I was outraged by Selma and Steve and the quote from a Nuremberg convicted Nazi theologian. This man was a key Nazi and his theology fueled National Socialism. There was no way to get in touch with the GB or Writing Department. I had to vent to Witnesses b/c I was so angry I was afraid I would punch my fist into my fiberboard walls.
Part of me felt bad b/c I realize they have no power over anything. They did not deny the Nazi quote or Selma and Steve. It was news to them. They pretended they never heard of Selma and Steve. They said they are happy with the teachings. B/c they were women, I asked how as women they could sit through Selma and Steve. The story and the Nazi quote have little to do with core Witness doctrine. I can understand a woman not wanting to say anything during the Wt study but how about approaching an elder behind the scenes.
When they told me how they study their Bible, I exploded. As soon as I offered to show them my extensive (for a lay person) Bible collection with commentaries, they felt as tho I was a demon incarnate. They refused to even glance in the direction of my bookcase. I told them the truth scared the living daylights out of them. I strongly suggested they read the Bible without any apostate or Wt literature.
I wish I were able to stay calmer. It is very hard to find any common ground with such ignorant people. They kept fishing for an admission that I read apostate literature. Law school taught me to evasive. Of course, I knew I would become upset.
The last time I argued with Witnesses I was in my twenties and had just finished a college NT class. My siblings were present and they were so impressed at how I disputed the Witnesses. I felt fine. Later that night, the whole family was awakened to my screams from a bad dream. They kept orienting me to the present. I cried uncontrollably for forty-five minutes. This was pre-1975. The Witness threatened me with 1975, which was supposed to be a secret at the time. I told her I would call Bethel and she could explain the 1975 comment to an official. She was terrified!
So I did something reckless today. Sometimes I feel if more normal people called them on errors such as Nazis and domestic violence, the writing dept. would not be so casual. Wasn't Selma and Steve studied only a few weeks ago? They never heard of it.
I am hoping I will not have a fit tonight. My rage scares me. I truly believe that they believe that the King James Version and academic works are actually physically possessed by demons. Yet the writing department can do research. If they even think of doing the same, Jehover will strike them dead.
Part of it reminds me of political discussions here. Obama has not done things and done things that honorable people can disagree with. Progressives feel betrayed. There is an extensive record at a host of reputable sites. When someone just posts vitriol, what can anyone say in return. They just hate. And Dems do likewise.