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(My Address - if anyone wants it, just holler)
June 7, 2011
An Open Letter to:
The Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses in
Cottage Grove (both of them), Veneta, and Brooklyn Hdqrs.
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, Tom Howell, & the Pony Gilbert Family
To Whom It May Concern:
For the past 20+ years I have stated numerous times to various elders and combinations of elders that there would be a review of the circumstances surrounding my disfellowshipping. This was always greeted with a sneer. A few times I added a point: That if it was not reviewed, then the time would come when those involved would regret the fact that they were ever born. I reckon twenty years is long enough to wait for justice.
So in accordance with my long-standing policies, I always give fair warning before I declare war. This is that warning, but there is a difference this time. I have very little interest in reaching peace.
Undoubtedly, the same sneering, condescension, ridicule, hostility, and out-and-out enmity will greet this too. That is fine. You are welcome to all of that you wish - and you are also invited to insert all of it into whichever one of your personal orifices (individually and collectively) that you deem to be the most appropriate.
My first time card for going in the door-to-door service was/is (depending on whether the East Unit of the Cottage Grove Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses threw it out) dated December of 1946. Most of you weren't even born then. I have forgotten more about serving Jehovah, more about true Christianity, more about this organization, and more about simple manhood than all of you numbskulls rolled in together ever knew - and I am specifically including Ernie Garrett in those words.
But, those are strong words. Therefore, before I go into the specifics of what triggered this, I'm going to give you something and then you can judge their accuracy for yourself.
You claim to be "serving Jehovah"? You don't know the meaning of the phrase. All you do is throw out a lot of fancy words that act as a smoke screen and that many times, you don't even understand, let alone believe yourselves. What you really do (with precious few exceptions) is prance around in front of the congregations gathering all the pompous dignity and prestige you can, while basking in the adulation and deference from its members. In private, of course, it's a different story. Then you play childish little pecking order games with each other. The only way Jehovah comes into it is that you use him as a justification for whatever hogwash you are dishing out at the moment, in exactly the same manner that the churches of Christendom have done for nearly two millennia.
So I'm going to show you what "serving Jehovah" really means and I'm going to find it amusing. It contains a hint of one of the things I'm bringing against you, even though you aren't mentioned. Will you have the insight to identify it? I doubt it. You will be too blinded by your overweening pride and glory.
The setting is important, although I can't say too much. Through a friend of mine I learned of the concern among some of the top military brass about what to do with the terrorist prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. I offered my insight; it was taken seriously and passed up the line. I feel honored that it was received in the manner that it was.
A modified version of that analysis (The Uniter - Part 1) is enclosed. You will note that in accordance with the Apostle Paul's advice to speak with people in a manner they can understand, I have chosen to use the term "the God of Abraham" throughout, as it has exactly the same meaning to the three major groups involved: Muslims, Jews, and Christians.
Once you have read it, I would be quite interested in knowing what you (individually or collectively again) think you have done to serve Jehovah that can come anywhere near this catagory. I would also like to know on what basis phonies like you exercise such distain towards me, or anyone else for that matter.
And one other thing: this is the type of information that you and your fellow religious "leaders" should have been feeding the sheep all along (John 21:15-17), because they have a right to it. You of course, could never find the time to perform such a mundane chore, because you were far too busy doing more important things, like kissing each other's butts, and following Achan's example of stealing (Joshua 7), seeing as how the glory and honor that you've been hogging for yourselves rightfully belongs to Jehovah. That's why I'm releasing this to the public too. It will be funny to watch while you struggle to explain why they had to get it from an ugly old truck driver like myself, rather than from an "authorized", "dignified" source like you birdbrains imagine yourselves to be.
That said; let's get to the current situation, which is the straw that broke the camel's back.
My daughter Jeanne and family are currently living in Veneta, Oregon. Her husband, Pony, is an Apache Indian elder (or what corresponds to it in that culture) and describes himself as a Pagan. However, his conduct, concern for others, and honest heart demonstrates an understanding of true Christianity that puts you to shame. He is studying with one of the elders (who from all reports, is a decent man). They have four children, ranging in age from 2 to 10 years. All of those kids love Jehovah, going in service, answering in meetings, cleaning the Kingdom Hall, visiting the sick, and they jump at every opportunity to do just that.
But there is another elder there who apparently has a desperate need to compensate for a two-inch penis, by harassing innocent women and children. He has taken it upon himself to "police" the members of the congregation as to his definition of proper this and proper that and has no qualms about making life miserable for those who don't live up to his standards. I have met many elders of this stripe, all of whom decided to "put me in my place" and every last one of which lived to regret it. Some never recovered. This one will be no different.
I first became aware of this situation over two years ago, and would have taken action then except that my daughter begged me not to. Therefore I refrained, although it bothered my conscience to keep my peace. However, ensuing developments have come to pass that makes principle more important than my daughter's anger towards me.
It first started because the oldest son, 8 years old at the time, loved going in the door-to-door work and talking to others about Jehovah. He would be dressed in suit and tie, but he wore his hair according to Apache custom, which made this elder wet his pants. Soon this little one found himself banned from all service groups and it was a question as to whether he could even answer in meetings.
His mother Jeanne tried her best to cooperate, but needed more information about what he could and could not do. Could he help clean the Kingdom Hall? Etc., etc. The elders called a meeting with her, and her husband Pony showed up to see what was going on - only to have this same elder throw a screaming hissy-fit right in the middle of the rest of the congregation demanding that Pony stay out because he is an unbeliever. Naturally, as any man worthy of the name would do, he informed this bloomin' lunatic what he could do with his "authority" and entered the elder's meeting anyway. I'm proud of him.
The elders then bungled along for some time, as is their usual habit. They informed Jeanne that they were writing the Society about the situation, and later told her that the Society had backed their decision. Just lately it came to light that they had lied about it. They hadn't written at all. This is business as usual for most bodies of elders. This one did a beautiful job of living up to the long-standing elder tradition of testing all new sparks of enthusiasm to see if they are genuine, by dumping 10 buckets of water on them first.
So for the past two and one half years this young boy has been wandering around like a little whipped pup wondering why Jehovah, the God that he loves with all of his heart, hates Apaches. I would explain the scriptural principles involving a case like this, but I doubt you would have the mental acumen to comprehend their meanings. I will however, be generous and ask if you've ever read Matt. 23:24, where Jesus was chewing out the scribes and Pharisees for being "Blind guides, who strain out the gnat but gulp down the camel!"
Gentlemen - we have clashed many times down over the years and the only actions I have ever taken were defensive. You were such wimps that I didn't need to go on the offensive. But now you've got me riled and I think you will find that my offensive actions are going to be far more effective than my defensive ones were. I have no patience with little turds whose height of ambition is simply to grow up to be big shits. Rather, they need flushed. So be it.
I also know better than to ask for justice from this organization. That would be the intellectual equivalent of asking a cow to grow feathers. She doesn't know how, and she doesn't know what a feather is in the first place. I can, however, eat you alive for stumbling the little ones - and I'm going to enjoy it.
Now, don't assume that the acerbic words above are brought on due to personal pique. Rather, they are brought on for reasons that go far above and beyond any personal affront I might feel. Perhaps the best way to explain this would be to quote Matthew 5:11-14:
"Concerning him (Jesus) we have much to say and hard to be explained, since you have become dull in your hearing. For, indeed, although you ought to be teachers in view of the time, you again need someone to teach you from the beginning the elementary things of the sacred pronouncements of God; and you have become such as need milk, not solid food. For everyone that partakes of milk is unacquainted with the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their perceptive powers trained to distinguish both right and wrong."
Let's start with that last sentence: "But solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their perceptive powers trained to distinguish both right and wrong." Tell me something. How are people supposed to gain those qualities of maturity and strong perceptive powers when you condemn all "independent thinking" and "speculation", NOT because they are wrong, but because you are too blasted lazy to "always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that you have." (1 Peter 3:15). It's far easier to dish out some generic regurgitated pap like so much slop to the hogs, and then demand that people accept it without question, isn't it?
Have you ever considered that this could be the exact mechanism by which the scribes and Pharisees "shut up the kingdom of the heavens before men: for you yourselves do not go in, neither do you permit those on their way in to go in" that Jesus condemned? They refused to allow their followers to think for themselves, just like you do!
I will give you some credit for teaching good things, such as the condition of the dead, Jesus ransom sacrifice, Jehovah's plans for the earth, and other things. However, these are part of the "milk of the word" and you should have long since progressed to the more mature "meat of the word." Why haven't you? One word sums it up: Fear. Like the third slave in the Parable of the Talents you refuse to reach out without explicit instructions on what to do, where to go, and how to say it. That way if something goes wrong, you can blame it on someone else. You apparently view Jehovah in exactly the same manner that the third slave did his master. (Matthew 25:24-30)
And look what you do with this "milk of the word". You either overshadow it by putting your traditions first (such as the ridiculous nonsense above about hair) and thereby "making the word of God invalid by reason of your tradition" (Matthew 15:6), or you blatantly ignore explicit Biblical commands and do the complete opposite of what you are commanded to do.
Jesus told you to "feed my sheep." He didn't tell you to "judge my sheep", "run my sheep's lives", or anything else like that. Your assignment was "feed my sheep", and that is all. You have no authority for anything else, yet, like King Uzziah, you have convinced yourselves that
you are so glorious and holy that you couldn't possibly limit yourselves to such a low-class assignment. (2 Chronicles 26:16-21) Therefore you abandon the feeding of the sheep and expend vast amounts of time and effort in more interesting (and ego boosting) activities like:
1. Judging the sheep - a direct violation of the command to not judge your fellow man as recorded in Romans 14:4. People can't come anywhere near you without you scrutinizing them from head to toe to see if you "approve" of them. Why should they care what you approve of? Your job is to teach, not judge. If you can't do that, then shut up and sit down.
2. "Keeping the congregation clean" - which is just another euphemism for judging the sheep. This too is a direct violation of the instructions you were given in the Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. (Matthew 13:24-30) You don't have the knowledge, wisdom, insight, or anyone's permission for such folly. Only idiots would try.
3. Lording it over those whom you perceive as unworthy of associating with your august presences, and haughtily sticking your noses in the air and refusing to listen to anything said by those whom you deem inferior. Have you ever read the Parable of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee? (Luke 18:9-14) How about the words at Proverbs 18:13? "When anyone is replying to a matter before he hears it, that is foolishness on his part and a humiliation."
But no, you couldn't possibly understand and obey such concepts, probably because some of the words contain more than one syllable. I'll tell you what you HAVE done though.
You have used the "milk of the word" as bait to sucker in those who are innocent and naïve, only to stuff them entirely full of asinine cock-and-bull about how holy you are and how they have to obey your slightest whim without question, for if they don't (according to you) they will be sinning against Jehovah himself. What a pack of damned liars!
You don't build faith. You destroy it. By polluting the "milk of the word" by dumping truck loads of egotistical excrement all over it, you conceal it and make it ineffective. Then, between your grandiose preening, your abusing the sheep in such despicable ways, yet still claiming to be Jehovah's servants, Jehovah gets blamed for what you - and you alone - are responsible for. Therefore, when they finally get such a bellyful that they can't stand it anymore, they not only reject you, but they reject Jehovah too. How do you think atheism came into existence, anyway? It's thanks to hypocritical asses like you.
And don't look at me all pious like and say they left due to bad heart conditions. If they have that, then you gave it to them by teaching them through your conduct that good heart conditions have no value.
Two things before I close: The first is a riddle for your so-called "Faithful and Discrete Slave Class". Let's say (hypothetically, of course, for we all know this couldn't possibly happen - har, har!) that they were seeking direction from Jehovah as to whom should be the next leader of the organization, so they hid some clues to a riddle of their own making in the things written on the back covers of a few Awake! magazines. The clues would be, of course, so vague that no one could answer their riddle unless Jehovah revealed it to them.
My question is: Even if there was such a man and he became aware of it, why would he not only ignore the clues, but he would not respond even if he knew the answer? A scriptural response is required here. If they don't know what one is, let me know and I'll try to enlighten them.
Secondly, I extend my greetings to you bunch of runny-nosed twits who call yourselves a Legal Department. I am a bit curious to see if you are sucker enough to pull the same crap on me that you did Alvin Hansen in Ashland, Oregon. It's bad enough to rook a man out of everything he owns, but to continue by terrorizing his wife into divorcing him, destroying his family, and then manipulating events to have him thrown into the insane asylum, puts you one step lower than the Mafia and/or the drug cartels. And you are supposed to be "spiritual shepherds"? Bah! You act more like spiritual rectums.
Yes, I am aware that he was associated with some far right organizations. The question before the house is why? Could it be that when he found himself in the desperate position of being eaten alive in your rapacious orgasms of vengeance, for not having bowed down and saying "Yassah, O kind massah" with the proper enthusiasm, that he turned to the only place he could find for assistance?
After all, you don't deal in justice, fair play, Christian principles, or even common decency. You use hurricanes of legalese mumbo-jumbo to render people helpless and then rape them as long and as many times as you wish. Such victims can't turn to the courts of the land, for you have rendered those useless.
I suppose this may be a little harsh on you lawyers though, because I am aware that many of you are caught between a rock and a hard place. Some of you may have wished to get out long ago but felt it was impossible due to the Society's having every tiny aspect of your lives in a stranglehold. I'm offering you a place to land until you can get your feet on solid ground.
And just in case you might feel spiritually starved, you may be interested to know that the enclosed analysis (The Uniter - Part 1) is a mere introduction to a large body of information that is available - and very fascinating, not to mention disturbing.
In all fairness, though, I should caution you about reading those things. I describe them as disturbing, and they are. Most people's initial reaction when reading just one of them could best be described as stunned silence, and it takes a while to process the information they've taken in. In one case, a fellow tried to take in five of them in one sitting, and it appears to have given him a heart attack. His blood pressure dropped dramatically and he collapsed. This is in spite of the fact that he does NOT have heart trouble and there is no history of it in his family. The doctors couldn't figure out what happened except to diagnose it as a form of arrhythmia. It had all the symptoms of what is commonly known as Heartbreak Syndrome. (See the Wikipedia at http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Press_releases/2005/02_10_05.html)
Now, I'm well aware of just how silly that sounds, and you are probably sitting there snickering at me. That doesn't bother me at all, as I simply consider the source. I'm angry, yes, but I don't wish physical harm to anyone. You should be all right if you pace yourself by leaving a few days between the sections to digest them.
Right now I'm assembling the pieces in one place in preparation for posting them on a website set up for that purpose, at which time I will be able to arrange them with better continuity. They will eventually be published under the title "Hello, Human." You will currently find some of these parts on my Facebook page under the "Notes" section. Start with the oldest one and work forward (2 pages). (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002283486957&sk=notes).
And no. I am not some sort of guru or religious leader, and I have no special dispensation of holy spirit. I don't even desire such things. The only reason that I have this knowledge is that I got tired of waiting for you dingbats to get off your dead butts and do something other than trying to prove you are holier than the next guy. I then invited you to take your condemnation of anyone who would "run ahead of the Organization", do something indecent with it, and left you behind in the dust. And you know what happened? I found these things sitting right in plain sight along the side of the road where you'd kicked them aside in your mad scramble to kiss each other's butts. Anyone, including a spastic chimpanzee, could have found them simply by opening his eyes.
And, of course, you demand to know if I think I'm holy? Absolutely. I have a pie hole in my top end and an asshole in my bottom end, and that should qualify me as holey in anybody's book. Simpletons! Have you never read Luke 9:46-48? Don't bother me with such garbage!
It really makes a fellow wonder if you've ever read the passage at Luke 17:10 where it says: "So you, also, when you have done all the things assigned to you, say, 'We are good-for-nothing slaves. What we have done is what we ought to have done.' " But - perhaps you left that one out of the New World Translation as being unneeded. After all, everyone knows that scripture only applies to the 'great unwashed', and such glorious beings as yourselves need not be concerned about such trifles.
Perhaps in closing I should enlarge a little on the reason why I find myself disfellowshipped. That was something that could be accomplished only by three morons lying themselves black in the face in front of a bunch of teenagers who were fully aware that they were lying. The excuse they used, though, speaks volumes as to their brand of "Christianity".
A friend asked me to care for a problem and I agreed. Another man tried to force himself into it and dictate his demands, in spite of the fact that he had no authority or standing of any kind in the matter. I calmly informed him that he was out of place and suggested some other options that he could take if he disapproved of what I was doing, at which point he became even more belligerent and aggressive, including a physical imposition meant to intimidate.
I addressed his conduct in a direct manner, and in full compliance with Matt. 10:28: "And do not become fearful of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul". Speaking clearly, firmly, and without anger, I stated: "(His name), I resent having people coming on to me like bodacious circus apes. If you think you can intimidate me, you aren't man enough."
He promptly messed his pants and went squalling to the elders much like a spoiled brat would to his mama. They accused me of "reviling" and used that as the excuse to disfellowship me. They later admitted to my family that that wasn't the "real" reason.
So let's make sure that no one misunderstands the situation now. I have a special message for both the idiots back in Brooklyn who would back such asinine petulance, and their lawyers.
"I resent having people coming on to me like bodacious circus apes. You aren't man enough either. And now I want to know just what the hell you think you're going to do about it."
Enjoy yourselves, gentlemen. I'm going to.
1. Cottage Grove Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, East Unit - Their address
2. Cottage Grove Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, West Unit - Ditto
3. Veneta Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses - Their address.
4. F.B.I., National Headquarters - Their address.
5. F.B.I., Portland, Oregon Branch - Their address.
6. Alvin Hansen (via the ASB)
7. Melvin Soll, Attn. at Law - Email address. (Connected to the Alvin Hansen case.)
8. Love & Norris, Attorneys at Law - Kimberlee D. Norris - Her email address. (She's the attorney who has been dinging the Organization for about $850,000 a pop on the sexual harassment cases.)
9. The American's Sovereign Bulletin - Email address & telephone number.
10. The Eugene Register Guard - Email address & telephone number.
11. Veneta City Council & Mayor - City of Veneta - Their address
12. Associated Press - Email & street address, telephone number
13. Dateline N.B.C. - Email address.
14. And more.
Well, I finally got it up! Give me some time, as I'm still learning. Now I need to figure out how to remove the bad posts and edit the good one.
You will note that I've mentioned something that was included with the open letter: The Uniter - Part 1. I'll post that later, as it is even longer than this one (for good reason) and I figure the above is enough for tonight. (Grin) I might add that there was no exaggeration when I said it "was passed up the line". I know for a fact that it reached at least one member in the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Wal, sleep tight now.
You're wasting your time. The elders don't have the time to read rambling letters like this. I'm no supporter of the WTS but this letter does give credence to the angry apostate tag.
Don't count on them throwing in the towel, they're a cash cow corp..
Personally ... anyone who has the guts to stand up and speak out, has my attention!
I admire your tenacity, but in all likelihood, after reading paragraph two that letter will probably find itself file 13'd.
BRILLIANT!!!!! LoneWolf, I soooooo respect a person that stands up and faces his opposers when the reason is righteous and justified! There is a time to remain quiet, and a time to speak out. I hope the snot-nosed holier-than-thou johnny-come-latelies get a taste of real Truth.
Don't mess with a man's family, in your case, a beautiful long-haired boy with heart and soul.