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2008.11.27 16:36 Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses

The Internet's most comprehensive resource for ex-Jehovah's Witnesses, a community for support, recovery and a few laughs along the way.
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2010.12.01 23:39 AgentLiquid Exchange ideas!

A recovery and discussion subreddit for those who were once followers of Islam. All are welcome but if you're here because of your hate for Muslims as a people then this is NOT the subreddit for you.
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2012.04.29 16:51 theangrynoobs Riverdale

Riverdale is a television series for The CW/Netflix, based on characters from Archie Comics. Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
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2020.11.26 06:55 Google_News_JW_CSA Elder charged with failing to report sexual abuse of child

Crystal Lake man, church elder charged with failing to report sexual abuse of child
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/11/24/crystal-lake-man-church-elder-charged-with-failing-to-report-sexual-abuse-of-child/aqqnlcw/
Previous report on this case that the elder failed to report:
Crystal Lake man {JW} sentenced to 45 years for more than decade of sex abuse
https://www.reddit.com/exjw/comments/ed1rc0/crystal_lake_man_jw_sentenced_to_45_years_fo
To stay up to date, type into Google:
"Jehovah's Witnesses child abuse"
Click on "News" "Search Tools" "Recent"
Then select a time frame, or use default, Recent. Also, toggling between "Sort By Relevance" and "Sort By Date" can alter search results.
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2020.11.26 01:52 searchingforamonitor $2000AUD First PC build parts list. Feedback appreciated!

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Gaming: Call of Duty Warzone, Civ 6, Minecraft, Skyrim, Football Manager, Fifa at 1440p 144hz high to max settings
Photo and Video Editing: Looking to get into this
Microsoft office tasks and web browsing
Ideally I would like this computer to last 3-5 years
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
~$2000 AUD for the PC parts only, though this is not a hard and fast maximum.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
I will build the PC myself and I've already ordered all my parts through a single retailer in Australia to get 10% off but am able to change my order as it has not yet shipped.
I have included my order below.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
CPU, RAM, Motherboard, Storage, GPU, PSU, Case
I am also looking to purchase a Dell S2721DGF during the Black Friday Sales for under $500AUD
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
I have an old WD 5400RPM 1TB HDD
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Not the CPU or GPU initially, maybe in time. Will be overclocking the RAM/enabling the XMP profile.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Micro-ATX or small ATX with good airflow
Extra info or particulars: PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $468.00 @ JW Computers
Motherboard MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $248.60 @ JW Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $217.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.00 @ PLE Computers
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB EAGLE Video Card $1029.00
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/o ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $89.00 @ PC Byte
Power Supply Cooler Master V850 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $199.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2419.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-26 11:43 AEDT+1100
I paid $2222AUD in total for the above order.
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2020.11.26 01:40 searchingforamonitor $2000AUD First PC build parts list. Feedback appreciated!

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Gaming: Call of Duty Warzone, Civ 6, Minecraft, Skyrim, Football Manager, Fifa at 1440p 144hz high to max settings
Photo and Video Editing: Looking to get into this
Microsoft office tasks and web browsing
Ideally I would like this computer to last 3-5 years
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
~$2000 AUD for the PC parts only, though this is not a hard and fast maximum.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
I will build the PC myself and I've already ordered all my parts through a single retailer in Australia to get 10% off but am able to change my order as it has not yet shipped.
I have included my order below.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
CPU, RAM, Motherboard, Storage, GPU, PSU, Case
I am also looking to purchase a Dell S2721DGF during the Black Friday Sales for under $500AUD
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
I have an old WD 5400RPM 1TB HDD
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Not the CPU or GPU initially, maybe in time. Will be overclocking the RAM/enabling the XMP profile.
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
WiFi
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Micro-ATX or small ATX with good airflow
Extra info or particulars:
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $468.00 @ JW Computers
Motherboard MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $248.60 @ JW Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $217.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.00 @ PLE Computers
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB EAGLE Video Card $1029.00
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/o ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $89.00 @ PC Byte
Power Supply Cooler Master V850 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $199.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2419.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-26 11:43 AEDT+1100
I paid $2222AUD in total for the above order.
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2020.11.25 23:56 searchingforamonitor Building my first PC, feedback on my parts list appreciated!

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
~$2000 AUD for the PC parts only, though this is not a hard and fast maximum.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
I will build the PC myself and I've already ordered all my parts through a single retailer in Australia to get 10% off but am able to change my order as it has not yet shipped.
I have included my order below.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
CPU, RAM, Motherboard, Storage, GPU, PSU, Case
I am also looking to purchase a Dell S2721DGF during the Black Friday Sales for under $500AUD
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
I have an old WD 5400RPM 1TB HDD
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Not the CPU or GPU initially, maybe in time. Will be overclocking the RAM/enabling the XMP profile.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Not particularly
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
WiFi
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Micro-ATX or small ATX with good airflow
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
No
Extra info or particulars:
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $468.00 @ JW Computers
Motherboard MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $248.60 @ JW Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $217.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.00 @ PLE Computers
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB EAGLE Video Card $1029.00
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/o ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $89.00 @ PC Byte
Power Supply Cooler Master V850 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $199.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2419.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-26 09:49 AEDT+1100
I paid $2222AUD in total for the above order.
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2020.11.25 20:18 macmac101 best online cars resource

I've been doing about 3 cars passages everyday from JW but I'm basically catching up. I've done the KA ones a while back (could redo them but I'd expect my score may be slightly inflated). I have done the aamc qpacks waay back and I plan on redoing them as my test date gets closer. Are there any online cars material that i should look into for next 2-3 weeks thats representative?
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2020.11.25 19:38 coffee10010 Will i get df'ed if i repeat a sin?

Long story short,
I've been in a judicial committee 3 years ago because i had sex with an wordly girl an been reproofed. I was the one who took the action to talk with the elders ( dont say anything about that.. i know...) and now i wonder if i can handle a relationship with a girl without hide it without beeing df'ed.( is about family) I know that they can't call you in a judicial committee if you have a wordly gf without having proof of sins, also they cand df you if you marry a wordly girl without evidence of sexual activity before marriage, they can only cut you privileges. But if i was once reproofed wold this make them able to df me if i have a wordly gf even without proof of sins like having sex?
P.S If you ask me why i don't date a jw girl, is because i try and for me is difficult because in my region no girls under 27-30 years want a relationship, most of them just live with parents and dream about bethel, and because of pandemic i'm not able to meet new jw girls and online dating via instagram is not for me...
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2020.11.25 19:15 omicbob Cali [H] Happy Holiday Pre Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. $3.50 PER LOT (3 for $10) almost 100 lots to chose from...Photos and listing shown.

Shipping is $5 for up to 7 comics,
1 https://imgur.com/7tnpsY4 Guardians of the galaxy # 1 BLANK (Sketch) COVER
2 https://imgur.com/lWI3dyT Dark Horse Comic # 1 1992
3 https://imgur.com/vQS1jUi MARVEL NEW X-MEN GRAPHIC NOVEL COMIC BY GRANT MORRISON VOLUME 2
4 https://imgur.com/nCJk5YZ Justice League of America 175 AND 181
5 https://imgur.com/PZM9IRQ Walt Disney's C & S # 488 and489
6 https://imgur.com/vqkQBkg Little Lulu 197 and Whitman version 222
7 https://imgur.com/lmgpE9k Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Graphic Novel
8 https://imgur.com/3sbH508 Four SilveBronze Archies
9 https://imgur.com/oJYYFKh Life with Archie # 234 MINI SKIRT COVER
10 https://imgur.com/nCJk5YZ Justice League of America 175 and 181
11 https://imgur.com/FRsgFVy Hit Monkey 1 2nd series mid grade x-men 261
12 https://imgur.com/CBQGjtf Richie Rich Millions 46
13 https://imgur.com/6ok4sv7 Walt Disney C & S 120 LOWER GRADE
14 https://imgur.com/li9PoL5 Injustice year two vol 0ne HARD COVER
15 https://imgur.com/X8q73zW All New Avengers 6 and Secret Avengers1
16 https://imgur.com/0jjhqTx Roy Rogers and Trigger
17 https://imgur.com/d9kVXFQ Johnny Mack Brown
18 https://imgur.com/zyTnzpE Donald Duck Bringing up the Boys 1948 bad spine
19 https://imgur.com/yYPr4uQ Dark Shadows 4 photo cover
20 https://imgur.com/vm5XyHu 4 lower grade 1950's/60's HORSES
21 https://imgur.com/KT9CvIcJ Lone Ranger
22 https://imgur.com/Y792s18 The March to Market 1950's beef promotion
23 https://imgur.com/UjIDghG We Can Never Go Home 2 1st print
24 https://imgur.com/jcaNL0o Secret Wars 1 g 2015 ( 1:25 incentive)
25 https://imgur.com/TSpxgC Captain America SPECIAL ARMED FORCES ISSUE Ironman SAF
26 https://imgur.com/c7L0dZx DELL Ghost Stories 22 and Whitman, Lost in Space 59
27 https://imgur.com/QvGykP7 All new x-men AND Dark Reign Hercules Trade Paperbacks
28 https://imgur.com/cbJwBEH The real world Batman comic And Superman comic
29 https://imgur.com/Jqlcxx9 Bat Woman HARD COVER Vol 4 blood is thick
30 https://imgur.com/zUw5l6l 5 1980's Archie Comics
31https://imgur.com/FDJ6fSf Hardy Boys 4 Gold Key photo cover
32 https://imgur.com/9ldLCHd Jughead the Hunger 1
33 https://imgur.com/vqkQBkg 2 Little Lulu's 1 1970's 1 1980's
34 https://imgur.com/aorQsVLhard to find RED HEAT MOVIE TIE IN
35 https://imgur.com/Kr46pLu 5 1980'S Jughead Comics
36 https://imgur.com/tTZBqgz hard to find Radioactive Man comic plus Bart Simpson comic
37 https://imgur.com/t8LCD9I Conan 155 and 175
38 https://imgur.com/QrJ8cZj Dawn Wizard premium and free comic day Aspen nice good girl art
39 https://imgur.com/N8Od1yK Mutt and Jeff 136 staple loose i think? Little Audrey and Melvin 21
40 https://imgur.com/y2GHVFQ Cat Woman Annual 4 and Action Annual 1989 # 2
41 https://imgur.com/MXEORQa 2 bronze age World's Finest
42 https://imgur.com/4MpqbtQ DC Superstars Strange Sports--Superheroes VS Supervillins plus an issue of Strange Sports (Great stories!)
43 https://imgur.com/8sbmx7g Amazing Spider-man 211 VG and Venom
44 https://imgur.com/4XaBM4e 2 Uncle Scrooges Barks
45 https://imgur.com/QzqVTqA 3 star Wars
46 https://imgur.com/myOADtl Turok # 1 1990's chrome cover AND Solar 54
47 https://imgur.com/ZwygKpP 4 1970's Archie Comics
48 https://imgur.com/1fHQogq Batman 516 and Detective 495
49 https://imgur.com/XK5YkQ5 Kid Colt 142
50 https://imgur.com/ToaX455 3 1970's Marvel Westerns
51 https://imgur.com/bf6ycHG Kazar the Savage 1 AND Captain Marvel 51
52 https://imgur.com/MBNBZIK four color 194 Mickey Mouse from 1948
53 https://imgur.com/6sjMEof Deadpool MAX Trade Paper Back
54 SOLD
55 https://imgur.com/qhPSQYY
56 https://imgur.com/6PnXgq9
57 https://imgur.com/T5irwa1 Star Wars
58 https://imgur.com/MDWIYCA Whitman Adventures of Mighty Mouse
59 SOLD
60 SOLD
61 SOLD
62 https://imgur.com/NC5tO00 Batman Arkham # 1 and Detective Comics # 502
63 https://imgur.com/mkrFOU6 Harvey Hits # 30 Wendy w/ Casper
64 https://imgur.com/MA98jC9 3 Promotional comics Ozzie Smith Kool Aid and Xasper
65 https://imgur.com/JjVeyG4 Debbi's Dates # 1
66https://imgur.com/GozsJ2G Crisis on infinite Earths # 5 and JLA 'Real origin Black Canary'
67 https://imgur.com/1sBgpHQ Big Boy Adventure 217 AND Shoney's Big Boy # 24
68 https://imgur.com/okCtf0S Richie Rich # 93
69 https://imgur.com/KTG04mK Richie Rich # 79
70 https://imgur.com/e4KHiIm Popeye # 86 from tri pack 1sgt HardTack
71 https://imgur.com/zeEspB8 2 THORS
72 https://imgur.com/PcU4xcr 1947 Tarzan Big Better Book
73 https://imgur.com/iaFwYI3 Guardians of the Galaxy # 1 blank cover variant
74 https://imgur.com/ufEZwQW Dennis the Menace # 13
75 https://imgur.com/MCxi9XC 2 Beetle Baileys
76 https://imgur.com/FbTsjQv 2 Wonder Woman
77 https://imgur.com/6PnXgq9 ASuperior Spiderman issues
78 https://imgur.com/8BmYCz3 Essential Captain America # 6
79 https://imgur.com/KaGBbyx three mouseketeers # 5 1970's 64 page DC giant
80 https://imgur.com/3JXQrvR Walt Disney Showcase Lt Robin Crusoe U.S.N. Dick Van Dyke cover
81 https://imgur.com/vKlpZ5Y batman/ Superman AND Batman Rebirth
82 https://imgur.com/KRGPIMz Buck Jones
83 https://imgur.com/vw78fwo Superman 10 rebirth 1st print cover A 1st Super sons Scratch is NOT on comic comic iss NIOCE
84 https://imgur.com/y7oUZtp 1950's Peter Panda AND Super Mouse LOW GRADE
85 https://imgur.com/NcCtVFC Afterlife With Archie # 9
86 https://imgur.com/wJguCl7 Peter Porkchop # 59 AND 60 low grade
87 https://imgur.com/8sbmx7g Venom Nights of Venom AND Spider-man 211 https://imgur.com/01spQvh
88 https://imgur.com/TlsnSlx Life stories of the American Presidents Dell 100 page giant
89 https://imgur.com/lmhXf2B Batman 1966 trade paperback # 1 crease on back
90 https://imgur.com/kZzXUjV c Betty AND Veronica Cover split on 84 and rough on 27
91 https://imgur.com/p2cYnDm Richie Rich # 52
92 https://imgur.com/ZIWMK7r Whitman Little Lulu Popeye and Road Runner
93 https://imgur.com/sHUUaak Richie Rich 76
94 https://imgur.com/OcA8t9f 2 1960's WDC& S
95 https://imgur.com/Re9anZJ Unknown Worlds 52
96 https://imgur.com/py394qH Supergirl 12 classic flag cover
97 https://imgur.com/eDXe1Tb Life with Archie # 238 'DEATH' OF JALOPY!
98 https://imgur.com/OeSGfcE 2 Different 'Superman versus Shazam'
99 https://imgur.com/SvrzhZa 3 Star Wars
100 https://imgur.com/dZZWzwE Afterlife with Archie # 6
Non $5 items

https://imgur.com/ccyT6aF https://imgur.com/34YaUu1
https://imgur.com/BFkPFzi https://imgur.com/AH3w4G4
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https://imgur.com/69uq3YA https://imgur.com/acnEYcA https://imgur.com/uN0z0ji
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2020.11.25 08:28 robbinhood69 How S&P inclusion played out for Papa Buffet - perhaps a clue to how TSLA will play out

Tried looking up a stonk that was thicc, added to S&P, and also didn't dilute. I didn't bother looking up if Buffet diluted but I'm assuming he didn't. BRK was 200 billion or so in 2010 dollars which is like trillions of shitcoin or something in today's world so idk Papa Buffet shoulda just yolo'd on the coin anyways
Here's the chart, I zoomed in to the relvant dates, got added 1/26/2010 but actually included 2/12.
chart
U'll notice most of the buying seems to have been done by 1/29 lmao. Presumably there's some off exchange agreements between banks and funds around inclusion time whereby they make complex swaps with each other and somehow everyone has derivatives pointing every which way and the market wags around taking retail premium to make up the difference, but ultimately these off exchange transactions make it so that we don't get an infinite index squeeze or whatever like we're hoping
That being said no one could have predicted that the stonk split would drive tsla into rocket ship mode so who knows. i only got curious about this because I read some motleyf article just now talking about how TSLA was gonna go up in the next month coz of S&P inclusion and NGL I was gonna diamondhand my calls until mid december at least but is there a time when inversing motleyF doesn't work?
FWIW they weren't that bullish around the stonk split from articles I can find
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2020.11.25 06:55 oreorien I think I am FtM and I don't know what to do

All my life, I've been compelled towards pretty, tall, dark haired boys. I used to think that it was because I was attracted to them, and I think I am attracted to them, but I more so think I want to be them. Every time I would admire boys like this (an example would be Dong Sicheng from WayV) I would feel a deep jealousy about them. About how pretty and beautiful, yet also so masculine they are. I would always want to look like them with their fashion and mannerisms and secretly, their bodies and how everyone still saw them as men even though they are pretty.
I like being pretty, wearing make-up, skirts and crop tops, but I do not like being seen as a women or girl. I look at my body and feel so sickened that everyone sees me as a girl and not as a pretty boy. Even my given name is sickening to me due to the fact that everyone will see it and read it and see me as a girl. The name is beautiful and holds so much meaning, but I don't like it for me and it does not feel right.
I have known these feelings secretly, in the back of my head, but I shoved it down because I thought that I was just being a "tomboy". My ex came out as FtM and I felt so jealous, but I pushed it down to support him. I guess being in quarantine with nothing to distract me other than my courses, I started to actually confront these feelings, especially as of late.
I thought at first I was non-binary, because they/them felt good (way better than she/her at least) but when I came out to friends, it was kind of treated as a joke to them. None of them refer to me as they/them other than one friend and it hurts because they use she/her for me instead. I didn't even tell them my preferred name when I told them because I wanted to take it one step at a time.
The more I analyze and explore my gender, I realize that it increasingly makes me feel super dysphoric to even hear myself be called by my birth name and by she/her, and that they/them in't correct. I posted on my fan account (where no one I know irl follows or knows about) and asked my followers to refer to me as he/him and for the first time, in combination with my chosen name, it felt right.
There's just some issues. My family, especially my older brother who I live with, are transphobic. They once told me that they do not care if I'm queer, because that is my choice of who I wish to date, but they would never accept me wanting to transition. It was a bit of an off handed comment, but it has been buried within me for years due to how it made me ache so badly and cry, without realizing why in the moment. Just today, I heard my brother watching Ben Shapiro talk about how transgender people are unnatural and how we need to not respect them. I would not have thought that he agreed, as I often watch videos like that just to see how gross they sound, had he not laughed and told my sister in law about how gross it was that trans people were trying to convince others that they weren't their assigned sex at birth.
I know that my sister in law would support me, even if she would not completely understand, but I also know the rest of my family would not. My dad has told me he doesn't agree, my brother has made it very obvious, my mother told me that she would kick me out if I ever became trans, my grandmother is a JW, and the rest of my family is not close to me.
I would be fine about staying in the closet, had this not been a long time coming with crippling dysphoria setting in so badly that I cannot even look at myself in the mirror or shower for fear of seeing the "female" parts of me.
I know I cannot continue living as a female, but I do not want to be rejected by my family nor do I wish to reject the parts of me that like being pretty. I have no clue what to do, and if anyone has any advice with either coming out or dealing with dysphoria while closeted, I would love it. Even just referring to me as a boy or man, or by masculine/androgynous terms would be fantastic because dysphoria is hitting hard and it is making me feel really down, as well as making me unable to attend class or even do my work because I do not wish to see my given name, "female" face, or even hear myself being called "she/her".
Thank you!
(P.S: My chosen name is Orien!)
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2020.11.24 17:03 faultline5 Aftermath of Waking Up II (Vent/Rant)

It's funny to me that I didn't feel any different in my baptism day other than a superficial feeling of pleasing my parents, yet after waking up to the fact that the universe wasn't created with Jehovah's Witnesses as the center of it all was my "eureka!" moment. "Coach Dee Free" described exactly what it felt in her "Awakening From Watchtower is The Worst Break Up, Ever!" video it's like you are floating through space when your whole worldview shatters. Listenening to her was like listening to my own thoughts, never in my life I've felt that kind of validation and logical agreement with a person. It was basically hearing myself rant.
My life now feels like a fucking film and right now and I'm in the part where the plot twist unfolds....it's basically a thriller. Imagine The Truman Show, M. Night Shyamalan's The Village and The Matrix all blended together. At work I'm contantly on edge thinking about how Watchtower hijacked the possibility of me dating a certain non JW girl by having my parents discourage me and meddling on my affairs...yet my PIMI father cheated on my PIMI mom when I was 5 years old with non JDUB woman, elders fucking gave him a pass and yet he has the fucking nerve to tell me whom I should date. Sometimes I want to break his goddamn face...but I digress.
I'm kinda thankful that I woke up this year at 24 years old and not in my 50's, 60's or 70's. I know at old age I wouldn't had handle such a realization well and would've probably killed myself. I'm glad to no longer see non witnesses through the veil of walking corpses soon to be dead in Armageddon and actually seeing them as people. In a sick and twisted way, my life kinda spiced up with trying to evade an elder at my workplace, being deceptive with my parents, having an awareness that PIMI's haven't acquired yet. My life doesn't feel like going through the motions anymore thinking Watchtower all there is, now I'm mentally going against the current until I'm finally out of the organization...
We'll see what the future holds for this runaway slave...
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2020.11.24 14:25 DarkosCY Upgrading from 5-year-old components to ultrawide 1440p 144Hz

Hello folks! Just another i5-6600K/GTX970 build that's due for a nice upgrade. Missing my second screen while WFH, so I have decided to take the plunge and get a nice ultrawide for the home office, and of course that requires a hardware upgrade too! I also posted this in buildapc, but I thought that considering I need suggestions instead of just a check, this might be better for it.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
This is where I'm really lost; there are waaaaay too many options. My separate budget for this is ~1000GBP, preferably under.
Definite wants:
Nice to haves: Built-in KVM - I would connect my work laptop to the screen as well, and I'd like to be able to use my keyboard and mouse to control both the laptop and my desktop. I currently have a USB switch selector, but it doesn't always work great, so a proper KVM would be nice.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
This is what I'm currently working with:
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor -
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler -
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard -
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL15 Memory -
Storage Crucial MX200 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Crucial MX200 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4 GB GAMING Video Card -
Case Cooler Master Silencio 652S ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply -
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224FB/RSMS DVD/CD Writer -
Monitor AOC i2369V 23.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor -
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-23 22:55 GMT+0000
So four major components to upgrade would be:
GPU: I'm leaning towards the RTX3080 as the more value/futureproof of the new lineup. Granted, I know I'll probably have to wait a few weeks before I can get my hands on one. From the looks of it, the current Radeons just don't stack up, especially once NVIDIA gets the software update for SAM compatibility. Am I wrong in my thinking? Also, there are way too many variants, but since I don't mind waiting to avoid the "getting the first one that's available" situation, are there any standouts among them?
CPU: Since I'm upgrading to a nice powerful GPU, it'd be a shame to bottleneck it with an old CPU. Not to mention my poor old i5-6600k might jump out of the case screaming if I ask it to drive 3440:1440 at 144Hz It looks like this round has once again gone definitively to AMD, but I'm unsure what to pick between 5(6/8/9)00. Yes, considering this is mostly for gaming the 5600 would be just fine, but that's the thinking that led me to get the i5 (since multiple threads weren't game optimal at the time), so I'm trying to do better about future-proofing this time.
Mobo: Going Zen of course means my old mobo is useless. I am completely clueless about the different AMD-compatible models though. I would ideally like it to have 5 SATA connectors (4 hard drives and 1 DVD drive), but can probably get a PCIe extension module. I'm not at all fussed about RGB (as my case would probably tell you).
RAM: As with mobos, I haven't followed the latest RAM developments over the last 5 years. Thinking of going for the full 32GB this time round though. I would consider keeping my current sticks, but something tells me the Zen 3 would appreciate faster memory.
Secondary concerns:
Cooler: The Hyper has actually been quite good for me, can't complain about its performance. Was thinking of maybe upgrading to a Noctua though?
PSU: Is my 650W Nova still ok for the above? The 3080 has been shown to be quite power hungry.
Storage: NVMe SSDs seem really cheap right now. Should I consider getting one? I mean, I already have 3.5TB in SSD space, but I seem to recall reading somewhere that Ryzens will eventually be able to use NVMes for a speed boost?

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Extra info or particulars:
Thank you for taking the time to read all this, you rock If I've forgotten to add something or something is unclear, please let me know and I'll fix it! If there are some parts I should break off and ask in other subreddits, please feel free to correct me :)
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2020.11.24 11:30 jw_mentions /r/QAnonCasualties - "What happens to Q after Donald Trump doesn't fulfill his mission?"

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Submission What happens to Q after Donald Trump doesn't fulfill his mission?
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So when Top Q Donald Trump leaves office, and the supposed Deep State/Hollywood pedophilia ring isn't exposed and broken up, and Tom Hanks, Bill Clinton, Lady Gaga and Barack Obama are not hanging in the gallows for their crimes... What happens to the Q followers? Do they keep going with this insane mission? Do they finally wake up and conclude that they've been following a falsehood? Do they believe that Trump will still do all this, albeit as a citizen?
I've personally lost friends over their cultish following of Q, as if they were part of Trump's holy army to vanquish evil. I have to wonder what happens once Trump leaves office and all of these things never occur.

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Author caraperdida
Posted On Tue Nov 24 22:24:25 UTC 2020
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This is based on the 2-witness rule that requires any sexual misconduct to have 2 witnesses to the crime. They don't report anything to authorities - even claims of child molestation and abuse - because "we are no part of this world."
The 2017 tv special Cults and Extreme Beliefs interviewed an ex-JW who talked about being sexually abused as a child born into the cult. Her story was truly horrific.
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Author Christwriter
Posted On Tue Nov 24 08:21:42 UTC 2020
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See: The Millerites Geeat Disappointment.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Disappointment
To paraphrase/TLDR: William Miller decided that he was a prophet and that Jesus would return in 1843, specifically between March 21st '43 and March 21st '44. His followers literally stood on hilltops in white robes waiting for the Second Coming. Obviously this did not happen. So Miller said "My bad. I meant April 18th, 1844." Obviously, it did not happen either. Then, to his credit, Miller said that he was wrong and while he still believed the Second Coming was immanent, people probably should not listen to him.
A lot of his followers went home feeling silly. Some of them did not. One group congregated around a group of leaders, one of whom was a woman named Ellen Gould Harmon, later on as Ellen G. White. They spent a generous amount of time twisting theology into pretzels and what they came up with was the Seventh Day Adventists, who are a fairly legalistic Christian sect notable for having their "sabbath" meetings on Saturday (cool) because Sunday worship is literally the Mark of the Beast, and any church who has Sunday worship is the Woman Who Rides The Beast AKA the whore of babylon (...yeah.) The SDA's tend to form splinter groups the way a human forms kidney stones. One such splinter group was first known as the Branch, and then the Branch-Davidians. Yes. Those Branch Davidians. Who were fairly nutty even before a drifter with pedophilic tendencies joined the group and changed his name from Vernon Howell to David Koresh. Basically the Davidians had a long history dating back to William Miller of accepting the word of questionable prophets, though to cut them a small amount of slack, their leadership choices were Vernon, or the guy who was even more homicidally insane than Vernon (aka George Rodan)
Another person deeply influenced by Miller's teachings and the Millerites was a man named Charles Taze Russel, who went on to found the Bible Student Movement and the Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society. If you follow cults and weird religious movements in America there is a very good reason why that last name gave you the cold shudders: Yes. It's That Watchtower. After Russel died a man named Joseph Franklin Rutherford took over after a power struggle, and among many other changes he had the group change its name to Jehovah's Witnesses. Obviously, theJWs still exist today. Where they differ from the SDAs (aside from various theological points) is the hideous amount of control theJWs practice on their followers, which includes their famous stance on blood transfusions and the less-well-known, but still devastating practice of disfellowshipping and shunning dissenting believers. Their belief in an immanent apocalypse has been destroying lives for generations and while the machine is beginning to slow, it's not showing any time of stopping just yet.
My point? Some people are going to wake up from Q and realize they've been had. It won't be a lot at first, and probably won't be very many at all. But the majority of the Qanon believers will be desperate for some kind of leadership so they can avoid having to admit that they traded their self identity, sanity, and relationships for a lie someone invented on a message board. There will be at least one person, and probably multiple people ready to catch Qanon believers rocked by their own Great Disappointment. This will not be good for those true Believers or their families. If past events are anything to go by, the next wave for Qanon will be a sort of out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire in terms of paranoia and magical thinking, and former Q-believers will be at high risk of falling for the kind of silver-tongued sociopaths who made Jonestown and the Waco siege possible. I'm fascinated by this subject and I've never seen one of these groups transition from slightly paranoid to puppy dogs and rainbows.
TLDR: Q itself will probably die the way the Millerite movement did. But Q followers are going to be a fairly ripe harvest for the next con-man or troll willing to play to both their paranoia and the sunk-cost fallacy that keeps the majority of cult followers penned in. And what follows Q is probably going to be a whole lot worse for everybody involved.
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Author Entropy_5
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Also if you're interested there is a subreddit called /exjw
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Author Thatxygirl
Posted On Tue Nov 24 05:43:44 UTC 2020
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The United States has a strong history of Protestant doomsday’s sects pledging to know the end of the world, projecting the exact date, Jehovah’s Witnesses being one of the most famous extant example (with millions of faithful today).
Being factually incorrect despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary hasn’t stopped them yet.
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Author KezaBoo
Posted On Tue Nov 24 17:53:41 UTC 2020
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JW's meet all the markers of a cult.
They always defended themselves saying that they don't have one leader, but the 12 (all male) members of the governing body stand in for that one leader. JW's are infamous for love-bombing at the beginning of an "interested person's" journey, followed by isolating members from their "worldly" friends and family. "Bad associations spoil useful habits!" This isolation is key to motivate members to stay in "the truth" because if you do wrong, you will then be fully shunned by your spiritual family, leaving you with no one to turn to.
Members are constantly harangued for "contributions" though they stop short of passing around a collection during meetings. "For god loves a cheerful giver!" Recently this has ramped up with members obliged to pay what amounts to entry fees for assemblies.
The wbts (watchtower, bible and tract society) are meanwhile sitting on literally billions of dollars of real estate - they recently sold their prime Brooklyn property to - guess who - Kushner Companies - for 340 million.
Sexual predation goes unpunished within the Borg (the bible organization, as ex-jw's are fond of referring to it as). This is based on the 2-witness rule that requires any sexual misconduct to have 2 witnesses to the crime. They don't report anything to authorities - even claims of child molestation and abuse - because "we are no part of this world."
The borg have been making end-of-world predictions and engaging in prophecy since they were founded by ex-7th day adventist Charles Taze Russel in the 1800's. The biggest mistake they made came when they predicted that 1975 would signal the start of armageddon. Witnesses ("witlesses") were encouraged to sell property, not proceed to higher education and spend all their time preaching the good news. After 1975 came and went, threeJW's lost loads of members. The wbts got around this with their "the light gets brighter" concept, whereby men cannot know the inner workings of God and anything we do is an interpretation, but the governing body are the only ones able to interpret so we should all just trust them when they say we're in the time of the end. God continues to reveal his light to selected members.
They engage in fear of outsiders and past members, marking all those who have left as worse then those who have not yet been saved. There are two official ways to leave theJW's alive. Disfellowshipping (ostracizing/shunning an "unrepentant sinner") wholesale, or disassociating (someone who hasn't sinned but walks away of their own volition). The safest way is the fade, or as some people call it - PIMO (physically in, mentally out). All those who leave who then go on to denounce their former beliefs are called apostates and are shunned by friends, family, everyone.
TheJW's don't allow critical thinking of their own beliefs, while subjecting all other religions to rigorous scrutiny.
You also might have noticed that there is a singular language to JW beliefs. Terminology that is unique to their cult.
Anyways. I'm here out of curiosity because of the similarities I see betweenJW's and Q.
Take the long game with your q people. My mom just finally revealed she was PIMO last year, and I've been out for 16 years sowing seeds of doubt in her.
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Author JW_Skeptic
Posted On Tue Nov 24 17:27:59 UTC 2020
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Another Ex-JW here.JWs meet most of the characteristics of Steven Hassan's B.I.T.E. model. See https://freedomofmind.com/bite-model/ They are a high control group, and if you don't fall in line with their teachings you risk being disfellowshipped (kicked out) and shunned by all JW friends and family.
Also if you're curious check out exjw
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Author WeepingSomnabulist
Posted On Tue Nov 24 13:38:52 UTC 2020
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I hear ya but Jehovah's Witnesses are so far out there I'm not sure they count as Protestant anymore.
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Author Is_this_social_media
Posted On Tue Nov 24 12:59:18 UTC 2020
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Oooo, tell me more about the “ex-JW”. My family converted when I was in my 20s and left home. I often see similarities, but I’m not sure they completely fall into cult status anymore than any other religion. Just curious for your take.
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Author KezaBoo
Posted On Tue Nov 24 08:02:59 UTC 2020
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Ex-JW here. I recommend looking up anti-process. It's how cult members get around cognitive dissonance. It's also very helpful in understanding why speaking to logic or arguing based on fact doesn't work when people are deep inside their mental armor.
Remember, if someone needs a crutch and you're the one who wants to take it away, you're going to also need to bring along a brand new crutch. Most people don't just go from cult to free-thinking as a matter of course. There's a reason people want to believe what they believe.
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Author Zenmachine83
Posted On Wed Nov 25 06:21:28 UTC 2020
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Nah it’s a cult brah. My grandma was a JW and I have spent many an hour inside a Kingdom Hall listening to their shpiel. It just a cult wrapped in monotheism.
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2020.11.23 02:19 ThunderMcFly Asian Portrayal in French Media

Hey guys! Y'all might remember my series on media portrayal of Asians around the globe. It's been about a year since my first thread on this topic (sadly, it's now full of troll comments): /aznidentity/comments/cwvjdz/how_asians_are_portrayed_more_positively_in/
It's good to see we FINALLY have a (seemingly) proper AMWF mainstream movie (All My Life) coming out in Hollywood. Hope it does well.
That being said, I'd say this is probably a good time to check our progress and compare our representation in the Anglosphere to elsewhere such as the Francosphere. Believe it or not, despite the Francosphere being far from perfect, in contrast to the Anglosphere where Asians have always been depicted as "undesirable" nerds and threats, Europe often saw French-Asians as being more prone towards fashion and academics, which is why you'll find Asians more respected in the artsy and scientific spheres in France. French media has been historically popular around Europe and still is today, especially for romantic movies and books. Reading books is much more popular in Europe than in the USA/Anglosphere.
One famous French writer is Marguerite Duras, who presented Asian men in romantic roles in The Lover) (aka L'Amant) and Hiroshima mon amour. Anglo cultures have no equivalent. Those stories became hugely popular amongst French readers around the globe and eventually movie adaptations were made. Both films were extremely successful and both nominated for Oscars in Hollywood despite being non-Anglo (foreign) films made by French.




However, there are some important details to note. Despite both those films being eventually nominated for Oscars, they were huge successes in France but not so much in the USA. According to sources, The Lover) (1992) "was a box office success, and received mostly positive reviews from the general audience along with mostly negative reviews from American critics."
"The film was a box office success in France taking in 626,891 admissions its opening weekend, playing in a total of 229 theaters. In total the film received a total of 3,156,124 admissions in France, becoming the seventh-highest-grossing film of the year.[2]#citenote-JPBox_Office-2) The Lover grossed $4,899,194 in box office receipts in the United States when given limited release to 103 theaters.[[3]](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lover(1992_film)#cite_note-Box_Office_Mojo-3)"
Looking at those facts above, it's safe to assume Americans/Anglos (compared to French/Europeans) didn't like the idea of Asian men being portrayed romantically. Quite comparable to so many other examples in Hollywood and the Anglosphere such as when Jet Li's kissing scene with Aaliyah was cut out at the end of Romeo Must Die in 2001.
“Mainstream America, for the most part, gets uncomfortable with seeing an Asian man portrayed in a sexual light,” said Gene Cajayon, a Filipino American who directed 2001’s The Debut. https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/why-jet-li-and-aaliyah-didnt-kiss-in-romeo-must-die.html/
My French friends have told me about how Asian men were really popular in France's dating scene during a time period in the 70s/80s before all the Hollywood/Anglo emasculation stereotypes took place around the late 80s/90s. One French-Asian friend told me how his uncle was a major playboy amongst French women back in the day.

Today, we have Frederic Chau, a prominent French actor who is considered handsome in France and although has gone through stereotyping, he is constantly featured with French-European women in mainstream media (pictures online, advertisements, movies, etc.) and is even married to one.
Serial (Bad) Weddings_Weddings) (aka Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu?) is a super popular romantic comedy film known by almost all French people where his AMWF relationship is a major focus. Here's the trailer: https://youtu.be/IbyLWzBLLf8
"One out of six people in France has watched this movie," says Frederic Chau. https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1665460/postcard-paris
His other movie called Made in China stars Frederic Chau in an AMWF relationship, and was widely advertised and commercialized on almost every billboard and mainstream media in France (so far, I have yet to see that same level of advertisement for All My Life in the USA): https://youtu.be/yR8XzuoDByg
Trailer for the movie (I'd say it's comparable to The Big Sick with Kumail Nanjiani): https://youtu.be/aUemglktTHs

Moving onto the music industry in France.....

No Asian female singer in the Anglosphere has ever made anywhere near the mainstream success Anggun has made in France and around Europe.


Willy Denzey has been featured plenty in French mainstream and collaborated with several major artists such as Leslie Bourgouin) (who happens to be AMWF hapa): https://youtu.be/l2f57Urhi-U
We still have no male or female Asian-looking mainstream singer in the USA/Anglosphere on the level of Anggun or Willy Denzey in France/Europe despite the Anglosphere having way larger Asian percentages/populations.


Monsieur Nov - very talented musician who has been rising more in mainstream lately. Although he's had trouble gaining promotion in the past, I've been following him lately and he's definitely making progress in French mainstream.
Like Willy Denzey, Monsieur Nov features tons of romance with him and hot non-Asian women in his music videos which is not something we see in Anglo mainstream. I know this because I closely follow mainstream music in the Anglosphere.
Just look up MC Jin, Dumbfoundead, Rich Brian, and any notable Asian singerapper trying to break mostly/only through the Anglosphere. You'll see how they're all stuck mostly in Asian niches and not often featured in romance with women (let alone, non-Asian women). They're also not featured on VEVO or mainstream music services. They have to rely on 88rising and mostly other Asians to gain support, which is cool, but definitely "racially pigeonholes" in regards to breaking into mainstream (without racial stereotypes) compared to those French-Asian artists mentioned above who are consistently featured with non-Asians and don't have much trouble gaining support from people regardless of race. That's a sign that they have an easier time being accepted by other races in France.
Although I'm no expert in this area, I've been told that contrary to the Anglosphere countries, relationships in Western European countries (such as France) was not only about importing factory workers and colonizing, but also having Asian writers/philosophers/politicians taking part even before the French Revolution.
TL;DR I would say our social status/acceptance in France is overall better than in the Anglosphere, but I still don't think it's as good compared to our social status in the Caribbean, Latin America, Eastern Europe and maybe even the Middle East or Africa.
Based on my past experiences, I can confidently say French women have been far more open to dating me and other Asian men I knew compared to Anglo women. I've heard many similar experiences from Asian men saying they've had better luck with Francophone women in Western Europe or even in Quebec (French-speaking region of Canada) compared to the Anglosphere.
Any AM bros here can comment on their experiences. Feel free to add or provide feedback on this thread too.
Also, if you're interested, check out my past threads on Asian status/representation in the Caribbean, Latin America (article on Uruguay), and Russia/ex-Soviet Union (post about Viktor Tsoi, the father of Soviet rock).
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2020.11.23 02:11 thi0711 PS4 - 32 Person Match Play Tournament. Almost full!

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This will be a 5 round / 32 person match play tournament. The event is open to ONLY PS4.
To register for the tournament open the Sign Up Sheet tab on the google sheet linked above and enter your information. DO NOT edit, remove, or change anyone else’s information. This will be monitored on a hidden sheet and any changes will be restored. Once we have 32 players registered I will post matchups and details on this forum and via email to each of you. Official dates will be set for each round once we reach 32 players and the event is full.
The higher seed (seeding explained below) will be required to create the match on PGA2K21. So, if you are the 15 seed playing the 2 seed, the 15 seed will be required to create the match and invite the 2 seed. The lower seed must validate that the course, difficulty settings, tees, and pins are all correct before entering the match. Seeding will be determined on your current status on the TGC Tours Website. I will view your profile and log your current tour and money list rank. Platinum players will be lower seeded than Elite, Kinetic, CC. For folks in the same tour, the higher you are on the money list the lower your seed. i.e. 2 players from Kinetic – money list #32 will be seed #4 while money list #38 will be seed #5 etc.
Once you and your opponent complete your match - The winner should send a picture/screen shot of the score to [email protected] – please provide both players PSN ID and final score. The loser can also send an email confirming the result.
In the essence of time - each round can be played over a 5 day span. Once matchups are set you and your opponent will have 5 days to agree to a day and time to play. If you are having trouble agreeing to a day and time with your opponent let me know. If multiple failed attempts are made the non-respondent will forfeit. If after 5 days both players have made an effort but could not find a time to play a coin flip will determine who advances.
To create the match go on to PGA2K21 Play Now Create Private Match Course – Oakmont CC (Tournament) - www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/19559 Settings – Format > Match Play Rules – Tees > Green Pins – (1 for rounds 1&2, 2 for round 3, 3 for semi-finals, 4 for finals) Full 18 holes Conditions – All Default Difficulty should match TGC Pro Tours Settings (Platinum, Elite & Kinetic)
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2020.11.21 20:25 weebae /r/PS4Deals 2020 US Black Friday Megathread (Updated Regularly)

Note: This is an ongoing work in progress. More deals and/or links will be posted as they become available. Check back in the evenings (PST) to see the latest updates/deals!

US - Black Friday Deals with pricing on Google sheets

PSN Black Friday Sale (Started 11/20 / Ends 11/30)

Updates
11/21
  • Added PSN digital price if available for physical games on sale. Still need to add direct links for multiple retailers. Plan to add items to accessories and PS Plus tabs soon.
  • Added Sale Dates tab. Some sales have started already for certain titles.
11/23
  • I'm seeing a lot of sales already live for many titles. It's hard to know exactly when these are made active since retailers are moving away from shopping in-store this year. If you see a game you're interested in already on sale, I'd suggest picking it up while it's available.
  • There's a lot of questions about consoles and PSVR deals. I haven't seen any yet and will share them if they come up. It looks like more focus is on the newest gen currently.
  • GameStop prices now directly link to the sale page.
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2020.11.21 16:45 PIMOjwTA My PIMO story - from PIMI MS offered an elder position to agnostic theist

I was born to recently converted JWs. My parents never had good marriage but they were pretty good parents. We moved when I was little to rural area, because of greater need, so we were in small congregation (25 publishers). My parents showed me a lot of love. I played piano, I played basketball in high school and college teams, table tennis as a hobby, I was in debate team. Even though I had restrictions, I had nonJW friends, if only because there were no other children in our congregation.
However, I was heavily indoctrinated, some from parents (mainly mom), but mostly from 3 meetings a week and bunch of reading of JW publications. I read every magazine, book, brochure, booklet from 1987 to 2017, some twice or more times.
When I was 21 a became MS, 22 regular pioneer. However, I went to college. In Europe its not as demonized as much it is in USA. We all moved back to city and I started college, working part time but mostly JW activities. I was pretty good at it and had a nice JW career, especially considering I am tall, well built, loud, good with words and have a lot of opinions. I was all in all a far cry from good humble sheep. However, elders used me, I was good, smart, driven and loved by most of congregation. I loved helping elderly and younger men.
I also had a girlfriend, sister two years younger then me, daughter of elder. I love her deeply and we have great marriage. We got married when I was 22, after 3 years of dating. She pioneered and I started working full time and continued as MS. We had conversations about going full time, and I was invited to help on some construction projects, given my education. I absolutely hated it at Bethel.
I had few Bible studies through years where they would read “apostate materials”, and I prepared amd answered their questions. But my faith never waivered, I was full on PIMI.
Then I got public talk about 607., last days and Doomsday. I did deep research as always, and boy oh boy did I went to deep. I fucking hated NebuCHADnezzar by the time I acutally gave my public talk. Soon, I hated all my public talks, and soon enough I hated all my duties. I started researching and destroying my faith. Mind you, all that research was still mostly JW publications and Bible, I would say around 95% of read material. Other 5% was Wikipedia and its sources, and surely no “apostate” lies.
My faith crumbled. At that moment I was full on agnostic, leaning atheist. And then, elders, those moterfuckers, offered me elder position. I was absolutely baffled. It broke the last straws in me. I mean I understan if someone sins but truly believes in Jehobeer, but I was all out belief and they thought I was ready to be an elder?? In retrospective I understand I finally became quiet obident person they always wanted, but it was because I lost all faith and stoped caring.
So, I talked with my wife and we decided that full time service isn’t for us, she stopped pioneering, and few months later we decided we want have a child. I changed my job to better paying one, she started working full time and we started enjoying life instead of sacrificing all the time.
I was still MS but I started rocking a beard (skin problems hehe) and pissing of elders. Anyhow, some months later, we started trying and my wife gor preganant. When our beautiful child was born I decided I want to be a husband, a farher and a businessman. Not an MS. So I gave up my position. Oh the shock. Congregation spread lies I cheated on my wife and CO was mad as hell. They needed almost 3 months to read the news, I don‘t now what they were hoping for.
In the meantime of all this, I read a lot - Stoics, Plato, Aristotle, Freud, Kant, Marx, Smith, Peterson, Harari, Dawkins, Hawking etc. I also started my own business and enjoyed that challenging experience a lot.
My wife accepted me, she addmited she was never full blown PIMI and got pushed in pioneering by me and her father. I am so thankful she doesn‘t resent me for this. She is still theist but PIMO with me. My parents know my position, they ain‘t snitching but they are sad I don‘t want everlasting life from Big Sky Daddy. I have one more PIMO friend. Everbody else think I am materialistic asshole who left JW career for money.
Anyway, now I have beautiful wife and daughter, my own company with 20 employees, I read a shit ton and I have my own system of belief that I like. I am happy, curious, productive. I love my life and I don‘t care about afterlife.
I‘ll post some more, I have a lot to say, I read a lot and I have a lot of nuggets I want to share. I just don‘t have much time. Anyhow, that is my introduction. Please share if you had similiar experiences. I am sorry if your parents and family have not showed you same amount of love I recieved. I understan how good I had it, cult upbringing aside.
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2020.11.21 11:14 bayrums Previous partner to an individual in the JW community: how it can affect the ones you love

Hey all, I apologize in advance for the brick of words coming your way; I hope it make sense to some of you!
I am from a small town, where everyone knows everyone, and I began dating a friend in 7th grade. We quickly became best friends, and really helped one another navigate life as teenagers and young adults: it was a lot of fun, and we were the best of friends for 7 years.
He grew up in a JW family, where his mom was strict, and disapproving of our relationship, but she was civil. I helped him play sports in high school, because it was something I knew he had always wanted to try (and he loved it). His dad is an excommunicated JW (cheating on his mom) and doesn’t follow the JW ideologies.
We went to college, and I slowly started to notice a change in him; he was always with a group of boys in a nearby town who were JWs, because they shared a common interest with him (ORVs). He started spending more and more time with them, and I tried my best to understand, but he just slowly started becoming someone else. He would come back to our place , and I would ask him about his time/new beliefs, and he would respond, saying that he “hadn’t learned why we believe them yet, but would let me know as soon as he had learned why sports were bad, dating me was bad, holidays aren’t allowed, etc.”
We took a break, but he still wanted to get intimate with me every now and then. One night, I looked at his phone, and he had made a fake snap name for one of the JW girls in the nearby town. I confronted him, and he said that they were just friends. I was destroyed at that moment; I really loved the guy I had grown up with, and he was literally withering away in front of me. I tried to support him, and even attended a meeting with him (sang the songs and alllll that), even though I am not religious (my dad was a crazy pastor as a kid, and we don’t speak anymore, but that’s another can of worms entirely).
I went home for Christmas, and he went back to our college town. I got a text saying that we were over, and it switched some things off, and some things on inside me.
For the next two years, I struggled with severe depression, gaining and losing weight, sleeping all day at times, losing friends (I lost a very close mutual friendship of ours who supported his life transition, which was equally as hurtful for me), and learning how to exist without him near me: I had no idea who I really was, and was just beginning to learn who I wanted to be and what I wanted my life to mean.
After 4 years, I finally feel like me. I can breathe, my heart doesn’t ache, and I’m meeting (and dating) people who value me. It’s been a long journey, but there are still times where I feel for him. I hope all is well in his life, and that he has found what he was looking for with them (though I have my doubts). Ultimately, I feel like this is something that has given me pain, but also an enlightenment and empowerment. I may not be an exJW, but I am someone who experienced the impact that the JW community can have on a person. This guy was funny, kind, loyal, and passionate, and the cloud that formed over his personality was thick with manipulation. I hope this post reaches someone else who can relate, and I wish to end it saying that one should never compromise their health/well-being to appease someone in organized religion.
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2020.11.21 05:49 jw_mentions /r/Documentaries - "The Polish Exodus (2020) - A fascinating documentary about the significant drop in Jehovah's Witness membership in Poland, and the activists fighting to free people from the cult. [01:08:06]"

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Author MustFixWhatIsBroken
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Can you name a single religion than isn't currently hurting people though? It's perfectly acceptable to lump organised religion together when tackling the issue of their negative impact on humanity as a whole.
Spirituality is natural and subjective. All organised religion is an attempt to set rules where none exist. Jehovah's Witnesses are a Christian sect after all.
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Author peanut_sawce
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I was raised one, they refer to everyone who is not a JW as part of the world or worldly, they are evil and corrupted by the devil and are not to be fratanized with unless you are trying to convert them.
You become excommunicated from the organisation if you break their overarching rules, you are programmed to fear being excommunicated because your own family who remains in the religion have to shun you and basically disown you. (I'm 32 and was kicked out of my family home for being a rebel at 14, haven't spoken to my Dad since and rarely speak to my older sister who both remain in the religion).
They also try to suppress members for getting information from outside sources, further education is frowned upon, the media and the internet are evil.
They suppress negative press about the Watchtower Organisation (Their HQ) and any wrongdoings by there members even amongst other members, by using a rule that if there was no witnesses it didn't happen, this has allowed pedophiles and sexual predators to get away with repeated crimes.
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Author LuckyLizardbar
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Didn’t they predict the end of the world happening in the late 70s? Seems like a big jolt to their credibility when the world did not, in fact, end. Sure, you can spin it after the fact. But, I don’t know how any reasonable person would believe anything they say after that. Oh, and the shunning thing is b.s. I’m no biblical scholar but I know Jesus didn’t shun people. I know someone who’s husband was a narcissistic pedophile. She found child porn on the computer and caught him pleasuring himself in the presence of their 2 year old daughter. She left him, after that, of course. But, the guy denied everything to the elders and they tried to get her to go back with him. Apparently since he denied it, it must not have happened. Of course, she didn’t go back with the guy. So, they shunned her. I’m nice to theJWs that come to my door. But, if an elder or a leader came by, I’d give them a piece of my mind. Of course, in their minds, that would be further evidence of how lost none JW people are.
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Author StryderRider
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"Disfellowshipping" as a direct practice isn't a thing in non-cult based Christianity. Do some zealous parents who belong to non-JW cult sects of Christianity do this to thier kids? Yes. But again, the Bible doesn't tell them to do this, their cult leaders do.
Many sects of Islam do practice this. But even on an individual level anyone can be this way. My friend is Japanese and her husband is Indian, who comes from a devout Hindu family. His mother disowned him from dating a non-Hindu. He basically was forced to chose between her or his family.
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Author dicavalcante
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If you leave a religion, your family and friends will be sad. Maybe they'll say God will punish you as stated in the Bible. But probably you don't lose them. However, if you try to leave a cult, there will be worse consequences. They'll break your family apart, using your friends and family as weapons to force you to stay inside the cult. As a former member of the Jehovah's Witnesses cult, I can pretty much say my family and friends will be shunning me for the rest of my life, just because I don't believe anymore. Add to that the curse of eternal death by the tribal of the Old Testament or the death I'll face in the Armageddon. If I was a former member of another religion, like Catholic Church, maybe I was able to maintain all my relationship with them.
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Hello Lloyd Evans. I am a 17 year old and I recently just turned pimo last july. I just want to say thank you for all your work. I watched your top ten videos and the malawi one too and those really sealed the deal and destroyed my faith. My last straw however was before that when I found out about hitler through exjw facts.
So once again Mr. Evans, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Keep fighting the good fight.
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Author ApotheosizedBum
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How does the OPs attitude allowJWs to continue?
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Author Bewaretheicespiders
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Anything remotely critical of the cult is labeled "Apostate" and members are forbidden from listening/reading/discussing it.
They have a barbaric practice called disfellowshipping, AKA shunning, where if you break a rule all your friends and family won't even acknowledge you exist. This can go on for years or even for a person's entire life. It's not uncommon to get kicked out of your house ifJWs live there, even for children.
They also are covering up massive amount of pedophilia, over 1,000 pedophiles in Australia alone. They refuse to take responsibility or apologize for this.
And that's not to mention their horrible doctrines. There was an actual debate on if a woman can leave her husband if he practices beastiality. The answer should disgust you.
A that point I still dont know if you are talking about Christianity or Islam.
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Author DumbledoresGay69
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This attitude allows cults likeJWs to continue. They're not a legitimate religion, they're a cult specifically designed to control people.
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Look up the BITE model, it's used to identify high control groups andJWs fit the bill.
Anything remotely critical of the cult is labeled "Apostate" and members are forbidden from listening/reading/discussing it.
They have a barbaric practice called disfellowshipping, AKA shunning, where if you break a rule all your friends and family won't even acknowledge you exist. This can go on for years or even for a person's entire life. It's not uncommon to get kicked out of your house ifJWs live there, even for children.
They also are covering up massive amount of pedophilia, over 1,000 pedophiles in Australia alone. They refuse to take responsibility or apologize for this.
And that's not to mention their horrible doctrines. There was an actual debate on if a woman can leave her husband if he practices beastiality. The answer should disgust you.
Check out exjw or JWfacts.com, there is so much that they do that's horrible. Grouping them in with relatively benign religions just helps people underestimate them.
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Yes all this is true as I am a pimo(physically in mentally out) jehovah witness.
The only thing inaccurate here is mandatory donations. They are not mandatory however they coerce you into doing so and if you dont, you will feel guilty if you're indoctrinated.
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2020.11.21 01:42 GMBBC What does it mean if you aren't quite disfellowshipped?

I'm having a hard time figuring this out and it's hard to put into a google search.. Long story short is that my stepdaughter's mother is a JW and dating a married (soon to be divorced) man. I guess she talked to the elders and now she can't comment in meetings and stuff but she isn't considered "disfellowshipped."
Is there another in-between level?
I'm just trying to make sense of it all
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2020.11.20 23:29 jw_mentions /r/relationship_advice - "Is religion worth breaking up for?"

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My(21M)Gf(22F) have been dating for 2 years. The beginning was gorgeous of course(honeymoon period). We were doing great and all of a sudden a few months in. Her mom wants to go back to being in a religion(she was raised in it but took a 17 year break from it). I am pretty much forced into it. At first it wasn't bad but I had a crazy amount of doubts. My GF follows her mom like she's our lord and savior. My Gf immediately jumps in with her. I am a mad lover of science and I struggle to accept a lot of things in this religion. I don't really like it too much. I love this girl and I wanted to marry her. But then her mom set that I had to get baptized in order for us to get married. I had to change my core beliefs and I changed as a person. My Gf didn't like that I changed from when we first started dating. But I couldn't do it. I cant change how I grew up what I believe. So I broke up with her. I am madly in love with her and she is as well but this religion is too hard to fake and lie to people about it.

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Author blackholehumor
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My aunt. Joined the Jehovah's witnesses and tried to recruit me and my other family members. When we said no she got sad and said she didn't want to have to cut us off. And she could only come to events if she was trying to save us. Haven't talked to her in 7 years now. Maybe there's more to it but I don't know what to say. There could be different denominations with different rules. kinda like the difference between latin catholic roman catholic and eastern . Basically the same thing but acouple things that definitely set us apart.
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I found some Google AMP links in your comment. Here are the normal links:
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Author PlsKpopMe
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I grew up in the middle of a JW compound/basically a commune. My family was the only NON-WITNESS family in this complex of 178 units, and they only got in, when they used fair housing. I grew up in the middle of this religion, surrounded by it and all my friends were involved in it.. AND This is very much true- they do not want you associating with "worldly people". In fact, I currently have some one staying with me, a young man (my oldest daughters ex boyfriend, whos story is similar to the OPs, except the boy was the one that was trying was sucked back in and was dragging my daughter in,, she ended up breaking up with him over it and they are not together anymore despite 3 years together. ) After they broke up, he also left the religion and because he left his family basically stopped associating with him.He is 21 years old and since he had nowhere to go and no family anymore, unless he came back to the religion, and I've known him since he was 14, I am letting him stay with me until he gets on his feet. The JW "religion" ABSOLUTELY believes you should not associate with non-witnesses. I should add my ex husband is an ex witness and his family is still active witnesses. I have too much experience with this religion and the people involved in it. It is very much a cult.
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Author Ur_adopted669
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Oh, she a Jehovah's witness?Then she crazy, yeah you should probably cut your losses and get the hell out of there.
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Author looongsnout24
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No no no- faking it is the worst thing you could do! Let me explain lol
I have no idea what you’re gf’s religion is but as a JW myself- (sounds something of the sort of what you’re going through)-
Faking to believe in God and have a relationship with God just for one person is the worst thing you could do for yourself and the other person. If one person has a relationship with God, and you don’t, your relationship will be very complicated. The thing is, people CAN work out, I know a couple people from my old Kingdom Hall who were baptizedJWs and were married to non believers, and their relationships were good from what I got told. It’s just that atheists and religious people do have different views on a huge amount of stuff so it’s very important to communicate clearly. A religious person will make choices to please whoever they believe in, and most atheists make choices to please themselves. Neither is wrong, but you can see that there could be a bit of a struggle there! It’s true that a lot of people try to get under your skin in the congregation, everybody is nosy to some extent but we all know that a loooot of people gossip, when they shouldn’t because who knows what’s going in their lives. a lot of the older ones especially, but what matters most of both of your relationships with God and not mankind because we are imperfect, we will have differing opinions on what should and shouldn’t be done and there are people in every religion who will hammer you with disagreement.
I am getting married to my fiancé and we are both unbaptized publishers. You don’t HAVE to get baptized to get married, that’s only if you want a Kingdom Hall wedding. But by being baptized it shows that you have a great relationship with God and you are wanting to please him and follow his guidance, and if you and your partner both do that, the relationship will be easier.
I went on a ramble a bit, I apologize. But if you have no desire for religion, that is okay. Your girlfriend has a lot of conscious matters to make. Please ignore her mother, do not let her pressure eat you up. Honestly it would be better to discuss this seriously with your girlfriend. Things may end up not working it just due to the differences, because faking/lying about something as serious as this will hurt you both the long run. :(
I wish you luck and hope everything turns out well for you.
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Author CohlN
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bro jehovah’s witness is an actual cult. your ex joined a cult.
if she was that ready to join a cult, it would make me question her ability to work through other aspects of life.
probably the right call.
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Author Parad0000x
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She won't. A jehovahs witness isn't allowed to be with someone outside of it.
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Author Ayaboomi
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Yeah nah your aunt was odd. I know too manyJWs who have perfectly normal relationships with all of their extended families and don’t attempt to constantly “recruit” them. Cutting people off for not converting isn’t encouraged. And that religion doesn’t have denominations.
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Author Sesshomarulover312
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It is a good reason to break up over. I was a JW my entire life and only recently got out. This is a religion you want to completely steer clear of. It’s not a religion, it’s a cult.
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Author blackholehumor
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The reason I asked is because some religions have certain rules that you must obey. A lot of the Christian denominations are in my opinion are too watered down and someone who is not religious would have no probem cohabitating and some are like Jehovah's witnesses Seventh-Day Adventists and a few others that even as a Catholic I could not fallow thier rules. For instance if you are not of that religion you cannot associate with them as friends or spouse. Even if they are family you must cut them out. it sucks that they're actually called a religion they're more of a cult. I would recommend not joining the Jehovah's witnesses and tell your girlfriend that. To do what she and her mother wants you would be forced to cut off your family or make them join as well and that is simply a deal breaker. She made you choose between her and the rest of your family and friends.
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Author Abominationally
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If you're an active JW then what you are saying here goes against whatJWs teach.
You do not have baptized to be married to your gf.
Wouldn't your elders advise you to "only marry in the lord"?
Everyone believes what they believe and that's ok.
If they don't believe in religion as you believe don't you believe Jehovah will destroy them at Armageddon? Like a hotdog split open is how I believe Anthony Morris describes their fate.
And how do you deal with the sexual abuse that is covered up?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/11/28/australian-`jehovahs-witnesses`-protected-over-a-thousand-members-accused-of-child-abuse-report-says/%3foutputType=amp
Or how do you deal with them being a UN NGO for a decade when they believe the UN will help destroy religion?
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Author C0002
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Scape while you can. Jehovah's Witnesses are quite harsh tbh. They will excommunicate anyone that does not follow their practice.
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Author Unrelenting_Panic
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I'm sure this will get lost, as I am a day late and a dollar short (as usual) AND I am sure this has already been commented a million times.... But this sounds suspiciously like Jehovah's Witnesses and if so.... haul ass. This is not a religion but a cult. You will 100% spend the rest of your life in misery if you don't run far and fast! If I'm correct, mosey on over to the exjw subreddit and take a gander at the wreckage. There aren't a lot of religions you need a support group to recover from...
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Author tomatoinfp
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Not to jehovah's witnesses. They revel in denigrating and destroying their women until they're submissive slaves.
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Author harperv215
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Man, I totally knew you were talking aboutJWs the second I read this post. You’re better off. Stay away from them. Go check out exjw. I guarantee you’ll get some answers there.
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Author mommieOf3
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I was raised as a JW . After I hit 17 I went wild but I have simmered down some now that I am in my 20’s. I definitely think you should move on . Just imagine that being your mother in law and having her in your life 24/7 . Not all JW are bad but there are some snakes in the grass just like in every religion.. my advice is RUN AND DON’T LOOK BACK !!!! Good luck hun😊
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Author garbage-pail
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I read this and immediately thought of Jehovahs Witnesses (as I was mostly raised as one). Today I don’t believe in religions in general but just wanted to say that not allJWs are bad or judgmental. Some can be, but others are more open minded and accept the fact that not everyone wants to be part of a religion and that’s completely alright. Differing religions is definitely a valid reason to break up with someone, and I’m glad you got out of there because it was only going to get worse.
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Author Parad0000x
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I'm not an atheist. I'm just not a religious person. Like I dont want to spend my Sunday mornings going to church. Jehovahs witness.
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Author Dracojay
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Im guessing itsJWs, yeah dude just break up with her.
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