Just catching up here.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that the double standard exists. And existseven louder in the JW world.The whole system is designed like that. Hierarchal from top to bottem.
And for many the double standard mindset leaves with them. It should have been left at the kh door,but we find that many of the ideas are still with some.
And often times,it takes public mention to create awareness of this mindset.
And yes,I'm speaking of the elder mindset. The fact that the brou ha ha even ocurred showed me it's alive and well here among a few.
Amnesian use of the words 'elder' etc. was merely to descrobe a subgroup of the group we know as a whole.
And these were the ones who had caused unneeded pain and problems for far too many.
Amazing,his ego threatened came in with the personal stuff. Screaming 'liar' at me for my personal perceptions and experiences.
Then bringing biased character witnesses in,while never proving I was a liar(which he cant anyway).......and it went from there.
I felt that his switching from the issues to personal attacks was to serve from detracting from the issues he could not counter.
We've all had to take our thumps from behaviors we participated in and learned from the WTS. He was no different. The difference was his inability to concede to the valid points that elders do share a higher culpability due to their rank,position and power over the r/f.
The leaving also made it glaringly apparent that this was ego based.
As far as not being baptized,I'm so glad you never did lol. And
it's glaringly obvious that those who studied and took heed of the red flags do approach JW issues a lot more objectively than those of us who had the emotional investment.
I've learned much from the non baptized as they see the issues in a more balanced way.
Glad you're here,and you better stay! Your posts are some of the best here. luv,T
Hope I make sense here,got the flu and my head is a bit cloudy.