Space Madness - A few questions. 1. The title of the FAQ is "Do Jehovah's Witnesses shun FORMER members of their religion?", now out of inactive, disassociated, and disfellowshipped, which of those titles results in the annoucement, "Brother ______ is NO longer a member of the christian congregation of jehovah's witnesses?"
2. If you honestly answered the first question, then notice how in that FAQ, once they click on the content, it begins by saying, " "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." - is that speaking about 'former members' or only 'inactive'(I asked elders and inactive are NOT considered former)?
3. In their description of what it takes for a person to be disfellowshipped, " We do not automatically disfellowship someone who commits a serious sin. If, however, a baptized Witness makes a practice of breaking the Bible’s moral code and does not repent, he or she will be shunned or disfellowshipped. The Bible clearly states: “ Remove the wicked man from among yourselves. ” , do you see ANYTHING that makes a person think that those who no longer agree w/ the doctrine will be DFed or shunned or does it make it seem only those who commit moral/bible sins?
4. A person who doesn't know anything about JW's, would the description about family make them think that no matter what happens with their or their families membership, if anybody left later, they would be family no matter what and shunning doesn't apply to family, or does the description make it clear that any family who does not live in the same building is to be shunned?
5. After considering those 4 questions, do you still think they WT is lying and being deceptive about their practices?
ITT: Spacemadness is a prime example of how the WT gets away with doing so many lies. As seen above he didn't see any deceit or lies in it(even though the title is clearly a lie). That is because he was viewing it from the eyes of a long time active JW member. Any 'in' JW will read between the lines. He was NOT thinking and reading it through the eyes of somebody who knows nothing about JW's and would be researching or wondering if all the 'great lies' that the GB and JW's claim are told about them, about shunning, not allowed to leave without being shunned by family, etc are true. It was carefully written to deceive outsiders.