I know there has been countless threads on this, some say the paedophile scandal, others say the blood ban, some say the conduct of their elders, others say the petty rules etc. But there is usually one thing that seals every one's fate, tips you over the edge,finishes you off.I was fading, very closely to full inactivity, off the book study list, and very sporadic meeting attendance, which took me to the very last time I set foot in my Kingdumb Hall, this is what happened;
It was the memorial of 1994, I hadn't set foot in the place for months, but thought a show at the memorial would keep the wife happy and the elders at bay for a bit longer, I drove to the hall being careful not to get there too early(the wife was already there and had saved me a seat) I walked up to my seat about mid way in the hall so a lot could see me, It was packed probably about 200 there, as I sat down ( about 3/4 mins to go) a sister in front of me turned around and said"we haven't seen you in a long time!" to which I replied " that's because I haven't been here" a deafly silence came and it was as if the whole hall heard, I walked out half way through for a toilet break , my fate sealed. Bearing in mind the insensitive comment from the stupid sister, was from a person whose house was like a trash dump, who hoarded trash and crap for years , and myself and another brother was assigned by the elders a couple of years before to give her place a thorough clean down, imagine if I had responded to her greeting with the words" is your house still like a shit hole?"
That was my end of my JW life !