How I Left the Jehovah’s Witnesses to Pursue Filmmaking

11-Yan, 2021
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Interview with Korey Coleman: uzworld.info/player/video/jZK7gsKPfdqZjJY
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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  • 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.

    Chris StuckmannChris Stuckmann4 kun oldin
    • Good for you man!! May we all be given the strength to share our perceived vulnerabilities.

      OceanManOceanMan15 soat oldin
    • 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.

      FermionFermion4 kun oldin
    • You are incredible! Moral courage like this is rare! Thank you for showing how good a person can be. Celebrate your freedom!

      Ryan BurnettRyan Burnett4 kun oldin
    • 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! 🤗😇😇

      Adam ImperialAdam Imperial4 kun oldin
    • 💚

      AlexanderAlexander4 kun oldin
  • Outsiders don't realize how serious this religion is... I left when I was 15. My dad was an Elder. We celebrated NO holidays, you are not supposed to celebrate your birthday. I was not disfellowshipped either. JW lost me when they tried to tell me that being competitive was a sin(I wanted to play football)... lol. That's when I left. Luckily for me, my parents always stayed in touch. My mom and dad are no longer members. My brother is still a part of the organization, and is now a Elder. Our relationship is great because he is cool as hell. He definitely separates his JW life from his relationship with me... Anyway- The JW's are intense and I respect the organization, but I'm VERY glad that I am no longer a member.

    Ian ThorpeIan Thorpe5 daqiqa oldin
  • Great video Chris! All Religious was designed to be in control of the human mind. That’s one of the reasons why I left Christianly. I think your wife is beautiful by the way.

    marquies hillmarquies hill7 daqiqa oldin
  • I'm kind of in your position right now. But I'm going to deal with it differently. Being a witness is about my relationship with Jehovah , not the witnesses. So I just try to think about what Jehovah wants and filter out other people's opinions. Elders only have the power the Bible gives them anything outside that is there opinion.

    GemMineGemMine12 daqiqa oldin
  • CHRIS :(((((((((( I DONT WATCH UR VIDEOS MUCH ANYMOre BUT MAN I USED TO LOVE U AND SEEING THIS IS HEARTBREAKING AND UR SO BRAVE FOR RELEASING THIS LIKE UR A FUCKING KING BRO LIKE THE VIDEO OF U IN UR ROOM NOT BEING ABLE TO EXPLAIN WHY U CANT MAKE VIDEOS IS SO SAD AND HEARTBREAKING :(

    Eric SuarezEric Suarez13 daqiqa oldin
  • I knew that Jehovah's Witnesses were a thing, but never really gave it a thought except that they're weirdos. No offense to you, but I didn't know much about them either. Now, that I've heard your story, I'm shocked by the influence they can have on people. I'm glad that you told us your story, and that you left them. Seriously, I'm happy for you man that you had the courage to go for your own life. Respect to you, Chris!

    Nick StallaertsNick Stallaerts13 daqiqa oldin
  • Wow dude. Holy shit. I'm floored. What an unbelievable story. Honestly, that was intense and amazing. Good on you ... you infidel ;)

    Harvey_AirHarvey_Air13 daqiqa oldin
  • I Can relate allot to what you ave gone through Chris. I was inducted in the Kingdom hall at the age of 8 and honestly my childhood was hell. I could not express myself freely , persecuted by my own mother due to my interest in break dancing and hanging out with friends outside the faith. but after rebelling against my parent I walked out of my mothers home at the age of 16. My own mother refuses to recognise my daughter as she was born out of wedlock. Just imagine. Like you I was able to enjoy holiday celebration in my early 20s and honestly my life is much better now than before. I have a successful career and array of friends who i can share life experiences with. You made a good choice.

    Waren AndreWaren Andre14 daqiqa oldin
  • This is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing.

    Katherine WizemanKatherine Wizeman14 daqiqa oldin
  • As an Ex-JW and fellow pansexual thank you so much for opening up!

    Harlem HarleyHarlem Harley17 daqiqa oldin
  • I’m certain this wasn’t easy to do. I always enjoy your reviews. I wish you nothing but the best in your personal life.

    Stephen NaveedStephen Naveed19 daqiqa oldin
  • Hugs, Chris! 🥺

    Rokoyo MalateRokoyo Malate24 daqiqa oldin
  • Tldr, religion is good, but human beings are corrupted hence why religion standards these days are so fucked up. Jesus allows all children to come into his kingdom, he died for our sins, if he can be this forgiving why can't human beings be forgiving, especially to closed loved ones.

    MattMatt24 daqiqa oldin
  • I highly recommend watching the Theramin Trees YT channel if you're struggling with similar experiences.

    GandaleonGandaleon25 daqiqa oldin
  • Organized religion, it's a hell of a drug. Dang, I was raised catholic and felt the same at age 9 and overly question everything. So I pretty much left later in my 20s. Wasn't as excruciating as what you went through. Just stopped going.

    valerie corralvalerie corral29 daqiqa oldin
  • we have your back Chris x

    Stephen MeadeStephen Meade30 daqiqa oldin
  • Aww Chris, thank you for speaking out and being honest about things in your life. I hope you have the happiness you deserve, the freedom to continue with you art and the support of your loved ones. Stay strong and keep smiling... you’ve done the hardest part. Much love bro.

    John SmithJohn Smith31 daqiqa oldin
  • I had a good friend of mine throughout my childhood who became my best friend in high school. She was JW. I remember she was always very sweet, very innocent but also LOVED movies the way I did. I remember she was allowed to go to ONE dance in hs, and when we went, it looked like she had the most fun she ever had in her entire life. She never told me when her birthday was of course. I pray to God she never had to go through anything as difficult as you Chris. She never talked about her religion to me so I dont know. Since we graduated I have lost complete contact with her. Her phone number, emails, they don't work. She has not reached out to me. And now, I wonder if her being a JW is why I lost my best friend.

    Jaylin GuerreroJaylin Guerrero41 daqiqa oldin
  • Family aren’t necessarily people who are blood related to you, though they could be. Family are people who love and support you no matter what. No matter what. That is true family. Chris, I hope that with your wife and other friends that are in your life now that you have found your true family. I also hope that you know that we all love and support you too. You’re doing great and we will always be here to support you.

    Douglas WaldenDouglas Walden41 daqiqa oldin
  • Damn, honestly, I left Islam in a muslim family, and it was nowhere near as bad as what this man experienced!!! Holy shit! I actually thought my religion was the worst in the world!!! I have a great relationship with my muslim family and friends! But I live in Iran, there are some fucked up variants of Islam around the world that are possibly even worst then JWs...

    Reza TaghipourReza Taghipour43 daqiqa oldin
  • The JW does not follow anything even remotely resembling what the gospel says.

    Nathan KearneyNathan Kearney43 daqiqa oldin
  • I'm sad that the WT organization defines policy like a Biblical noose. They should see that their position cannot be sustained; and that growing societal pressure is putting incrementally greater pressure on JW teens. The whole thing will eventually blow up, the Kingdom Halls will be empty, and the Senior Generation will have no one to attend their funeral.

    Steven ParkinSteven Parkin45 daqiqa oldin
  • Fantastic and courageous video, Chris. Thank you for sharing

    Andy MurfittAndy Murfitt47 daqiqa oldin
  • Thank you for sharing your story here Chris. I've been watching you since 2013, and I've always valued your opinion and love your videos and all your content. You are an incredible person, continue to keep up with the great work. I look forward to keep following your career.

    Tim Loves MoviesTim Loves Movies48 daqiqa oldin
  • I love your videos! Glad you made it out of the cult. Wish you all the best man

    Allen WalkerAllen Walker49 daqiqa oldin
  • I'm glad that Chris is honest! He wanted to be normal and he wanted to have a happy life wtih all the things he loved! If this is real, then he is a strong man, after all this years of suffering! Stay strong Chris, and do what do you love the most, life is priceless! Get Stuckmmanaised!🤘❤

    Mihai BălăiţăMihai Bălăiţă51 daqiqa oldin
  • Hey man I peep your content from time to time. Keep your head up bro. Life is a process.

    Donovan TylerDonovan Tyler52 daqiqa oldin
    • I'm not saying my problems or others are bigger or worse than yours because that's realitive. I'm a black man in America 🤷🏾‍♂️ and I can't change the fact that I've been approached by 8 to 9 cops in the past 2.5wks (5 approaches). All asking what I'm doing (sleeping in my car to take a break from rideshare driving). Do you know anyone selling drugs, are you doing drugs is the drug activity over here 😳 A little history on myself, I'm a ride share driver, professional photographer/videographer, graphic designer, audio board technician, marketing and advertising specialist, web designer/developer, armed security officer, firearms instructor, cyber security administrator, 6yrs in urgent care mental (well over 3k suicidal patient calls) and my most recent job was a caretaker of mentally I'll adults in a house setting and I'm a total nerd 🤓. Needless to say I'm very experienced in people to people communication yet I'm a black man in America so none of those goals, accomplishments, achievements matter in that 5 to 10min interaction with law enforcement to which 2 of my credentials have been approved by the federal government and the state police department. I don't have so much as a speeding ticket on my record. 0, SUPER CLEAN record. Man keep your head up, stay positive, motivated and keep your wits and ***common sense*** you're a human being. Not one of those men or women can truly control their thoughts, say elephant to a man and he sees and thinks 🐘 We live in a world where marketing and advertising completely fucks any and all religion on the subconscious level. Many of our thoughts are steered and directed by marketing professionals and studios.

      Donovan TylerDonovan Tyler52 daqiqa oldin
  • Wow. This video hit me hard. I was disfellowshipped at 17. It is a long and complicated story. I’ve had a therapist tell me I should write a book. But i related to your story so much. Especially the depression and feeling alone. Losing all my family and friends. Feeling I’m not worthy of love if my own mother would disown me. I know I wasn’t a bad person. I had premarital sex with a girl who I married soon after out of guilt. And i stupidly tried to go back but after I brought her to the Kingdom Hall with me, she saw how they were overwhelmingly nice to her but pretended I didn’t even exist right next to her. She couldn’t understand why I would want to be part of that. I felt years of guilt for questioning and eventually leaving the congregation. I still have extreme depression and feel so alone with no family, unwanted and unloved.

    Robert RileyRobert Riley58 daqiqa oldin
  • I’m so proud. Dude, I want to give you such a long hug right now. You’re very brave.

    Nick SchoenfeldNick Schoenfeld59 daqiqa oldin
  • That was heavy. Glad you’re doing you, I greatly enjoy your videos. That last part through me through a loop. Please review more movies. Maybe do a John Wayne or Clint Eastwood series. Keep up the great work, you have the best movie and tv review channel out there.

    James GallagherJames Gallagher59 daqiqa oldin
  • That's brave to speak about. Religion and quasi religion are controversial. JW isn't a religion. It's a cult as they're functioning with groupthink. They don't allow people part of their organization to get medical treatments. Was Catholic and left due to corruption, cover ups, etc. Their historical and contemporary abuses had, have moi leave the CC. Never believed. Glad to have left after many years. Both operate with groupthink. Any subversive, deviant, criminal group function that way. Us v. Them, dangerous mindset by organized crime groups. There are differences between religions and quasi religions though. Not all religious people are bad apples of extremes. Fundamentalists and radicals/extremists are bad while civil, peaceful believers are okay.

    Luke ParkLuke ParkSoat oldin
  • Thank you for being my favorite UZworldr ❤

    ERIC NICOTERAERIC NICOTERASoat oldin
  • Very interesting. I did not know much about Jehovah's Witnesses. Thanks for sharing. I hope this whole process will be very healing for you.

    Momentum LLMomentum LLSoat oldin
  • All religions are cults, all are bs.

    andy mandy mSoat oldin
    • @Sammy N i will because it's true 🙃

      andy mandy m25 daqiqa oldin
    • Keep telling yourself that.

      Sammy NSammy N32 daqiqa oldin
  • Chris I can remember when I was young it was so deep in my head that I would have nightmares on the regular about Armeggedon. It was horrible really...

    Alicia. BLkpopkdramageekgrandmaAlicia. BLkpopkdramageekgrandmaSoat oldin
  • I am at the 32 minute mark. This sounds like a twisted version of my own faith, Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Aaints (same faith as the guy on Rocked). Even the worst elements i heard of pale to what you went through. Sorry their own antichrist additude afflicted you so much.

    SaintofMSaintofMSoat oldin
  • Ive watched your videos for years, Chris. I am always amazed at your empathy for movie reviews. Where others would crucify actors and directors you gave them a chance and explained the ideas behind it so it was understandable. Your experience is heartbreaking to hear but you've triumphed!

    FERROUSBOWLERFERROUSBOWLERSoat oldin
  • I don't want or I would never be disrespectful of you but I would assume your wife knows your gay right? I mean

    ellyzabethxxellyzabethxxSoat oldin
  • After trying Goldvendor10 on telegram,he proofed to me to be legit and trust worthy by funding my cashapp with $3,000 with only $300,this is real and I got proof,he his 100% legit and real😘

    Jonathan GardnerJonathan GardnerSoat oldin
  • I love your videos. I'm sorry you experienced all that, but glad it made you stronger. This is why I hate religion. It is so destructive. Stay strong💪💪💪

    Krischka StoffelsKrischka StoffelsSoat oldin
  • Truly inspiring. Git me right in the feels

    marc adamsmarc adamsSoat oldin
  • no...this doesn't sound crazy. You are not alone. Please never think that. I'm not ex JW but I was in a catholic extremist community. As a girl, my worth was based on being modest, pretty- there was even a waist inch limit, skin color standards, and skirt length measurements- silent to men/elders, and an acceptable marriage with the wealthy, white man of my families choice around 16 to 18.... you get the point. I got away from the community... not going into detail because this is NOT about me it's about you. I thank you for sharing your story and being vulnerable. I wish things could be better. I want it to for you. I hope something good comes out of this for you. sorry if this isn't too uplifting but I don't see the point of over-praising. This is a scary thing for you- then and now. I really hope you are in a better headspace though.

    Karen O'BrienKaren O'BrienSoat oldin
  • We love you Chris. God loves you and what you are doing as well. It is probably what he created you for. Stay blessed.

    Paul OvieroPaul OvieroSoat oldin
  • thank you so much for this. I was pulled into that cult around the age of 5 or 6 (when my mom joined). there are so many many times throughout your video that brought up strong emotions. as a child, I was fascinated by art as well as drawing and of so (as a young child) I ended up fixating on super hero comic books, for inspiration. it's no surprise that comics were generally considered evil and worldly. over the years I had put a portfolio together, of original heroes and villains; only to have my mom and step dad RIP them up in front of me. I think I gave up on my own artistic expression at that point. one of many instances that have haunted me to this day. I am sharing this w one of my brothers (actually all of us left the cult), but he has has great difficulty with it.

    Nicholas SullivanNicholas SullivanSoat oldin
  • This is so true... When I was a teenager, they took away my chances of making it to the Olympics. Because we would have training and events every evening and weekends, it would have gotten in my way of service to Jehovah, where it came to field service and attending the meetings at the kingdom halls. The elders pulled up a scripture to show me about competition amoungst men, and they didn't like that. My coaches were baffled by the choices of my parents at the time. I'm glad I'm not brainwashed anymore, with the teachings of nonesense. Especially when met with logical questioning, no one can give a straight answer. And where you just have to accept and believe everything that's thought, without question.

    sean thomassean thomasSoat oldin
  • So proud of you for sharing this very serious part of your life. And for coming out. Love and support.

    Isaiah gallegoIsaiah gallegoSoat oldin
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Amen! Repent and turn from sin! Follow God's sacred 10 Commandments! Time is running out!

    Only Jesus Can Save UsOnly Jesus Can Save UsSoat oldin
    • You're a terrible human being.

      Frank CastleFrank CastleSoat oldin
  • i love the fuck it lmaooo

    katsa pokatsa poSoat oldin
  • Think about it, you could become an elder just to be permitted to change rules, and then you could bring the religion crumbling down.

    frankiebenoitfrankiebenoitSoat oldin
  • Thank you for posting this. I had a friend who had a very similar experience.

    Armando SeverinoArmando SeverinoSoat oldin
  • this really hits deep omg. as someone raised in a religious community, not jehovah's witness, it's crazy how much this touches home. i haven't celebrated a birthday as yet and i'm pushing 20. my grown ass will probably cry when i get my first birthday gift lmaooo. i'm happy that you were able to find yourself or be able to do what u love despite the current consequences as u mentioned. i hope i can reach that sort of freedom someday man

    katsa pokatsa poSoat oldin
  • So I googled the difference between “pan sexual” and “bi sexual”, and this is what I found: “Bisexual means attracted to multiple genders, and pansexual means attracted to all genders. These are different because “multiple” isn't the same thing as “all.” Let's say you ask your friends what their favorite colors are”. If anyone can explain this to me, I’d certainly appreciate it, because right now it doesn’t make any sense to me.

    Jordan T RussoJordan T RussoSoat oldin
    • Bisexual means you're attracted to both males and females. Not "multiple". I dont know where you got that, thats a very weird definition.

      Frank CastleFrank CastleSoat oldin
  • Eh. Now, "How I Left Scientology to Pursue Massage Therapy-" that I would watch!

    NICKADINK GamingNICKADINK GamingSoat oldin
  • The fact you were able to gather the courage and strength for this knowing what will happen with you're relationships. Stay strong man.

    LoloLoloSoat oldin
  • A lady I go to church with now was a former JW and she described very similar hardship to you Chris. Thank you for sharing! Hope you are living your best life, safe, happy and free to pursue your dreams! 💕

    Djenaba SibalDjenaba SibalSoat oldin
  • Not much left to say that hasn’t already been said, but this was incredibly brave and I’m so glad you were ultimately able to live by your own standards and to be yourself. As a hopeful wannabe film/game critic myself, you and your channel have been an inspiration to me for years. Thank you for always being so genuine, man. Keep being yourself and keep doing what you love. All the best.

    BobbyBobbySoat oldin
  • Live your life as you want and love! We are very proud of you!

    Cine a Todo y +Cine a Todo y +Soat oldin
  • Welcome to the world. Friends and a whole new family are waiting.

    Greg PerryGreg PerrySoat oldin
  • Takes a lot of guts to talk about this, lots of respect to you

    Jack TenaceJack TenaceSoat oldin
  • From another guy with a fucked up JW childhood, props for making this video. I’m grateful and seriously impressed.

    Jordan BrockJordan BrockSoat oldin
  • God doesn't buy into this apostasy bullshit mate! If your father disowns you over this it will mainly be his loss..God Bless you for standing up for the truth, stay strong and keep praying to "Yahova"..p.s. I used to be Catholic until someone opened my eyes..some churches are cults!

    Paul UrchinatorPaul UrchinatorSoat oldin
  • Chris I am so her you can open up about these things you are such an influence you are only going to help the world

    GurglyturtleGurglyturtleSoat oldin
  • Thanks bro, must have been tough keeping all that sh*t inside. Much love, and looking forward to more of your content in 2021!

    Tony KasunicTony KasunicSoat oldin
  • Very inspirational. Today I actually had a conversation about this cult with my girlfriend for the first time and now seeing this video really makes me proud of Chris Stuckmann putting his stuff out there. We must really expose this organization for what it really is.

    Danny DelgadoDanny DelgadoSoat oldin
  • It took a lot of courage to make this video. Thank you, Chris. It's helped me feel less alone. I am also pansexual and was raised in an anti-LGBTQ and apocalyptic religion (Seventh Day Adventist, in my case). I was homeschooled, and very isolated and sheltered. Leaving the church destroyed my life, and I felt damaged beyond repair for many years after. In order to cope with the loss and trauma, at one point I even convinced myself that I needed to experience that pain to become real or human, but in reality it just sucked. Luckily, I didn't go through it alone. It was actually my mother who lead us out, and she was a SDA minister's daughter, so she lost everything. I'm extraordinarily lucky to have such a brave and truth seeking parent. I related deeply to what you said about being behind. I felt socially illiterate for so many years that I'd rather stay in a room and live vicariously through books and movies than actually engage with the world. I'm happy to say that I've grown a lot since then and have begun to heal in the past few years. I am living in a great and progressive city now, have a job that I love, am very close with my parents, sibings and friends, and still adore books and movies. It was so hard to go through what I went through. But I'm still here, and life is actually good now. So thank you for sharing your story. Everytime someone shares what made them feel alone and helpless, someone can relate and take comfort in that shared experience. I certainly did today from watching this video. Keep on making awesome videos!

    ScarletBlack42ScarletBlack42Soat oldin
    • Religion and quasi religion are controversial. JW isn't a religion. It's a cult as they're functioning with groupthink. They don't allow people part of their organization to get medical treatments. Any subversive, deviant, criminal group function that way. Us v. Them, dangerous mindset by organized crime groups. There are differences between religions and quasi religions though. Not all religious people are bad apples of extremes. Fundamentalists and radicals/extremists, cults are bad while civil, peaceful believers of religions not quasi religions are okay.

      Luke ParkLuke Park2 daqiqa oldin
  • Chris this was a great video. I am so glad you shared. It's a little different and heart wrenching when it's your family but I always love to see people coming out of whatever closets they've locked themselves in. You talk about not wanting to read negative comments and people mocking you. However, those people exposing themselves as narrow minded and judgemental gives you the opportunity to weed them out of your life. They are weeds to be removed to make yourself stronger. I've had to do this several times as a victim of abuse myself. It's been the most difficult thing I've ever had to do ripping the negative people out of my life. But I'm stronger for it. Keep being strong dude! That's what life is all about. I kind of understand this. I live in Utah. Growing up my best friends were Mormon and I was not. I always felt like an outsider because they are basically diet Jehovah's Witnesses. I really didn't want to be part of their cult and it really sucked knowing I'd never be able to pull them out of it. I eventually just had to kind of leave them behind because the dynamic was never very healthy.

    KevinKevinSoat oldin
  • I am in an evangelist family, so I can totally relate to you. I do love movies and they are my passion.

    Amos AtkimsAmos AtkimsSoat oldin
  • Love your videos. I love that you are able to be you.

    Dylan TimmermanDylan TimmermanSoat oldin
  • Jehovah's Witnesses are not True Christians because they deny that God manifested in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16)

    Ronel DellRonel DellSoat oldin
  • You should be proud of yourself for posting this video, you're a legend and an inspiration to us all. I've been a fan of yours for around a decade and I'm excited to see you fulfil your dreams.

    Matthew ThompsonMatthew ThompsonSoat oldin
  • This was so brave of you. Thank you for sharing. And I seriously respect your honesty and don't admire you any less. If anything, I admire you way more now. :)

    C GarciaC GarciaSoat oldin
  • Hmmmmmm throwing up the pyramid sign Man. They definitely don't do the masonic gestures. Credibility is extremely suspect now. I can't take this serious .

    BrenBrenSoat oldin
  • This sounds familiar why why why do I smell sound similar to I don't know scientology... Oh lord not to make fun of this but I was left in my brother godmothers house when my mom had to come to the state, her daughter is a jahova witness and I was going up to be in this mess thank God my mom came for me asap.

    ellyzabethxxellyzabethxxSoat oldin
  • Although I cant relate. I remember JW would knock on my door for weeks. Each time I opened they always want to come in and talk to me. One time I did let this lady in only because she was an RN I was familiar with from work. She spoke much on if I wonder why certain things are like the way they are. I can find that path by JW. I joked and told her what I thought about Jesus when he was stranded out with no water and food. I laughed and said that if I was out there with no water and food for that length of time I would probably be hallucinating about the devil too and wonder if I should take my life. She got super offended. Which as a Nurse I thought logically she would understand my sarcasm due to what we deal with at work. But man was she offended. So strange and almost brainwashes behavior. Do it Chris. I think I could make a film about this. Horror.

    CHECK M8CHECK M8Soat oldin
  • Thank you for sharing your story. This took an incredible amount of strength and courage. I’m a new subscriber and I’ve never commented but I wanted to tell you that you have been such an inspiration and this video makes me admire you furthermore.

    Rachel Marie GillRachel Marie GillSoat oldin
  • My friend told me killing me would be justifiable Trust me, being an ex-muslim in a muslim country is so much worse

    sbai mouadsbai mouadSoat oldin
  • Glad you made it out. JW shunning tactics are nuts, and it's definitely a cult, but you're not alone, and I'm glad you're coming out. Thanks for sharing your story, this stuff needs to get out and helps so many people in ways you may never see the extent of.

    Holy KoolaidHoly Koolaid2 soat oldin
    • Religion and quasi religion are controversial. JW isn't a religion. It's a cult as they're functioning with groupthink. They don't allow people part of their organization to get medical treatments. Any subversive, deviant, criminal group function that way. Us v. Them, dangerous mindset by organized crime groups. There are differences between religions and quasi religions though. Not all religious people are bad apples of extremes. Fundamentalists and radicals/extremists, cults are bad while civil, peaceful believers of religions not quasi religions are okay.

      Luke ParkLuke Park38 daqiqa oldin
  • My friend thank you for having the courage to be you. For doing what is best for you. The UZworld creators Rhett & Link on Good Mythical Morning wrote a book called Bleak Creek. It sounds a hell ova lot like what your saying. They did a podcast on their spiritual crisis as well being evangelical christians. The structure is very similar if not damn near identical. Catholics too. Personally I believe that all religions are accepted cults. It's the people that decide whether or not to follow the laws of man not God. We all know God in our own way and that is not what another human being tells us. I love your movie reviews😁

    TBAECTBAEC2 soat oldin
  • Thank you for talking about this. So many who grew up in these fundamental conservative Christian households,struggle to love their families and be true to themselves. It's made my life very long and very hard. Chris, I sympathize so much. Please read this with happiness and know you have my respect.

    Michael BelueMichael Belue2 soat oldin
  • You can tell from the comments that a lot of people didn’t watch the entire video lol..that ending reveal

    maddox glowmaddox glow2 soat oldin
  • All because of a damn BOOK oh my god. pun intended.

    Isaiah gallegoIsaiah gallego2 soat oldin
  • I'm surprised your family let you put a bourne conspiracy poster up! My family would have immediately torn it down

    ChiatruChiatru2 soat oldin
  • @53:30... "And ... losing my family.. so now that I probably will be .. so fk it...." This made me laugh so hard because of your reaction. 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

    Shogun RuaShogun Rua2 soat oldin
  • It's heart breaking hearing what happened to you as a child, and what happens to others. Jevohas Witness seems like a form of dehumanization and control to me. Sorry, in my opinion, it's child abuse to bring up your kids like this. But I think there's a lot of this in various organized religions. Especially fundamentalist religions.

    Aquatic BorealisAquatic Borealis2 soat oldin
  • Thank you for sharing your story.

    Natalie OwenNatalie Owen2 soat oldin
  • ❤️ times a million

    This Monkey’s Gone To HeavenThis Monkey’s Gone To Heaven2 soat oldin
  • Chris we love you , I love your channel your sincerity and all of you , I hope you feel better and we really appreciate you sharing this personal very delicate part of your life , a big hug from Colombia and chase your dream

    NoelKarasuNoelKarasu2 soat oldin
  • The truth is, they teach The Bible for what it is. All the “weird” practices they do are based off of the Bible black and white. So what it all boils down to is whether you want to worship a God who condones these things or not. If God really hates someone because they’re gay (or have a passion for filmmaking), is he really worthy of your attention?

    Joshua CastilloJoshua Castillo2 soat oldin
  • I use to hook up with a guy who told me his parent's were JWs. I didn't think much of it besides the weird car hookups. 6 years later we ran into each other at Walmart and started dating again. His family is sooooo toxic. Not only do they hate him for being gay (he got disowned and kicked out), but they always beg him for money to pay their mortgage. It was a struggle, but I convinced him to stop supporting his toxic family. Karma's a bitch because we just bought a house and they're about to lose theirs. LAWL

    Scary DreamerScary Dreamer2 soat oldin
  • The so called "Christians" are pagans and polytheistic who believe in more than 1 God. Jehovah's Witnesses is Christianity as it's intended to be.

    Mr. DitkovichMr. Ditkovich2 soat oldin
    • Wait are you a Johavahs witness

      Whale GhostWhale GhostSoat oldin
    • @Mr. Ditkovich sounds like you need some pizza time Mr. Ditkovich

      Whale GhostWhale GhostSoat oldin
    • @Whale Ghost Trinity is heresy

      Mr. DitkovichMr. Ditkovich2 soat oldin
    • What???

      Whale GhostWhale Ghost2 soat oldin
  • Thanks so much for sharing Chris! I am well aware of the sketchy shit that goes down within this cult! Glad you left to follow your dreams! Keep up with the content!🙌

    Ampman2005Ampman20052 soat oldin
  • F'in A man good on you. I love hearing about people breaking the mold and thinking freely against all odds

    Eames BookwalterEames Bookwalter2 soat oldin
  • Cults have a way of damaging & destroying lives, in the name of good intentions. The concept of genuine 'Love' escapes their legalistic & fallacious beliefs.

    Of Mice and GodsOf Mice and Gods2 soat oldin
  • Before I even watched this I knew I have to say thank you for making this video. I come from a JW family. My dad was one of the first to get out of the "faith" and I have seen the effects it has had my family members that have stayed in and I feel you. And i am thankful you have spoken up about this. Cheers mate!

    Garrett ScottGarrett Scott2 soat oldin
  • Watching that old video of you was heartbreaking. I'm happy you broke free and found a better life.

    Elijah LuntElijah Lunt2 soat oldin
  • man, i have a friend who went through exactly the same garbage situation (he is bisexual), but thankfully both him and his parents left together, so he at least kept his familiy by his side, but all of them had to move on from their current life and friends and they would never talk to them again, his dad celebrated his first birthday at like... 34, thats crazy to me. mr stuckmann, i may not agree with many of you movie takes, but my heart goes out to you, no one should have to go through shit like this.

    Nutshell Peacock shartpostingNutshell Peacock shartposting2 soat oldin
  • This honestly may be one of the bravest videos I have ever seen in my life. I've watched your channel for years and already greatly admired you and your work, but now I respect you even more. Best of luck to you going forward, Chris!

    Michael ZappaMichael Zappa2 soat oldin
  • I don't usually comment but, I love and support you brother.

    fritz zwickyfritz zwicky2 soat oldin
  • Jon Favreau needs to give this man a episode of The Mandalorian. I don’t care if it’s bad. I will love every minute of it.

    Beau CarranzaBeau Carranza2 soat oldin
  • this was so brave, like this is fucking courage! you don't know me and you probably never will, but i'm so proud of you. i don't often comment on any videos but i want you to know that you're not only seen but also appreciated.

    Jplb PhilinaJplb Philina2 soat oldin
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