Losing my former JW religion, finally peace

JW losing my religion
https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2019/08/08/losing-religion/G4PZMbjTZb0Z0OW6priYGO/story.html?et_rid=1745483416&s_campaign=globesmostpopular:newsletter&et_rid=1745483416&s_campaign=globesmostpopular:newsletter

Sadly this is true for a lot of Jehovah’s Witnesses who go through the process of leaving the group. I was a Jehovah’s Witness for almost 20 years and I’ve come to the conclusion that a person shouldn’t lose their belief in God but still hold to the concepts that the Bible teaches.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. The problem with Jehovah’s Witnesses and all the Cults including Mormons, is they start worshipping the organization itself, they’re truly idolaters but they don’t know it and the only way for a lot of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons and others in these high demand religions is to start examining the teachings and compare them to the Bible and keep it simple.

I don’t believe the Bible is wrong I think the problem is the people who are put in charge who think they know how to interpret it. You can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater here. I have for years preached what it’s called the “Ahithophel syndrome” for people that are in the Jehovah’s Witness and other cults.

Ahithophel was a Biblical character whose words were like the “Oracle of God”, the trouble is this “Oracle” told people to do things that were morally wrong and this is where the people in these religions need to make the distinction of separation when a religion starts doing things that are morally wrong or puts people’s lives at stake. That person then has to make a decision that this isn’t the right religion, and get out or get kicked out..

Going through this unfortunately is like going to a divorce, you go through different stages of anger management but finally when you get through it you won’t even think about the religion itself, just like me, it’s taken MANY years but I don’t even think of the Jehovah’s Witnesses anymore till I see articles like this, they’re not even on my radar.

There still is a God that cares about you so don’t go in the opposite direction, this isn’t your fault.

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