The essence of the “conversation” was that since I’m not going to the meetings, aka: in the “organization”, I’m not a good person. They said I’m an independent thinker and straddling the line towards apostasy.
You didn't pick the family's weakest spot for your argument to take effect; you picked your weakest spot.
The Watchtower Organization has placed themselves BETWEEN your family and yourself the way the serpent in Eden placed itself between humans and God.
According to God it is YOU who are the family head.
You aren't challenging God's arrangement. It is the Governing Body who is challenging it.
In Jesus' day who was the religious Authority?
Judaism consisted of a Priesthood and officials. Jesus constantly challenged them, did he not?
Although the Priesthood, the officials representing True Religion were in Authority---THEY MISSED THE ENTIRE POINT of existing on BEHALF of the practioners of "True Religion" and were leading them toward judgement instead of forgiveness.
Stop and re-read that statement.
Jesus challenged Authority on the basis of the PURPOSE of true religious practice.
What is that purpose?
Freeing humans from judgement and condemnation!
The Watchtower authority is making the same mistake as the officials of Judaism in Jesus' day!
Humans do not exist to SERVE the whims and dictates of the Governing Body. Humans are to BE SERVED, instead.
To be served by any organization they would find themselves being UNBURDENED by fetish practice of rules, regulations, dictates, sacrifices and quotas.
The opposite happens within the Kingdom Hall.
You are claiming your God given right as head of your family to point out this ERROR and mirror the example of JESUS in restoring true worship for the purpose of freeing your family from legalistic ritual.
You see the difference?
Otherwise, you are seen by them as being a rebel and a nay-sayer who is jeopardizing their well-being in Jehovah's sight.
Like Jesus--you will point out where these officials have gone wrong even if it means debates, arguments, name-calling and pronouncements that are less than meek--JUST AS JESUS DID.
Jehovah's plan is to release humans from the slavery of ritual and the burden of law and its condemnations. Jehovah's Witnesses are heaped with burdens and beaten by their Evil Slave organization by being made to feel they must earn their salvation by going door to door, attending meetings and keeping their mouths shut.
Assert your right to Authority and don't let these hijacking morons replace you as head of your own household!!