Sometimes sorry isn't enough...

by cedars 15 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • MrFreeze

    If they were really sorry they would change their position on child abuse.

  • clarity

    Hmmm we really think it was lack of knowledge on

    their part???


    my first thought was that they were covering up..... for


    Kinda like damage control......... setting a kid up

    to believe is just family secrets that they mustn't tell...


  • cedars

    "Sorry" also isn't enough if you freely admit when you are wrong (or caught out) but continue to disfellowship people for disagreeing with you.


  • caliber

    Many attempts to make an apology resemble the following:

    "I apologize for whatever I might have done.”

    If you were hurt because of something I did, I am sorry.”

    “I don’t know why you are so upset. If I did something, I am sorry.”

    “Sorry if I did something to offend you"

    "Sorry seems to be the hardest word"

    What do you have to do ?

    1) offender acknowledges the offense;
    2) offender explains what he/she did;
    3) offender expresses feelings of remorse, humility, or shame;
    4) offender offers to make reparations for his/her actions

  • Apognophos

    Thanks for the post, cedars. On a side note, I face-palmed when I read "it might be best if parents described sexual matters as being 'private' instead of 'secret.'". As if "private" is less suspicious than "secret"?

  • ScenicViewer

    Caliber makes an very good point.

    Rather than admitting what it did, and making a straight forward apology, the Society is being hedgy by saying "...we are sorry if we caused any alarm...".

    A person before a judicial committee giving such a half-hearted apology for a wrong committed would likely not be seen as contrite and probably would be DF'd.

    From Watchtower though, it's the closest thing to a real apology we will get.

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