Most of you have seen me post under my alias truthsetsonefree. Some call me "tsof" which is cool too. One or two of you know me by my real name. I am on the road a lot and I find it easier to browse JWD from a handheld. But it is impossible to post from there. (If someone knows a workaround please pm me.) But I follow this board diligently and really get a lot from it.
I said when I began to post that one day I would write my story. I still plan to do that. But till I find the time to write it out, I thought it beneficial to something out about myself that may be useful in understanding me and in furthering the struggle against the WTS's oppresive and arrogant policies.
I am an elder in good standing and have been for a number of years. I stay in part because of family, but also because I am firmly committed to changing the poilicies of this organization. I feel that people are needed on the inside to help with this. Those of you who know the projects that I have been involved in the past few months know that this is true. I am not at Bethel in case some are wondering that. I don't want to sound like I am more than I really am. But I intend to help in any way that I can. And I do have access to current correspondence and directives from the Society.
Furthermore, I have opportunity to serve on and to chair many JCs. In some ways this is one of the paramount reasons why I remain an elder. Namely to show kindness and consideration to those who end up in this procedure. A committee swayed here, someone not df'd there, is just one more person/family that can be spared the unkind treatment often meted out when one is df'd.
Further, I feel that good elders are needed who refuse to teach these unloving practices and to advocate for those who are still blinded by this religion. I endeavor in all of my parts, including CA parts, to focus on the Scriptures, mercy, kindness and on love. Any that deal with prophecy, the organization or blood I avoid. I refuse to teach something that is not Scriptural or violates my conscience. It is not a perfect way of resisting this organization, this I realize. But it is a way I am finding effective for the time being.