The meeting on Saturday was particularly good with over 40 attendees. Our speaker, who had been with the Jehovah’s Witnesses from birth and spent over 50 years in the organisation, spoke about the origins of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, their core beliefs, the consequences of being disfellowshipped and how he came to doubt the organisations core tenets. It was a fascinating talk with loads of questions afterwards. Many thanks to everyone who attended.
Our speaker (who prefers not to be named) referred to a number of books in his talk which we provide links to below:
The Demon Haunted World (Carl Sagan)
Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters (Donald Prothero)
God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question — Why We Suffer. (Bart Ehrman)
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (Christopher Hitchens)
In addition, the speaker mentioned the Silent Lambs website that is helping to document child welfare issues within the JW church: