Why do people pick in StandforPure Worship by saying he should not be posting here? What is wrong with healthy debate that stays on topic and does not go into namecalling?
Rattigan350, you make good sense and you are fair-minded - excellent qualities!
I have never told - or expected - SfPW not to post. He has not violated any posting rules here and it is healthy for all of us to be exposed to alternative views, regardless of the uncomfortable reactions that may be evoked.
What I have responded to is the man's wide-eyed and (seemingly) blatant hypocrisy. In short, he intones the GB's instructions when it suits and ignores them when it doesn't (hence his smooth capacity to post here unconcerned about GB's instructions to not sup with apostates). In this regard, he is an anonymous "rebel" or to put it more provocatively, an "unofficial" apostate (through associative taint). He is closer to us than he may like to think (and I'm also inclined to think he shows more empathy than others give him credit).
I would react the same if an ex-JW displayed such hypocrisy. In life, regardless of setting or circumstance, there are few things more intriguing than the selectively contradictory standards humans feel justified in displaying. From that point of view, SfPW is comfortably human. He will continue to post I am sure and others will question his motives and standards. But I do agree with you: The name calling by some is uncalled for. Afterall, like all humans everywhere, SfPW has to live with himself. Ultimately, what he does - does not do - is between him and his conscience. Best!