Ok. Just read the thread on the "special talk" today and how they mentioned apostates.
Well, that explains why i had such a painful conversation today with my sister-in-law. She called to let me know that she and her mother had reached a painful decision today....to abide by the shunning rule. up until today, we had a great relationship....everything was fine. They treated me normally (although we never discussed anything spiritual - following the "rules")...and out of now-where -BAM. I get the "we need to follow Jehovah's arrangements" conversation. Needless to say i was really hurt. My husband (it's his sister and mother who need to shun me - he's worldly) is furious. He's so pissed he wants to print out a bunch a flyers to place on their cars at the next meeting....something i've often thought about but never had the guts to do. Really funny, he's so pasionately angry about this and he's not ever been a witness,,just as a result of his mom and sister taking this decision now to "cut" me out.
1. Can anybody share what was said at the meeting this past week re:apostates, disfellowshiped ones, etc.? They said they reached this decision 4 days ago and haven't slept since.
2. Any advice on good information that can be printed to place on cars to at least peak the interest of a few free-thinkers that might be hiding in their masses?? I figured no info...just several web addresses might be good. That way, they don't immediate dismiss what they are reading.
What do you guys think? I'm still really hurt by this phone call today. I mean, i've been shunned, and f...k it, doesn't usually bother me. but what's bothering me so much about this one is we were close and then all of a sudden THIS.