How many people have you de-converted?

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How many people have you de-converted

Poll ended at Oct 29, 2010 9:41 pm

Zero
33
72%
One to Three
11
24%
Four to Six
1
2%
Seven to Nine
1
2%
Ten or more
0
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Re: How many people have you de-converted?

#181  Postby The Apistevist » Apr 12, 2018 5:13 pm

Inadvertently, just one: my brother. I tend not to discuss my views with most family members. They're conservative Christians.
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Re: How many people have you de-converted?

#182  Postby Keep It Real » Jun 11, 2018 6:59 pm

Me in neighbouring town earlier today walking past JW stand:

me - "Oh, you're here as well then..."

him - "would you care to take a look at this booklet?" - hands me booklet entitled What does the bible teach us.

me - "what does the bible teach us...not to wear mixed fabrics?" - seriously pissed off expressions materialise on the two female JWs faces.

me - "I'll take it and read it - haven't read a book in ages, I'm stuck on the net mostly these days. So you lot are here too, you're all over my home town like a rash."

him - "we don't really like that phrase."

me - "gota go, tara" - walk off.
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Re: How many people have you de-converted?

#183  Postby Cito di Pense » Jun 12, 2018 9:36 am

Keep It Real wrote:Me in neighbouring town earlier today walking past JW stand:

me - "Oh, you're here as well then..."

him - "would you care to take a look at this booklet?" - hands me booklet entitled What does the bible teach us.

me - "what does the bible teach us...not to wear mixed fabrics?" - seriously pissed off expressions materialise on the two female JWs faces.

me - "I'll take it and read it - haven't read a book in ages, I'm stuck on the net mostly these days. So you lot are here too, you're all over my home town like a rash."

him - "we don't really like that phrase."

me - "gota go, tara" - walk off.


Well done. You're lucky. The JWs in my neck of the woods cannot be presumed to speak English. That this saves me a certain amount of wasted energy I can dump here is not lost on me.
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Translation by Elbert Hubbard: Do not take life too seriously. You're not going to get out of it alive.
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Re: How many people have you de-converted?

#184  Postby zulumoose » Jun 12, 2018 10:24 am

Last JW that approached me was at pains to say that people are wrong to dismiss them for "not believing in Jesus" since they do actually believe in Jesus. She was a bit taken aback when I told her that I didn't.

I didn't realise it was a thing that they are rejected by other Christians for allegedly not taking Jesus seriously.
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Re: How many people have you de-converted?

#185  Postby Fallible » Jun 12, 2018 10:42 am

Now all they need to do is extend that not-taking-seriously thing to the rest of it.
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If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
Into a million itsy bitsy tiny pieces, don't you know,
Just like my favourite scene in Scanners .
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Re: How many people have you de-converted?

#186  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jun 12, 2018 10:57 am

zulumoose wrote:Last JW that approached me was at pains to say that people are wrong to dismiss them for "not believing in Jesus" since they do actually believe in Jesus. She was a bit taken aback when I told her that I didn't.

I didn't realise it was a thing that they are rejected by other Christians for allegedly not taking Jesus seriously.

It's similar how some protestants think catholicism isn't Christian.
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