Hello to all,
I used to post here a while back as 2112 and I am posting again. I have continued to read but have just been too busy to post.
Anyhow, over to past few years my JW wife has aced if the elders could "talk" to me. I have been out since '92. I have always said no, only because I didn't want to bother. I have met many elders in her congregation and they have been very nice and pleasant so I have no problem with then as individuals. My son was recently baptized and my wife told me that he made a comment at a meeting…”I hope that by my example my dad will come back”. I think she was trying to gauge my reaction, of course I gave none. So I am expecting her to ask me again if the elders could talk to me. I am considering saying yes. Not because I would ever go back but I would like to have a chance to make my stance known and some of the reasons why I won’t go back. I think if I did it this way by letting them come to me they can’t then say I’m attacking them.
I know it is probably an effort in futility but I figure what the hell. So here is my idea. I will tell the elders that I have many issues but I will limit our discussion to five to ten questions. These guys may indulge me they may not but it won’t hurt to try. So what I could use form the board, if you so choose, are some questions (and the supporting arguments) that if they actually look at may show them the errors of the WT. Some I have in mind are 1.) The Blood Issue, fractions, dietary etc. 2.) The child molestation issue, the court cases etc. 3.) 607 4.) I was also thinking about honest scholarship and in doing so use the Trinity brochure and checking all the references. Not saying if I believe in the Trinity or not but just focusing on scholarship and honesty.
Are there any other questions that would be good, and what order should I present and questions. That way if I only get them to discuss one or two questions the few I ask may make an impact. Again I know they probably won’t go for this but I am still going to try. Any help would be truly appreciated. Thanks much