I have recently received a letter from my mother… this I will come to later, for now all you need to know is that she has effectively disowned me!!!
I know, its pretty heavy! But this blog has sprouted from an idea given to me by a close friend Trevor Gibbs, the purpose is to get it all off my chest and the process will hopefully help me “get my head round it all”… So here goes.
It all started a long time ago… and now it has come to this! Is it some form of madness that maybe I am immune to?
I am writing this to try to get my head around what has actually gone on, most of the reasoning for decisions made I can understand to a point, but something niggles at me… something big!
I know it’s a massive cliché to say the least but… “let’s go back to the start…
My name is David George Reekie (I know, a target was already painted on my back with a surname like that) my earliest memories have all revolved around being a Jehovah’s Witness, it’s all I have ever known, I was born in to the faith and it was a huge part of my life from day one. As the letter from my mother (to follow soon) shows, all they wanted was the best for me, this I believe is pretty much an instinctive reaction for all parents, despite not being a parent myself I fully understand why they chose the path they did.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses get a bad press and have done for a long time, even Hitler wanted them gone! Despite this generally speaking they are not a bad bunch on the whole; they all have good morals and values etc. And they mostly do it for the right reasons. All they want is for God’s prophecies to come true, that one day god will rid the earth of all evil and they will live forever on a paradise earth, which to be honest sounds superb. However in my opinion and it is vital that you as the reader understand that it is my opinion, which is an informed one, not something composed purely of hearsay, that they are frighteningly misled. I would love it if they were right and we could all live in a world where there is no more pain and suffering and all the things wrong with the world will end, but… and it is a huge but, they are wrong. This I will come to later on, but for now all you need to know is my parents thought they were doing the best thing they could.