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.
Queequeg: Great Shimmy, I'll try to catch you on facebook in a bit.
Jul 4, 2019 22:16:17 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: the one thing Australia does better than New Zealand is......... vegemite beats marmite hands down
Jul 5, 2019 0:12:34 GMT -7
DrivingAce: Hey Guys! It's been a while since I came on, but I wanted to say a quick hello! I've been mostly lurking on the exjw Subreddit, but I didn't want to forget everyone here! Hope all is well!
Jul 8, 2019 8:37:39 GMT -7
Rusholme: Good to hear from you drivingace, all the best! ; )
Jul 10, 2019 7:43:09 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Wanted..... posters, please we need to liven up this place, we get many visitors but not many posters, why is this? We are a laid back bunch, most veiws welcome, christain, pagan, everyday stuff, all makes for a good convo? take the plunge and post?
Jul 12, 2019 2:39:53 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I'm happy to report that I finally got a day off! Yay! Finally got a chance to post a few things. I hope you guys are having a wonderful day today!
Jul 14, 2019 9:58:37 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I hope to finally retire sometime at the end of the year.
Jul 14, 2019 18:00:29 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: lol hotone thought you already retired?
Jul 19, 2019 14:47:55 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Yea, someone waived money at me so I took one more assignment
Jul 21, 2019 2:54:56 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Hello everyone! Good news is I just got a totally awesome computer for half price! Bad news is I crashed my internet! I'm using the WIFI off my phone right now.
Jul 28, 2019 5:21:31 GMT -7