Book Review: ‘Studies in the Scriptures IV- The Curse of the Black Pearl’

This 660 page tome by CT Russel (Actual title, ‘The Battle of Armageddon’), was originally titled, ‘The Day of Vengeance’, and was published in 1897. It was renamed and re-branded when the ‘Millennial Dawn’ series became the ‘Studies in the Scriptures’ series in 1904. My copy is from 1912. How did I get it? It […]

1919 – Part 1: The Most Important Year for JWs (Even if they aren’t aware of it)

If you ask the typical JW what the most important date to them is, you will almost certainly get the answer of 1914. That is the year they claim that Jesus began ruling in heaven as king of God’s Kingdom and the foretold ‘Last Days’ began on Earth (to those counting, that is so far […]

Ten Books That Saved My Faith Post-JW

According to an unscientific Twitter poll I saw, only about 14% of ex-JWs still consider themselves Christian. Well over 80% were in the agnostic/athiest camp. That makes sense in a way. I mean, if your taught your whole life that you have the one true religion and everyone else is false and easily refutable with […]

What A Lot of Ex-JWs Get Wrong when Speaking to Those Still In…..

Perspective! This can be really hard and is something that I failed at miserably when I first spoke about my issues with family and friends. You have to remember that they are just not at the place you are at and to come at them with ideas that are completely alien all at once is […]

Number 1 Lie Jehovah’s Witnesses Will Tell You

There are many disingenuous or outright falsehoods that JWs will tell you about their organization or beliefs. To be fair, they are not taught to think of them as lies so the average Witness will only be parroting something he/she read in a Watchtower and never gave it any more thought. They may sincerely belief […]

Laura

This is dedicated to my wonderful sister Laura. I grew up with 2 brothers and 1 sister. You see I actually had 2 sisters, but one of them, my sister Laura, was disfellowshipped from my religion when I was very young. As such, she was not apart of my life to any meaningful degree. My […]