This is weird. Somehow his resurrected body always gave me the spooks. I asked a priest about the interaction with Magdalene, perhaps some Witness thought was in my mind. He said John was theology, not fact. It was mostly to say not to hold on to departing/ed ones too long. He shrugged it off. I thought I was watching a weird sci fi film.
As with so much else, their reasoning does not hold up. It is always absurd? Maybe I'm skewing it that way for my own reasons. Perhaps their plan of action is to set out a document that contains cherished doctrines and traditions. Maybe they poke them one a time. It seems these beliefs are adopted on the fly. If this all fits in some view, I don't see it. My experience was so bad that I can not be neutral.
When I studied Nt, I concentrated in those subjects to which I had no prior exposure. My grade was excellent. Catholic friends wrote about Catholic doctrine, believing their study would give them a head start. Their grades were poor in marked contrast to other classes. It is hard for me to have distance even after decades out of the Witnesses. Typically, I almost wrote out of the truth.
I just listened to Jesus Christ Superstar on my ipod. When it played in NY, I saw both productions. Why could I not take my thoughts and write a novel like Katzenzakis or a musical like Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice? At least I'd see some income from the aggravation,