http://youtu.be/0axx-av7ZRc?a You will have to copy and paste this into a Google search............sorry I can't do it some other way. OOPS I SEE WHERE BETSY ALREADY POSTED IT SORRY FOLKS!!!!! OLD AGE
tribute to a very humble man >RAY
don't stay on your own on this thread, I join with you. Have a good day.
A time of sadness for all who knew him, but a feeling of gratitude to have had the opportunity to know him.
He will be missed for a long time.
I'm happy to join you on your thread to mourn Ray's passing.
Like I have stated before, Ray's book might have saved my life. "Crisis of Conscience" helped me to gain a new perspective on "Jehovah's Organization" ... sheesh... like they teach it is THE ONLY organization on earth that God would use. Get a grip!
But, nevertheless, that is what I used to believe.
I was one of those people born and raised into the cult. It's all I ever knew.
Fastest-growing religion...well I can see that trend changing, with all the knowledge that we are privy to these days. Look at all the light shining into the dark places these days!
Took me years of therapy to grow out of those JW "conditionings." I believe the healing process will be much faster in the future.
I believe that Ray Franz' books are valuable tools in the healing process. I thank him for his sacrifice of love and integrity to all those who left the organization --- and to those who yet will leave!
Beautiful. Thank you for posting this, Dear Grace.
What was remarkable about Raymond Franz was his humility. He was a very popular individual in the Watchtower, and when he came out many hoped he would lead a revolt against the organization. He did not, because he believed that Christ alone is head of the church. He was saddened that so many ex-JWs became atheists or agnostics or simply became secular nationalists. Although his first book did an extremely important work in exposing the Watchtower organization, his second book, In Search of Christian Freedom is in many ways more important.
Besides his humility, Ray Franz also tried to be fair. Although he had every reason to resent his uncle, he defended him when he felt he was being attacked unfairly. He also refused to call the organization a "cult." He regarded the term as a rather meaningless hate term which shouldn't be bandied about. While he felt that that there was a lot wrong with the organization, and organizations in general, he felt that one's criticisms of it should be as objective as possible. Too bad most ex-JWs haven't learned from him.
I will always revere the memory of this man. I have learned much from him and enjoyed knowing him personally. I feel he was and is one of the saints.
Yes I agree XX