pathofthorns, do you think it ispoosible for you to sit down at your keyboard and type something that is HONEST? Possible AT ALL?
Nothing that you have said indicates you are a 'work' in progress, 'not an expert', and further I have seen nothing in this forum that states you 'dislike the watchtower'. Which is not the issue, although you brought it up.
What riled me is your assertion that individuals may now go to the authorities without Watchtower sanction. Thsi is a blatant and flagrant lie, which not only Bill and I can attest to personally, but so can some twenty or thirty people---and probably way more--individuals on this board.
Now are you calling all of us liars? You then backtracked by saying, well, that was six months ago. Why does it matter if it was six months ago? You demnanded something more recent. Bill pointed out to you that the BOE letter doesn't say what YOU say it says.
Personally, the fact that six months ago is not relevant is absolutely laughable. Bill is being shunned today, tho he has broken no Watchtower policies and procedures---so YOU say. Why are these people df'd and shunned if it's 'okat' to go to the authoritues?
In any case, Bill's assertions were verified with the release of the May 15, 2002 Watchtower, specifiying that any individual going over and elder's head and 'reporting' a confidential matter is to be shunned. Watchtower has gone one step further---now you don't even get a judical hearing to defend yourself. I think perhaps, as a pre-emptive strike regarding lawsuits, Watchtower is scaling down judicial committe hearings, if not dipsensing with them altogether.
Remember the good old days, when you were to be notified IN writing of the charges against you and IN WRITING of the time, date, and place of hearing? How far we have come.
Pathofthorns can whine all he/she wants, but Bill and I know what we see. I can see that BOE letter, read that May 15th Watchtower, and comprehend what it says in my own friggin' native language, for crying out loud.
THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE HERE.
And one more thing---Bill may be finished with you Pathofthorns...
BUT I AM NOT!!!
dungbeetle---of the 'I don't forget' class....[>:(]