Is it my fault?

by bite me 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • bite me
    bite me

    I feel kind of bad. I read last week, the message of One True Jesus Freak leaving. I probably should have not announced (here in the message) that I saw someone on the board. Which turns out to be them. I didn't think anything of it, just thought it was kind of cool that there was another person actually in the same building and neither of us knew.

    I hope I did not scare them away by doing that. That was not what I wanted, at all. I truly hope they do come back. They seem to have really good and pratical questions. The kind of questions that they want to be answered because they were curious, not here to try to prove that JW's are wrong.

    I sent a message to them, and haven't received any reply. I'm not really looking for a reply, just would like them to give this place a chance.

    Hopefully they'll be back... isn't it mouthy who comes back?

  • JK666

    bite me:

    Not really, from what I surmised, you were just trying to be nice to that person. Do not beat yourself up because of their reaction.


  • AudeSapere

    I wouldn't say it's your fault.

    Some people are just naturally skittish anyway. It may not even have anything to do with JW-ism. Many just prefer the anonimity of the internet and are terrified at the thought of actually meeting someone from their 'other life'. Worlds collide.

    You are probably having some residual guilt about 'stumbling' someone. I think I would, too. But really what is so bad about saying hello??


  • *summer*

    No, it is not your fault at all. It just happened. And everything happens for a reason.

    This person may still be lurking and may come out of the woodwork eventually.

    And if not, well, it just wasn't meant to be:-)

  • bite me
    bite me

    Okay, I'll try not to take it to heart too much. Lurking is still good, I suppose. Maybe they will come back. I think it will still be great if they do come and read every so often, hopefully they'll find what they are looking for.

    Maybe she thought I was a JW or report her , I don't know. I don't think I will ever know. If she's reading this, I do wish her the best.

  • Hortensia

    It's just that habitual JW guilt thing. I thought it was my fault because I posted a reply to the thread that came across as unwelcoming, I guess, to Jesus Freak. Didn't mean to, felt guilty, then decided to let it go.

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