XJW: Why I feel the Phoenix is a great Metaphor for Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses

The symbol you see above – a stylized rising Phoenix consisting of the letters X, J and W, for Ex-Jehovah's Witness – is the final iteration of very interesting, crowdsource design process over the last few days. For me personally, it is a symbol I may be using in the future (for exampe on a … Continue reading XJW: Why I feel the Phoenix is a great Metaphor for Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses

3 Questions Every Thinking Jehovah’s Witness Should Ask Themselves

If you are or used to be a Jehovah's Witness, you may have happened upon the story of the the Beroeans who were commended for not being "gullible, but neither were they cynical. […] They did not immediately accept what Paul said as truth; still, they listened respectfully [and] they carefully examined the Scriptures, checking to see ‘whether the … Continue reading 3 Questions Every Thinking Jehovah’s Witness Should Ask Themselves

Lloyd Evans’ Memoir “The Reluctant Apostate” is open for Crowdfunding

Lloyd Evans of JWsurvey.org fame is one of the EXJW activists who helped me a lot in breaking free. Although he left the organization way after I did, his insightful articles and well-researched take on the Watchtower Society were the impulses I needed to finally rid myself of the undue influence that Jehovah's Witnesses had … Continue reading Lloyd Evans’ Memoir “The Reluctant Apostate” is open for Crowdfunding

Ex-Jehovah’s Witness attempts Suicide after being ex-communicated for being gay

A heartbreaking story is unfolding in the community of former Jehovah's Witnesses on Reddit: "A friend tried to kill himself last night (currently in critical condition and on life support). He is gay and was recently disfellowshipped." LGBT teens and young adults have one of the highest rates of suicide attempts. Jehovah's Witnesses claim not … Continue reading Ex-Jehovah’s Witness attempts Suicide after being ex-communicated for being gay

Why Serena Williams losing her #1 Spot is Gratification for an Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Serena Williams, you're one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen, period. But there's another side to you, one that is especially exasperating to people who used to be members of Jehovah's Witnesses: the one where you sadly symbolize the hypocrisy and bigotry of JW.org and the Watchtower Society. You know, that religious … Continue reading Why Serena Williams losing her #1 Spot is Gratification for an Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses the True Religion?

Jehovah's Witnesses claim to be the true religion(*). But are they? Using their own literature and the Bible, let us take a look at two aspects one should factor in when deciding whether Jehovah's Witnesses are God's chosen organization. To begin with, let's make one thing clear: By examining their claim critically, I am not criticizing it. It's … Continue reading Are Jehovah’s Witnesses the True Religion?

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses A Cult?

No matter whether you are an active Jehovah's Witness, a former member of JW.org or simply an individual interested in finding out more about the worldwide group of disciples of the so-called "Faithful and Discreet Slave", you most certainly will have asked this question: Are Jehovah's Witnesses A Cult? Jehovah's Witnesses and their organization JW.org (formerly known as … Continue reading Are Jehovah’s Witnesses A Cult?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses force their Children to join the Cult?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses force their children to follow their faith? They would answer: No. Let's take a close look at the facts. It is a common conception among outsiders and former Jehovah's Witnesses that parents who follow JW.org force their children into accepting the religion of their family, given they have the lowest retention rate of … Continue reading Do Jehovah’s Witnesses force their Children to join the Cult?