Thankyou, yes I did get the email and I tried to reply but your email wouldn't work. The point is.......My Mother knew that Ray Franz was a GB member.....she has been raised in the WTBTS......she was playing games........
But thankyou for doing such a kind thing Jourles, I will put it to some wise use elsewhere.
Although I'm a man, I can tell you that after reading your fathers letter, my eyes are literally full of tears. I feel very, very sorry for you. At the moment my wife is facing similar situation with her family and yes I can understand it HURTS A LOT. But don't give up, your best weapon is TRUE LOVE. Besides you know that you can count on us all. Lots of Hugs.
No, my father is not an elder and never has been. He has always been too "spiritually weak" to be an elder. But my Grandparent whom I lost during the pasy 18 months raised me for the first five years of my life.........and my Grandfather was an elder. But his love was unconditional. Now they are dead........there is literally no one...
I have never read a more horrible letter from a father to a child. To even mention that 'life started in sin' is horribly low and ignorant.
I feel sorry for the pain that you must have had while reading it, but also appreciate the peace and freedom that comes with finally abandonning people that will never change and only seek to hold you back and hold you down.
Please know that you are not the person your father makes you out to be, that you are loved and will continue to find the strength to carry on.
You must do what you are doing, move on and leave them behind. Do not give them the satisfaction of having further words with you.
PS- Please consider submitting your letter to a website so people can see just how horrible this shunning policy really is. Perhaps even governments like France would find it quite interesting in the face of WT claims that 'we are not a cult'.
You have nothing to feel ashamed about. You had no say in how you came to be in this world, and no one, not even this horrible man that calls himself your "father", can imply that you are anything but.
You are a wonderful and very special human being. Don't ever forget that!! You have brought smiles and love to so many people - think of how much jon thought of you, despite never having met you in person! Your beautiful personality come out, even through the often impersonal internet. You have many special qualities, that help make this world a better place. You are NEEDED here, in this world. You bring happiness and joy to those that befriend you.