So last night we hung out with some JW friends of ours. We've been friends for a while, but haven't really hung out much. But we sort of pair off, my wife with his wife, and he and I. We talk about music and movies, and eventually get to talking about Coen brothers movies. I mention how I like them because they present a type of nihilism that isn't negative, but pretty neutral. He agrees, and we start having a philosophical discussion about nihilism, and also questioning the things we've always been taught. We get into how if you read old philosophers, they were asking the same questions we ask now thousands of years ago, like "Is God good because he does good things, or are good things good because God does them?" We both mentioned how nice it was to be able to talk more open like this, because you usually put JW's on edge when you show any sign that you aren't a 100% kind of person. Of course, I didn't mention that I was actually a pretty firm atheist, since he didn't seem to be quite there. But who knows? He could be having the same thought as me, hoping to not put all of his cards on the table. But man, while ot doesn't sound like much, having this type of conversation with a JW was pretty cool.
Good stuff! For sure, many are physically in but mentally out. And even if they're unconscious about it, being able to think outside the jw box is a good start!
I like the idea of the unconscious awakening. I guess we all probably hit that at some point. This guy is definitely part of a handful of people I will try to contact personally when I do leave. There are people I know who would likely hear me out, even if they don't agree with my decision.
Thehotone4u2: One more post maybe and I'm heading to bed!
Aug 23, 2019 23:12:00 GMT -7
Chris Ryan: Hello everyone!
Aug 25, 2019 19:01:25 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Chris!!!! My dog buried my phone and I lost your number!
Aug 25, 2019 21:38:03 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Chris x hello
Aug 25, 2019 22:05:54 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Hey Empty, nice to have you here.
Aug 28, 2019 0:23:51 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Greetings Empty! I like the name!
Aug 28, 2019 21:48:44 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Anyone hear from MB lately? She's probably super busy now with 5 kids and the baby to deal with.
Sept 4, 2019 7:28:34 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Not me, I miss that girl!
Sept 5, 2019 12:04:32 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Greetings! I hope everyone had a good weekend!
Sept 8, 2019 22:08:24 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I'm not in service today. I'm watching football!
Sept 22, 2019 11:09:18 GMT -7
friendlyjokster: I'd like to use a stack of anywhere up to about 50 Watchtower and/or Awake! magazines for a light-hearted silly JW-fun-poking Halloween decoration idea I have. Any edition, any condition, any number, doesn't matter. Can u help me find some cheap? Thanks!
Sept 22, 2019 20:00:18 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: where are you based jokester? Maybe someone near you who can help?
Sept 23, 2019 0:40:00 GMT -7
friendlyjokster: Thanks, Jet. I just sent a letter to Wallkill HQ, I'll see how that goes.
Sept 23, 2019 7:01:22 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: awesome, keep us updated on your project?
Sept 23, 2019 13:14:46 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Hey Rush! How are things?
Oct 2, 2019 19:19:59 GMT -7
Arlis Scott: Hello Everyone! Just came back from my trip to Utah. Wish I had been able to go down south and visit Chris and family, but couldn't do it this time. But go a twisted left ankle on the last day I was there, got wheel chair though all airports. Ha ha
Oct 13, 2019 11:47:18 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: hope the ankle is fixed up soon.
Oct 14, 2019 0:57:59 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Yikes! That's terrible Arlis! (I think!)
Oct 19, 2019 22:17:16 GMT -7