So by now you may be questioning your faith, or already one of the millions who have fled from the bonds of the Jehovah's Witness organization. Many exJWs however still have a strong need to believe in something more than just us, in some form of creator and a hope for life after death.
As Jehovah's Witnesses you may find yourself also scientifically uneducated on many things, having only learned your version of science as the Watchtower fed it to you. The first thing you need to do is get past any bias against science which the Watchtower Society has burned into you. Start by watching this video on just that point. It's very important that you understand it, watch it twice if needed, and then please continue on below:
Evolution for example you will find is not 'only a theory', it is a 100% proven scientific fact. You are welcome to continue to believe in a creator, but then you would have to believe that this creator used evolution as part of that creation process. But don't take our word for it; it's time you did the same amount of study you gave to the Bible on proving this to yourself. You will find that it is not a debate between two viewpoints that you can't understand for yourself, evolution is actually quite easy to understand to the point where you could soon defend it.
Jehovah's Witnesses like most religions refute the fact of evolution. Jehovah's Witnesses however do in fact believe in a Super Evolution, that 'kinds' of animals evolved after the flood.
As Jehovah's Witnesses, we were told only to look at the evolution from The Watchtower Societies' literature, such as their book Life - How Did it Get here? By Evolution of Creation?. This leaves many of us ignorant of the real truths about evolution. If you are one of those, we hope the information found here will help you get started in learning the fascinating nature of the world and universe around us. Please next look at this very basic video on how evolution actually works:
One of the most important things to understand upfront is that the Earth itself is actually 4.5 billion years old, not 6,000 as many religions teach. Animals evolve at a very gradual rate, much slower than something you would expect to easily see with the naked eye in our recorded history. Evolution DOES NOT expect a duck to change into a crocodile, any more than a human just mutated directly from an ape.
But under the microscope we can see evolution at work. Take the HIV or AIDS virus as an example. The reason that the HIV virus cannot be easily cured is because it evolves too fast. By the time we have a cure for it at its current form it has already changed to something else. It reproduces at a lightning-fast rate, a single virus can spawn billions of copies in just one day. In fact it is one of the fastest evolving entities known. It reproduces sloppily, accumulating lots of mutations when it copies its genetic material. Because of HIV's speedy evolution, it responds to selection pressures quickly: viruses that happen to survive the drug are favored, and resistant virus strains evolve within the patient, sometimes in just a few weeks.
The series From Big Bang, to us...Made Easy is a fantastic way to easily learn all the basics from the beginning of the universe all the way to the the evolution of man. By just watching this series alone understanding evolution will immediately be within your grasp.
It isn't an easy thought that there is no 'New System" coming, no heaven, no God watching over you, that everything you see around you really could be just a random roll of the galactic dice. But there is freedom in knowing the real truth, and to live a good moral life based on that truth.
Consider continuing with these great documentary videos below, you will find them quite helpful in your further understanding of everything. And if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask them in our forums.
Ape to Man (The History Channel)
Discovering Ardi (The Discovery Channel)
The Real Eve (The Discovery Channel)