Wonderful post! I too have been blessed since leaving the control of the JWs. This weekend my wife and I had a wonderful couple over for diner. They are both secular humanists, are very active in local activities and are a delightful couple. Although we have different explanations for the world around us, we share much in what we would like the world to become. It has become a strong friendship and one I look forward to exploring in the future. Do you think it would ever be possible for any fundy Christian or JW to have such a friendship or wonderful mind-expanding experiance? Not likely!
you see the mountains, I see the bay with its gill net boats out fishing, the storms that lash out across the waters of the lower Columbia River and the fantastic ever-changing sky of the coast.
life is good