Over the next few weeks I will make a few of the chapters from my first book, Losing The Faith, available here on my website. Feel free to leave comments after each chapter.
“It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you
from the truth.” This statement comes from the movie called
The Matrix, which to me aptly describes what I experienced and
what led to me being awakened to the deception and cover-ups
of an organization that claims to be directed by God and states
that it is the sole channel of communication between God and
From about eleven years of age I truly believed that the
organization known as Jehovah’s Witnesses was rightfully that
which it claimed to be. I was actively involved in the preaching
work as set out and required of every Jehovah’s Witness and
never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would find myself
taking my current stand. For twenty five years of my life I
believed this was “The Truth”. Well, I reached a crossroads in my
life and this book describes what led me to my decisions and how
I came to the conclusion that I was living a life based on just
another religious concept. A concept that can be very damaging
to individuals and families.
My gripe is not with the people in the organization, but it is
with the doctrines that have no sound scriptural backing. The
doctrines that the leaders of this organization enforce on its
followers that cause so much pain and family break-ups. There
are many good people in this organization that I personally know,
and who truly wants to serve God with their whole heart and
mind. They do not know of the cover-ups and deception that this
organization and so many others like it would much rather hide
from their followers.
My conscience does not allow me to stand back and simply
do nothing. I can easily sit back and let it all just pass. Many
choose to do that .They reason, “others are affected, not me.”
Life is all about choices. This is my choice and I have decided to
stand for something. I realize there may be consequences to my
actions and revelations, but so be it.
When I first wrote down these words it had a profound effect
on my decision to make my individual feelings and standpoint
known, rather than sit back and watch more lives devastated.
Furthermore, the experiences I write about in this book are by no
means unique and reflect what many worldwide have had to
endure and come to terms with. The conflict of thought,
depression and anxiety experienced by countless individuals is
just the tip of the iceberg.
This is my story.