I Have Faith But Not the Religion
although I was never baptized I grew up going to the hall regularly. I feel that ones own ideas and personal goals are constrained. The bible is constantly used to replace ones own feelings. Many of the strict rules that are enforced are not in the bible and tend to change from congregation to congregation. there are facts that show how some of the teaches are wrong as well. As for myself I became confused over the years about alot of things personally I believe it's because of the 'mind control' I had been introduced to. One can not have any faults and is often looked down if they do. I had famliy members disfellowedshipped for various reasons and I use to hate seeing them not allowed to converse with others, and have to hurry and run out the door when the meeting is over with. If one was to only have friends within the hall and no family, one can become very lonely especially if one is disfellowshiped. While in college I started to go back to the hall yet felt rushed by those one wanted to have a bible study (either the urgency or to fill up their time sheets). However I now attend the Memorial Service. I know my family will stay within the hall forever yet I know it's not for me.