Monday, August 26, 2013

Ex-Jehovah's Witness Tells Her Story

Found this story about an ex-Jehovah's Witness, Tracy Jeffery, who endured all kinds of trials and tribulations as a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Woman talks about life in the religion she now calls a cult
According to the religion, after Armageddon, or the destruction of the human race, Jesus, along with a selected 144,000 people, will rule the Earth for 1000 years.

"As a kid, that's all you're taught," Tracey recalls.

Tracey remembers being frightened of the idea of Armageddon and seeing lurid publications which showed babies being killed and people running in the streets as Armageddon began. 
 She also says,
It's flaming child abuse when I think of it now, because now I know better how terrible it is. 
At one point she drifted away from them but their implanted fear of Armageddon drew her back into the cult.
When [her daughter] Jess was 14 months old, Tracey found that all her former religious beliefs came flooding back and she was struck with the fear that her child would die in Armageddon if she didn't rejoin the Jehovah's Witness.

She started Bible study again and was baptised into the religion in Toowoomba when Jess was 2.

She also says,
They keep saying they're not a cult - they are a flaming cult.
She was later kicked out partly because she began smoking tobacco.

HWA plagiarized many of his ideas from the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Hat tip Cult News Network.

1 comment:

  1. Flora Jessop is another one who fled a terrifying cult -- one that is so extreme as to be beyond belief... and in the United States to boot.