I stumbled upon an interesting article, via Catholic News Blog, that was written by Michael Jackson for Beliefnet back in 2000. In it Michael Jackson discusses his spirituality, including his formative experiences as a Jehovah’s Witness:
Sundays were my day for “Pioneering,” the term used for the missionary work that Jehovah’s Witnesses do. We would spend the day in the suburbs of Southern California, going door to door or making the rounds of a shopping mall, distributing our Watchtower magazine. I continued my pioneering work for years and years after my career had been launched.
I will leave you to read the more sensationalistic aspects of his “Pioneering” activities for yourself, I have no desire to add to the Michael Jackson media circus by printing it here, I just find it fascinating to learn that he was a practicing Jehovah’s Witness. It’s not a religion I find easy to come to grips with. I wonder what attracts people to it.