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.
#JehovahsWitness #JehovahsWitnesses #EXJW

Chris Stuckmann
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  • Chris Stuckmann

    Chris Stuckmann

    Ай мурун

    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.

    • Tara Ghazouly

      Tara Ghazouly

      19 күн мурун

      I was dfed at 15 (am now 33) and have watched a number of celebrities say they grew up JW and basically call it 'pretty good'. Thank you so much for being honest about where you're from and telling the truth about what it's like. Bless you.

    • OceanMan

      OceanMan

      Ай мурун

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

    • Fermion

      Fermion

      Ай мурун

      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

      Ай мурун

      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

      Ай мурун

      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! 🤗😇😇

  • S F

    S F

    Саат мурун

    Always impressed by people being brave enough to leave such cults. I was lucky enough to never have any religion aggressively forced on me but I still find the ability of you guys to overcome such intense peer pressure so you can stay true to yourself very inspiring.

  • JonPS PS

    JonPS PS

    Саат мурун

    Chris Stuckmann, just got Stuckminezed....

  • Rafael Daney

    Rafael Daney

    2 саат мурун

  • TechMeister1993

    TechMeister1993

    4 саат мурун

    Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand. I dont care I'm still free. You cant take the sky from me. The sky is yours, my friend.

  • TechMeister1993

    TechMeister1993

    5 саат мурун

    I love your shirt choice for this video. I could never turn someone away because they do not follow my religious beliefs. I am raised Catholic and do believe in Jesus Christ. I fully support you for your choice in making this video Chris. You do what you think is right, that is all any of us can do. If your family tosses you aside, know that I and your community on YouTube accept you. Family is more then blood.

  • james dean

    james dean

    5 саат мурун

    I’m a straight white male. Not a popular combo these days due to the left’s intense focus on skin color.

    • Lana Del Taco

      Lana Del Taco

      2 мүнөт мурун

      no one cares

  • DrainedEyes

    DrainedEyes

    6 саат мурун

    I’ve always loved you and had a feeling from watching you, a feeling of relating on something religious like this, so I’m really proud of you for making this.

  • Quentin Sivertson

    Quentin Sivertson

    7 саат мурун

    Well said, Chris. Cheers for your courage and honesty.

  • H P

    H P

    8 саат мурун

    What’s funny about this religion is just how little it actually adheres to the Bible’s teaching

    • TheRedMachete

      TheRedMachete

      5 саат мурун

      whats really funny is how little you know about this religion

  • LiK

    LiK

    9 саат мурун

    Chris, you are so brave for sharing this. A religion that takes away people's happiness is not a religion worth believing in. What a shitty religion.

  • Marilyn Rivas

    Marilyn Rivas

    9 саат мурун

    thank you so much!

  • Evergreen Pictures films

    Evergreen Pictures films

    11 саат мурун

    This is why I am an atheist. They treat people like they are not humans only because they are being themselves. If these jahova idiots really believe that people that are gay or trans etc are hated then God should be hated because God created those people the way that they are.

    • TheRedMachete

      TheRedMachete

      5 саат мурун

      fun fact: most all religions are against all those things you mentioned. not just Jehovahs witnesses.

  • gravitron12

    gravitron12

    11 саат мурун

    Since it’s text I have to say it even though it may be obvious: I’m being genuine; good for you man. To pursue what you enjoy in the face of that kind of opposition is inspirational.

  • Ethan Gurr

    Ethan Gurr

    11 саат мурун

    I would like to just say this... I am a jehovah witness and raised I understand where he is coming from however jehovah witnesses r not that stick I've watched shutter island with my jehovah witness friends I've even played cod, apex and r6 the lot. I was just like this guy I even told elders I knew someone was watching saw and they didn't care things have dialled down alot since ten years ago views and opinions r much more excepted including gays, just like the Catholics have a bad reputation with pedos doesn't mean the religion is fake just to let u know my dad is actually one of the elders so he deals with many cases and any case of pedophilia or rape/abuse/assault before even considering disfellowship they contact the police. I believe jehovah witnesses r the true religion I just feel imperfect people can't run God's religion so who knows lets hope he steps in (if you've read this far thanks I really dont mind replys but if u are trying to prove to me its the false religion don't bother I've tried heck I even got the best grades I'm my class for evolution 😂) I'm more then happy to chat tho 😁

    • Naila

      Naila

      Саат мурун

      If you’re a true Jehovah’s Witness you would know that watching a rated R film is prohibited. Shutter island is a supposed to a “bad movie”. I’ve been a Jehovah’s Witness myself and experienced really strict rules. Also some Jws like yourself who bend rules of the governing body might as well take a leap out of the faith because apparently they aren’t happy with the rules that are given to them anyway Just a thought but hey if it doesn’t bother you and certainly doesn’t bother me shrug 🤷🏾‍♀️

  • Daniel Albutruseh

    Daniel Albutruseh

    13 саат мурун

    THIS IS A LEGITE CULT!!!!!!

    • Daniel Albutruseh

      Daniel Albutruseh

      Саат мурун

      @TheRedMachete Thank you young man for your insparational words of faith.

    • TheRedMachete

      TheRedMachete

      5 саат мурун

      Just because of what Stuckmann said? how about you do some research ignorant child

  • Aaron Margerum

    Aaron Margerum

    13 саат мурун

    I’m just curious, I’m not trying to troll. So even though you’re not a witness anymore do you still believe in God or did you just become an atheist?

    • ANDREW WILLIAM OMLIE JR

      ANDREW WILLIAM OMLIE JR

      13 саат мурун

      I don't even know

  • At Me

    At Me

    13 саат мурун

    Frightening.

    • TheRedMachete

      TheRedMachete

      5 саат мурун

      lol..what is, that they told him the rules of the religion and asked him to leave when he didn't wanna follow them?

  • Chris Toro

    Chris Toro

    14 саат мурун

    This is heartbreaking, I can't imagine the pain you're going through. With your family I hope they choose to stay in touch. Being condemned from your own family and friends seems like it's almost unbearable. I believe there's more family and people that will always accept you, life is about about finding those people. As long as you have people that love you in your life, you're doing the right thing. Thanks for sharing this, you didn't have to, but we won't forget what you gave up to make this,hopefully you gained just as much

  • Gavin

    Gavin

    14 саат мурун

    Moral of the story: any religion that publicly reaches out to people for them to join is bad

  • Kent Stuetz

    Kent Stuetz

    14 саат мурун

    I appreciate this video Chris - it is very thoughtfully stated. Setting this specific religion aside, one has to admit that there exists a tension between much of modern film making and Christian teachings. There is not a lot coming out of Hollywood that does not contain sexuality, vulgar language, and/or graphic violence. It is difficult for a Christian who tries to live their religion to not be able to enjoy most of what is being produced. I note this only by way of saying that I understand why some religions discourage film and modern media. However, this does not justify the kind of shunning behavior you have discussed.
    I have listened to many of your reviews over the past few years and have enjoyed your insights.
    P.S. Like you, I was so disappointed by Wonder Women 1984 - just terrible! I am hoping that G.G. can recover. :)

  • kisstharing

    kisstharing

    15 саат мурун

    Yup. I spent 35 years as JW, was baptized after 9/11 because everyone in the religion was saying to get baptized soon before jehovah's great day of armageddon. Needless to say the years after that were pure hell, but I hung on thinking the end was near, like an idiot. Hate myself for buying into all this crap. Starting over at 36 is painful but it has to be done - the lies and deceit and empty promises makes it ridiculous to stay in. Having my future back is exciting and scary at the same time. Great video you are not alone alot of people were raised in this cult and the internet is slowly taking it down.

  • DumbToad

    DumbToad

    15 саат мурун

    Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t imagine what it has taken to reach the point where you can speak about your experiences and pain

  • SolidSixx

    SolidSixx

    15 саат мурун

    This is a wonderful, beautiful video Chris. Thank you ❤️

  • Steven Angel

    Steven Angel

    16 саат мурун

    First of all, thank you so much for sharing this. You're so right about it now recontextualizing a lot of your work and stories youve shared in your videos so truly, on behalf of all of us that care, thank you. I did have a question though, you mentioned you have older sisters at the beginning of the video. Where are they now and have they taken a similar path to you?

  • zalgasha

    zalgasha

    17 саат мурун

    YOU HAVE MY SWORD!!!!!!

  • ty blankenship

    ty blankenship

    18 саат мурун

    Great video, looking forward to follow up!!! Good luck!!!

  • Maher Ibrahim

    Maher Ibrahim

    18 саат мурун

    i now even respect, and admire you more.

  • Tommy Vaske

    Tommy Vaske

    19 саат мурун

    I haven't even watched this clip to the end quite yet, but I'm so crazily eager to tell you how goddamned(!) courageous you are! It was simply heartbreaking to see and hear the younger you saying farewell to his followers; fucking, shitty heartbreak, man! I'm awfully happy you recovered and broke free, and we are all so much better off for it. Thank you for sharing, and I hope it goes well for you and your family in the future. Love!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

  • Patrick Duncan

    Patrick Duncan

    19 саат мурун

    I know this had to be one of the most difficult things to open up about. So much love and respect for you!

  • Elliott Raven

    Elliott Raven

    20 саат мурун

    I think it's incredibly brave of you to put aside a large part of your life to pursue your passion.

  • GCisBC

    GCisBC

    20 саат мурун

    I love you Chris❤️, Lots of Love from India🙏

  • SETTING EXAMPLES

    SETTING EXAMPLES

    21 саат мурун

    Don’t forget that these Brothers are still imperfect at the end of the day and has the free will to do as they please.... You shouldn’t use that to turn your back on Jehovah. I can understand turning your back on a loved one if aren’t on the same path as you. Jehovah allowed his son to be Persecuted and murdered which is way more extreme then merely disassociating with Uncle Bob. The ones you leave behind will be wiped from your memory.... the point is God is number 1 and all else comes last.

  • SETTING EXAMPLES

    SETTING EXAMPLES

    22 саат мурун

    I was raised a Witness but never got Baptized. Parents disfellowshipped. I’m so torn behind this 🤔

  • Jamisyn Boneck

    Jamisyn Boneck

    22 саат мурун

    Thank you so much for your courage in making this video, especially at the end. I cannot imagine how hard it must have been to put this all out there. I truly hope it has been a cathartic experience that will help you enjoy your life and become even better at what you do. I have been getting "Stuckmanized" for a long time now and consider your channel to be the go to source for movie reviews. I just never would have guessed by that facet, the scope of what you have been struggling with.
    I consider this video required viewing and will ask my family to watch it again tonight with me during time we set aside for each other.
    Peace and love to you,
    Todd

  • Eddie Dingle

    Eddie Dingle

    23 саат мурун

    Hey, curious here.
    I have never as much as met a Jehovah's Witness, I don't actively look up videos about the Jehovah's witness organization nor do I actively seek out any information about them.
    However, in the past month or so, many channels dedicated to speaking out against the Jehovah's witness organization, especially those cartoons they produce for kids, have been popping up in my recommended feed. I also don't actively seek out skeptic channels.
    now, this video does not predate those channels nor videos, but around the exact same time I started receiving all these recommended videos.
    My question is, is there something going on and is Jehovah's witness organization that we should be made privy to or aware of? Like a mass exodus, or a complete dissolving?
    Just peculiar that early February through early March has seen a boom in the popularity of Jehovah's witness discussion

    • Peasham

      Peasham

      18 саат мурун

      @Nemo Spence And literally anyone and everyone could've predicted suffering and people earning from suffering. So anyway, now that I've predicted rain will fall, that proves I am the son of god and I demand worship. When do you plan on worshipping me?

    • Peasham

      Peasham

      18 саат мурун

      @Nemo Spence If someone reports a crime and if there weren't two witnesses to it, the crime is dismissed. Furthermore, if they wish to live like savages, which IS what you described, they're free to do so in any lawless part of the world. To enjoy the protection and safety of man's civilization while ignoring their laws is pretty hypocritical.

    • Nemo Spence

      Nemo Spence

      20 саат мурун

      @Peasham So do you think this world is getting better? Are you still clinging to it? Just look around. Turn the tv on. Journalists love to give you bad news. They are earning from it. More bloodshed, more ratings.

    • Nemo Spence

      Nemo Spence

      20 саат мурун

      @Peasham then you don't knoe the organization. Because their website shows that they don't in any manner protect someone who abuses a member. It's a gross sin. They make scriptural arrangements in handling such cases without interfering law of the land. In the end, God's law is perfect. Law of a man isn't.

    • Peasham

      Peasham

      20 саат мурун

      @Nemo Spence Literally everyone and anyone could have predicted there will be plagues in the future. I predict now that it will rain in the future. God told me this, so god must be real.

  • Beau H.

    Beau H.

    Күн мурун

    I have so much respect for you making this video. It WILL help people.

  • Beau H.

    Beau H.

    Күн мурун

    Every day that a person escapes the smothering, controlling, abusive clutches of the JWs is a good day.
    They are one of the most insidious, despicable cults on the planet.

  • Gayle Cheung

    Gayle Cheung

    Күн мурун

    I’m so glad you’re doing what you love to do and you’re out of Jehovah witnesses are used to have connection with your family. Your child is amazing you’re amazing strength to explain your situation I said to Cain and the relief at the same time. You’re going to teach a lot of people who are in the same situation what is it like to be yourself and do what you love. ♥️🇨🇦🌏

  • CLPPRBRD

    CLPPRBRD

    Күн мурун

    Yaaaaaaaaasssss, ur amazing Chris, A+ for u!

  • Layman Phil

    Layman Phil

    Күн мурун

    Since 2016, more and more of us in the world are coming out of this psychic hold. This American cult which represents the epitome of human vanity will soon become an empty temple.

  • prettymuxh

    prettymuxh

    Күн мурун

    I'd love you more after this..cheers mate!

  • Mi Cozza

    Mi Cozza

    Күн мурун

    Thank-you so very much for making this video❣ My best friend was abandoned by his family for coming out. I could not believe any religion would condone such actions. When he passed they called me to ask questions about his life. The only reason I answered was his beautiful and loving heart would want me to. Personally I would have spewed the hatred they inflicted on my friend RIGHT BACK AT THEM-!! Thank-you from the bottom of my heart. In the memory of Bill O.

  • H. Camacho

    H. Camacho

    Күн мурун

    My ex wife was born to this cult, her father was one of the elders. Its brutal for kids , she got out of there as soon as she could so did her brothers and sisters, they were traumatized, from all the crazy shit they told me I think I'd rather be locked up in Folsom . The JWs I'd met are hypocrites and dont practice what they preach. Perfect religion for narcissist or if you like having a group of control freaks telling how to live. I will forward this to my ex wife and family. You are doing a great service. Keep that head up, you're a survivor dude.

  • William Garvin

    William Garvin

    Күн мурун

    And guess what One Of Jehovah's witness from organization always will treat me like I'm Their family after not failing to stay within organization.😇🧜‍♀️🧜‍♂️😌❤

  • William Garvin

    William Garvin

    Күн мурун

    And it sucks but it is what it is And Always will be the same. But even I feel bad for these people Yeah think about how Amish people treated you like that while this the similar to that Like how if you leave their organization culture It's very similar to that Am I think about it you're alive will never be the same with your family and Chris you will feel the same way But for me I try to avoid that In not feeling Jehovah's witness organization.😇👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

  • William Garvin

    William Garvin

    Күн мурун

    And you know Getting Disfellowship That you did know you end up with you may think it sucks That that's what happens the rest of Jehovah's witness.

  • William Garvin

    William Garvin

    Күн мурун

    But You Chris You're in a bad Position. I'm not sure how that would affect your job But if it comes to a point where it does then you will not have the same Job anymore. Would you People agree.

  • William Garvin

    William Garvin

    Күн мурун

    When you Get disfellowshiped You're cut off from Jehovah That is the God that protects you And he no longer provide That at all And bass can be a scary thing when These people look at you like Jehovah's witness like your the stranger And that's why you're treated like that which means You're treated like an unworthy person To Jehovah's witness.😇👸🤴🐈 But for me I'm in a better position And not accepting blood Transfusion. And I have that to prove it on my neck With this necklace With a word say no blood transfusion And that's from Jehovah's witness.👸🐈😇🤴

  • William Garvin

    William Garvin

    Күн мурун

    Chris You know you said never mix that Situation With Filmmaking But for me the one who is Making youtube videos about The kittens Drinking milk from their mother Cat And that's them nursie.😇👸🤴

  • Bone Apple Tea

    Bone Apple Tea

    Күн мурун

    Not to be rude by I thought u had that look. Congrats sir. I'm so sorry u were born into it and the pain it brought u and others.

  • Jason Whorton

    Jason Whorton

    Күн мурун

    All the respect! This most of took a lot of courage to do. Good people will only respect you more for your sincerity and telling your truth. I never comment but wanted to show support. Good for you, seriously. Enjoy your reviews.

  • banana peaches

    banana peaches

    Күн мурун

    This disspeakable drunk. Trained killer enjoying the thought how people are going to be killed ,

  • The Ghostly

    The Ghostly

    Күн мурун

    I firmly believe that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult, because by every definition of the word cult they are one, just unlike most other cults this one happens to have a few million people or borgs in it.

  • James Richard Wiley

    James Richard Wiley

    Күн мурун

    Baptism is designed to remove original sin the result of a Divine Sting Operation
    which first appeared in a genesis fairy tale.

  • Victor Ramirez

    Victor Ramirez

    Күн мурун

    You did not have to go this far, make it better for yourself and delete.

    • Peasham

      Peasham

      20 саат мурун

      @TheRedMachete Good, people should hate this organization. It is actively hurting people.

    • TheRedMachete

      TheRedMachete

      Күн мурун

      exactly this video spreads HATE. plain and simple

  • Paul Hawkins

    Paul Hawkins

    Күн мурун

    Bravo, Chris Stuckmann!!! I subscribed years ago. I've always loved your movie reviews. I've scrolled past this title for the last two months thinking I really didn't need to know about your personal life. I'm glad I watched it today. Your sincerity and integrity came shining through. What the last decade has allowed you to learn about yourself is incredible. I really know nothing about the Jehovah's Witnesses, other than living near their campus in Brooklyn Heights since the early '90s. I often thought of writing a Romeo & Juliet / West Side Story type screen play set in Brooklyn Height -- which, by the way is also one of the cradles of AA and 12 Step programs -- in which there is a star-crossed romance between a newly sober AA and a Jehovah's Witness. Good Luck. I'll keep watching.

    • TheRedMachete

      TheRedMachete

      17 саат мурун

      @Peasham I am an ex Witness, are you? Very simple question. do you actually know what the religion entails or are you just hearing what others say? perhaps maybe you had a bad experience from people , either way you're wrong again. If you disobey you are either told to follow the rules OR you're kicked out. The end. nothing else happens, you don't get branded like a cult, you don't get flayed like a cult, hell you don't even get financially hurt like some OTHER churches do to its communities. so , please try again spreading your ignorance on here, its why Stuckmann is so popular, nobody asks they just listen

    • Peasham

      Peasham

      18 саат мурун

      @TheRedMachete Because others don't disobey. Try disobeying, see what happens.

    • TheRedMachete

      TheRedMachete

      Күн мурун

      What Stuckmann describes isn't what others experience in the same religion.

  • BETA MALE

    BETA MALE

    Күн мурун

    I had many doubts, skeptics just like everyone and examining arguments about the existence of God in the quest of truth. I heard it from both sides of perspectives and I arrived at the conclusion that God does exist objectively, even though this may be difficult to tolerate on a daily basis trust me.
    People can say religions is bad all they want but you should lived your life governing by your estimation of truth.

    • Peasham

      Peasham

      18 саат мурун

      @Nemo Spence That you cannot comprehend how water and land masses work is not evidence of your god, it is evidence of your ignorance.

    • Peasham

      Peasham

      18 саат мурун

      "God exists objectively! How do I know? I think that subjectively."

    • Nemo Spence

      Nemo Spence

      23 саат мурун

      Look, I live in the Philippines. Look at the beautiful map of the Philippines,.7,107 islands all in all, beautifully scattered in the Pacific Ocean. Do you think no one designed it? You are on the right side. There is God.

  • Dominic Sinclair-Shandley

    Dominic Sinclair-Shandley

    Күн мурун

    You are my hero

    • Dominic Sinclair-Shandley

      Dominic Sinclair-Shandley

      Күн мурун

      @TheRedMacheteI have lived a life of pain and yet to see things get better, so I may not know him personally but I know the pain he felt and that's enough for me

    • TheRedMachete

      TheRedMachete

      Күн мурун

      you don't even know the fucker

  • BETA MALE

    BETA MALE

    Күн мурун

    Please don't associate this with Jesus or God the father,that's the mistakes people's tends to make. The people inherently are sinful by default but Jesus never commands these things in the New Testamets covenant to justified their deplorable actions. God Love You.

    • SETTING EXAMPLES

      SETTING EXAMPLES

      21 саат мурун

      Right

  • Orin Trost

    Orin Trost

    Күн мурун

    faith might be something, but religion is definetely nothing.. people be free

  • disal weerawardhana

    disal weerawardhana

    Күн мурун

    Really sorry about what you had to go through man, only person I can relate is Gabi from attack on titan

  • smiling shark

    smiling shark

    Күн мурун

    Jehovah's witnesse is a cult.

    Change my mind.

  • Roselind Zeng

    Roselind Zeng

    Күн мурун

    i’m sorry for all these things that u went thru. u definitely made the right choice for urself, and i’m glad to have had the chance to hear your story.

  • Yung Moy

    Yung Moy

    Күн мурун

    JV preaches false teachings and is not true but the truth is in the Bible. The truth is in Jesus who died for our sins and resurrected on the third day. We cannot be saved by our works or do anything to be saved because if we could save ourselves then there would be no need for Jesus but Jesus died for us because we need him to be saved. Repent from your sins because we are all sinners and fall short of the Glory of God and put your trust in Jesus and what he did for us.

  • Yung Moy

    Yung Moy

    Күн мурун

    JV is wrong and not the truth but Jesus is the truth. True Christianity is the only way of salvation. Follow Jesus and repent from your sins and put your trust in Jesus. Dont trust in yourself because salvation is not by works. You can’t do anything to get saved. Jesus died for you to be saved. Repent from your sins because you and all of us are sinners and desperately need Jesus for salvation. Put your trust in Jesus and repent from your sins.

  • Brett Davis

    Brett Davis

    Күн мурун

    Just to be clear, Biblical Christianity is not the same as JW, Mormon, Catholicism and others, who may use names like God and Jesus.

    • Peasham

      Peasham

      18 саат мурун

      Every single one of them claim to follow Biblical Christianity.

  • Anthony M

    Anthony M

    Күн мурун

    when i saw this video was 56 min long... didn't think I was gonna finish it. Wow man, respect for discussing this.

  • Collin McRae

    Collin McRae

    Күн мурун

    Really moving story about you experience with an opressive cult, but come on dude. Pansexual and demipan? Why not just say that you are Peter Pan? You are jumping from onendult, straight into another.

    • Biel Bri

      Biel Bri

      Күн мурун

      Cool. To identify yourself as something is now to be part of a cult. Interesting. Did you hear that, straight people? You are now part of a cult!

  • Gaurav Singh

    Gaurav Singh

    Күн мурун

    I just looked up pan sexual and demi god whatever da fuck, pan simply means a bi sexual tbh and demi means a loyal person, what da fuck is happening to world.
    These are not "Genders".

    • Biel Bri

      Biel Bri

      Күн мурун

      We know these are not genders. It's called sexual orientation. Bisexuals and pansexuals are not the same. Bisexuals can fall in love with both male and female genders, hence bi. Sometimes they fall in love with transgender people too, but not always. Pansexuals, on the other hand, don't have these barriers. They can fall in love with any type of person with any type of gender or sexual orientation (male, female, trans people, bisexuals, other pansexuals, etc).

  • Andre Ball

    Andre Ball

    Күн мурун

    This is not weird. This is extremely courageous and I admire you for it. I have followed you for a long time and want to continue to support a fellow movie lover. I am not giving up my dream on writing movie scripts and your story has given me a stronger motivation to move forward on my dream. Thanks Chris.

  • Chris James

    Chris James

    Күн мурун

    Been a fan of your channel for years. I don't have much else to say than this: I am proud of the man you've become. You're a gift to the film community.

  • DONawshad

    DONawshad

    Күн мурун

    It's not weird, you are very courageous and big up to you bro ! I am not even from this religion but I am pretty sure many ppl from many religions, especially christian groups in the US and UE can identify to you. Your video is a public service ! Very well done mate and thank you oh so much... Between you and me, Cinema is definitely a better choice in terms of faith ! ;-)
    And here we are fearing foreign cultures and their faith when there are so many rotten fishes in our own pond but we don't care... or so it seems !

  • Erik Magnusson

    Erik Magnusson

    Күн мурун

    I’m pagan (Asatru) - it’s pretty chill, aside from white supremacy groups stealing our symbols but they do that to Christians too.
    The culture of Asatru itself, I give an A+

  • Damian Marzano

    Damian Marzano

    2 күн мурун

    Thats heavy stuff.

  • Andre Watson

    Andre Watson

    2 күн мурун

    I grew up with the faith (my father's side is strictly Jehovah's Witness) and they've been trying 2 convert me since I was 6. A lot of conversations was about me becoming a "brother" and I had 2 let my feelings be known that I can partake in that so It's hard 2 talk 2 my family at times without hearing i'm going 2 hell in some ways and i laugh but my cousin left the faith and he had backlash so i understand, they even try 2 get at my kids with religion, teaching them things i don't agree with and i tell my kids, "Black, white, gay or straight, u r God's child and u r made in the image of God. God loves u whomever u r," and i heard some very hurtful things and it's their opinion. I enjoyed this video, thank u 4 sharing this.

  • unstoppableExodia

    unstoppableExodia

    2 күн мурун

    As someone who has been an atheist since childhood it breaks my heart to hear the terrible things others have had to go through because their parents brought them up religious and it’s all they knew and it was tied to their support network.
    I was lucky that my mother was already disillusioned with religion and we emigrated to what was very a secular country at the time. Being away from my Granpa’s house where the process of indoctrination into Catholic shit had begun helped immensely. My love of science and having the freedom to question things was tremendously liberating. It was a fairly gradual process but at a fairly young age I was able to come to the realization that everything taught in the Bible goes against scientific understanding and the reason for that was because religion is all fiction. Letting go of the idea that god is real was one of the happiest days of my life. No god meant I didn’t need to fear consequences of the afterlife, I only needed to worry about the consequences of real life.
    Nowadays I don’t just enjoy pointing out to religious people that they’re worshiping a fictitious character but also challenging them to provide scientifically verifiable proof of god’s existence. I know they can’t and when they try to weasel around it to present something from the bibles as proof I go for the jugular.

  • Marcus Saint

    Marcus Saint

    2 күн мурун

    BABYLON THE GREAT HAS FALLEN.
    This INCLUDES - All of the Christian denominations. Why? Because they are ALL in disagreement. IF they were in agreement with each other then there would ONLY be One Christian denomination.
    God is not God of disorder.
    Sorry Guys. Can you see what I am trying to say?
    There has to be a body of TRUE christians. If it isn't Jehovah's witnesses. Then WHERE are they?
    Where? Where? Where?.

  • Melinda Ahmed

    Melinda Ahmed

    2 күн мурун

    Proud of you to make this video. Very eye opening

  • buzzarddog1

    buzzarddog1

    2 күн мурун

    I just stumbled upon your channel less than a month ago looking specifically for Indiana Jones Temple of Doom content (my favorite one BTW)
    I have an Uncle who's a JW. He used to do movie stuff too, set the camera up and look into the camera read lines that I think he wrote. Also took my other uncle who was very handsome to get head shots. Thing is he wasn't born into it but converted in his late 20s or so. Anyway, just kinda strange. 2 JWs one temporarily the other permanently breaking their love with movies.
    I know my uncle's hurting and Im pretty sure he thinks many of us family members are going to hell. The last time a spoke to him it got really uncomfortable, he gave me a bible and watch tower stuff. I quoted something from the bible than he said where does it say that? I said haven't you read it, he said no.
    I couldn't believe that because he used to open it up and try to show me scripture. So it's like he was only shown bits here and there and given lines like a sales script but he never bothered to read it himself.
    Anyway blah, blah, blah
    Just super glad your out, I hope your finding some happiness. I hope you family can accept it or wake up and quit.
    Great film is great... BTW
    The reason why Indy, Shortround and Willy survive the fall from the plane is because
    "Sheeva brought you here, hahaha. Hahaha"
    "We weren't brought here, our plane crashed"
    "It crashed."
    "No no, we pray to Shiva............
    that is why Shiva made you fall from sky."
    Plus how would he know they came from the sky. He saw them in a raft, not a plane. There is no on screen speech between the village elder and Indy and co for several minutes.
    They see him in the river bank, silence.
    Elder in the wilderness, they walk by him he points, silence.
    They walk by him again silence
    Till they get to the village.
    The first thing that village elder says to Indy is "in your way to Dehli you stop and Pangkok" (or how ever they say it)
    Also about the walking to the village after the raft, it's not like that village elder would run up past Indy and co just so he could point the way. He could have just walked in front of them the whole way if that was the case. There is something mysterious and powerful about that old man.

  • Liberty Bishop

    Liberty Bishop

    2 күн мурун

    I think it is so brave of you to do this video, I applaud you for being so open and honest! I cannot completely relate, but I can to a degree. I grew up in the Mormon church and was very devout throughout most of my teen years. I started to realize there was something not quite right when I was about 16 and I remember the horrible guilt I felt for watching certain movies and having doubts about certain things I was taught. The last straw was when I asked if Mother Teresa would go to highest Kingdom in heaven when she died. I was told only if she excepts the Mormon faith. I decided at that point nope, this is bs!

  • Júlia Fonseca

    Júlia Fonseca

    2 күн мурун

    💗

  • David Magalhães

    David Magalhães

    2 күн мурун

    Love your work! Best luck to you. Man, i hate religion!

  • OKAY NO WINS

    OKAY NO WINS

    2 күн мурун

    Sorry you had to endure that. The Bible actually says that all people fall short of the Glory of God. So you can't actually get to God's level. No use trying. Jesus is the way as he came and died for you so you can be saved. You just have to accept the Gift of God. Gift = no work. Also it is your choice. Praying for you man. Keep up the good videos as well!

    • Brian Ty

      Brian Ty

      23 саат мурун

      Yeah, the "no work" is an apologist's bullshit - we all have to work towards salvation, hence while you're called a "servant."

    • Mortilum

      Mortilum

      2 күн мурун

      Amen. You got it perfectly. My cousins' father is a militant JW and he tore that family apart over the religion. He beat his wife so bad she has seizures to this day. Thankfully, she and one of her daughters got out. They found grace among loving family members and in Jesus Christ. While Christianity isn't about unifying with the world as we know it, it's not so exclusionary that we can't long-suffer with nonbelievers. A wise Christian knows they're no better than a typical sinner 'cause we are ALL sinners. Jehova's Witness operates under the pretense that we can work toward salvation when that's totally impossible without God's grace. It's our mission to spread the good word, not elevate ourselves above the rest of mankind. To me, their doctrine is inherently lacking in empathy and love for others. There seems to be no forgiveness in the cult.

  • ZW

    ZW

    2 күн мурун

    Lots of evangelicals also come close to this kind of extreme ostracization and hateful towards those who are not of the same faith.

  • Vin Chenzo

    Vin Chenzo

    2 күн мурун

    I've been watching you for years. I've had my ups and downs with some of your reviews, but for whatever reason I keep coming back. Now I know why. You are genuinely a very likeable guy with real heart. Keep it up Chris. You've fully converted a skeptic

  • Moving On The Lines

    Moving On The Lines

    2 күн мурун

    Chris, you are who you are
    And i want you know that i like who you are
    That is all I want to say

  • Glogeta

    Glogeta

    2 күн мурун

    Religion is honestly the longest running fad in human history

  • Valerie Atkins

    Valerie Atkins

    2 күн мурун

    After listening to you today fir the first time and have now subscribed l think you deserve a medal. Glad that you finally ‘woke up’.
    I’ve never been a JW thankfully although several attempts from JWs knocking on my door over the years in an attempt to get me roped in.
    They are control freaks child abusers shun their families and friends They are indoctrinators and frighten their kids with horrific videos.
    They don’t want you to be educated because you will be too challenging and critical in your thinking skills which they wouldn’t like. They also expect women to be subservient. Who do they think they are.
    Thanks to Telltale and Lloyd Evans channels and now yours it’s refreshing to be able to listen to all of your respective comments and videos but also worrying that such a religion is impacting in a dangerous way on people and children.
    Look forward to your next video


    You are doing the right thing pursuing your film making career.

  • TacoKicker

    TacoKicker

    2 күн мурун

    The Human species will never progress to its full potential until religion, with all of its magical thinking and self-imposed ignorance, is relegated to the fringes of society where it firmly belongs.

  • Itamar Haggai

    Itamar Haggai

    2 күн мурун

    ♥️

  • J Spencer

    J Spencer

    2 күн мурун

    Best day of my life was when the day I turned 17. A friend from school which my mom did not approve of rolled by the house. I hopped in his car before my mom knew what was going on and lived with his family for a few weeks and then on my own after that, since I was working at the time I was able to make a living for myself and had support from a small group of friends that were all doing the same as me but all in there own way and at different stages. I felt like I was wanted by the FBI, that had to hide from for years. I am 38 now and I do not have a relationship of any merit with my parents. In a lot of ways being raised that way tought me how to be tough skinned and has alot to do with how I am as a person and how I raise my children. I love my children more than anything else on this earth. So I in part, I am glad I went through that so I can give my kids the best life possible. I have 2 children and a wonderful wife and my children are 16 and 14. Moved at 21 from Wisconsin to Arizona started a new life and live vicariously through my children and how great there childhood is and how lucky we are as a family to be able to be so close. We go on many trips and go back and forth between our homes in AZ and WI and we even lived back in WI for 3 years to let our kids see how different it is than AZ so now they have many friends and family in both states. As a parent my wife and I both agree on how to raise our children and let them dream and be themselves. Let them know that it there life! We are here to support and back you up in whatever you choose. One wants to work and be in the Arts and the other a Doctor. I am still dealing with or think about why my parents chose this path. I do have to say that I took everything positive it did give me and had to build upon that and I'm sure there are a lot of people like us that have made the right decision to leave and have done well for themselves. I am also aware of that other side and thousands of life's this religion has literally took from people and or destroyed. I could write a book about all the things I felt like they stole from me as a child but cannot and will not do that to my self. More people need to know about this religion and how religion's like this one harm children in many ways! Being a adult and having the ability to choose to be part of something like the JW's is fine because your a adult. I stumbled upon this and felt the need to comment. I struggle with the concept of this earth we enjoy together as humans and that someone is forcing someone to live against there will everywhere on earth, hidden or in plain sight. How different cultures approach this differently and how now matter where you are on earth children everywhere are being made puppets by there parents and that's part of life. It's so strange how we can choose to make a human being and then think we can choose the life we think they should live. That is and has always since I've been around 8 or 9 years old made me ask to myself why is life this way? I hope you continue to succeed and be successful. 😀

  • Binge watching intesifies

    Binge watching intesifies

    2 күн мурун

    A religion that wants you to be unhappy and braindead is a religion that is not made for you but the for leaders that want control and power. In general I feel bad for anyone restricting themselves and their family for religious reasons while also being unhappy.

  • Anja

    Anja

    2 күн мурун

    I'm honestly surprised that 50 minutes have passed and I have already watched this whole video - your way of telling your story was so honest and captivating, I cannot imagine the terror you must have experienced before leaving the JW. Also congrats on coming out! I'm a longtime watcher and it makes me so happy to see you thrive!

  • SJ Trixter

    SJ Trixter

    3 күн мурун

    This really moved me. Now i have more respect for you than ever before. Much love, Chris.

  • Father Mirrin

    Father Mirrin

    3 күн мурун

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are the worst kind of scum, we don't give any kind of time to people who are in abusive cult's ! but what's more they abuse day to day folk who are polite enough to open their doors only to be told that basically we are going to burn in hell, that's enough from me I'm going to have a wank.

  • Avery Hickman

    Avery Hickman

    3 күн мурун

    Amazing video! Thank you.
    I've learned so much from this, really kind of mind blowing. You're extremely brave to make and post this.

    • Avery Hickman

      Avery Hickman

      Күн мурун

      @TheRedMachete Step off! You are drawing assumptions of random individual people on the internet. You are presuming what others take-away from stories with no background information other than a simple "Thank you" comment on a KGlove video. You are making false statements about someone with nothing to back it up. Congrats, you are ignorant.

    • TheRedMachete

      TheRedMachete

      2 күн мурун

      you've learned to hate a religion based on someones bad experience, congrats, you are ignorant

  • John Turner

    John Turner

    3 күн мурун

    Wow! Such an admirable and motivating story. So happy for you.

    • TheRedMachete

      TheRedMachete

      2 күн мурун

      full of half truths and lies

  • Cameron Lodhi

    Cameron Lodhi

    3 күн мурун

    Chris... I can say this only on the behalf of myself, but most likely many others that YOU are one of the reasons I love film. I started watching you in 2011... I was 12 years old. I am now 2 months away from turning 22. You have legitimately been a part of my day to day life for 10 years and you are one of the main reasons why I live and die by film and movies. Watching your review alongside an anticipated movie became a part of my movie watching experience. You I honestly can say are a person who have inspired the 2010s generation of kids on Youtube and others to fall in love with film. I know you may not read this, but I just want to say bravo to you and thank you.... thank you for sticking to who you are and what you love even through the moments of darkness because 1.86 million people I hope have been better for it.

  • chori man

    chori man

    3 күн мурун

    as a catholic i don’t like those people at all, i’m sorry that happened to you man

    • ANDREW WILLIAM OMLIE JR

      ANDREW WILLIAM OMLIE JR

      17 саат мурун

      I agree I'm a Christian and the JW program is the worst thing ever created I wish that it never existed