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smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim
I sent the following message to some of my mother’s family and select old friends: Howdy y’all. Just wanted to let you know from the horse’s mouth that I’ve decided to [no] longer be a Jehovah’s Witness. I encourage you to do some objective research into your beliefs. I was certainly... smithtimmytim.com
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ptrck
ptrck

@smithtimmytim very strong and very courageous when one steps out onto, and follows, their own path. 💛

hollyhoneychurch
hollyhoneychurch

@smithtimmytim well done Timothy for speaking your truth and following it through. I think Covid gave many people the chance to get out of situations that weren’t serving them - the other (more positive) side of this pandemic. At first it can be a shock when your family shuns you (like you said, you’ve been there before) but what it shows is you’re being uniquely you. I’m an ‘all or nothing’ kinda gal so when i find people who love me for who I truly am, it just makes me shine even brighter. And the ones with the problem, they have a narrow view of the world and that’s ok too. Let them go, you’ve outgrown them in the shininess stakes 🤩 and can find your universal family, who adore you, in more adventurous places ❤️ Your letter was sweet, kind and strong. A good energy to leave them with. Have fun out there and keep laughing.

warner
warner

@smithtimmytim can't really beat Holly's energy, but props pal.
You might be surprised to find some of them reconnecting with you in the next few years. You may also find yourself seeking some milder spiritual practice which fulfills some of the good bits they had.
Good luck!

cygnoir
cygnoir

@smithtimmytim This is a huge, brave step, and I’m cheering you on! 🎉

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@hollyhoneychurch oh my goodness. Thank you so much for such a kind and thoughtful reply.

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@warner thank you!

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@cygnoir thank you so much 🥺🥰

pimoore
pimoore

@smithtimmytim Thank you for sharing this, and for taking a courageous step for yourself and what you feel is right. Sometimes the best and most important decisions one can make in their life are the most difficult. However, those same decisions are also the ones that come from having strength of character and determination.