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Escape from Paradise: Leaving Jehovah's Witnesses and the Watch Tower…

by Brock Talon

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** this book is a memoir **

An innocent child named Brock Talon longs for the Jehovah's Witness paradise, but in time finds it isn't all it's cracked up to be. With Armageddon ever looming, his life becomes an endless stream of restrictions and mandated works, harsh discipline and conditional relationships.

Join Brock's struggle with apostasy and persecution, sanctioned abuse and God-like elders. Learn with him about his faith's built-in sexual dysfunction and an eerily business-like design, as well as its dubious origin, repeated failed prophecy, fixation on demons, and the curious "anointed ones." Will Brock ignore his eye-opening discoveries, or will he act and lose everything?

This story, both humorous and tragic, is about one man's personal pilgrimage through the dystopian world of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. Along with millions like him, will Brock be able to safely make his escape from paradise? ( )
  Brock.Talon | Jan 12, 2015 |
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The stories you are about to read may be surprising, but they are all true. The names have been changed because I kind of had to.

You'll understand why later.

I've changed my own name too. I'll be calling myself Brock Talon in these pages, which I've been told sounds like a good name for a super hero, or a porn star.

Well... hardly.
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From "The worst things in life were free":

In the trees there were parrots looking down, who also appeared to be smiling, thus demonstrating that paradise was tropical. The lions were lying next to lambs who were smiling too. By then, every person and beast on Earth would only be eating grains, fruits and vegetables, even the lions, so the lambs had lots to be happy about since they wouldn't be turned into lamb chops.
From "Blood isn't thicker than water...":

Halloween? Are you crazy?! It's demonic! Besides, perverts will try to drug our candy and molest us! Or maybe they'll feed us caramel apples with razor blades in them!
From "Good things can come in small minded packages":

I gave my first talk at the ripe old age of eight. There I was, barely able to look over the podium, with the microphone having to be bent way down to reach my mouth. I had the life experience of a fruit fly, and yet I was given the privilege of "instructing the congregation" directly because I was male.
From "Violence is golden":

God would resurrect us to show those terrible people that they didn't have the last laugh. Poof! We would reappear in the Earthly paradise and into the loving arms of our families tearfully waiting for us there. Take that evil bad guys!
From "Disjointed anointed":

Most Jehovah's Witnesses knew very few anointed people personally, but those they did know of were usually quite old. As a child I thought this was the way it should be. Anointed people should look like mummies in their best Sunday clothes.
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An innocent child named Brock Talon longs for the Jehovah's Witness paradise, but in time finds it isn't all it's cracked up to be. With Armageddon ever looming, his life becomes an endless stream of restrictions and mandated works, harsh discipline and conditional relationships. Join Brock's struggle with apostasy and persecution, sanctioned abuse and God-like elders. Learn with him about his faith's built-in sexual dysfunction and an eerily business-like design, as well as its dubious origin, repeated failed prophecy, fixation on demons, and the curious "anointed ones." Will Brock ignore his eye-opening discoveries, or will he act and lose everything? This story, both humorous and tragic, is about one man's personal pilgrimage through the dystopian world of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. Along with millions like him, will Brock be able to safely make his escape from paradise?

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