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How I Left the Jehovah’s Witnesses to Pursue Filmmaking

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I've wanted to make this video for years. Here I discuss my religious past, and how members of the religion I was raised in attempted to keep me from pursuing my goals. I hope that this video can prove inspirational for other people who have felt trapped in life. Thank you for watching.
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  1. Chris Stuckmann

    Chris Stuckmann

    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    Thank you all so much. The outreach since the interview went up has been overwhelming and has helped me heal. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you’ve understood. I was anxious about discussing these things, but I’m so happy to learn that many ex-JWs watch the channel, and I truly hope this video reminds you that you’re not alone. Anyone out there afraid to come out about something, I see you. I support you. Thanks so much everyone.

    • OceanMan

      OceanMan

      Πριν 11 ημέρες

      Good for you man!! May we all be given the strength to share our perceived vulnerabilities.

    • Fermion

      Fermion

      Πριν 15 ημέρες

      More power to you dude. Love the channel and love watching you. Remember, you are what you do not whats been done to you, and what you do is amazing.

    • Ryan Burnett

      Ryan Burnett

      Πριν 15 ημέρες

      You are incredible! Moral courage like this is rare! Thank you for showing how good a person can be. Celebrate your freedom!

    • Adam Imperial

      Adam Imperial

      Πριν 15 ημέρες

      I really love this video chris. You have gotten me through so much hard times and made me smile and feel Happy and watching this makes me love you even more for Being vulnerable and soo damnnn cool love you! 🤗😇😇

    • Alexander

      Alexander

      Πριν 15 ημέρες

      💚

  2. noble whitney

    noble whitney

    Πριν 4 λεπτά

    I did not expect this video from you I actually stop being a witness when I was 15 years oldBecause a lot of friction between me and my family for the last 16 years I still am on a journey to make film and music I appreciate this so much

  3. Cathal Looby

    Cathal Looby

    Πριν 5 λεπτά

    Fair dues to you, Chris. It takes guts to do what you did.

  4. Matthew Blunt

    Matthew Blunt

    Πριν 37 λεπτά

    I’m presuming the 2.1k dislikes are all Jehovah’s witnesses?

  5. Kurohige

    Kurohige

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    I was raised a JW myself, my dad was was an elder too. I left the religion when I was 20, and my family still loves me and still talks to me. My dad is still an elder and he accepts me for who i am and supports me. I still talk to members of the religion till this day. My older brother was disfellowshipped and we still spoke to him. I guess everyone had different experiences.

  6. Ciaran Ryan

    Ciaran Ryan

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    Honestly. One of the bravest people I've ever come across. Also all said so calmly and articulately which could not have been easy. Full credit to you Chris.

  7. tentative stagename

    tentative stagename

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    this isn't for everyone but i have to speak the truth: everybody disfellowships people. it just happens over (a pretty short period actually, of) time. what would you do if someone didn't believe in the cult of job house wife car friends kids? you'd stop talking pretty quick, wouldn't you (if you are of that belief cult). jw's problem is they don't believe in god. they say they do, but they don't. no one who denies that yeshua (who died on the cross for our sin) is god, believes in god, because god is the one who _sent_ yeshua. they deny that yeshua is god. i don't. he is someone who's actually worth leaving people for. seek him and you'll find him. no he is not christianity. but he is a savior.

    • Zack Johnson

      Zack Johnson

      Πριν 2 ώρες

      out

  8. Rosa Firetail

    Rosa Firetail

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    This was very brave of you to speak up about this and I applaud you, Chris. I've had a similar experience where I battled with my faith for a few years until I eventually decided to leave christianity and become pagan. Luckily friends I had made in my previous church were mostly supportive but sadly that's not the case for all. I do hope you find happiness and wish you well for the future x

  9. Siddharth Bikky

    Siddharth Bikky

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    I have been watching you since I can't remember. I always admired you and your reviews. After watching this video I just want to say I love and respect you even more. Thank you for sharing.

  10. 7Dano5

    7Dano5

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    Look. I-- I'd had a lovely supper, and all I said to my wife was, 'That piece of halibut was good enough for Jehovah...

  11. Ben Seddon Harvey

    Ben Seddon Harvey

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    Good on you, very beautiful to hear

  12. That Guy

    That Guy

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    I don’t know you personally but I love you. I’m so happy that you were confident enough to make this video.

  13. Chiron Pallas

    Chiron Pallas

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    Thank you for sharing , you've helped a lot of people

  14. Goldfish

    Goldfish

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    Thanks dude, it means a lot. I can definitely relate. Just want to say I have a lot of respect for how brave you are. It's not easy. But the truth really does set you free. Peace!

  15. Chris Eisert

    Chris Eisert

    Πριν 4 ώρες

    No problem dude... Now go plan on making those movies you have always wanted to do. Big respect brothah.

  16. The Inspirational Multi-Sports Coach

    The Inspirational Multi-Sports Coach

    Πριν 4 ώρες

    Wow, that took a lot of guts.

  17. ein en

    ein en

    Πριν 4 ώρες

    Thx for talking about it and sry about your family and the pressure.

  18. Daniel Tong

    Daniel Tong

    Πριν 4 ώρες

    Thanks for sharing this Chris! While I wasn’t raised a JW, I did go to a church regularly, up until 2018, when I moved out far from home on my own for the first time. I can relate with your experience, the guilt-tripping and the gas-lighting... I’m a film-maker too, as well as a long time film-fan, especially horror, I LOVE horror, but also used to get A LOT of flack for that. One of the last things someone from the church said to me was, “If you don’t give up horror movies, that means you’re full of pride”. Long story short, that broke the camel’s back, and haunted me for a while, but was eventually what led me to leave the church, as well as moving far away. It led me to re-examine a lot of things about myself, and while some things still hurt, I’m much happier, and have learned to truly love who I am. I do wish I’d realized these things earlier in life as you did, but all the same, your story is inspiring and I know it will help a lot of folks who are in the situation. Keep doing what you’re doing, and again thanks for sharing your experience!

  19. Abiram Reyes

    Abiram Reyes

    Πριν 4 ώρες

    Major props . This was me second video of yours that I saw and was just shocked when I saw the title. I too struggled and just came to the point Of saying “ I am who am, so Fuck it” however I was convinced Armageddon would have me. It wasn’t until researching religion of every kind that I saw the flaws in the scriptures, which dismantled the entire structure. Funny JW thought me how to find the flaws in other religions, which became the very tools I needed to see the flaws they too had.

  20. Paul Mooney

    Paul Mooney

    Πριν 4 ώρες

    Looks like 2.1K Jehovah's Witnesses have watched this so far. 😄😄

  21. Alexandros K

    Alexandros K

    Πριν 4 ώρες

    Every hero has a journey bro, and every journey has a hero. Look where you've been and what you've been through. You're a hero!

  22. Kiko San

    Kiko San

    Πριν 4 ώρες

    This is what religion does to people. Why can't people accept that there is nothing after death like there is nothing before birth?

  23. David E

    David E

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    Not a big GRgone fan, but I like your movie reviews. This seemed truly honest and emotional, two words I don't associated much with GRgone. I found it impactful despite never having gone through anything like this. All the best from Scotland.

  24. Christian Acevedo

    Christian Acevedo

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    CHRIS WE LOVE YOU!

  25. Screen Pop

    Screen Pop

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    Lost a former best friend to that JW cult. Good on you Chris for getting out.

  26. HindsightPOV

    HindsightPOV

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    I was never baptized and I was never disfellowshipped but all of my Jehovah’s Witnesses relatives on my father’s side are shunning me anyway. They tried to do it years earlier when I first made it clear I wasn’t a Jehovah’s Witness anymore. But my Jehovah’s Witness grandmother wouldn’t allow it. She was very protective of all of her grandchildren. My sneaky relatives waited for my grandmother to pass away to start shunning me again. My brainwashed Jehovah’s Witnesses family are completely fine that a chunk of our relatives are shunning me. They never even considered how that made me feel. I already felt betrayed that my Jehovah’s Witnesses relatives were shunning me. My Jehovah’s Witnesses family condoning my relatives’ actions was an even bigger betrayal that hit me harder. They don’t get why I’m upset with them. They’re so brainwashed.

  27. hazel goodshepherd

    hazel goodshepherd

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    54:44 Says the guy tying a millstone around his neck and jumping into the sea. LoL 🤣😜 Classic irony!

  28. hazel goodshepherd

    hazel goodshepherd

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    Wow. Dude goes full on and SUGGESTS films about apostasy. When we leave, we literally try to burn the place down. Very interesting.

  29. Dr Deadbeat

    Dr Deadbeat

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    Any faith which requires you to kick your own children out isn't worth believing in

  30. Bailey McAtee

    Bailey McAtee

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    In my opinion stuckmann you’re a hero. Keep being you. And I will continue to watch your content. Never falter from your passions.

  31. HindsightPOV

    HindsightPOV

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    My Jehovah’s Witness elder father forbid his children from watching the movie “E.T.” directed by Steven Spielberg because he interpreted this funny looking alien as a demon in service of Satan. In general, I wasn’t allowed to watch enjoyable movies other kids my age watched as a part of their childhood that they can look back on as fond memories. Jehovah’s Witnesses children aren’t allowed to have fun, really. Being in service to Jehovah and his “one true religion” was supposed to be our version of “fun”.

  32. hazel goodshepherd

    hazel goodshepherd

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    50:40 LoL 😜 Ooookay... Bruv! You just told on yourself. I was JW right through puberty and I had ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTION about who I was attracted to. No wonder the elders felt compelled to ask you "invasive" questions about your sexuality. They no doubt sensed it and were concerned about your overall course of action and your motivations.

  33. hazel goodshepherd

    hazel goodshepherd

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    Phobic? Seriously, dude? I have never met anyone that is literally fearful of homosexuals, let alone one of Jehovah's Witnesses. I even studied with one. Get off that.

    • hazel goodshepherd

      hazel goodshepherd

      Πριν 5 ώρες

      @eggroll I couldn't possibly have had a Bible study with a man or woman whom I abhorred or considered repugnant. That's ridiculous. C'mon now.

    • hazel goodshepherd

      hazel goodshepherd

      Πριν 5 ώρες

      @eggroll "Phobic doesn't mean scarred it means doesn't like" Let's not rewrite the dictionary to pander to SJWs, okay? pho·bi·a /ˈfōbēə/ noun an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.

    • eggroll

      eggroll

      Πριν 5 ώρες

      Phobic doesn't mean scarred it means doesn't like

  34. hazel goodshepherd

    hazel goodshepherd

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    42:10 Bruv...What are you talking about? If you are marked then reject your former course of conduct and begin to gain trust and privileges in the congregation, it's kinda obvious that you are now "unmarked"...

  35. Retrocade Podcast

    Retrocade Podcast

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    Best of luck, bud.

  36. Sanctum

    Sanctum

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    you're really brave chris. but this makes your channel really personal, and intimate. I don't come back for the movies, but the reviewer. :)

  37. Jacob DeCoursey

    Jacob DeCoursey

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    I hope you get to make that “cult” movie someday soon. Or even just do a live reading of the script with some of your GRgone friends.

  38. hazel goodshepherd

    hazel goodshepherd

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    Yeah no.... How exactly did this get to be in my recommended list? I certainly don’t remember ever cruising GRgone for apostate material. Booooo 😠

  39. Cam Jo

    Cam Jo

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    You’re my trusted, go-to movie review guy. I am glad you were able to grow and learn from your upbringing. We all have ideas and traditions passed down to us, but it’s our job to decide what is right for us. Much love.

  40. Adrian Salcedo

    Adrian Salcedo

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    A little late here but this was by far one of the most sad, frustrating yet inspiring videos I ever watched. I'm very happy you are here doing movie reviews and pursuing a filming career. You're the first movie critic I watched since 5 years ago and always looked forward to whatever review you uploaded. Keep up the good work Chris you're an inspiration

  41. Eve O'Connel

    Eve O'Connel

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    The whole two minds thing is so TRUE. My aunt is major JW. She is so hypocritical and very two faced at times. She doesn't believe people make culture, or doesn't believe in naturally occurring processes, she couldn't get her mind around the idea of "sub species". She openly said she was proud of being bad at science and not knowing things. Everything she doesn't know is worldly or satanism. Then she's incredibly generous and kind. While we were stuck at her home at the beginning of Covid Lockdown (we couldn't move out.) She considered kicking us out (we would have been homeless during covid, BTW) then she prayed about it, and kept us in her home. We still love her and make her dinner sometimes, but it really is like their are two people in her head. The guilty but proud Jehovah's witness, and the weird older lady who loves her family more than anything. I could go on about the weirdness, but my mom got out at 16 (never baptised) and I smelled bullshit at 7, because I still went. At 11 I stopped going. I just couldn't ignore the hypocrisy. However I still morally stay away from extreme violence or porn. However, that has actual scientifically researched bad effects on people, especially young people. Not shocked about pedos in this cult at all, either.

  42. hazel goodshepherd

    hazel goodshepherd

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    I will say this. When we leave the organization we are certainly welcomed to this world with open arms. Look at the support and the followers that this man has. Frankly, practically anyone could instantly build a fan base by just saying that they were once one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and that they now rebuke the faith as a cult. Of course the Bible says friendship with the world is enmity with God, but let’s just forget about that... 🙄

  43. Portia Jones

    Portia Jones

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    I am currently a jw. My family raised me in the truth but I make it my own to become a jw in 2017. Now I am 23 years. I am happy. It was a progress.I am still going to watch your videos because I love analyzing and learning about flims and movies. You have a amazing talent in the feild. You are vulnerable human with great talents and passions to share to the world.

  44. T. Jones

    T. Jones

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    I was raised Mormon and had a very similar experience to you Chris, it even happened around the same time. I lost most of the relationships from my life and have never really recovered from it but I honestly don’t regret what happened. At the end of the day I had to be true to myself even if that meant walking away from the only life I had. I feel like I’m a better person for it and I bet you will feel the same way, if you don’t already. Here is hoping for your best life. Some day I want to see a full length feature film made by you.

  45. mvemjsunp

    mvemjsunp

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    Thanks for letting us in to this part of your life, man. I'm glad to know it, I'm glad you shared it.

  46. Abdurrahim Adam

    Abdurrahim Adam

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    Hi Chris, I have enjoyed your videos over the last 2 years and, for what it is worth, am glad that you chose to continue with the medium. This cannot have been an easy video to make but thank you for your courage. All the best in film making and I sincerely hope that I get to tell my kids that a movie is a classic Stuckmann piece of cinema (in the best possible way).

  47. JinLost01

    JinLost01

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    Keep true to yourself. Happiness is in your hands. Un fuerte abrazo.

  48. nyxmare

    nyxmare

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    we love you❤️❤️

  49. Taylor Christensen

    Taylor Christensen

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    Takes a lot to come out and too share your childhood. Great job Chris big fan

  50. Mariah

    Mariah

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    My heart hurts for you, I relate in many ways. I apologize that you have been treated this way and forced to hide. You have done a great thing making this video. Bless your heart, and I hope you flourish from now on. It's what you deserved from the start.

  51. Quentin Mugaviri

    Quentin Mugaviri

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    Stay Strong Chris, Keep making your videos!

  52. Zaphael D.

    Zaphael D.

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    As a person that has follows Jehovah witnesses teachings I can tell you that they are one of the most friendly loving and accepting people this video shows someone’s else’s experience and perspective on the truth but even I as a non witness who isn’t baptized wants to tell u guys don’t be mislead by this end follow ur heart

    • michael watson

      michael watson

      Πριν 7 ώρες

      Decisions, decisions, I'm a JW too and I am struggling with the fact that they didnt publicize whats going on in Australia, I had no prior knowledge to this video, I think as a denomination that teaches love they should be as transparent as possible

  53. luancia jones

    luancia jones

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    The organization tried to censor me too up until I was 18. I was told I was not allowed to draw comics because they felt I would potentially draw things that were violent, "demonic" or not of God. I called the elders out on that one when I pointed out how much violent art is in their publications. The hypocrisy went in other directions too. Like you I was nor baptized so I couldn't be DF'd. But as an adult I walked away and never looked back. The world is vast and open to soo many more possibilities than what they present to us. Great vid man.

  54. The Story of Story

    The Story of Story

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    Jehovah’s Witnesses is nothing but abomination , they're like villains in the movie that didn't realise they're did the wrong thing.

  55. FreakDaMind

    FreakDaMind

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    I'm Asatru. According to Norse religion, we also believe the world will one day come to a firy end. However, we don't force people to conform to any strict guidelines in order to survive Ragnarok. Either you survive to see the rebirth of the realms or you don't. Not even all the gods are guaranteed to make it.

  56. Perturbed Koala

    Perturbed Koala

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    My mom still says that the vaccine is going to input a chip into my hand that is going to be the mark of the beast and apparently Biden is the antichrist even though Obama was the antichrist a few years back but I guess it’s like presidency they got term limits or some shit. Either way my family has disowned me. I’m 25 and I still live with my parents and I have a kid and they only tolerate me because of my daughter. My dad said I wasn’t part of the family but he still wants to see my daughter. I also have a medical condition that went unchecked for a long time because they didn’t believe in modern medicine and that’s a whole other story.

  57. Jared de Asis

    Jared de Asis

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    I’m a traditional catholic and man this just sounds so terrible. In my faith, all we do is pray for their conversion back but still accept ex-Catholics and if part of blood family still see them as family members.

  58. Patrick M

    Patrick M

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    Woooooooowwww I never expected you to be a former jehovah's witness. My mind is blown. Excellent video though. Definitely entertaining to hear .

  59. Aaron prado

    Aaron prado

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    Happy Birthday.

  60. Brandon Baillie

    Brandon Baillie

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    Even though probably 99% of us subscribed to this channel will never meet you or know you personally I hope you know that you are supported beyond beleif. This was powerful and moving and I applaud your courage for making this and putting it on your channel. This goes to everyone watching, never let anyone hold you back from being your true self. Thank you Chris!

  61. Greg Garcia

    Greg Garcia

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    This was one of the most touching videos I have ever seen from a youtuber. No words can describe my feelings over this, but all I can say is, thank you Chris for being such an excelent movie maker, reviewer, and person. From a brazilian fan

  62. Greg Kreutz

    Greg Kreutz

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    Thanks for sharing your story, hopefully it can help others. But now back to movies, when do we get to see a bigger budget movie you have directed :)

  63. Julia Del Vecchio

    Julia Del Vecchio

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    Thank you Chris, as an Ex JW you have helped me on my journey to heal from the damage this cult has caused my entire family.

  64. William Teske

    William Teske

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    This hits right to the heart bc I’m 17 and a month out to being 18 (feb 28) and i’m JW and tbh i don’t want to be it anymore

  65. REKT

    REKT

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    My fav bible verse is "thou shalt not speak of motion pictures on ye olde interwebz." Takes some real guts to talk about this. Thanks for sharing.

  66. Chuy Ramirez

    Chuy Ramirez

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    God is love

    • Zack Johnson

      Zack Johnson

      Πριν 2 ώρες

      do you really think this is the place for more faith preaching 😐

  67. Darren Kernan

    Darren Kernan

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    Man this was so honest and raw, thank you for sharing brother and I've known people previously in cult/cult like situations and it's been soul crushing for them to leave as they lose everything so you talking, openly must be hard but be proud.

  68. deningunaparte films

    deningunaparte films

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    I was raised in a jehovas witnesses family, actually my mom still is. Im not, I was never baptized, but, I still have some of those "good" attitudes they have. My dad died when I was eleven, and me being mexican, I always wanted to make an altar for him, but I couldnt until I turned 30, when I moved and raise a family of my own. I always questioned, why we should celebrate Jesus death, and not our dead family members? So, fuck it. I also saw a lot of shit, especially from an Elder in poza rica Veracruz, Pedro Hernández; he died few years ago but he, had a truly creepy and horrific obsession with a "sister" and her eldest daughter. So, the way they act is the same way other religions act when someone has this "power". You're not the only one Who openned your eyes, and certainly you're not alone. I also, as you can see in my profile picture, want to be a filmmaker so I hope we can work togheter one day. Peace and love Chris.

  69. Mosey Prose

    Mosey Prose

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    Hearing your younger self talk about having no choice but to stop reviewing movies was heart breaking. I'm sorry this happened to you and I hope you can heal from that trauma.

  70. Chris McArdle

    Chris McArdle

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    Very brave of you. Proud of you. Thanks for being vulnerable and strong. This will help others. Keep moving forward.

  71. Jeremy James

    Jeremy James

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    Not really seeing the problem here.

    • Zack Johnson

      Zack Johnson

      Πριν 2 ώρες

      then you may be a part of it

    • Erik

      Erik

      Πριν 8 ώρες

      Get your eyes checked, buddy.

  72. Nancy Maria Art

    Nancy Maria Art

    Πριν 11 ώρες

    wow I have heard of JW shunning people but the whole "marked" concept sounds like film title, I truly feel for you man.

  73. Andrew Campbell

    Andrew Campbell

    Πριν 11 ώρες

    Religion is cancer.

  74. Desmond Myers

    Desmond Myers

    Πριν 11 ώρες

    This was beautiful and courageous. You’re extremely brave and the honesty with which you now live your life with you and your partner is exemplary. I know this took an extreme toll on you. As a new father I simply cannot imagine one day not speaking to my child and as a son I can’t imagine the hurt but it seems like you have embraced the true loves in your life and ultimately that is the greatest treasure. Thank you so much for your courage and example and best of luck to you man

  75. Andre Liddicoat

    Andre Liddicoat

    Πριν 11 ώρες

    Love you man! Great video! We're here for you.

  76. Taylor Ingram

    Taylor Ingram

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    Your story is so sad. But so courageous and beautiful. Thank you❤️

  77. Diego Horton

    Diego Horton

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    Thank you Chris best wishes

  78. Tpurc

    Tpurc

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    This only makes me like your channel more.

  79. tonycaponeycomics

    tonycaponeycomics

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    Hey Chris. I'm sorry you've went through that throughout your life. I'm glad you're still pursuing your dreams and making GRgone videos despite the odds with your family and the Jehova's Witness group. Religious cults like JW are crazy groups, man, and I'm glad you've stepped out of the boundaries of the crazy restrictions and beliefs of that religious group and left all that crazy shit behind. I really enjoyed your collaborations in the "Pretty Much It" videos, and I look forward to watching your reviews.

  80. Zoel Addams

    Zoel Addams

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    You got a lot of REAL courage. You are a really strong person. Thank you for sharing this with us, we support you

  81. Ty Lopez

    Ty Lopez

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    It’s crazy. They knew I had cancer and problems with my marriage and nobody helped me.

  82. Hackrifice

    Hackrifice

    Πριν 13 ώρες

  83. Jamison Rooney

    Jamison Rooney

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    I just wish Jehovah's witnesses would be a faith of love and not a cult of control. I don't know how it feels to live live that. It's horrible and not a place of love like they say it is. The way the dictate your life and make you ignore the faithless is not the way that Christ wants anyone to live. I hope that everyone here can find their happiness no matter who you are.

  84. jason smith

    jason smith

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    This was an incredibly brave video for you to make. Good on you, guy.

  85. Shegs Z

    Shegs Z

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    As a christian I sometimes feel that a jehovah witness are kind of annoying

  86. Shawn Barron

    Shawn Barron

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    As a Christian, this literally physically hurts and causes just weird bodily discomfort to hear what people have been telling you about God and faith, and just humanity in general. I am so sorry. I hope you find peace with your past and in your future, especially in regards to family and loved ones. The teachings of these people are so strangely anti-christian its weird they claim to be one in the same.

  87. Ben Edwards

    Ben Edwards

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    Hi Chris, I've been watching your videos for years now and I'm proud to say that you're one of my favourite youtubers. I commend you for making this video and think you are very brave, and respectable for your honesty directed towards your viewers. I live and breathe cinema just like you. You individually, have inspired me to actively persue my dream of being a creator for, without a doubt, my favourite form of media. I know it is unlikely for you to see this but I'd like to personally thank you :)

  88. Sven K

    Sven K

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    I live in Germany. Left an abusive family to join an evangelic church. Left them after about almost 20 years and I can't tell which was worse. Physical or mental psychological abuse. But what I can tell is that it's worth breaking free. Even if you like me lose all of your friends and you have to relearn to think and live for yourself like me in the midst of your 30's. I didn't even have favorite bands except Christian stuff... Everything they teach made sense to me for a long time of my life. Looking back today it's ridiculous. It's all about manipulation and making easy money. Even though many ministers suffer financially because they are getting used by those who make good money. Hibestly their is really little less help for people that leave groups like I did. But you probably only have this one life. Don't waste it on this scam!!

  89. Oscar Miranda

    Oscar Miranda

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    We love you man! Hugs from Venezuela Keep rockin you are an amazing person

  90. methanbreather

    methanbreather

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    Dear Mr Stuckmann, I do not care about your sexual orientation. Whatever consenting adults do with each other is fine by me. I am subscribed because I deeply enjoy your videos and I will continue to enjoy your videos. But I appreciate and welcome your decision to open up, it might help others in a similar situation.

  91. anihilist2

    anihilist2

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    ❤ Love you man!

  92. Anthony Lopez

    Anthony Lopez

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    I love you buddy. Been watching you for years now and I never knew any of this. It's courageous to make this choice to voice your trauma and understand the consequences of making this. Organized religion is immoral and corrupt but there's something so disgusting about the way JWs treat their people. Proud of you sir.

  93. Keaton Towns

    Keaton Towns

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    So glad you shared this. It's crazy how similar everything you talked about is to the church of christ (Though obviously not as extreme). From the shaming of sexuality, homophobia, fear of media, calling other people "worldly," a governing group of male elders, etc. The thing that struck me the most was what you said about being left behind, socially and culturally. I left the church around six years ago now and I still feel like I'm behind in so many areas of my life. Glad you made it out the other side, and thanks for being another voice for all the people who feel trapped.

  94. Philicia's Obsessions

    Philicia's Obsessions

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    I was raised a JW... felt pressured to be baptized at age 16. At age 18 I couldn't take it anymore and voluntarily 'Disassociated' myself from the organization. My father was an Elder in the congregation and very well respected. I was basically 'disfellowshiped'.... my Dad disowned me. I was utterly alone and thrown into the world. I was so naive, and went through a LOT in my 20's. I was so lost. At age 30, got married and started having kids. For a brief period my family started talking to me again, and I was 'reinstated', but I never felt comfortable with them so I just stopped going.... as a result today at age 56, I am living my own life and extremely happy. I do not live by ANY religion... I consider myself spiritual but not a part of a 'organized' religion. I raise my kids to find their own spiritually, even if it's agnostic. I will NEVER go back to JW or any religion, I live free, happy and without fear. Leaving the JW faith for good was the best decision I ever made.

  95. Hulk Amania

    Hulk Amania

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    Weird flex, but ok.

  96. Nicholas

    Nicholas

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    I believe it’s the same situation with people born into Islam and Judaism so I’m sure they can also relate too

  97. Merlin Ambrosius

    Merlin Ambrosius

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    One of my friends is an ex Jehovah’s Witnesse too. He's bisexual. I wonder if they are just more open when they are free.

  98. Star Words

    Star Words

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    Great video. It’s nice to see you build up the courage to say the things you did. You know what is even more courageous in 2021? Coming out... as conservative

  99. Vidalion

    Vidalion

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    Tremendous respect for your doing this video, and so sorry you had to go through this. You deserve all the success you have had and much more to come.

  100. David Bengtsson Asgarali

    David Bengtsson Asgarali

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    Yay! Team Chris!

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