Desirous-I know what you mean, my hubby keeps saying 'where else would we go', I keep saying 'it says who, not where'. He has gotten uber JW the last few months, even though he agrees with most of what I tell or he cannot answer my questions. He is buying the propaganda too. I'm hoping he is just having a fit of zealousness and that it will wear off in time. Over the years he has never been spiritual.
Painted, yet I understand their delima. If you are just wanting to fade, then you cannot go to anywhere else, that is, you could NOT change religions or "churches". That would def bring the JC calling. You could NOT "preach" any other doctrine or even voice your doubts or concerns, as that would soon make the gossip mill and again bring in the JC. You could NOT change your lifestyle as far as holidays or birthdays publicly, or that will bring them a-calling. Sadly, many have been watched and spied upon by their own family and reported for any such activity, bringing on the JC. You can go months or years without a shepherding call when you are sick, depressed, or just absent, but LOOK OUT! they are always available to keep the congregation clean!!!