRAZY … But don’t giv The “Magnificent 7” ideas – they may put that in their next Caleb & Sophia vid. Lol
      We can learn a lot from all our furry friends in the wild. For example, there are gay animals, & they do just fine. Remember the 2 cartoon chipmunks we used to watch on TV – Chip & Dale? Thinking back, I’m prettyyy sure they were gay! Lol

      • Twistedsister69 says:

        … Just remembered … On 1 of those nature documentaries, they filmed a horny male elephant who couldn’t find a mate, ultimately trying to hump a male rhino! That must have been the most confused rhino ever. He was all like “W…T…F???!!!” No kidding.

      • Sharon Christensen says:

        Pumba and Timon? Well rumor had it…not gd for Jw childern to watch cuz…well, never know! Always mindz in what may be in tights and ….Good grief! Never mind, the good Catholic lady I cleanse for….had a smurf out in sun rm the other day….so after all the talk of the smurfs up and leaving a Jw.org mtng in progress , I kept a rolling eye on him! ;). Not sure about…Fungus and Dillweed….Buford? i know Granny Butternut…always tries to get Holves the moose to trim her roses cuz…just cuz there is snow on roof…does not mean, all grannys have their fires out! ;). Farm life…teaches you alot….if have not observed as yet…I suggest take a field trip….Purely for educational purposes if nothing else. Question is…and my Dear Uncle always asked…what came first…chicken or egg…shrugs…. Tried hard to wtch suggested video as to above…mine did not come thru…:-//. So if I comment most times as though…”blind”… most times I am…cuz my apostate videos are not comming thru..l refuse to wtch Jw.org videos if I can not comment…I would wtch them…get all wound up, nowheres to comment…so look out Bro. Nathans channel or….Prim tech…they would be….wwhhaas? ;). u no me by now ….

  21. outandabout says:

    Some people believe Scientology has had it’s tax exempt status revoked. That is not true.

  22. Doc Obvious says:

    In the “Remember the Wife of Lot” video, Brian, the husband who is misogynistic and a bigot towards the LGBT community, tries to tell his wife Gloria to simplify her life. It is clear that Brian cannot take care of his own household.

    In my opinion, Gloria should find herself a family law lawyer and pursue a divorce on irreconcilable differences and try to get full custody of the daughter. In that way, Gloria can have peace of mind and push for financial freedom.

    Then, once the divorce is finalized, you will need to get rid of Brian from your daughter’s life. Have your daughter state to you that Brian sexually abused the daughter and then have psychiatrists and psychologists encourage the court to modify Brian’s visitation to no visitation. In this way, Gloria and her daughter will be able to set their own course without Brian’s consent.

    In the United States, divorce cases continue to be in favor of the woman over the man and is a sure bet to get what you want. Then, Brian will blame Watchtower for trying to follow their recommendations and then Brian will cease attending meetings and become inactive. Thanks Anthony, great video. What an ass-clown!

    • Ricardo says:

      @Doc,
      I am trying to see the Christianity in the actions you are promoting in this comment. Am I missing something?

      • Doc Obvious says:

        Watchtower feels that the way they handle matters is how things should go. Watchtower lives in this fairy tale land and the reality of life is much different. This was the case of a local brother in the Kingdom hall that I used to go to. You’re right. Not very Christian.

      • Twistedsister69 says:

        Ahhh, Ricardo, u dewey-eyed moon calf. R u suggesting Doc play by the “rules”? … And what rules may those B? Should we fight Christianity with Christianity? That’s exactly what the enemy wants in any conflict. He expects (hopes) u to fight “honorably”. The fact that this forum even exists, & we r having this conversation, proves that SOMEBODY is NOT behaving honorably.
        “The 1st casualty of war is truth.”
        Hate 2 burst anyone’s Hollywood bubbles, but …
        “Never fight fair” – U.S. Navy SEALs
        “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying” – fighter pilot maxim
        If you want to win, you need to turn away from the rainbow, & SHOOT the bloody unicorn.

        • Twistedsister69 says:

          … If anything, it is WE who are BEHIND THE CURVE when it comes to playing dirty.
          On a related note, a bit of historical trivia: Manfred Von Richtofen, better known as the Red Baron, was not particularly known as a supreme pilot. He achieved his astonishing 80-plus kills by being a HUNTER. He generally fought only when he had the ADVANTAGE. Not very “honorable”.

  23. Jado says:

    In his book “Untrodden Fields of Anthropology” p. 207 Jacobus X (1900) wrote:
    “Not satisfied with fornicating with the images of her god, the marshal, like the Hebrews stigmatized by Ezekiel, invents a virile and lewd god to satisfy the lascivious desires of an army of hysterical maniacs . . .

    I think in WT some guys are having a worldwide database of “hysterical maniacs” and “sex maniacs” (w69 9/1 p. 527 par. 11)!

  24. Whip It says:

    Ricardo, we can’t play by the rules, we have a sister here who was just reinstated, the crime, fornication with the guy she was going to marry, they slept together before the wedding, & the wedding didnt happen, he was crazy, so she plays by the rules & confesses, got her Deed from the congo, see its not the 1st offense, i will eventually have a quiet word to her & tell her that the Borg keeps a fornication file for 5 years & if you happen to re offend in that 5 year period then they will be harsh with you, so the morel of the story is, confess to Jesus & don’t tell the Elders.

    • Sharon Christensen says:

      Exactly…cuz in time one finds out they are often guilty of worse things than they condemned us for…was that way for me…but they like to make you feel lower than a snakes hiney in a wagon wheel rut…then you have to lick their bts while they kick you in the ribs over and over again…never succumb to them…never let them have the power over you…they are nothing!!! only in their own mindz…Power corrupts, they are…corrupt!

      • twistedsister69 says:

        That’s right. & don’t fall for the ol’ “You can’t hide your sins from Jehovah – we’ll find out sooner or later” mind-control bullsh-t. That’s just more FOG – Fear/Obligation/Guilt & FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real. If u’re careful & cunning (like the Red Baron), u can get away with ANYTHING. Like those stupid cameras u see everywhere 2 make u believe “Big Brother is Watching”. Half of them don’t even work. It’s a Mind Job. When I was “fading”, I pulled all kinds of sh-t, right under their noses. Fornicating, gambling, smoking. No one suspected a thing. They knew I was certainly no whole-hearted JW, but had no idea I was gallivanting around town like a crazed hedonist, committing every DFing offense in the book. & they never found out, B4 or after I submitted my Letter of Disassociation. Why do u think I call myself twistedsister … 69? 😉 The only thing I ever got pinched for, was buying some stupid $5 Scratch & Win card at the local variety store. Didn’t someone refer to them as the Keystone Kops? What a bunch of idiots.

        • twistedsister69 says:

          “When you are weak, appear strong. When you are strong, appear weak.”
          Sun Tzu – Art of War
          “All warfare is based upon deception.”

          • Sharon Christensen says:

            And NEVER cry in frnt of them!!!! They think they gotcha for certain…after you hit the table in the back rm so hard that yeah…their Bibles bouce a tad…and you realize latter you broke yer small finger…:((. …leave the rm and the KH slammin the drs as you do…drive down the way a tad and have a good old cry…feel the burden of their grasp being lifted and one can stand up straighter without all the weight on ones back and mind..Like my Dear Dad would say and tell them to their face….Get to be elder or minstral servant…they get on the sheeps back, dig their spurz into and ride the hell out of a person til they give up!. Now being all apostale and such, we can be happy…cry tears of joy…jump about and act like a crazed person…Cuz one desrves to be HAPPY!!!!!! and FREE!!!! Warfare…esp Jw.org kind…based on deception? Yep! Back them into a corner and they will put the Snake in “Jungle Bk” to shame!

        • Sharon Christensen says:

          Twsty sis …u sound like a fun kinda…gal! ;). Fornicating, gamblin, smokin, hedonistic..knotty knotty……that may not sink yer boat….but yeah a scratch and sniff…no I meant…scratch an maybe win…more than likely…zup! though…besy say yer hale Merries! Try buying a ticket from some boys club to win a cord of fire wood! I felt sooo guilty and unworthy of savin…sure made me feel a whole lot better when I found out how crked the Dear Christian Citizens were when I caught them with crap on their crackers! Course if the elders an minstrel servants are in it together…well kinda like this Ok with grnd Daddy J! Bet cha guys will never guess what wrappin song I have had in my brain all day…my daughterz been trying to “exercise”it from me by playing Koko Bop…or is that Koko Pop! Did not work…:// So she wound up Pinks somekind of one with a lawn tractor and a bttle of beer…still not helping…how bout hand pan tunes…well kinda helped but then it came back! Duh!…Thanx a lot! ;).

  25. Whip It says:

    I have said this before, i was told that i have to have a shepherding visit, i said no to the elders face, watching the meetings here is like watching a sinking ship, quite amusing when i rarely go, they on about gog of magog again, just crap, absolute crap, all these deluded people hanging on to a false promise.

    • Ricardo says:

      @Whip It,
      I’m over in Asia again now. I made a rather forthright answer on Sunday, about elders having a little sovereignty of their own (paragraph 14) and how they could be little dictators. Tempting fate, I was. I don’t think the elders liked it. Two of them wanted to see me after the meeting tonight. A couple of years ago I had wanted to meet one of these elders but when I approached him on three different occasions he was too busy. It was only after I threatened to write to the branch about him that he suddenly agreed to meet me. So tonight I entered the interrogation room, told the elder that before when I wanted to speak to him he was always busy, so I am learning from him and tonight I am busy. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. I then walked out of the meeting.

      Childish, I know, but my hope is that when we do meet, I can ask them how it feels like, and so why do they treat the sheep like this.

      If you were in my congregation, you’d find my answers interesting. But like you say, it is like watching a sinking ship. Or a slow motion car crash. Here in Asia it’s the same as Australia. Not the look of a progressive organization.

      • Shibboleth says:

        @Ricardo
        The elders will not know how it feels to be a mistreated “sheep” because they are NOT “sheep”, they are “shepherds”.
        So nobody can tell me they are on the same level as the ordinary bros and sisters, heck they aren’t even of the same animal kingdom *.*

  26. twistedsister69 says:

    Ha ha ha . Good one, Whip It. Whip ’em good! A sinking ship … PERFECT!!! They need to change their name to The Titanic Bible & Tract Society. HA! …Or r they the ICEBERG? Oh well, no matter. Same result. Perhaps they play BOTH roles.
    Yeah, SC, don’t let the Schmelders or Menstrual Servants get 2 U. BTW, Hail Mary? Sorry, never heard of the b-tch. Sorry if it’s my J-Dog tune that’s stuck in ur head. Hey, look on th brite side, at least it’s not one of those dissonant “Kingdom Melodies” that sound like the hymn sung by the subterranean radiation-mutants in “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” (1970). Aha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Sometimes I really crack myself up.
    Yeah … HAPPINESS … FREEDOM … Things jw.BORG is violently opposed to, as r their minions, legions, PROTECTORS, BACKERS, & SPONSORS. They r all anti-Fun, anti-Sex, anti-LIFE.

    • twistedsister69 says:

      Y did I say WT is “VIOLENTLY opposed” 2 happiness & freedom? Well, my friends, just try strolling into their HQ in Warwick to retrieve that file of CHILD-RAPING PERVERTS, & SEE WHAT HAPPENS. The SS will be UP YOUR ASS so fast, with their AR-15s, billy clubs, & Tasers, it’ll make u wish they at least had the decency to apply a little lubrication first. I don’t know how anyone else’s English is these days, but in the English language I was taught in school, THAT is, & always has been, defined as V I O L E N C E. Anyone who denies that, is trying to sell you a bill of goods.
      No one should make the mistake of believing their efforts won’t count. ONE individual can do a HELL of a lot of damage. & if u think 1 bee sting doesn’t amount to much, imagine a MILLION bee stings occurring simultaneously ALL DAY EVERY DAY. EVERY STING COUNTS.
      “Never ignore the possibility of attack. Attack, even from an inferior position, to disrupt the enemy’s plans. This leads to the improvement of one’s own position.” Adolf Galland, glider pilot, Lufthansa Captain, WWII German fighter ace (700-plus combat missions), & Luftwaffe Commander
      “’He who attempts to protect everything, protects nothing’, is an elementary principle of defense.” … one which watchtower has never learned.
      I watched a documentary on child soldiers in Africa. A Canadian general, I believe it was Chastallaine, confronted one of the “commanders” who allegedly employed such child soldiers. Chastallaine basically tried to shame the guy by implying that if u need to force children to fight for u, u’re not any kind of military commander, not even a man. Kinda like how they used this little girl to make their point about shunning. How they baptize them at such a tender age. The indoctrination we all experienced, from whatever age. And those sad, cloying Sophia & Caleb propaganda films targeted toward children. Incidentally – NOT making any political statements here – but it DOES remind me of how Donald Trump began his campaign 2 years ago: by showing up at some kinda county fair & giving kids a free ride in the Trumpcopter. Pathetic. Then there’s the ridiculously embarrassing “speech” he delivered at the Boy Scout Jamboree last month. Laughable. What a DEGENERATE. The manipulation of children is nothing but a sign of weakness, incompetence, cowardice, immaturity, stunted psychological/emotional development, intellectual INFERIORITY, & ……. wait for it ……. D E S P E R A T I O N. It proves that wt has ALREADY lost it. Already lost. Just like the last days of the 3rd Reich, when it was left to kids of the Hitler Youth to “defend” Berlin.
      PS for more ideas on how 2 screw WT.borg up the bum, I recommend catching on YouTube any old episodes u can of “Hogan’s Heroes”. Enjoy, & learn 2 love it.

      • twistedsister69 says:

        Correction: that Canadian general in the documentary was Romeo Dallaire.

        • Caroline says:

          @Twistedsister69, your telling about how Watchtower is so desperate about “fear” in shunning a loved one by putting up on the platform a child such as the girl in the video above, it reminds me of how our circuit put up on the platform at a circuit assembly the woman who had an affair with her co-worker who was a Witness and she was married at the time too and the two of them moved in together and he got disfellowshipped and then they got married after they both got divorced. He was disfellowshipped when they moved to our congregation (in a different circuit) but nobody knew why he was disfellowshipped but because she was from another religion (I think born again) and they needed somebody from a religion like that for the assembly part and so they put her up on the platform at the assembly and when I looked into their history and found out that she was the one that caused the divorce I wrote to the Society and so they had the circuit overseer sit down to talk to me about it in front of our elders and he said that after looking into it, that he would have done the same thing all over again.

          The experience that she related on the platform was how a “co-worker” witnessed to her and that is how she got interested in the “truth” and left her old religion but what she left out was that that co-worker was the one she was having an affair with and broke up her marriage and the Witness marriage for.

          I know I have related that experience here before, but I think it bears repeating when it comes to experiences that we might have heard on the platform but we don’t know anything about behind the scenes in those experiences and so with what I know about those experiences, I don’t believe any of them anymore.

  27. twistedsister69 says:

    To reiterate a point someone already made, & Caroline just alluded to: Never forget, wt.BORG is nothing but SMOKE & MIRRORS.

    Keep stinging. EVERY STING COUNTS BECAUSE EVERY STING HURTS.

    • Sharon Christensen says:

      I like how Arnold Swartziniger…not spelled right, but forgive me Arnold..In movie with Danny Devito…Twins…How to react in a Crisis situation….REMEMBER…There is No crisis…It is just a situation!!!! Think! Not let the Gb keep our brainz in their jelly bean jar…Do not be afraid to say or think, the Truth…even if it about the…”Truth”. supposed…we were taught lies…..stone by stone …removed from a foundation can bring the whole blding down….:). every sting counts…

      • Sharon Christensen says:

        Imagine Dragonz…”Feel the Thunder”!….:). Sting…Speaking of, never mind…be like those darn lil no see ums! can’t really see them, but at some point they take a chunk outa ya…you are left bleeding for a while and then itchier than all get out!

  28. twistedsister69 says:

    Pedophilia is not JW.org’s only problem. FECOPHILIA is much more rampant.

    • Sharon Christensen says:

      Uh, my Thrift Store large Dictionary never had this word…kinda scared to…google…:-//.

  29. Whip It says:

    Ricardo, are you coming back to OZ?, nice comments all, i hadnt been to a meeting in over 6 weeks, not one phone call or visit, they don’t care about the problem people, i had a bit of a tiff with the wife last nite, she read a post that a Simpson episode way back made a joke about Trump becoming Pres, i said do you know who is really controlling stuff, its not the Devil, people have planned this for years, they have it all worked out, then i said get out of the FOG & open your eyes, Fear Obligation & Guilt, did’nt go down well, but heys its true

    • Ricardo says:

      @Whip It,
      Coming back eventually. I’m going for a long holiday in India after getting my divorce, looking for a Hindu girl to marry. I’ve tried marrying in the Lord, didn’t turn out so well, so trying for an unbeliever this time. I reckon following the example of Moses, Joseph and Queen Esther can’t be so bad.

  30. Twistedsister69 says:

    @Ricardo
    A hindu wife, eh? R U trading 1 god 4 50 million gods? Ha ha. Hey, go 4 it. Drive ur Schmelders crazy. MayB they’ll deliver a special talk 2 the cong on ur behalf. 😉 MayB they’ll invite u 2 another secret “back room” pow-wow where u can tell them to STUFF themselves! 😀
    @Whip It
    “A bit of a tiff with the wife”, eh? Not unusual. JWs r known 4 liking 2 pick fights. They’re such master baiters.

  31. twistedsister69 says:

    I believe the watchtower society has sponsors in the secular world. How do I know? wt protects pedophiles. government, business (wall street), hollywood, etc are CRAWLING with pedophiles. “One hand washes the other.”

  32. Sharon Christensen says:

    Just checking as to new posts….sipping cocoa, not coffy this time…out of mug that sez…God sends no stress that chocolate and prayer can not handle! ;). gd nt…keep posting…and apologies to those who get offended by my comments….We all have our reasons for the things we say…some of us had a rockier road to travel in our time spent in orgy…each one is affected in a different way, we are all in this together…let us bear with each other even if we do not understand the why’s and wherefores…Everyones experience is a unique story….Before we judge…take a walk in anothers shoes….Try to see “the light” thru their eyes.

  33. Jado says:

    *** w90 7/1 pp. 25-26 Settling the Universal Issue for Good ***
    Jehovah About to Resume His Military Activities The God of ancient Israel came to be known and addressed as Jehovah tseva·ʼohthʹ, or Jehovah of armies. (1 Samuel 1:3, 11) […] So Paul and James ranked God as Jehovah of armies during the first century of our Common Era. During the following 18 centuries, God has not engaged in fleshly warfare in behalf of spiritual Israel, the Israel of God, in the way that he did for ancient Israel, yet he is still Jehovah of armies.

    Who knows? This god is also specialized in using “sex as a weapon of war” (2 Sam 12:11-12) and has resumed “His Military Activities” in a world which has become blind! “Awake!”!!!!

    • twistedsister69 says:

      I have to agree, Jado. In this world, sex has certainly come to be used as a weapon.
      BTW the account u cited was of David & Bathsheba. So David sins & Jehovah punishes their BABY by striking it dead within like 7 days. W…T…F??? Is that presumed to be “Divine Justice” from a “God of Love”? TWISTED.

    • Anonim says:

      That’s because The whole Biblie it’s a political programm
      with a governing body(Theocracy)and it has it’s own army, Jehova’s armies (Jesus+144.000) to conquer all nations. Murders, stealing, terrorist attacks (Jericho), genocide, ethnic cleansing… everything it’s permited wake up ! There is nothing spiritual in this programm as it may seems to be.
      Unlike Jesus, Siddhartha Gautama was a prince and he could became a king after his father but he gave up all. Buddha hasn’t any political programm to rule the world as a king nor he ever let any command/indtructions to kill the non-believers as Jesus did:
      Luke 19:27
      But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
      Matthew 12:30
      “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

  34. Whip It says:

    Just spent the weekend all alone as wife went to visit Family, spent a lot of time on you tube, plenty of current stuff on people protesting assemblies over the ARC, also spoke to a long time friend & fader who tells the same story of diminishing numbers in the congo, even his Mum no longer goes, & she is a long time faithfull sister, also learning so much in relation to the many changes in the silver sword, so much out there.

  35. Caroline says:

    Yesterday I saw a movie called “The Big Sick” which is a true story and I think will be nominated for best picture and it’s too bad it’s rated R for the f word because it’s such a great movie but because of the R rating, Witnesses won’t go see it.

    It’s about a Muslim man who falls in love with a white girl in Chicago and he’s too afraid to tell his family and because of that, she broke up with him. He can’t tell his family because he can only marry another Muslim girl or be excommunicated from his family.

    When she gets sick and is put into an induced coma for 13 days, he is there for here and gets to meet her family and they fall in love with him and finally when she recovers, he gets up the courage to tell his family and sure enough they excommunicate him.

    There is a scene where he goes to their house when he knows they are having their weekly family meal and goes into the house and sits down at his place where he had always sat and there was no plate for him and he told them that he would not let them do that to him but of course they stuck to their guns but in the end, his mother did make him some food for him when he was moving to New York, but she still refused to look at him when his father delivered the food to him as he was leaving but the father said that it was goodbye forever.

    Spoiler alert. It does have a happy ending but one is left up in the air, if his parents ever talked to him again.

    • sounds like a very good movie. I will watch it when it comes on cable. I never go to movies – I get panic attacks in the movie theaters….:(

    • Sharon Christensen says:

      Kinda soundz familiar…no? Visiting with a relative…he said his Mom who was a Jw…shunned many a dfed person…but when her own son was dfed, took it so hard that she could not have anything to do with him inorder to continue as a good Wt…sadness and stress, to much to bear and she died at a young age. Her son was not dfed for wrong doing…only pointed out a few points in regards to teachings and doctrine, that they changed in yrs to come and used his info he wrote in their Watchtower articles…another victim of their ever changeing …”God given wisdom”…..Prophecy of…pooof! Bird flew and allz one got left in hand…yep….This person said as a family, they were very poor…yet the Dear Bros were always asking for $, so his Mom would give $ they needed as a family, to “Jehovah”… (Gb)…caused many probs in the family because his Father was not a Wt, so would get angry with her when she felt impelled to hide behind his back and give to this corrupt Jworgy, then there was no $ for their necessities. Eventually this sort of stuff caused the family to breakup. Ask Jworgy …..”How to have a happy family”! Hello?????? I know from my own families experience…from the sweat of Dads back breaking labour, Mother donated generously to…”Jehovah” …More than our family could spare….all to be treated like dirt cuz we were not of the upper class in the orgy.?..but flash the cash, and ZUP!!!! Noses in air as well as the poly slax drawed up and even twisted tights! Demanding respect? Uh yeah…wtevs… left with… same as when bird flew!

  36. outandabout says:

    It was nice to see the people of Houston helping each other out……so much ‘natural love’ everywhere. I never realized the city was comprised of Jehovah’s Witnesses….. like Salt Lake City is for Mormons.

  37. Sharon Christensen says:

    I really should not be sarcastic…with hi windz …torrential rain, one could have mistaken it for the endz here and hunkered down to Bunker videos…weather not conducive to cart witnessin for sure! I am glad those Dear Brothers are doing charitable work…earn their status and respect ….good.

    • twistedsister69 says:

      Hey Sharon, don’t worry. I too think it was meant sarcastically. BTW, witnessing carts flying in the wind … THAT is funny! LMAO ……. & another 1 on the way. Could be God’s punishment for ‘s’electing the trumpster. Who knows?

      • Sharon Christensen says:

        Never mind….Irma on wey! There was an Irma my Dad knew of who had nice bunz! ;). And a Beth…once she was done with him…well actually he had to cut it short….cuz he was left wunderin ….Whaaaa? Why sox so wet! ;))). Poor Father…..geez I wish he waz still here! Ok….well this is one of those nonsense comments some folks may not appreciate or understand….but if one can not smile whenst recollecting good things despite the Orgys crap on our crackerz…we have not learned to enjoy…Freedom and Happiness….The “Honey Moon”..,,BAP! And no does not have anything to do with sax! Least that is what my daughter said…..and I think she consulted with the Google godz as to…Kind of a nice video…uh yeah…got to watch all otherz cuz my Apostale ones a know show….:-((. …Even my Jw Survey when it does come thru…I have to read fast…poke comment fast and restart…over and over…really frosts my…fruit hat! But if Trollies are snoozin…seems to work…so yeah…still did not chuck this ol compute…just being patient, and irritatin the heck out of…Toni, Morris…Flett…etc…kinda like a no see um…after the horses/camels hiney….In the “Land of Abundant Acornz”…Reinbow after the…””Thunder”…Trollies puzzed…bearz happy. Speakin of How to attack…Ie Red Barron etc., I watch Alaskan Bush People…One son named…” Solomon Freedom Bear.”…a no fear fellow…sees a bear…what does he do….Run as hard as he can towards the bear…no matter what kind of bear….It works! I tried his way of attack…I can not run as fast….But cha know…it makes the bear move away, or stand up on his back ft and take a look first, then go…even if not far…Same here…GB Grrrr…we were taught to be scared, cower and listen and do…cuz yeah lose priviledges family, friends by shunning etc., have a “tarnished” character before god..(Toni, Morris, Splane will inflict payne etc.)… But if we grab a back bone…literally can!!!!! Where? Local Value Village…Halloween costumes in…;). Face them and say….You know scare crow me NO MORE!!!, And yeah well….what shall they do? Holey smoking drain coverups….mess your signal”..Google godz puzzed….and whteves…but in process free up ourselves and maybe a few more folks will have the courage to take their brains etc. from the jelly bean jar at yer local KH….Cartz flying in hi windz! Never mind skertz! Hang on to yer peg, or yer “bucket list”! Ok got work to dew. Gd daze to all…Man tis fall already!

  38. twistedsister69 says:

    @Robin
    Don’t worry. I get a panic attack when I realize I’ve just paid $15 to watch a piece of sh-t. Lol

  39. Whip It says:

    I saw a preview of the movie, but wait for it at home, 2 much flu here to go to a cinema, a lot of JW’s i have spoken to about cancer & the amount of people who are getting it, a lot of them are saying they can’t wait to die so they can wake up in the NS, one good friend said he doesn’t get health checks because he would rather die as he is scared of Armageddon, WTF, i have just had a cancer scare, all good for me, so happy because i want to live & enjoy my life, whats left anyway.

    • Twistedsister69 says:

      Yeah, I saw a preview of that movie – The Big Sick – on Late Night with Stephen Colbert, when they had the main actor on as a guest. I believe he wrote the script too; I think it’s based on his own life. There must be some comedic elements as well, some fictionalized. In the clip they played, the guy is meeting with his “in-laws” 4 the 1st time. Since the guy is muslim, the dad (played by Ray Romano) asks him, “So what do u think about 9/11?” After a brief pause, the guy sez, “9/11? Well, of course it was a catastrophe…….we lost 19 of our best guys.” I almost died.

  40. Sharon Christensen says:

    Same here as to movie going…heck better to watch on ones own telly…make a horkin pile of GMOed popcorn…loads of butter! Me …2 cheap to spend that much casholah…rather pay for my casino. ;). Anyways as to how folks feel about endz harey kinda thing! Good grief…thanx to Toni, Morris, Flett etc…..yeah if ones not on antidepress…alcohol…kingdom cigarettes, whthave you…wishin to croak before all the halabalou takes place!!!! Good grief…enjoy life. Do not feel guilty and think…Oh I stayed home when was a tad bit “windy” …I shoulda been trippin up some folks with my veg cart…now sooo guilt ridden, stress, stress and more stress…and yeah cancer etc. takes a hold of and then…yipppee! ??? What became of …hi doses of Vit C….oxygen therapy, Burzinky Therapyz. ? No it is better to …”diet” now! Fight for your life now to be free and enjoy the “dance” stiff hips and all! Come on sheeple. Do not Lett the wolf get yer skinz just yet…yeah maybe a chunk here and there…..But…grass is actually greener in the “Apostate” paradiso…Rose colored glasses or not! State of ones mind affects ones health. Ok for sure this time…bear is thirsty, too much acorns leave a dry taste in ones mouth…kinda like the Jw.org info…so got to put more water in pond for him. Happy thoughts, come on….John Cedars Happy Dance video…mk u smile anytime…

    • twistedsister69 says:

      Precisely, SC. No one needs to feel guilty for missing a boring indoctrination session at the KH – Kingdom Hall – King Dumb Hall – Kingdom Hole – Kingdom Heil. … Kingdom Hell?
      & 4 any1 who doesn’t care 4 the term Apostate, think of urself as a Defector, the original Greek meaning of the word. 😉
      As 4 wishing 4 cancer, I quote from many of donald trump’s tweets: “Sad.” 4 even if I believed The End wuz coming, I would take Gordon Sumner’s (a.k.a. Sting) advice (I don’t recall the song title): “When the world is running down, u make the BEST of what’s still around.” Sounds good 2 me.