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1MKnight

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About 1MKnight

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    Bronze Member

Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name
    Michael
  • Relationship Status
    Happily Wed
  • Displayed Location
    Pacific Northwest
  • Publisher
    Yes
  • Baptized
    Yes

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    I was raised around the Truth. My mother was a witness, and raised me the best she could. I have always been someone who is very critical, especially when younger. At a certain point in my youth I decided I needed to figure out where my life should be headed, and thus, whether or not Jehovah's Witnesses really had the truth. I first looked at the theory of Evolution vs Creation and after months of that it became clear that the Universe was designed. Then I set off to see if the Bible was something that could be trusted. Once that was settled I needed to figure out what was the correct understanding of it. I researched many teachings of various churches, and always compared them to JWs. I eventually was exposed to material that shown the witnesses in a negative light. But, myself being critical of everything led me to double check these negative claims. Over time it became evident that these were obvious lies thinly veiled as facts. As I studied the Bible more and more I became convinced that this was the Truth. I was baptized that year.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    Research and study; Typography; Motion Design; Bookbinding
  • My favorite books
    Besides theocratic: "Truth in Translation - Bias and accuracy in English Translation"; "Thinking in Type"; "East of Eden";
  • My favorite music
    Progressive Rock; Some EDM; Orchestral; Singer/Songwriter; Bluegrass
  • My favorite movies
    Starwars Ep 5
  • My favorite quotes
    “If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity. ” - Daniel Webster

    "A single grey snowflake sifting down. He caught it in his hand and watched it expire there like the last host of Christendom." - The Road

    "Quality is a probabilistic function of quantity" - Dean Simonton

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  1. Just adding another video https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/36000-reward-offered-after-fire-destroys-jehovahs-witness-hall-in-lacey/281-622020393
  2. any recommended starting places?
  3. We did actually play Pathfinder without any occult aspects before. But I'd just rather not even have it included as a possibility. Agreed. However, that game, Mouseguard, seems nice in that the conflict system doesn't focus on combat specifically. It is a fairly universal system, combat, arguments, debates, traveling success, racing, building, anything. I like that unlike most systems, they are not focused on combat because it's not innately built into the system. And I do believe that you can have a same-species conflict without physical violence (or at least very little), such as finding the conspirators and simply arresting them. This is very true. Though I am not opposed to making some sort of gaming/get-together semi regular as one of my goals is to reconnect with old friends and to associate regularly with new ones. I do know myself enough to know that I can potentially obsess over something like this, so I'd have to play it by ear and see how it goes if I started.
  4. I've never read any of these novels. I have a hard time imagining what sort of tension or story you could build in a perfect society with no conflict. Unless you know something about paradise that I don't xD
  5. 1MKnight

    Witness memes

    I wasn't judgen', just wantn' to stop at Wendy's. I love me some Wendy's.
  6. My old Kingdom Hall was an ex synagogue. It was large and circular with tall, abstract stained-glass windows. It was quite a cool hall. I wish I had some interior pictures, but I can't find any. *edit*: in looking for some interior pictures, I found something out. The yellowpages website listing for this building still lists it as a Kingdom Hall (even though it's been sold for nearly 10 years) and an apostate has taken it upon themselves to post an "image" of the hall to the gallery. The "image" is just the web address of an apostate propaganda site. I just figured I'd share so you are cautious when searching through public listing sites.
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