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Remote User:

Date: 02 June 2001

Time: 01:38:26

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My name is Laura Hubbard, Torrance CA. Fomer congo: Rolling Hills, CA. I was JW for 18 miserable years, which includes the pre "baptism" study time. What a friggin waste of time. I was 16 in 1970 when I began to explore and "study" but had a hard time being pulled away from the church of my life: The Catholic Church. In 1972, at age 18, I was 'baptized" as a JW. Shortly after I began experiencing what is similar to "buyer's remorse. " I was too far gone and too brainwashed by then to listen to that "voice in my head" to get the hell out. That voice was screaming at me. It fell on silent ears. I wasted my youth, I lost the best years of my life to that hideous organization. I was so miserable and unhappy and never felt like I belonged. I was always an outsider. Being a hostage with my terrorists in my 20's and 30's- I lost my youth AND BY REMAINING IN THE ORG I LOST MY RIGHT/ABILITY TO HAVE CHILDREN BECAUSE OF THE FORCED CELIBACY CRAP. I WAS FORCED TO HAVE A HYSTERECTOMY AT AGE 32. I WILL NEVER BE A MOTHER. I WILL NEVER HAVE CHILDREN. I WILL NEVER BE A GRANDMOTHER. I WILL NEVER GET OVER THIS. THERE ISN'T A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DON'T GRIEVE MY LOSS. I BLAME THE WTS AND JW'S FOR MY LOSSES. A day late and a dollar short, I began to realize that even though I was severely depressed I would just force myself to go to the "meetings" and instead of feeling better I felt WORSE. The feelings were so unbearable and unpleasant I stopped going altogether. I had a sense of relief as I slowly began to drift away, beginning in 1988. I was without God for 2 years from 88 to 90 and then by numerous coincidences I was drawn back to the Catholic church. I carefully and cautiously returned and to my delight it was NOT the church I left in the 70's due to the Vatican II council implementing all the changes- otherwise I would have never returned. On April 10, 1993, I was fully received into the Church. I felt FREE and finally at spiritual peace. However, in 94, by accident I discovered that JW's were a cult and when I learned that I had been in a cult and brainwashed, etc, I was devastated and went into a tailspin, as I realized it had all REALLY been for nothing and that my wasted youth could have been prevented, etc. I blamed myself, I blamed God (why does he allow these hideous religions in His name? Why didn't he protect me?), I quickly got into therapy and was able to come to terms with my JW past and was able to move on. I did not have a computer, so when I learned of the cult/brainwashing I contacted every ex JW exit expert (Randy Watters, David Reed, etc) and bought over 15 books. I did have major healing. I didn't get a computer until June of 2000 and I now find wonderful support from ex JW's everywhere. I am at spiritual peace now and as far as I'm concerned, that was another lifetime. However, I am learning so many ugly, ugly things about the entire organization AND IT MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL. These sons of bitches, these bastards, these f-----g are getting away with "murder. " I AM SO ANGRY ABOUT THIS. I don't know what to do with my anger towards the ORG and JW's. I am feeling such strong, negative emotions I am not used to feeling. I AM SORRY BUT I HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, THE WATCHTOWER SOCIETY, THE ORG, AND JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES. I wish they could be removed from the planet, that is how angry I am and how much I detest them. I can't believe they are getting away with RAPING CHILDREN. This must stop and it must stop NOW!!! What do we do? How do we make the public stand up and DO SOMETHING. Of note, as a Catholic, I also do not appreciate how my church has handled such perverted filth, either. My heart just ACHES for anyone who is part of this website because some perverted adult used power and control over you, threatened you with harm if you told what happened and even had the gall to say the fake "god" jehovah (who DOES NOT EVEN EXIST BY THE WAY) would punish you or kill you at the so called Armageddon (also fake). That is stooping way too low. I believe in one strike and you're out for all child rapists and I believe that they should automatically get the death penalty- no exceptions. PEDOPHILES are brain damaged individuals and are "deformed' for lack of a better word. They are not born with a conscience and do not have the ability to feel empathy, sadness, pity, sympathy or remorse. They were born without these abilities. They cannot be rehabilitated because you need these qualities for insight and to change. Death is the only option for them. They are PREDATORS, and their aim in life is to stalk out their victims, intimidate, shame them, manipulate them, have control over them. Just when I think I am at peace with having been a JW I come across crap like this and it stirs me all up and I get so angry. I am angry because there is nothing, nothing I can do to ease the pain of a child or teen who has been raped by a teen or adult JW and there is nothing I can do to even put a stop to this illegal behavior. I can't do anything to change the JW policy. After just recently learning of these hideous atrocities- I have not been able to sleep at night. I can hear the screams of the lambs. I am just glad to be out of the hell hole known as jehovah's witnesses.

Remote User:

Date: 02 June 2001

Time: 01:51:45

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I just read my post and noticed that there was no place for my e mail address. Also, the person who posted above me appears to be an active Catholic like me and I am involved in many of the ministries she mentioned. My email is: llhrn@hotmail. com

Again, my heart goes out to all who have found it necessary to find consolation in this website.

Remote User:

Date: 02 June 2001

Time: 08:43:01

Comments:

My congratulations for exposing this horrid kind of crime and the responsibility that the WTBS has in all of this. It was long overdue.

I am Alma, an exJW who is willing to help those victims who need it. almamira@prtc. net

Remote User:

Date: 04 June 2001

Time: 13:52:15

Comments:

You are doing a fine work. I am a X-JW. I live in Sweden and have been an elder and pioneer. Some years ago I left the organization. I have been in contact with a women who was raped by here father. The congregation did not do anything.

I will send you in a couple of days a story from Norway. The story was published in Norwegian newspaper. It's about a sister who went to the elders and report that a young girl have been telling her that her father (an elder?) have raped her many times. The elders didn't do anything so she reported it to the police. The JW was arrested the same day. The sister who reported the case was disfellowshipped.

My e-mail is roger. karlsson@goteborg. mail. telia. com

Best regard

Roger Carlsson, Sweden

Remote User:

Date: 04 June 2001

Time: 21:57:33

Comments:

Hello, My husbands sisters were molested by their father, when this was reported to the Elders in the congregation nothing was done. They were told they were trying to cause trouble in the family. When my husbands mother wanted a divorce because of his victimization of her daughters, they said she had no grounds. This man goes out into service with other children. He keeps toys in his car to give to children. He is a classic pedophile. The way the Jehovah's Witnesses protect these evil spirit crushing criminals makes me ill. Keep up the work and if there is anything I can do to help please contact me at moshimosh I @mediaone. net

Remote User:

Date: 05 June 2001

Time: 08:32:30

Comments:

The more I talk to former JWs, the more I realize how pervasive rape & incest are within in the organization. Even though most JWs are good natured people, the totalitarianism, misogyny, and isolation of the group as a whole makes it fertile ground for sexual abuse of all types. Thank you for making this information public.

bj_rio@yahoo. com

Remote User:

Date: 07 June 2001

Time: 01:25:39

Comments:

Hello, Bill. I agree with all of the many fine comments from those who have posted here. May our heavenly Father and His Son, bless you and your family and those who are helping to support your efforts in providing help and support such as this for the "silent lambs".

I had a JW uncle who had been molesting one of his own daughters for years,until the daughter exposed him to the elders after she became became married and an adult. His activities were kept covered and in each congregation he moved into, he was able to molest children of JW because no one warned that a pedophile had moved into their congregation. This man even molested the child of the daughter he had been molesting for years. She had left her daughter with her mother (my aunt) and gave instructions that she was not to let that baby out of her site! I don't know the full details, but for some reason, the baby's grandfather was able to get to her too. This man had been disfellowshipped a number of times, but would be re-instated because he claimed that he was repentant. Now he is in a nursing home, and fortunately he is no longer able to get a hold of any more children.

My own grandchildren (boy and girl aged 3-4) were both molested by a teenage JW boy my ex daughter-in-law allowed to baby sit for her. She would leave those kids with him both all day and all night. When she found out about his abuse, she did not hesitate to turn him in to the police, because she was so angry at him. ( And angry at her self for trusting him too much. The children's father,(my son)tried to warn her about the danger but she would not listen until it was too late. (at that time she and my son were divorced, and he had allowed her full custody) At that time the teenager's own JW parents couldn't keep him under control themselves. Just this alone should have at least given her a hint.

In the same congregation before this happened, a JW sister also let a JW older teenage boy baby sit her young boy occasionally. (this was a different teenager who was a son of one of their auxiliary pioneers and long time congregation member. He had seemed to be a very nice trustworthy boy to everyone who knew him. As it turned out, he had been molesting their young boy and the boy's parents were not aware of it until the child began to tell them things. The teenager was not turned in, and the elders began to give the teenager allot of special attention, but not much personal attention was given to the molested boy. The boy's mother became upset about this. The elders appeared to be giving him allot more personal,friendly attention at the meetings than they did before. (and were even conducting a personal home Bible study with him) (While no such offer of a study was extended to their son. Or at least no special attention set aside for him) This really crushed the boy's parents. ( it made them sick to see how those two elders were overly friendly now to the molester at the meetings while their son didn't get that kind of attention. I believe that the elders meant well, but they just didn't know how to properly handle the situation. Especially with no particular training.

The experience caused the mother to go to the internet to see what others had to say concerning the Watchtower Society and their policies. Consequently, she apparently must have came across many of the older WTS literature quotes that exposed precisely what the WTS was preaching and teaching during the years they claim that Jesus had returned and inspected the temple. She must have discovered that if he had inspected the temple during the years of 1914-1919 he would have found that they had "pushed ahead, and had not waited on him, because they were teaching and preaching:

1)Jesus had already returned. (1874) 2)The first resurrection had already began. (in 1878) 3)The heavenly door already closed. (in 1881) 4)A new date for Armageddon. (1925)

They also were using the cross and celebrating all the Holidays the WTS frown on today. (besides, voting in their elders)

These events that happened with this mother and her molested boy,was while I had not yet learned the truth about the WTS myself. I had been born and raised in it along with my sister and my brother. (our parents had spent most of their lives waiting to survive Armageddon which kept delaying until they both died of old age health problems. The rumor going around the Kingdom Hall at that time was that this mother (of the abused boy) had learned something about the Organization which caused her to be even more upset and finally she herself was confronted before a judicial committee and was disfellowshipped. I had heard that she no longer believed that the "Faithful and Discreet Slave" were being used by Jehovah as His "channel" to give "food at the proper time". It left many of us puzzled. She and her husband ceased coming to the meetings, and soon moved away. I wish that I had learned then,what I know now,for I would have made sure I kept in contact with her. I am still trying to locate her. I now can see that if Jesus had returned during those years of 1914-1919, he would have discovered that the WTS had presumptuously"pushed ahead" by preaching that he had already returned in 1874,etc. He would never have commended them by saying "well done, faithful and discreet slave. For they weren't faithful nor were they discreet. They stumbled many people with those false dates and prophecies.

Jesus himself even warned us by saying: " For false Christ's and false prophets will arise and will give great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible even the chosen ones. Look! I have forewarned you. (Matt. 24:24-25) (see Deut. 18:20-22)

I now believe that Jesus has not even returned yet. For many years we had been preaching something that wasn't true. (C. T. Russell and Judge Rutherford was obviously wrong the first time with their date of 1874 which they accepted from the Adventists, and they have no convincing proof they even have it correct today. )

My son and I learned what she found out around the late 90's. Before I finally left the WTS I partook at one of the Kingdom Halls which was nearby. Not once had I ever missed a memorial at a Kingdom Hall. I reasoned that before I left, I was going to finally celebrate it in the correct way. The way that I should have been celebrating it and my parents should have, and the way that Jesus himself expects us to.

Funny how many times we sang that Lord's Evening Meal song and sang the words. . . "Before us there spreads a fine table of wine and of unleavened bread. They are symbols we know, as reminders they show, with what nourishment WE MUST BE FED. " Yet most of us just let it go right past us in spite of Jesus'words at John 6:51,53: "This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that ANYONE may eat of it and not die. Most truly I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his Blood you have NO LIFE IN YOURSELVES. "

" You are all, in fact, sons of God through *your faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. " [Galatians 3:26-27]

However as many as did receive him, to them he gave authority to become God's children *because they were exercising faith in his name* and they were born not from blood, or from a fleshly will, but from God. " [John 1:12-13 ][[Romans 9:33 1 Peter 2:6. . Romans 5:1-5]

" knowing as we do that a man is declared righteous not due to works of law, but only through faith toward Jesus Christ. " [Halation 2:16]

Just as Ephesians 4:4 says there is "one hope" and Romans 8:24 says "We were saved in this hope". There is no evidence to show that Jesus or anyone else has returned and changed the hope. It is the same. And we should be preaching the original Christian gospel and stop teaching a changed hope. Galatians 1:8 warns: ". . if we or an angel out of heaven were to declare to you as good news something BEYOND what we declared to you as good news, let him be accursed. "

Here are some older WTS quotes. (notice the dates they were written)

"Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present,since October 1874, A. D. according to the testimony of the prophets, to those who have ears to hear it. . . " [ Wt July 15,1905 p. 3576 ]

"Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since October 1874, A. D. according to the testimony of the prophets, to those who have ears to hear it. [The Battle of Armageddon," (SS-4), 1912 edition

"We have no doubt whatever in regard to the chronology relating to the dates of 1874 . . " [WT May 15 1922 150]

"Surely there is not the slightest room for doubt in the mind of a truly consecrated child of God that the Lord Jesus is present and has been since 1874. . . " [Wt, January 1, 1924, p. 5]

"The Scriptural proof is that the second presence of the Lord Jesus Christ began in 1874 A. D. " [Prophecy, 1929, p. 65]

"The time of the Lord's second presence dates from 1874, as above stated. " [The Harp of God p. 236, 1928 edition]

"That the harvest began in 1878, there is ample and convincing proof. The end of the harvest is due in the spring of 1918. " [The Wt, May 1, 1918, p. 6243]

"And it was in 1878, then, that the process of setting up the kingdom began. Then our Lord raised the sleeping saints from the tomb and joined them to himself " [WT June 1 1922 p. 174]

"Bible prophecy shows that the Lord was due to appear for the second time in the year 1874. Fulfilled prophecy shows beyond a doubt that he did appear in 1874. Fulfilled prophecy is otherwise designated the physical facts; and these facts are indisputable. " [WT Nov. 1 1922 p. 333]

"No one can properly understand the work of God as this present time who does not realize that since 1874, the time of the Lord's return in power, there has been a complete change in God's operations. " [Wt, September 15, 1922, p. 278 ]

"As in the type that date - three and a half years after the death of Christ - marked the end of all special favor to the Jew and the beginning of favor to the Gentiles, so we recognize A. D. 1881 as marking the close of the 'high calling, or invitation to the blessing peculiar to this age - to become joint-heirs with Christ and partakers of the divine nature. " (The Time Is At Hand; 1889; 1915 ed. ; p. 235)

"In the year 1943 the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society published the book "The Truth Shall Make You Free. " In its chapter 11, entitled "The Count of the Time," it did away with the insertion of 100 years into the period of the Judges and went according to the oldest and most authentic reading of Acts 13:20, and accepted the spell-out numbers of the Hebrew Scriptures. This moved forward the end of six thousand years of man's existence into the decade of the 1970's. Naturally this did away with the year 1874 C. E. as the date of return of the Lord Jesus Christ and the beginning of his invisible presence or parousia. " [God's Kingdom of a Thousand Years 1973 p. 209, par. 55] (Frederick Franz)

( My comment: Did you notice this folks? The belief that Jesus returned in 1874 was not officially done away with (changed) until 1942! Yet we were led to believe that the WTS had always expected Jesus' return in 1914. )

"Is not the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society the one and only channel which the Lord has used in dispensing his truth continually since the beginning of the harvest period?" [WT Apr 1 1919 p. 6414]

"Of course, it is easy say that this group acts as a prophet of God, it is another thing to prove it. The only way that this can be done is to review the record. What does it show? [WT. 4/1/1972, p. 197]

"Knowing these things, what will you do? It is obvious that the true God, who is himself 'the God of truth' and hates lies, will not look with favor on persons who cling to organizations that teach falsehood. (Psalm 31:5; Proverbs 6:16-19; Revelation 21:8) And, really, would you want to be even associated with a religion that had not been honest with you?" [Is This Life All There Is?-1974 p. 46]

Thanks again Bill for standing up for righteousness and truth at all costs. Hopefully this web page and the efforts put forth here will make allot of difference and will be very effective in helping the WTS to see that they need to make those much needed changes. We need more men like you in this world. God Bless, Sheila Rae (anchor@pacifier. com) (hey, I am happy to see so many responding to your website who have also weathered the storm and have also kept their faith in God, Jesus, and the Bible through it all! (I see that the mistake people make is to put their trust in man to teach them God's Word, instead of putting their full trust in God Himself and asking Him in prayer for His Spirit,to help teach them as they read and study His Word. (Proverbs 3:5-6 . . Proverbs 4:11 . . Psalms 146:3-8 . . Psalms 118:8 . . Proverbs 2:1-13 . . 1 John 4:1 . . James 1:5 . . Luke 11:9-13. . Acts 17:26-27)

Remote User:

Date: 08 June 2001

Time: 23:03:55

Comments:

You are doing a great work. A work of love and a demonstration of God's Spirit. We at A Common Bond applaud you. We are a group of almost 200 gay/lesbian xJW's. You can read our conversations and take part in them by going to www. acbgroup@yahoogroups. com We are having our third conference in Minneapolis August 10, 11, 12. It is open to all. The previous two have been extremely successful and fun. Frank M. cinemanurse@webtv. net

Remote User:

Date: 09 June 2001

Time: 14:02:56

Comments:

Wow, have my eyes been opened! I have been studying with the Witnesses sporadically over ten years now, and while I do think that most of what they believe makes sense, especially how world events are shaping up, I did always have trouble with the organizational structure and authority. I have a friend back where I'm from who has gone through physical and especially emotional/verbal abuse with her husband, who is also a Witness, for many years. At one point recently she was suicidal. I understand the fear of the Witness of questioning their belief which is tantamount to relinquishing their sense of security. I also have many friends who are Witnesses back home and personally I would fear the repercussions of being labeled "bad association" and "reading apostate literature" if I were to tell her about this site. I would not want that label because I am still attending meetings and am still deciphering the real "truth" for myself based on the Bible. Any suggestions from anyone out there? As for me personally, I have two children myself and am frankly a little frightened after hearing of these stories. I have recently moved to North/Central Ocala, FL area and am wondering if any of you out there can share anything that I should be worried about down here. Thank you very much for the work you do. You may write me at:mudrunner222@aol. com

Remote User:

Date: 10 June 2001

Time: 12:47:56

Comments:

Thank you for putting this web page together, to help alert everyone to the danger that paedophiles pose to all children.

The elders in each local congregation and the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society should be making a stand against such ones and reporting them to the authorities.

Tragically they are not.

Well done Silentlambs.

Remote User:

Date: 12 June 2001

Time: 21:41:18

Comments:

any kind of forum to expose a child/sex offender I think can only aid a person that has experienced this horrific episode,

Remote User:

Date: 13 June 2001

Time: 18:34:20

Comments:

I have been DF's for 21 years and have finally seen thru the hypocrisy in the last 2 to 3 years. It funny how when you are one of the JW's how you are very protective. I put something out of my mind that happened years ago. I was friends with a (brother and sister) and was told that he had molested his daughter. The elders told her to stay with him and for him not to do it again. He was never reproved and nothing was done as far as reporting it to the police. To this day this man walks around and is spoken to by member of the congregation. So I have seen it first hand and was even part of the cover up. May God forgive me for that!

Remote User:

Date: 15 June 2001

Time: 21:11:36

Comments:

Not before time, this portal being put together. The withholding of so much pain for so many years - silentlambs sums it up. You wouldn't wish the nightmare on your worst enemy. This organization screws up peoples lives big time.

Would like to work with similar issues.

www. can-online. org. uk m. price@can-online. org. uk

In healing

Mark (UK)

Remote User:

Date: 16 June 2001

Time: 08:11:57

Comments:

I am Brenda. My mother who left when I was 2 is a Jehovah's Witness. I do not understand everything about this religion and was shocked when seeing your site that this is allowed to go on in this religion. Please keep up your work, so many children are depending on people like you. res0f7qs@verizon. net

Remote User:

Date: 20 June 2001

Time: 03:50:13

Comments:

I find your web site informative as well it may well be Gods hand at work in this matter. My daughter of 12 also was sexually abused by her new step father who was with in one year released from prison for the same offence, my ex-wife at the time had the careless idea to remarry a man of such unscrupulous ways. As is always the case me the father was the last to know, and I too was given the heat trip of: oh you may dishonor Gods organization by reporting it to the police or family services, not to speak of the verbal abuse I received by my wife at the time for the very thought of imprisoning the man who took my little daughter chasteness away. I am confident that there is a God and that his name is know by me as Jehovah and he has a name who is our savor Jesus Christ. It is this faith that has keep me together in all this mishandling, not the so called elders shepherds of the flock or the organization it self. there is a mill stone reserved for those who harm Christ little ones this fact never escapes me. Lew

Remote User:

Date: 22 June 2001

Time: 17:36:56

Comments:

I am an adult daughter of a witness of 30+ yrs who was molested by my brothers friend when I was a child. I have just broken my silence of over 20 years and although my father(JW) and mother(non JW) support my reporting this man to the police it appears that my brothers (JW) want to keep meeting with this man to make him see the error of his ways. I have met with him and although he has admitted what he did he can't see that it was wrong. I have also discovered that 3 years ago he told not only an elder but a circuit overseer what he had done and has still been allowed to serve as an elder to this day! Who says there is never a cover up? J (UK)

Remote User:

Date: 25 June 2001

Time: 17:36:03

Comments:

It's high time that this matter is brought out in the open. This man don m. has been hiding behind the Jehovah Witnesses too long because he knows

It's high time that this has been brought out in the open this man Don M. has been hiding behind his religion (Jehovah's Witnesses) because he knows how the system works. He moves every two years and changes congregations, which clears his slate and again he gets away with it. He has lived in 15 different places in the last 30 years.

Remote User:

Date: 26 June 2001

Time: 01:22:33

Comments:

I always support a website that exposes that which is wrong. I have never been a jw and will never be. I was once a mormon and wish that something like this could be started with mormons, especially polygamy groups.

Remote User:

Date: 27 June 2001

Time: 15:52:15

Comments:

Jesus said that by their fruits, you will know his true followers. Based on Laura's and many others' experiences it's clear that Jehovah God is sending us all a message that the religion called Jehovah's Witnesses has *NOT* found the truth. Rather than blindly reciting Jesus's words about trees that bear rotten fruit, one should pay attention to these words. Many of you reading this are attending congregations filled with good fruit. Let me give you an illustration about why your observations about your religion should *NOT* be limited to your own congregation. The Watchtower Society's claim that Jehovah's Witnesses are "the one true religion" is based on the organization's fruits. The organization consists of almost 100,000 congregations. These congregations are like baskets of fruit. The organization is like a large warehouse. The baskets of fruit cover the floor of this massive warehouse. In order to decide if the inventory of fruit in this warehouse is "good fruit" or "rotten fruit" one must inspect the entire inventory. Walking passed rows of fruit baskets with a pen and clipboard, one can place a tick-mark under the column "Good Fruit" if a basket looks fresh and good as a whole, or "Rotten Fruit" if a basket looks overly ripe as a whole. Then add all the tick-marks in each column, and calculate the percentage of rotten fruit in the warehouse. Generally if the inventory contains rotten fruit greater than 10-20 percent, then it's safe to conclude the entire inventory is in question. Jesus therefore was helping us to realistically evaluate whether the religion we choose contains "good fruit" or "rotten fruit" -- not by simply looking at our own "fruit basket" or congregation, but by getting a sense of the overall condition of *ALL FRUIT BASKETS* or all congregations in the religion we are evaluating. Upon finding a religion filled mostly with good fruit, we can safely attend the meetings, gather with others of that religion to worship God, and decide to what extent we will personally engage in witnessing the good news of the kingdom to others. To the chagrin of the Watchtower's governing body and sorrow for those who have spent their life as Jehovah's Witnesses, Silentlambs is busy tallying the extent of one type of fruit contamination in this organization. The result is discovering that the child abuse and pedophile problem alone has infected the fruit so extensively that Jesus would surely label this tree as one bearing rotten fruit. When you mix good fruit with rotten fruit, the good fruit becomes infected (just as a little leaven ferments the whole lump). Those who still are good fruit in their hearts and lives should consider separating themselves from the rotten fruit, to themselves remain untainted. This involves the very major life change that one faced when getting baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, in effect bringing many full circle to where they started. Is your love for Jehovah God intense enough to start your quest for the truth all over again? Are you willing to walk back the way you came to that fork in the road, and examine your compass again to re-decide your course in life? Such willingness to change one's course of life takes courage and true trust in God and his son to whom we dedicated our life to serving when emerging from the water of our baptism.

Remote User:

Date: 29 June 2001

Time: 00:50:05

Comments:

I had no idea or maybe that's not the case. Looking back I can see how that could have been very possible. I'm glad it didn't happen to me. My heart goes out to the every silent lamb. It was enough to be put through mental anguish, not to mention no Christmas, birthday etc. etc. . I guess we all have our own horror stories, I know I have some. Well, I won't bore you with my little life story. But I do have a small request. My wife has never been involved with J. W. and I was wondering if anyone who has ever been disfellowshipped could possibly email me, because she can't understand what it is like. My email is chris8688@excite. com thank you very much.

Remote User:

Date: 29 June 2001

Time: 14:16:02

Comments:

I was molested when I was 14/15/13 I don't know what age I was. I'm sort of use to blocking things out of my mind I have not really giving it much thought until I ran across this page when it happened I didn't tell no one I cried every night and I hated older guys somewhat still do when I finally told my parents they really did not do nothing until this day I see him I think about having someone kill him but I don't want anyone in jail because if me. . I am still hurting because of this and don't know what to do but I trust in God and I will be fine thank you


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