ray franz was a GB member.
if a GB member apostasised tomorrow, and started posting on JWD, would you accept him like any other ex-JW?
sure, i know as well as any of us apostates that the GB is "responsible" for a lot of suffering. but, on the other hand, are they not victims just as we are? victims of the previous GB members that came before them, and inspired them? and then we get all the way back to russell. do we forgive russell? why wouldn't we? he was a victim to xianity, and his time, as much as any average j-dub today is. and the guys before him, right back to freaking cain and able, are all just victims to religion.
we're all, all of us: GB members, j-wits, muslims, jews, xians, us, everyone, are victims to God. this concept, that irony of ironies, we created ourselves. this thing we call God.
since when do you make victims of the same abuse that you went through, accept responsibility for something vague like "misleading people", without making a massive judgement call that you are somehow a better person than they are.? don't make me ask: "what is better?" - because i don't want to.