In this episode we explore Mike’s story of being shunned at an early age while still living at home, and how even today although he isn’t officially “shunned” he’s still treated that way as an inactive Jehovah’s Witness. Not all who are “shunned” are disfellowshipped or disassociated from the organization. Shunning is in the DNA of Jehovah’s Witnesses, something that really marks them as a high control religion, also known as a cult.
The song chosen by Mike to represent his journey is “Addiction” by Kanye West, in particular the hook:
“Why everything that’s supposed to bad make me feel so good?
Everything they told me not to is exactly what I would”
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