Preaching – after 20 years

Who else doesn’t enjoy being preached at, I was brought up as a Jehovahs Witness, but at the age of 21 decided to leave, now I’m 41 years old, and yet my mother continues, to this day, to preach at me, yes this is a rant, I am being patronised, nagged, despite very clearly vocalising my reasons to no longer be a JW for continually over the last 20 years, still the loop continues, is this some form of compassion, a mother trying to save her son from armageddon, or a selfish act of saving herself.

Why does it bother me so, as a person who is no longer indoctrinated in the JW religion I have a choice, between many religions, I choose non, though Buddhism is the most attractive, but I prefer an open paith and listening to my own inner voice and well being for myself and others, Buddhist teachings are a helpful voice in this process.

Why did I leave the Jehovah Witness organisation in the first place, perhaps the why and how is the same thing, I stopped attending their meetings, I no longer heard their constant propaganda, I connected with people outside the religion, I realised that what I had been taught by the Jehovah Witness religion, from a baby was a lie, the religion is not the “truth” it’s just the same as all other religions, people not in the religion are not bad, the organisation has made many mistakes, families are torn apart by its policy of alienation and ostracization and against higher education.

So anyway that’s about it for this vent, not quite my normal post, but I feel it’s also good to be vulnerable at times and share life’s ups and downs, and hopefully encourage others through similar experiences, if you have had similar experiences feel free to share.

Thanks for reading, Sam.

Author: Sam

I'm a multi-media artist, working with drawing, painting, textiles and motion expression, I have been living in Asia for the last 6 years, I'm originally from Wales, in the UK, thanks for seeing my work, please get in touch if you'd like to discuss, my works are available to buy from my shop. Please consider supporting my work, you can purchase something from my shop, all support is greatly appreciated.

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