Category Archives: Cedars’ Story

Sneak preview: A book that tells the story of a “reluctant apostate”
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It was the winter of 2012. All the talk among ex-JWs was about the Candace Conti lawsuit, recent “new light” about the “faithful and discreet slave” and, of course, the “Become Jehovah’s Friend” DVD featuring a certain ill-fated dumpster-bound warrior wizard named … Continue reading

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Why I can no longer support aggressive forms of activism against Jehovah’s Witnesses
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I can vaguely remember the last time I encountered “apostates” during my years as an active Witness. I recall they made their presence known at a summer convention. Whatever message they wished to convey seems to have been smothered by … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Shunning – A message to my newborn daughter
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Those who have been following my story will know that it was only as recently as last November that I decided to reveal myself and officially sever all ties with the Watch Tower Society, which happened a month later at … Continue reading

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My 21st Century Apostasy Trial
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I received the phone call on Friday night. I was expecting it. My mother-in-law had been approached at the kingdom hall by my “coordinator” (chairman of the local elders), who told her he would be phoning me. She could tell … Continue reading

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The Story of Cedars – A Prisoner No More
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After running JWsurvey for more than two years, the time has finally come to share my story. Why has it taken so long? Because when I first set up this website I was still technically a Witness – constantly in … Continue reading

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