Friday, September 10, 2010

Line breaks are important

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Low life.... I get it lol.
Great work.

Signed a non stalking EXJW fan who is yet to get the book for me my sister and my other sister :-)

They are just like you,,, witty and smarter than me (they also left "the org" before me, only the second year for me now so still slightly mind controlled and hiding)

Thanks again for doing all the hard work of putting it all in words. Will keep following you on youtube as that's where i first became a fan - you were and are bang on!!! Have a great weekend

Signed,
"Too scared yet to post a video but at least have a youtube logon(EXJWdeprogram)" Cheers!!

Anonymous said...

P.S. don't bother posting my lame last blog. Was just saying hi.

Youtube ID EXJWdeprogramm

P.S. will not stalk :-)

Wall Lights said...

Superb blog post, I have book marked this internet site so ideally I’ll see much more on this subject in the foreseeable future!

Anonymous said...

I just want to say that I finished reading your book, which I skipped chapter because it was so boring....The book is about how you ruined your life because you wanted to and then you blamed the JW's. Pathetic!

birdbrains said...

Are you a Jehova's Witness? With all respect, I just wonder why are you believing that the world will go under, and then only Jehova's Witnesses will remain? Can you explain that? Please answer on my blog, or else I won't see it. :)

Kyria said...

I'm not a Jehovah's Witness. Sorry I didn't answer on your blog, I wasn't sure which post to put it on.

Anonymous, I think you misunderstood my book.

- Kyria

Anonymous said...

Hilarious, I was looking up the show "too Close for Comfort" and the picture I chose linked me to your sight. I have very funny stories about being raised in the JW's, and still dealing with a whole family who continue to wait with baited breath for the declaration of world peace and the immenent carnage that is to be released on them (JW's) when it turns out they are the only people on earth you refuse to recant their beliefs (all other religions don't really BELIEVE like they do, oh sure, some are even willing to BLOW THEMSELVES UP, but, they will easily just let that go when religion is abolished). Gonna have to add you to my favorites.

Sandymac said...

Kyria,

Took me a sec to get the 'line break' thing...funny!

Like you, I’m a JW survivor. Unlike you, I was conscripted into the JW’s later in life, at the age of 10. I’m so grateful that I wasn’t born into the religion! My difficulties started 'cuz my low-self-esteem Mother got worked by a fanatical neighbor into deciding to change religious brands... I always wondered if that lady got a new toaster for her efforts, or what…

I put up with all of it – hell, tried to convince myself that I believed all that bullshit for a couple of years…then realized how embarrassed I was about it, & bagged the whole project. I think I was 12 when I quit. I successfully resisted my Mom’s coercive efforts to bring me back into the fold, and then we fought about her stupid religious beliefs daily until I left home. I remember how shocked I was when I began to get the “I don’t see you/you don’t exist” treatment from JW’s I’d known, whenever I crossed the path – THAT part was disturbing! But it only confirmed the wisdom of my jailbreak…

Eventually all my siblings bailed on the religion too, and to tell you the truth, I haven’t thought much about the whole thing for decades. But I do remember the lingering paranoid thinking that would visit me periodically for some years after I quit: “Whoa – what if it turns out I’m wrong and they’re right?” Eventually that faded away too…

Lately I’ve discovered that I have a few friends who had (like you) the misfortune of being raised from toddler-hood into the JW’s. I can see that being mired in that particular swamp for most of one’s life would have far more serious consequences that anything I experienced. I was so lucky to detach from it as young as I did.

My friends turned me on to your incredibly funny book – I’m laughing my ass off, and I’m only a couple of chapters into it. I want to thank you for writing it. I’ve only ever read one other book about JW’s – I think it was titled: “The Orwellian World of the JW’s,” and was published in – big surprise! 1984…caught my eye as I was strolling past the ‘new acquisitions’ shelf in the library. I remember it was an interesting read – but it sure didn’t make me laugh out loud!

Wishing you much success with your comedy & whatever else you decide to do in your life…

Sandy Mitchell

p.s. the cover picture is ‘divinely’ inspired…what a hoot!

thanh len said...

it's good!

NY/NJ Blog said...

Just read through your book in 24 hours. I don't think anybody who has NOT experienced life being raised as a JW could possibly understand the excellent nuances you've captured so well. Kinda like a private "joke."
It cracks me up to see the vitriol written by those who are still being led around by the nose.
You've shown so clearly how dysfunctional en-CULT-turation can lead to bad coping decisions that can last a lifetime.
Good job on spinning that into success!
How did your family react to the dedication of your book?