Ray Franz Tribute

by besty 49 Replies latest jw friends

  • AllTimeJeff

    Having recently lost my mom, it is amazing how important it is that we remember and honor a person and their life when they pass. It truly isn't in the JW culture to think of it in those terms, but it is important.

    Ray Franz lived an important life. Rarely does the man who wants to be great become great. Ray simply did what all great men do, he lived a life of honesty and integrity and was true to (the real) truth.

    The tributes in total that have been payed to him have been paid, not because of what he started for himself, but because of what he started for others.

    If a man's greatness can be told in the lives that he influences and touches, then surely, there will never be another Raymond Franz. May we all strive to imitate the example he set.

  • crazyblondeb

    I shared this on my facebook...he's such an awesome man! We were all blessed to have

    him touched our lives. He has left a legacy that will be hard to touch.

  • besty

    thanks Jeff - thats so true - BETHEL SNOOPERS - what will your legacy be?

  • not a captive
    not a captive

    Beautiful. Wonderfully done.

  • Dogpatch


    semantics. His accident occurred at home. He was transferred to the hospital in Atlanta, but was not coherent and... I'll leave it at that.


    Excellent and very fitting. As someone who knows little about Ray and just started reading CoC I'm so glad he shared some of his thoughts and experiences with us.


  • Heaven

    Thanks for doing this. It is well done. I never met Ray but I tore through "Crisis of Conscience". I thank him so very much for writing this book. It confirmed my suspicions and also educated me on so much more. The average witness has no idea how their 'Mother' organization works or runs. I think they would be appalled at it's origin and history. I am currently working on "In Search of Christian Freedom". I tell everyone I know or anyone who even mentions "Jehovah's Witnesses" that they are a cult and to stay away from them.

    In my immediate family, once my Dad passes away, there will be no more Jehovah's Witnesses. Me and my bro will see to it.

  • Lozhasleft

    A lovely tribute to a wonderful man.

    Loz x

  • JWdaughter

    That was exactly right, the perfect tribute.

    It is interesting for some to realize that he was never saying LEAVE, he was saying "Be aware fully of what this is and is not". I think he did a good job of making people aware, even those who chose to stay. I hope he rests easy now.

  • AnnOMaly

    Beautifully done.

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