Dear Glad... peace to you... and obviously, I hurt your feelings. I kind of meant to, I admit... because of what you posted. You were frustrated with me... and turned that into a stab at dear tec (peace to you, dear one!). Not in a PM, but on the public board. You cannot see that, now... because your frustration and hurt feelings are in the way. You also don't think I am "worthy" to call you on what you did. Okay, but someone should have... including others who [dis]believe as you do (whose comments you might have been more amenable to receiving).
But they remained silent... as some tend to do: they may see/hear a wrong accusation but don't possess the requisite love... or loyalty... to speak up and address the wrong. Or let their displaced loyalty prevent them from doing so.
I am not like that, dear one: if someone had said something similar as to you... and accused YOU falsely... which is, in essence, what you did... I would have done the exact same thing. I would have risked hurting their feelings and making them mad at ME... to set the matter straight as to the one they're attempting to accuse.
I realize that you BELIEVE you're only "concerned" for dear tec. I have to ask you, though, how is your comments as to HER... ANY different from when JWs make the exact same comment as to ones like you, ones who no longer believe in God, let alone "Jehovah"... because of their research and inquiries into other options? Do THEY not express that they're DFing/marking/shunning you... because they're "concerned" for you... and "can see [others'] influence on YOU?"
Do you truly BUY that, dear one... that they really ARE "concerned" for you? Or can you see the TRUTH that are they actually "concerned" that:
1. You don't/no longer] believe as they do...
2. Might actually attempt to influence THEM with YOUR thinking... and
3. They might actually BE influenced?
I saw absolutely NO difference in what they do... and what you did, dear one. And just like I would call one of them on it, I called you on it.
Just because one has left the WTBTS... or religion... doesn't mean one has left the practices/tactics of the WTBTS... or religion.
If I hurt your feelings, I apologize. If I frustrate you... well, I can't really do anything about that - only you can. But please, don't mistake me for a passive, mealy-mouthed psuedo-christian who lives as if love is not just kind and mild... but silent. It is not. Love does speak up, dear one... when it must.
Again, I bid you peace... truly.
YOUR servant and a slave of Christ,