Editor’s Note: You met former Jehovah’s Witness Paul Grundy in an earlier article. For this video, Paul is assisted in the narration by “Lance,” another former JW (also known as “ExGileadMissionary”). As is typical of Paul’s work, he is dead-on with his facts, presenting them in a very straightforward and enlightening manner. Feel free to share this video with anyone who wants to know what it is like “growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness.”
Although Paul is from Australia (you’ll know which voice is Paul’s by his pronounced “down-under” accent), his description of growing up during that fifty year time span describes exactly what life was like for most young JWs during that time period. Unfortunately, life as a Jehovah’s Witness really hasn’t changed much from that of the second half of the 20th Century. The question that no one seems to ask is “How much longer will this go on before someone in power within the Watchtower organization makes a significant change in the way many children (and women) are treated within the religion?”
Growing up a Jehovah’s Witness 1960-2010
Paul Grundy, editor and webmaster of JWFACTS.com, is a frequent contributor to other JW discussion websites. He has a well-earned reputation for the accuracy of his documentation and as a moderate and reasoned critic of the Watchtower.