Wow, you guys make a deal out of nothing. As far as going out preaching, I was never informed that it was required. I almost never went and new many others who didn't go preaching with them. Yes, you get labeled as spiritual weak by them, but who cares what they think. The people who didn't go preaching were the ones who didn't give a damn and were probably just fading away like I did. Damn, stop living your lives by their rules now that your out.
Article in local college newspaper
"I almost never went and new many others who didn't go preaching with them. Yes, you get labeled as spiritual weak by them, but who cares what they think."
Well, you may - or may not - have read the entire article that was written by a college newspaper reporter at the link that I provided.
If you did - you probably didn't read my comments to the article below.
If you did - then you would have read where I said... well, let me quote it for you...
"...if one wants to 'progress' in the religion, then they will be required to become 'publishers', and this means that they will be required (not optional) to get involved in the preaching work..."
So - based upon your very own comments - you were not interested in 'progressing' in the religion, were you. These girls who were interviewed - _were_ interested in progressing. My comments are correct as-is.
"...stop living your lives by their rules now that your out."
I am not living my life 'by their rules'. To the contrary, I refuse to do anything by their rules.
My whole reason for bringing this article to the attention of folks was to try to give the school newspaper reporter - and possibly anyone else who may read this article, a viewpoint that might be more true to the way things are when one is a JW.
If we don't do this... how will they know what it is REALLY like 'on the inside'?
Jehovah's Witnesses are not required to go door-to-door
That's absolutely correct; they also have the option of being treated like a leper until their impending destruction at Armageddon by the Prince of Peace. In fact, they are reminded fairly frequently that this other option is always available to them.