Well, I have to take my primo apostate hat off to all of you that have done the fine work in Marshfield and Neillsville. I am so impressed with the results!
Now....being in nearby Wisconsin Rapids, I have a question. We DA'd, and everyone shuns us. As of yesterday and today, I have recieved a few emails from "friends" that previously blocked me when the announcement was made, and made of point of actively shunning us in person. Of course we all know that they are to have no contact with me, so why the friendly "just thinking of you" emails? After a silence of 2-3 years, in some cases. Hmmmm.
Now, I am suspicious. If the elders from a few congregations were having a pow-wow in the area today, I'm sure the names of possible apostate agitators came up, and there might be a slight chance that I would be on the list. (This said with tongue-in-cheek, of course.) Would Theocratic Warfare be allowed in this case? I feel they think they can throw a bone of pretend friendship my way, and they think I would be so desperate to get back into their good graces that I would weaken and give them some info in their witchhunt.
Of course, I know that this is a trap, and I will not respond to any of them, but I want to know if this highly unusual behavior is typical in these situations. Besides, I never forget, and forgiving is harder. I am a big believer in reverse shunning, and they all know it.
Joke is on them-I had no idea anything was happening! I am quite interested in what is going to happen next on all fronts, though.
Am I off base here? Any ex-elders have the answer? This is my first experience with people leaving congregations for apostasy, and I'm loving it!