I just don't agree with the whole idea of hunting people down.
I mean, I wasn't a threat to their unity or whatever. No one in the cong knew who I was, they didn't know I was even in town. They don't know me or my situation.
I agree with all of this, darlin. In my case I stopped going because I didn't have the mental or emotional energy to make new friends. I still believed it was 'the truth' though and intended to go back eventually which is why I agreed to the JC. In my mind I was taking a break. During my JC, I begged them not to df me and asked for help. I told them that by df'ing me they were essentially cutting me off forever and that the least they could do for me (since they hadn't bothered before) was to be good shepherds and HELP instead of tossing me aside like I was nothing. It didn't phase them one bit. Bastards. Looking back, I know that I was only a witness for the social aspect which is why moving away to a new place and not knowing anyone made going to the meetings a drudgery that I just didn't want. If only I had started to figure shit out earlier...oh well, live and learn.
What really bothers me about your situation Palm, is that you hadn't even gone to a meeting and were still hunted down. That's just vicious.