What are the outrageous things did the elders do to you?
I was brought before a JC for wanking
I suppose it depends where you were doing it lol - how did they find out?
Someone earlier mentioned what Jesus would have done - I may be wrong here, if so forgive me, but didn't someone say they had to bury their Father before they followed Jesus to be told "Let the dead bury their dead" - this doesn't sound particularly sympathetic to me.
@Magwitch - I was saddened to hear your experience regarding your brother. The response of those supposedly responsible for caring for others was beneath contempt.
I was brought before a JC for wanking.
Oh gawd. I think a lot of elders are just perverts. I mean, really, what the hell are they going to say?
All by same elder:-
1st j/c i was crying hysterically, the meeting wasn`t stopped, was asked what my sex life was in my marriage.
Called said elder for help while in hospital. He said shouting at me "WHO GAVE YOU MY PHONE NUMBER"
Whilst attending mtg after being d/f I was directed like I was a car, a chair was thrown on the ground he pointed to me then the chair and I was motioned to sit.
Meeting with elders for re-instatement was told to wait in the kitchen, sat on the floor for on and a half hours till they were ready.
On hearing my dad was a politician "all politicians are liars"
When asking questions about the blood issue/failed prophecies/607 etc he walked off during our conversation.
Other things to numerous to mention. Can`t you just feel the love.
Laughed in my face...
Told me to go away... (this was after me prooving i was smarter)
Calling me silly names to encourage...
Telling me to be more enthused in the 'Truth'... Then saying I'm too serious about the 'Truth'...
I think the worst thing that any elder I've known of is thinking that they have all the answers... Only a fool thinks he is all knowing, for he knows not where the end of his knoiwledge is...
We called the elders over for comfort and support after we found out our child was molested, instead they questioned our scared child for over an hour asking the most inappropriate questions, questions that would make your stomach turn. It was the worse evening, aside from when we first found out.
Even after a few years I still recall every moment of that evening.
an elder asked me how i was doing
I said "i'm cool"
i got counseled for using a slang word.
What amazing inhumanity they are capable of.
Some horrible experiences are being related here; my heart goes out to all of you. Magwitch, what they did to you as especially shocking - I'm so sorry you had to go through it in light of your situation. The loss of your brother was bad enough, but to be treated in such a callous way was inexcusable.
after i had 'drifted away' my wife and i had by no fault of our own become homeless and were living in damascus house homeless hostel,my wife was 7 months pregnant. the hostel was run by a christian church in salisbury.
one day a brother and his daughter were cleaning the windows of the hostel and saw me in there. within 2 hours 2 elders arrived to talk to me,they were disgusted that i had made someone preggers and not married after all! so i explaned to them that we were married,they asked where my ring was,so i said 'hey ime homeless living in a homeless hostel do you think i could buy a gold ring?' THEY LEFT SAYING I HAD MADE MY SELF DISASOSIATED BY LIVING IN A CHRISTIAN RUN HOSTEL,NO OFFER TO HELP LIKE THE INN KEEPER DID FOR MARY AND JOSEPH!
Some of the stuff I've read here saddens me....even after 15 years. I am so sorry you had to endure such harsh unchristian treatment from men who were suppose to be there to help you. I can assure you from the bottom of my heart that when I was an elder that I never ever treated anyone in such a way. I am so sorry for your pain.
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