How I Left the Jehovah’s Witnesses to Pursue Filmmaking

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Chris Stuckmann

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I've wanted to make this video for years. Here I discuss my religious past, and how members of the religion I was raised in attempted to keep me from pursuing my goals. I hope that this video can prove inspirational for other people who have felt trapped in life. Thank you for watching.
#JehovahsWitness #JehovahsWitnesses #EXJW

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Chris Stuckmann
Chris Stuckmann Mánuði síðan
Thank you all so much. The outreach since the interview went up has been overwhelming and has helped me heal. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you’ve understood. I was anxious about discussing these things, but I’m so happy to learn that many ex-JWs watch the channel, and I truly hope this video reminds you that you’re not alone. Anyone out there afraid to come out about something, I see you. I support you. Thanks so much everyone.
Tara Ghazouly
Tara Ghazouly 13 dögum síðan
I was dfed at 15 (am now 33) and have watched a number of celebrities say they grew up JW and basically call it 'pretty good'. Thank you so much for being honest about where you're from and telling the truth about what it's like. Bless you.
OceanMan
OceanMan Mánuði síðan
Good for you man!! May we all be given the strength to share our perceived vulnerabilities.
Fermion
Fermion Mánuði síðan
More power to you dude. Love the channel and love watching you. Remember, you are what you do not whats been done to you, and what you do is amazing.
Ryan Burnett
Ryan Burnett Mánuði síðan
You are incredible! Moral courage like this is rare! Thank you for showing how good a person can be. Celebrate your freedom!
Adam Imperial
Adam Imperial Mánuði síðan
I really love this video chris. You have gotten me through so much hard times and made me smile and feel Happy and watching this makes me love you even more for Being vulnerable and soo damnnn cool love you! 🤗😇😇
Wizzy Radius
Wizzy Radius 58 mínútum síðan
We love Chris THE PERSON!!! Your bachground and life choices are a part of you. Forward dude!!! 😁😁😁🤗🤗🤗
TheRedMachete
TheRedMachete Klukkustund síðan
There's a video out there that completely destroys this guys argument . this guy is a fake
PrezidentTrump
PrezidentTrump 3 klukkustundum síðan
The only film he made sucked shit.
Bryce Willey
Bryce Willey 7 klukkustundum síðan
Had me crying, I'm so happy here and know you have nothing but support!!!
Captain Of A Starship
Captain Of A Starship 7 klukkustundum síðan
Isn't it useless to fight JH witnesses using the lies of the world instead of using the truth of the gospel/bible?
Soulr3k
Soulr3k 8 klukkustundum síðan
Honest question: what is there to dislike about this video? Like what
PapunaOfficial
PapunaOfficial 6 klukkustundum síðan
prob from current jw guys
Perotinus1
Perotinus1 11 klukkustundum síðan
Go you.
PluggedInPlayer
PluggedInPlayer 13 klukkustundum síðan
Chris! I am late. I commented initially. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. That's my life you just discussed. That's so brave. And it was worth it. Never forget, you are in the right. People only get in touch with me now to try and win me back every 5 years or so. Keep going.
wandering. adam
wandering. adam 15 klukkustundum síðan
Alright. I can definitely understand why everyone in the comments section believes witnesses to be a cult, especially if you have had a negative experience with them. I myself have seen members behave in a cult-like manner. However I will say that as a Whole Witnesses are far from a cult. I've seen it myself, I've studied with them in the past and yet the vast majority do their best to practice what they learn. Yes, I know many of you have had negative experiences with them, I know for a fact there are people with a toxic mentality and super hardcore beliefs with what they believe which seems to be like a cult. But they are very far from being one. I mean its very disappointing to see so many people to have gone through horrible situations with certain members/toxic congregations, but even they aren't genuine witnesses. That's why so many people leave. And I get it, it makes sense. But to say they're all a cult, that's far from true.
I’m a Llama
I’m a Llama 16 klukkustundum síðan
I like to imagine that if god could see these assholes that he would be like ‘Woah guys chill the fuck out, what’s all this I’ve been hearing about you banishing people?’
Dawn Sebastien
Dawn Sebastien 16 klukkustundum síðan
First time commenting on your videos. I saw some of them, and liked your hindsights and passion. Now i discovered your powerful testimony. I hope that some of the people that you loved, some of your friends, some of your family understood your point. And above all that they will never give up on you. You have the courage to be yourself and pursue your dreams, whatever the cost. You believe in what you are doing, you're willing to share cinema magic, and it's powerful messages. It's not harming anybody. Rather the contrary. Cinema is needed for humanity to grow. Like it was needed for cavemen to draw about what they saw. Thanks you Chris :)
Ben Jackson-Smith
Ben Jackson-Smith 18 klukkustundum síðan
It takes so much courage to do this, well done, all religions do this to some extent and I’m so glad you’ve been able to move forward and be happy with your life
onewaytosavetheday
onewaytosavetheday 18 klukkustundum síðan
When you started talking about how you'll be ignored by your family now, I felt the fear behind the making of this video. Well done! And congratulations on coming out
Emad Ahamed
Emad Ahamed 23 klukkustundum síðan
Keep inspiring bro... Follow your dreams, u r gonna be great at it...!
Frybo Delgado
Frybo Delgado 23 klukkustundum síðan
I immediatly had to watch the Video of Chris reviewing his own Childhood Movie... in there, his Father had a „Role“ as a Sheriff without a Uniform. It‘s funny how clear this came to my mind because back then I thought how cool it was for him to support his Sons Ambitions and even participating in front of the Camera! I mean, everyone should have such a cool Dad, right?!? HAH! And now that I know all that about him and being aware how he‘ll probably never talk to this Guy again it is heartbreaking to look back on this Video. Either this Guy changed a LOT since then or he was never supportive to begin with. It makes no matter! He‘s just another in a shere endless line of normal People brainwashed to do unbelieviable harmful things in the supposed name of some made up Diety... for the Glory and the power and the financial gain of some few benefictors - in this case those „elders“. And all that in the 21st Century... how completely absurd! May those superstitions die out with the People who hold them and never return!
o Formiga
o Formiga Degi Síðan síðan
friendly warning to anyone who's joining this religion: DONT JOIN
Dustin Lucero
Dustin Lucero Degi Síðan síðan
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life
Late Cambrian
Late Cambrian Degi Síðan síðan
Religion was invented when the first conman met the first fool. - Mark Twain.
Devin
Devin Degi Síðan síðan
This video is very eye opening
Zach Adair
Zach Adair Degi Síðan síðan
Proud of you
Kie
Kie Degi Síðan síðan
Thank you for being so open and vulnerable Chris ... I'm grateful you had the courage to do so and support others who might be struggling in a similar situation. Much respect.
Daggerkein
Daggerkein Degi Síðan síðan
This was an absolutely stunning video, Chris! Sending you all of my positive energy, you've shown courage of the finest sort, as Samwise Gamgee would say.
Abiana Ortiz
Abiana Ortiz Degi Síðan síðan
I recently left, literally a month ago. It had been the craziest most stressful few weeks ever. My mother cut off my brother years ago when he left and told me not to speak to him but I couldn’t. Me and my brother grew up best friends. So I left. I’ve gotten non stop calls, text messages telling me I have a duty, I don’t have a choice. I’ve changed my number 3 times in the past week. A nightmare.
RadMom 1013
RadMom 1013 11 klukkustundum síðan
Hang in there. I dont know your particular situation or what your support system is like but hang in there. We (my husband and 2 kids) left a year ago and we have had ppl thst have known me my whole life have shunned me . But I have the family that I created and that was all I needed. Ita hard. Its been an emotional roller coaster but everytime I saw something about the witnesses it made me feel better about my decision. I didny get out unscathed by no means I have a lot of ptsd. I have social anxiety. I dont know how to really function in the real world. But I have been able to reconnect with some "worldly" friends that have been nothing been accepting of me while I was distance and judgmental of them. It does get better. They want you to crumble without them and their conditional love. They don't want you to stand on your own or realize your own strengths. You are strong. You left a dire situation. Embrace the ones that love you. You aren't alone. Hang in there.
Carrisebear
Carrisebear Degi Síðan síðan
I'm a Christian and Trump supporter. Thank you for being so honest with your audience. You owe us nothing but you gave us a very personal part of you. I teach my kids that as long as you are a good and decent person to others that is all that matters (are they nice to you, do you have fun with them, do they respect others, do they help you to grow...). It is not up to us to judge. So thank you and keep up the fantastic reviews because yours are spot on!
thuja plicata
thuja plicata Degi Síðan síðan
wow. thank you for sharing. I was raised in the southern baptist environment and although they don’t have official terms and methods (disfellowship, marking, etc.), they do the exact same things to their youth. my dad was/is a minister and as I started to ‘act out’ and question the faith, I had many closed-door meetings with leaders, was also spoken out against publicly in very nebulous-yet-specific ways, and felt like I was constantly watched. my school was also strict christian so I was at church 3x a week and a christian school 5x a week. I slowly sank into a deep depression that was bordering on suicidal. I stayed up most nights so that I could have time to myself and my own thoughts and slept through classes and church sermons as best I could. eventually I just started skipping out on showing up and things started to spiral fast. I was ostracized and kept on close watch. when I finally made it to graduation, I had been coaxed by my parents to attend a christian college, attended for probably two months and knew if I stayed in that environment 4 more years I would lose my shit. I dropped out, had no community or social network to fall back on as they had all been inside the church so I just hit the road and started hitchhiking and sleeping outside. it was hard but it was freedom. so much of what you said touched me, and it’s honestly disturbing how much is similar between the two congregations. thank you for sharing, please know there is a huge group of people who have walked away from oppressive religions and cults and we all have your back. I meet people on a monthly basis who walked away from similar upbringings. in fact, probably the most I met were kids my age on the road when I was hitchhiking. so many of us had just had enough and left. thanks for being real, thanks for following your dream without compromise, and thank you for sharing what weighed heavy on your heart. P.S. I have good days and bad days but I can always look back on the first 18 years of my life and know what I came from and had the courage to walk away from. the air is crisp outside those walls.
А. Хмелевский
А. Хмелевский Degi Síðan síðan
Thank you. I hope you've got better now and won't ever suffer from all this hell. Stay strong.
Rê R
Rê R Degi Síðan síðan
Liberalism is also a cult.
Romit Kumar
Romit Kumar 5 klukkustundum síðan
@Rê R you can do better than that.
Rê R
Rê R 17 klukkustundum síðan
@Romit Kumar "Everyone I don't like is a troll" Another typical liberal move. pfff
Romit Kumar
Romit Kumar Degi Síðan síðan
@Rê R troll
Rê R
Rê R Degi Síðan síðan
@Josh Gordon american ha ha ha Abestalhado.
Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon Degi Síðan síðan
@Rê R Nor are political ideologies cults. You must be American, your lack of knowledge of the word "liberal" proves it.
ashley k
ashley k Degi Síðan síðan
as an atheist whose father was raised in the church and whose grandparents still considered themselves witness until they pass/passed, this video is SO important. thank you for sharing this 💛 i have even more respect for you now
Reese Reyes
Reese Reyes Degi Síðan síðan
That was a lot you've gone through. Never knew that about the Jehovah's Witness. I hope your family will be freed from it as well and your relationship with them restored. p.s. Your reviews are my go to. I watched a couple of movies you've had good reviews on. Keep doing what you're doing and I hope to see your own films someday. :-)
Stay Sharp
Stay Sharp Degi Síðan síðan
Bravo to you, sir; much respect 👏
sam torres
sam torres Degi Síðan síðan
Good to see the truth about your past, even though I know only a small portion of your pain you suffered. Chris, you make brilliant content, so I am grateful you left the JW.
David Nash
David Nash Degi Síðan síðan
I am curious about the other stories you have to tell!
Joselvocero MIA
Joselvocero MIA Degi Síðan síðan
Growing up a Jehova’s Witnessed I totally agree with allnyour points. I am not affiliated with them at all after learning and understanding some of the ridiculous rules they had.
Sharon Casey Ledwidge
Sharon Casey Ledwidge Degi Síðan síðan
❤️
Næp Sæck
Næp Sæck 2 dögum síðan
Every group that has a board of «elders» is a cult
Plain Mamajama
Plain Mamajama 2 dögum síðan
As someone who also left the faith when I turned 18 this video was really therapeutic to me. You explained everything I have felt and all the fears I have had. Thank you.
Piernas Locas
Piernas Locas 2 dögum síðan
You’re gonna burn in Hell- Dee Snyder
Julian Lozano
Julian Lozano 2 dögum síðan
As someone who was raised in the faith (I'm now an atheist) the image 4:05 traumatized me as a boy at age 10
vader kent
vader kent 2 dögum síðan
I wanted to let u know I love your channel and I love u even more for what u had to say and the heart that it took to tell all of us fans,we love you and I surely do thank u chris for being human,I am a fan for life,keep the Stuckmann reviews coming❤❤❤
eternal noumena
eternal noumena 2 dögum síðan
Pansexual legend
Critical Mass
Critical Mass 2 dögum síðan
I'm glad you were able to escape this cult Chris
Critical Mass
Critical Mass 6 klukkustundum síðan
@ConVolsing The only people who think Jehovah's Witnesses are not in a cult are other Jehovah's Witnesses. Most people in cults are completely content after they have been sufficiently brainwashed. Most of thr people in Jonestown didn't think they were in a cult even as they drank the Coolaid. Most of the Branch Davidians in Waco didn't think they were in a cult until after they were rescued either. I hope you can be saved from the terrible cult. 🙏
ConVolsing
ConVolsing Degi Síðan síðan
it's not a cult, I'm a Jehovah's witness and I am completely content.
Samuel Dixon
Samuel Dixon 2 dögum síðan
I remember you would hardly really curse in your videos at all.
Siw Johansen
Siw Johansen 2 dögum síðan
Warm hugs from Norway Chris 💗💖💗
Sam Zeyel
Sam Zeyel 2 dögum síðan
this is a crazy weird level of intimacy chris, but i appreciate the effort and i respect you even more in regard of what you've been through.
Landon Bangerter
Landon Bangerter 2 dögum síðan
God and Jesus Christ love you man. No matter what. Hope you’re doing well.
Fury Rage
Fury Rage 2 dögum síðan
Chris, props to do it, takes a lot of courage, keep up the good work and the good energy, bless friend.
Hunter Wright
Hunter Wright 2 dögum síðan
Hey Chris mad respect for you brother!
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln 2 dögum síðan
Sincere questions: So...before God created all things and beings, it was just God, right? So.....all things & beings came from......God, thus are essentially "God" in a different form.....So......how could God ever, I don't know, "destroy" or send people/beings to "hell for all eternity".....if....they were part of God? So unfortunate you (and so many others) have to go through such pain. Glad your courage won out.
Luffy Dragon
Luffy Dragon 2 dögum síðan
I followed you since the first Dragon ball evolution review My favorite movie reviewer ever
Kevin Noodle
Kevin Noodle 2 dögum síðan
I love this channel dude and this video is really ballsy. I hope your dad doesn’t stop talking to you. I hope you have the support you need. I wanted to ask if you think this is a cult-I’ve heard some people call it that.
blackassboy
blackassboy 2 dögum síðan
wow
Alejandro Vallencci
Alejandro Vallencci 2 dögum síðan
I just absolutely love how when confronted with the question of “why shun people” they can’t provide an answer. Because they know how evil and corrupt the organisation really is
Alejandro Vallencci
Alejandro Vallencci 2 dögum síðan
I had a friend in high school who was a Jehova’s Witness. One day he confessed to me that he thought he was gay, but there was nothing he could do about it. I asked why he would want to do anything about it, and that’s when he told me everything about being a Jehova’s Witness. How if he were to come out, he would be essentially kicked out and shunned by his entire family, not to even mention the hatred he would receive from his friends. Or how his cousin had died because his parents had refused a vital blood transfusion that would’ve saved his life. I think any religion that shuns and exiles people under threat of ‘armageddon’ is not a religion, but a full on cult. And it’s disgusting that a parent would rather let their own child die than go against their beliefs. My friend is still pretending to be straight all these years on, and I’m not even allowed to speak to him regularly. I really do hope that your story might inspire others to leave ASAP.
Agustin Fioriti
Agustin Fioriti 2 dögum síðan
Exactly everything you described! My sister was disfellowshipped after almost 10 years of leaving the religion by an elder who was obssesed with her. After they disfellowshipped her, he told my dad that he was wrong and that she shouldnt been disfellowshipped. I lost all my friends when i left the religion because i was gay, and then i realized there`s no true friendship inside the religion, because everything is conditioned to being part or not of the religion. I now have a happy life and wouldn`t change a thing, but it`s difficult to remove the JW chip inside your head which makes you see EVERYTHING fom that point of view...
Bad Raccoon
Bad Raccoon 2 dögum síðan
I know this is a late comment. But I grew up in a much smaller, but much more extreme. We were not allowed to even watch TV, listen to ANY music beyond what was made at the church. Not allowed to associate or have ANY friends or even associate with FAMILY that were not in the church. We had a very specific dress code, the dress code of extreme Pentacostals. I too, nearly committed suicide. My younger brother attempted suicide as well. My older brother DID commit suicide. Others that left the church ended up in mental wards and/or committed suicide. Talking about being behind.... you really, really are. It takes YEARS to get to where you can even feel comfortable in social settings, much less socially succeed. There was a LOT of sexual abuse, rape and other things going on in my church as well as criminal money laundering and tax evasion. Hearing you speak about this.... yeah. I feel ya bruh. Frfr
Jerrod Robert Wigton
Jerrod Robert Wigton 3 dögum síðan
@3:00 thank you so much. I’ve been going through a rough patch as a disassociated exJW and I really needed this so seriously. I’ve always loved your videos and have done some filmmaking myself. Now that I know we share this unfortunate upbringing I’ll be a lifetime viewer. I can’t thank you enough for sharing this, I wish I could do more to help people heal.
Ashley Collingwood
Ashley Collingwood 3 dögum síðan
This really was eye-opening. I knew a JW growing up and all I could think was "man I really hope they get out of this". 10 years later they reappear on Facebook... still a JW. It's sad that so many parents disown their kids like this - you'd think by now there'd be some way to prove that their beliefs are delusional/harmful. I just hope over time it dies out. I hope your parents change their minds as they grow older.
Hank Hill
Hank Hill 3 dögum síðan
Religiosity is a mental disorder
Black Alien
Black Alien 3 dögum síðan
@Mr Scriptor Holding on to delusional beliefs isn't healthy.
Mr Scriptor
Mr Scriptor 3 dögum síðan
How?
Corey Klima
Corey Klima 3 dögum síðan
Thanks for sharing Chris I don't think I could be as brave as you are.
Gwen Stephan
Gwen Stephan 3 dögum síðan
I've had students who are J Witnesses and it hurts my heart so much to know what they're missing out on and hear them parrot the vile beliefs of their church. Smh. Also I'm amazed you weren't disfellowshipped for marrying a Jewish woman!
Wilson Delgado
Wilson Delgado 3 dögum síðan
Wow....Stay strong bro. Thank you for sharing this personal story of your life. You need to make this into a 🎥 I will be first in line...wow!!!
fullm3taljacket
fullm3taljacket 3 dögum síðan
Glad you left the cult... sincerely, a former atheist, now evangelical.
Black Alien
Black Alien 3 dögum síðan
What proof convinced you that the god of the Bible exists?
L.A. Poley
L.A. Poley 3 dögum síðan
Very Inspirational for me. Thank-you. So glad you came back from that low point where you made a video announcing the removal of your channel. It literally brought tears to my eyes. All too often a persons own identity is forbidden and shut down, with this Org. Dreams crushed basically. I am just in the process of fading, and it’s a scary process. You’re story is so moving, and greatly appreciated. 🙏
Lisa Nguyen
Lisa Nguyen 3 dögum síðan
Yeeeessss, I know all of your feels ❤️. I grew up very conservative independent Seventh Day Adventist. In my case it wasn’t visual media, it was nonfiction books. Like little Women by Louisa May Alcott is ‘dangerous’. I’m no longer part of that religion.
Lisa Nguyen
Lisa Nguyen 2 dögum síðan
@Black Alien oh yeah! Ah, I was very sleepy when I wrote that, ha
Black Alien
Black Alien 3 dögum síðan
I think you mean "fiction"
Frank Daniel Cierpial
Frank Daniel Cierpial 3 dögum síðan
Wow Chris! I have no idea what to say. I've always been a fan! You are one of my favorite You Tubers. I see horror movies BASED ON your reviews, because of how much we agree, though we did not agree on IT part 2. No words can express how brave you are. I'm sure that many will find this video to be very therapeutic. You are AMAZING. I dont know you, but I love you. I hope that everything works out for you and your family. I'm also very happy that you found your wife, somebody who understands you.
James Hanley
James Hanley 3 dögum síðan
Probably the most powerful video on ISpost I have ever seen. It takes absolute sheer courage to talk about this on the internet. What a great guy you are 👍
Roger Skagerström
Roger Skagerström 3 dögum síðan
Damn. Respected you before but this takes it to a new level.
Aleah B.
Aleah B. 3 dögum síðan
I remember my Jehovah’s Witness friend and I were talking about Aquaman, we both liked it. I do Bible studies with them sometimes. I honestly don’t get how watching superhero films, making ISpost videos, or birthdays are against God. I remember discussing New Years Day. Like how can God be against celebrating a new year? It’s weird. I respect them but I would never join their denomination. I’m sorry you went through this. I’m glad you can celebrate your birthdays now and that you’re healing.
Andrei Florin Musat
Andrei Florin Musat 3 dögum síðan
The you of your past you tube channel and that former statement is so heart warming. You just looked like a lost kid. Really relatable! Thanks for sharing all of these thoughts!
Wesco White
Wesco White 3 dögum síðan
So what happened after the video was posted?
Bryan Tan
Bryan Tan 3 dögum síðan
A bit off topic. Is Mark Rober a mormon?
Nguyen Thi Phuong Anh
Nguyen Thi Phuong Anh 3 dögum síðan
I never knew about Jehovah’s Witness before this video. If they ever came to my home and tried to persuade me, I wouldn’t understand what the hell they’d talk about although I’m Catholic.
Hudson Valley Wanderer
Hudson Valley Wanderer 3 dögum síðan
Wow. I've watched your videos for awhile and never knew you lived essentially the same childhood as me! I was born into the JW community in the lates 80s and my brain was so messed up from it. As you said I was constantly terrified of sin to the point that I tried taking my own life. Eventually I left not too long after that and healed. Much happier now!
Kara James
Kara James 4 dögum síðan
why are people putting thumbs down if you don't like it just don't listen don't be disrespectful this is hard to do to talk about he's done well proud
Wonderfully Made
Wonderfully Made 4 dögum síðan
The Jehovah witnesses separates and destroyed families!!!! Is a business company disguised as a Religion! They change a lot in their Bible to suit their doctrines. And the leaders keep the members busy, obligated and guilt striped!!!!!
AJNpa80
AJNpa80 4 dögum síðan
Thanks for this Public Service.
Takia Sharp
Takia Sharp 4 dögum síðan
So glad you told your story. I'm sure this will free a lot of people in bondage to this cult.
Jess The Stylist
Jess The Stylist 4 dögum síðan
Sending so many hugs to you for your bravery for speaking out about this🙏🏻💕 and if you write a book on this I will gladly buy it
Redwind
Redwind 4 dögum síðan
Hey man. I have a feeling that you’re the kind of person who will come back and read the comments every now and then, especially on a video as important to you as this one. I wanted to let you know that you’ve been a big part of my life growing up, and you helped me realize that I love movies too. I’m currently a cinema studies major at UTK right now actually. But I also want you to know that you made the right decision by making this video. It hurts to hear that you won’t be able to talk to your father ever again, and that must be devastating to you, but making this video was the right thing to do. People need to hear this. People need to know that they are not alone in their struggles. I’m incredibly proud of you for taking this step in your life. You already had my respect when it comes to your movie reviews, but you have also earned my respect in regards to how you value and understand people and their needs. I love you, and I wish the best for you and your wife.
John Corr
John Corr 4 dögum síðan
The fact than an "Apostate" is considered worse than a child predator is pretty ironic given the fact Jehovah's Witnesses have given leeway to actual Child predators in their own organization
Parker Shehab
Parker Shehab 4 dögum síðan
I am wildly impressed with your courage and honesty. You inspire me sir.
melleetheka
melleetheka 4 dögum síðan
I guess Morris forgot the verse in Ezekiel 33:11 where God say he take NO pleasure in the destruction of even the wicked but rather wants them to turns their hearts to good
melleetheka
melleetheka 4 dögum síðan
Lett looks SO FREAKING CRAZY!!!! He reminds me of Adam Schiff with those crazy staring eyes
melleetheka
melleetheka 4 dögum síðan
I think you might want to look up ancient near east biblical scholar and Semitic languages expert Dr. Michael Heiser who has some things to say about WT theology. Maybe you can interview him about the messed up stuff WT teaches and have a conversation over what most people wrongly understand when it comes to history, language and worldview of the biblical text.
Nkanyiso Ngwenya
Nkanyiso Ngwenya 5 dögum síðan
Y'all I'm also currently a baptized JW ,and I was manipulated to getting baptized by mom at a very young age ,honestly I feel like she done it to "show off" to the congregation...I'm currently 18 years and I have lost faith and I'm in disbelief of this religion ..I have taken upon the Buddhist teachings behind my parents and the churches back because I'm afraid I won't have a house to live in anymore and it's sad because I can't live my life to the full ,every time a JW follows me on Instagram I have to block them because I'm afraid it'll turn back to my family ....this year I'm supposed to be going to Varsity and study ,even that has been a struggle because I want to pursue a career in filmmaking as well ,but my mom said it was a corrupt industry, instead she said I should do teaching so I can focus on the religion...it's been like this my whole life ,my life has just been a manipulation from my mom and this religion, I once told her I want to do Fashion Design and she said it's a Gay community, I said I want to be an Interior Designer, she also said it's a Gay community...anytime I try to do what I love and I'm passionate about she always uses the religion as an excuse and I can't do anything because I live under her roof and she pays my intuition...so at this point I'm just looking for a way to escape..because I feel so confined and unhappy Thank You for sharing yo!
Rick Rodappa
Rick Rodappa 5 dögum síðan
Good on you bro...
staffski
staffski 5 dögum síðan
So strong
Kuygh
Kuygh 5 dögum síðan
This subject can really get on my nerves at times, especially as someone like myself who's familiar with even worse communities than these "jehovah's witnesses"( mainly extreme orthodox jewish groups, such as "haredim" and the hasidic movement, which are honestly considerably more oppressive, extreme, conservative and demanding than anything you mentioned here...). Who would want to believe/follow a god that encourages child abuse and disfellowship of their very own children? How much of an out-of-touch, sick, piece of shit one has to be? Why is this subject completely ignored like religion is some sort of "taboo"? Thank you ,chris, for your inspiring courage to be open about this and share your story.
Gil
Gil 5 dögum síðan
Today I learned that to be raised or indoctrinated in a cult may rob you of your life but at least you'll have plenty of content for an ISpost Channel.
Eric Lembeck
Eric Lembeck 5 dögum síðan
You and repzion need to collaborate on a video like this. He’s another ISpostr who, like you, came from a very religiously abusive background. If I recall correctly his wasn’t jehova but the ideals are roughly the same. I think a lot of people out there could really use your voices to know it’s not just them that experienced it and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
LifeSpark
LifeSpark 5 dögum síðan
Man, you are my hero. Thats all. I hope I grow up to be at least a tenth of the man you are....
David Alex
David Alex 5 dögum síðan
I support you, bro. Thanks for sharing.
Charley Vox
Charley Vox 5 dögum síðan
Sounds like Scientology
Joe's Ventures
Joe's Ventures 6 dögum síðan
Go after that cult my man, make it right to the families and lives they have destroyed. Justice needs to be served
Lil Dude
Lil Dude 6 dögum síðan
Hang in there I definitely know the feeling and this cult is evil. They brainwash kids. It’s really sad.
Erika G
Erika G 6 dögum síðan
Don’t give up. Never ever give up. You’re true to yourself and that’s what matters.
땅하늘
땅하늘 6 dögum síðan
Jehovah is the Creator of humans. The thoughts of Jehovah and humans are different. We must follow the will of [Jehovah] who will give us the reward of eternal life. John 17:3 Mt 24:14 Revelation 22:12-15 He gave us a law to keep according to human will. Nothing is free, spiritual or physical.
I'm Eterowicz
I'm Eterowicz 3 dögum síðan
@땅하늘 hello :)
땅하늘
땅하늘 4 dögum síðan
@FullMetal Atheist I see.
FullMetal Atheist
FullMetal Atheist 4 dögum síðan
@땅하늘 No I will not watch a korean Video. To make it short, I have never heard an example that convinced me and believe me I studied the bible very much.
땅하늘
땅하늘 4 dögum síðan
@FullMetal Atheist I'm a Korean and there are amazing and mysterious videos that Korean scientists testify to the Bible with science, but you won't understand because it's a Korean video, but maybe there are videos in the US where scientists testify the Bible with science. If you want, I will send you a link to one of several videos. Even if you don't understand Korean, you can see amazing pictures in the video.
FullMetal Atheist
FullMetal Atheist 4 dögum síðan
@땅하늘 Do you have one exampel of a statement from the bible that was way ahead of its time and is scientific correct, and could not be otherwise explained?
Nathaniel Cole
Nathaniel Cole 6 dögum síðan
I recently left the organisation. I was in it for 22 years. Its 100% percent a cult.
Nicholas Lalko
Nicholas Lalko 6 dögum síðan
We love ya Chris!!
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