If They Stopped Shunning Tomorrow?

by cofty 70 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Village Idiot
    Village Idiot

    I count myself most fortunate that I never had family that were in the JWs.

    By asking if they would stop shunning do you mean official Watchtower position or the individuals? Even if it were the official Watchtower position individuals within it might not necessarily follow it.

  • Crazyguy
    James were u df'd or Df'd or just not going?
  • cofty

    VI - It's hypothetical.

    Assume it was official and your relatives followed it.

  • cofty
    I was told it would be better if I die now then at Armageddon. - paulmolark

    My dad told me it would have been easier for them if I had died.

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    I was DF. At that time I realized it wash't the truth and no way was I

    going back, (1987)... My family members are insane door knockers.

    Their shunning has turn to hate over the years.

  • Finkelstein

    Hypothetically speaking, it might bring back together some families that have been broken apart.

    The reality is when family members are divided by the DFing policy of the WTS, deep hurtful feeling are created that dont come undone in a blink of an eye.

    Being discarded and cast aside for reasons that are in most cases frivolous , makes people very angry and not easily to make amends for doing that to them.

  • Village Idiot
    Village Idiot
    If the Watchtower were to bring this issue up they will probably say shunning is up to your conscience just like the blood transfusion issue.
  • Village Idiot
    Village Idiot

    Cofty, "Assume it was official and your relatives followed it."

    I personally would not want to associate with anyone who had previously shunned me.

  • Hold Me-Thrill Me
    Hold Me-Thrill Me

    Family members agreeing that both sides not discuss religion is doable. Better to sit for a cup of coffee with loved ones than to remain enemies.

    How many exJWs never shunned while active Witnesses? I think it likely most at one time did shun.

    If the shunning policy should change I believe there would be much rejoicing both in and out of the JW religion.


  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    I'm sorry but this subject just chap my rear.

    When my ex-JW wife and her JW husband is in town they stay with

    my baby brother an JW elder. My non-JW family do not understand,

    how the hell can he(my brother) justify that kind of love they ask.

    We have been divorce for over 20 years so for over 20 they have stayed

    numerous times with my brother and his wife, me it's been over 20 years

    since I was invited into his home.

    You talking about breaking up families, that cult has devastated our family.

    If they stop the shunning I don't think it will make a difference in my family.

    The damage is done.

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