Jehovah's Witnesses are not a "live and let live" people.
They intrude into the lives of others both in knocking doors and in meddling in each other's private business.
Pamela and I had a long history going back to High School times circa 1965.
You can't be expected to know that, certainly. But, Quentin knows her well also. We all went to the same Kingdom Hall.
I don't hesitate to use either Pamela or Johnny to illustrate the lunacy of remaining a JW in good standing.
For one thing, any active JW crosses the line when they engage in conversation, discussion rebuttal or casual banter with an avowed Apostate. They are just asking for it. So, I say, "Fair Game."
I don't abuse any kindess they pretend to send my way. But, I do make very clear where I stand when THEY bring up the subject of religion.
Pamela started the ball rolling by making a declarative statement about me to the effect that I had "..given up on hope."
Where does she get off making that judgement about me without having seen me in 30+ years?
She asked me what I believe now. I answered.
She invited my participation and engaged me in elicting my comment through her seeming curiousity.
I did not give her a shotgun blast to the forehead in my reply. I was RESTRAINED and cordial, I believe.
What irked me was this.
Neither Pamela nor my former best friend, Johnny, apparently care enough about me or love me to the extent they would even TRY TO HELP ME (by "help" I mean minister to me to rescue me from my fate as Armageddon fodder.) They dismiss me with an airy wave of the hand.
sJehovah's Witnesses don't actually form REAL relationships with anybody; family or otherwise. Theirs is no bond of love.
Love NEVER fails.
So, I reprint my conversations with these people to clearly demonstrate their UTTER LACK OF CHRISTIAN LOVE. Why?
It is the IDENTIFYING MARK OF TRUE CHRISTIANITY.
I have no hesitation to reveal this aspect of their personality.
I could only "betray" these persons if they were actual friends. These people won't even pray for me. They disdain me, my life, my choices and turn a blind eye to any human emotion connected with our past.
I raised the red flag up front by mentioning my connection with FreeMinds and I labelled myself correctly. There was no duplicity.
Remember, she made it absolutely crystal clear she does not even want to be friends.
I stand by my use of her correspondence.