Are Some Enabling JWs to Treat Us Like Crap?
I only present this question because I realized that I was an enabler my whole life and didn't realize it...
This is why I feel this way...
I have heard a lot of "JWs treat you like this because they think its right", because "they love you" "there trying to do whats right", etc, etc... These might be very true statements.
However, no matter how much they disagree with us, it is wrong to attack us personally, attack our character even if they do it because they think its the right thing to do.
Family members did this to me. I forgive them. However, I choose to not associate myself with people who attack me personally. They can disagree all they want with me over doctrine, however, if they want me in there life they are not to attack me personally. I plan on telling them this.
Showing JWs How To Be Apostates
Anyways, I asked a friend of mine (who is also a JW - he was the PO in my old hall) why JWs attack you personally when you disagree with a doctrine or question it. He explained that it is because they are worried that you will become an apostate. I said, "doesn't even the society encourage us to question things? Didn't Jehovah even create us to be curious about things, learn things, and to be inquisitive?"
He said that was true. (He couldn't say that the society didn't encourage us to have questions, and couldn't say that it was wrong to have questions either, because they imply that - they don't directly state that)
I said, "then, if JWs do that, are they not becoming an apostate to what the society teaches and against Jehovah God himself?"
He said he didn't know. But then he said that there are basic things that I'm questioning and that basically I should already know the answers.
I said simply, "so, does that give anyone the right to treat me this way?"
He said no.
So there you have it. I think I found a loophole. If they question me for questioning things - they are the apostates, lol.