Hello, Gunshy. I am pretty new here too. But I have read a few posts from some that would defend the position of Jehovah's Witnesses on this forum. Number one, if you think disfellowshipping is scriptural and right, why not go into the back room with a few elders and fess up to them that you have been not only reading but actively participating in an apostate site? This after the convention in which all were to swear that they would not go to "chat rooms" such as this? You have been a BAD BOY!!!! You may be able to find out for yourself how loving an arrangement of disfellowshipping is!!!
I would like to tell you from my experience the problem I have with disfellowshipping. My teenage child was taken into a back room where men tried to force her for two and one-half hours to admit to fornication. This after telling my husband that there was no accusation against her of it. They made her read a scripture from Revelation that she was filth in God's eyes and would burn in the lake of fire with the devil and his angels.
Try explaining to me-or better yet-show me a scripture that says that elders have the right to harshly condemn everlastingly a young person.
I think if you read some of the stories on this forum you will find that treatment such as this is not an isolated case. Men whose purpose is to heal and counsel in love have set themselves up over others as those who would crush them.
Your writing reveals you to be a youngish person without a lot of personal experience or feelings for others. You should do well in this organization--that is, if you don't reveal to them that you've already been involved in a disfellowshipping event.
Everyone-am I right?