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Old 11th June 2019, 09:06 AM   #1
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Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life

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Old 12th June 2019, 02:14 PM   #2
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I can't see the video here in Australia dann. Perhaps others have that problem also so no comments about same are forthcoming.
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Old 12th June 2019, 02:18 PM   #3
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Being brought up as a JW ...... child abuse. Cast off the chains if you can.
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Old 17th June 2019, 04:48 AM   #4
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I can't see the video here in Australia dann. Perhaps others have that problem also so no comments about same are forthcoming.

If you google the title of her book, the thread title, there are several other articles and video interviews with the author. Her book gets pretty good ratings. (I guess that very few Jehovah's Witnesses read it.):
Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life (GoodReads)

I find it interesting that her devotion to the religion ended up making her reject it:

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She volunteered to take the message to China, where the preaching she did was illegal and could result in her expulsion or worse. Here, she had some distance from her community for the first time. Immersion in a foreign language and culture--and a whole new way of thinking--turned her world upside down, and eventually led her to lose all that she had been sure was true.
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"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 30th June 2019, 08:50 PM   #5
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So she is selling a book about having been in a cult like itís as rare as being struck by lightning.
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