I'd like to know how the word apostate got redefined in the English to mean - asking questions?
Since when is it apostate to ask a JW about their religion? To find out why it is they torture their members and threaten them with the extreme discipline of shunning? To find out why they still refuse to allow the members to make all medical decisions on their own? Since when is it apostate to ask and organization what position they take and what action they follow regarding pedophilia, judicial committess, 2 witness rules and so on?
From my recent experience with JW's....4 meetings in the past few months with 2 different sets of 'seasoned' members - the first meeting was with 1 older woman, next meeting was with her and her husband, next meeting was with her, her husband and a younger recruit, the 4th was with 2 deleted Elders who had been forced to step down because they couldn't swallow the new generation change. How's that for hypocrisy? They step down because they don't believe it but they still push the crap on everybody else......the worst part of it all??????Having to listen to the Witness switch into that sickening sweet voice - they immediately go into some sort of creepy monotone, soft spoken voice so as to appear humble and calm - it's a learned behavior and really irritating when you see it come and go depending on who they are speaking to. As phony as the religion.
I say take any opportunity to question any and everything you can. Shunning is abuse - if an abuser comes to your door, wouldn't you confront them?
Given her age, I would ensure that the discussion was respectful but at the same time, I would make sure that I got my point across and asked my questions. sammieswife.