Atheist & Jehovah's Witness couple - What Do You Think? - Essential Baby
Jun 9, I remember that first year after I'd left the Jehovah's Witness faith. I don't think I've ever seen my mum cry so much, so often. She was convinced. I am an atheist and my partner is a JW. Do you think a marriage If they are still a JW and dating a non-jw they are outright lying. You may not. Those who date should be free to marry. Some people who are legally divorced are not viewed by God as being free to remarry, since his standard is that the.
I never saw that as a problem, it's not like I'm trying to convert her or she's trying to convert me. Yet, soon after she raised a barrier in our relationship, her mother could not know she dated me. I obviously thought it was strange and even after meeting with her mother as a friend she didn't strike me as someone who would raise any problems because of me.
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I asked her about it from time to time about why not telling her or what the problem was, yet she would avoid the subject and gave very vague responses, she wasn't living with her mother at the time so I didn't insist and gave her time. I knew something was off but I could really get the gist of it. Fast forward to today and she is now living with her mother again and because she doesn't want to raise suspicion about us our relationship as been affected by it.
I kept digging and I finally found out why not from herthe truth is, I didn't know much about the JW religion and I think she never told me everything for the fear of losing me. Her mother is also a JW and very "into it", she is afraid of losing all contact from her and even kicking her out of home.
This is because she knows that if she tells her mother about me her mother will definitely inform her congregation and ask for her disassociation.
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I read something online about "fading" away from the religion to avoid all the shunning and stupid behavior but she can't because of her mother. Most of time, the inactive single persons are also free to do whatever they like, because the congregation of JW's will probably not keep track of what they are doing.
It is also possible that two partners are baptised and only one of them very often the husband becomes inactive and has a different outlook on life, becomes agnostic, atheistic, In that case, the same advice as given in 1 Cor. Often the JW partner is quite disappointed in the decision of the partner and this can put a strain on the marriage, but in many cases the relationship continues as usual.
Also the relationship with other JW's can continue as usual, however some JW members might not be so cordial anymore with a person who has become inactive. So sometimes situations might arrive where e. JW's give a party and only invite the JW partner and not the 'inactive' mate.
I've only had one other encounter with them, which I documented here. They are so full of confidence that their book holds all the answers, yet generally pretty ignorant of basic facts.
- A moment that changed me: quitting the Jehovah’s Witnesses
So I decided to pass some time chatting. I was introduced to the younger woman, who pretty much never spoke the whole time, as a converted Muslim. I had to explain the whole "Jewish atheist" upbringing thing, which the lady interpreted to mean "Oh, so you read the Bible but you never actually got to know the Lord. The woman eager to start reading from the Bible, so I patiently refrained from calling it a book of fairy tales, or a big book of multiple choice, and she proceeded to gush happily about how the Bible is full of stuff that she finds inspirational.
She asked me permission to read me one, and I consented.
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To be honest, I don't even remember which part she picked. I just remember that at some point shortly after, we were talking about Adam and Eve, the first people, and she brought up how they defied God and ate the apple.
So I asked whether they had the knowledge of good and evil at the time when he ordered them not to eat the fruit? A little evasively, she said that they didn't know good and evil, but they understood that it would be disobeying God. But I persisted, did they really?
How did they know that it was wrong to disobey God if they didn't know good and evil?