Shimmer, your post leaves me confused.
And how do you know that the people in this discussion are better than her.
hhmmm, I guess I can only go on their words and her words. Not, of course, as to whether they are "better" than her, as you put it, but rather as to whether or not:
The people in this discussion are more researched than you. They are more sincere than you. They love truth more than you. They are smarter than you, and, I daresay, they love people more than you.
When they were witnesses, they gave better answers to defend their faith than you do.
Pretty convincing I'd say, if you look at Lionel P Hartley's words as oposed to trisha's. What I find especially fascinating about this is that when I was a witness, I was certainly more well spoken and researched than trisha, but had I run into Mr. Lionel P Hartley, I would have known to shut the fuck up and listen. Or run. And in fact, I did. When I quit running and started listening, I learned.
People come to different realizations at different times in their life, but that doesn't mean they are not as researched, not as sincere....etc.
??? What? That is exactly
what it means, especially on things that can be prove right or wrong, such as this issue.
And btw, Shimmer, just between you me and the GB, even if you don't agree that everyone can come to the conclusion that the societies view on blood is "wrong", you can certainly see the value in giving people all the relevant information, and then sitting back and, as I like to say, "shutting the fuck up" and letting people decide for themselves whether or not God wants them to sacrifice their own or their children's life for the symbol of life mentioned vaguely in the bible.
She believes what she believes because that is what she needs to believe at this point in her life.
By what logic do you come to that conclusion? I submit without reservation that NO human on this planet "needs" to believe the JW doctrine on blood.
What am I missing here? At what point in ones life does anyone "need" to believe such a thing?
And when or if she decides that these beliefs are not for her, that is when her thinking will change. But only she will know when that time comes.Romans 10:14
I just wish people on this board would understand that there are two sides to every coin,
I certainly understand that concept, but I am in no way comfortable comparing life and death issues to a coin toss.
and at one point you used to be on that other side or you wouldn't be here.
Yes. Again, I listened, I learned. trisha can do the same. I will not pretend to respect her if instead she blathers on with her unresearched "feelings" instead of researched logic. If she is at all sincere, a few harsh words from me will only intensify her search for truth.