After listening to a few of the judicial comittees on this site (sickoflies being most recent), you get the impression that in practise it seems to be a clandestine inquistition more than anything else.
I am gobsmacked each time I hear the manner in which these hearings are conducted. Oftentimes agressive & in many ways condecending towards the 'sinner'.
I realise that there are some who may deliberately agrevate the elders and they are only human I suppose, but it all seems just weird.
I suppose I cant quite put my finger on it but after listening to a recording, it leaves you with a weird feeling towards the elders who are leading the comittee. I mean, how can they be bothered with it all?
I feel that the time spent on these comittees and appeals would be better off spent on the families of those involved. I mean, is it all really necessary?
In many cases you have guys that are mature in age, explaining away their sins/doubts etc, rather like a school boy appearing before a school headmaster for letting off a stinkbomb in the girls toilets! How humiliating!
If any on here are going through this and wish to leave the org, my advice is - cut your loses and hand in a brief letter of disassociation. Save yourself and others a lot of hassle.
My other thought is that by going through with the whole process only empowers them. Dont play the game.