"I lived with my grandparents for 3 years and they were Baptists turned Jehovah Witnesses. Grandma did not hold to that claim but my grandfather did even though he never attended any meetings. His oldest son (my uncle) lived right up the road from us…"
"I was a Witness until I was 13 and most of my fam back in Brooklyn and Upstate are as well. Ironically, so is my ex girlfriend, and it's the reason she broke up with me. An off the cuff comment got me "Apostate'd"."
"My family on both sides is very JW. My father was a Bethelite and a missionary. I was born abroad as a result. The religion has been one of the most dysfunctionally divisive forces of family destruction."
"I grew up Roman Catholic. My extended family is Christian for the most part. As an Atheist, I've always thought that if someone genuinely wished to communicate the way JW professed to desire dialogue with me, I'd invite them in and talk…"
"I used to see them standing on the Chicago, South-Side, street corners with their magazines (The Watchtower). I never interacted with any of them. They would stand out there in heavy dresses and suits in the middle of July sweating like dogs."
"I used to study with a JW female who knocked on my door in the 80's. Their doctrine is very informative in many ways, but still could not anwser the questions I had at the time. I was always uncomfortable with the idea of knocking on peoples…"
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