Lying about Shunning! jw.org conceals the "truth"
"Those who were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses but no longer preach to others, perhaps even drifting away from association with fellow believers, are not shunned. In fact, we reach out to them and try to rekindle their spiritual interest."
Compare that statement above with their mandated instructions to witnesses to shun their family below.
November 15, 2014 simplified edition "we must be holy in all our conduct"
5 At Leviticus 10:1-11, we read about a situation that caused Aaron’s family extreme pain. Jehovah sent fire from heaven to destroy Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu. God then told Aaron and his family that they could not show their grief in any way. What a test of faith! Are you proving yourself holy by not associating with family members or others who are disfellowshipped?—Read 1 Corinthians 5:11.
Yup! Outright lie and deceit. Just like Satan, twisting things!
Now if you point that out to a JW or elder, they might say, "Well the JW.org is talking about somebody who is 'inactive'", at which point you can point out that the FAQ question are "FORMER MEMBERS" and that inactive is NOT a former member. Former member is only DA or DFed.
Then for the family section, they may say, "it's referring to those who live in the same house, even though it's not specifically mentioned", in which case you can ask who is the FAQ for, interested people or active JW's? In which case they must say interested ones, then ask them based upon the answer on family, will a complete outsider think the family part applies to only those living in the same building or to all family based on how it's worded?
It's outright bait and switch, lying deceit. According to JW doctrine, "apostates" twist the truth. And Satan is the master of deceit and lies. So according to JW doctrine, the writers and authority of JW.org, (the GB) are all apostates.
Liars gotta lie.
Keep in mind that you are comparing two statements from the WTBTS. One is directed to the PUBLIC and the other is to the JW Membership.
This is classic cult manipulation. See Steven Hassan's BITE Model of Cult Mind Control:
- Compartmentalize information into Outsider vs. Insider doctrines
Looks like they have reworded it. Anybody have the original?
Of course they would leave out the fact of them DFing people and shunning them if they left on disagreement with doctrines.
Particularly when it concerns family.
The WTS has always been a bit secretive to the public about what they do to people who don't follow in strict obedience to their rules and governance.
They like to create a shining alluring appearance on the surface when making an effort to attract people to their organization.
Their dirty laundry carefully hidden by a white sheet.
The marketing strategy is this : lie before the general public, then show the real face to the stupid members.
yeah, outright lies that they tell to outsiders while telling members opposite things from the platform.
What goes on in Kingdom Halls bears little relation to how they try to portray themselves.
If you read their glossy brochures you'd imagine they are a peaceful, loving and caring bunch - not the vindictive and cruel hypocrites that infest every hall.
They appear to be talking about those who have faded away and become inactive. Not those who have been disfellowshipped.
it is on a page that is misleadingly titled
Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Shun Former Members of Their Religion?
this is the last paragraph of the article (I would ask people whose sons and daughters shun them if this last paragraph is accurate)
"What of a man who is disfellowshipped but whose wife and children are still Jehovah’s Witnesses? The religious ties he had with his family change, but blood ties remain. The marriage relationship and normal family affections and dealings continue."