Justin Jay Searles
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Justin Jay Searles is now a member of Think Atheist
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Your Religious Status
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
25/Male/Southern California.
I'm a smog technician.
I like to play online video games.
I like to know what is REALLY going in in the world.
Age
25-30
Relationship Status
Single
Why are you here?
Name is Justin. I'm 25 years old. Until just in the last 2 years or so, I began to question the reality that I have known since I was old enough to comprehend thoughts and beliefs. As a child I was taught that the ultimate "truth" in the universe was the Christian Bible. I believed this so much, I would have probably died for it, just like many millions of religious people have been doing for centuries. I am here to exchange information and maybe learn something new.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
While I never was officially a part of the Jehovah's Witness religion(you must be baptized to be recognized as a witness) , It was my 100% reality that what this religion taught was the truth about the universe. Reason being...Most of my family were..I was born into it. My Immediate family did not practice it and even my father was an agnostic. But they allowed my grandmother to "Indoctrinate" me if you will, from a very young age by having Bible studies weekly and even trips to the local Kingdom Hall. I guess to get to the point...I was starting to really think about going full fledged JW and dedicating my life to "The Truth" as it is so aptly referred to by the organization. I then started doing ALL of the SECULAR research that I could on the religion, which is VERY HIGHLY discouraged by any and every true witness and is looked upon as "Apostasy" which is grounds for being punished within the religion. However After countless hours of research and reason and a very good book titled "Crisis of Conscience" written by a former Leader in the religion..It became clear that maybe this was not the true religion. It was a very slow process and it is very much still a process for me. I have done a complete 180 in how and what I believe in. It became clear to me that the leaders of these religions, including JW, were not anything special and nobody should look to these people as "prophets" if you will.
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Creepr14
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