the crack down on anything internet has put a stop to almost all of the free discussion boards that used to be hosted by JW's, that I know of anyway.
That just hurts the JW's in a different way. The ones who use the internet anyway go
underground. Instead of openly and lightly criticizing the WTS, they come here and to
other blatent anti-JW sites. They may just read for awhile, but as JWD-regulars can
attest, many join the conversation.
I was reading in secret at one time. I joined the discussion because I was disgusted
about the Bethel lay-offs of long-time "family" members and throwing them to the wolves.
There are plenty of things that will get to a secret reader, causing them to join the
conversation and come out from the shadows. It could be the hypocrisy on pedophile
issues, changing doctrines, lawsuits, discovering a false prophecy, harsh treatment
by a JC, shunning, OH SO MANY THINGS.
The thread-opener was great. It sounds like the truth. I left from a foreign-language cong.
where there was not a shortage of elders, but both in the English and the foreign field, I
did notice that there were virtually no up-and-coming men to become elders in the near
future. Just a slight drop puts more responsibility upon those that are left. If a cong.
has only 5 men willing to do all the work, they have several assignments each and every