Thanks for all your comments on my recent post An Outcry!
Well I placed my outcry on many ex-jw sites and the result is very obvious to me.
It would seem that most ex-jw's are so caught up in new "like mind" groups that most cannot see beyond this and join in one united effort, one voice. Never was this more evident then the Christian ex-jw's boards. My message is not taken seroiusly because it does not fall into the new agenda of where everyone is supposed to go. There seems to be no way to unite pagan ex-jw's and Christian ex-jw's and agnostic ex-jw's into a single voice that the Org is abusive and that is really the message! They all see me as a controlling, subversive, seeking to minipulate them, a sucker, a new ager, or they see me as someone to help by converting me to thier new found truth! I am none of those things. And this is really sad, because it is the very thing taught by the Org. Division through doctrine.
An attempt to bring the focus towards the ones who can make a change namely the "governing body" seems futile. As the Christians are busy saving souls from out of it, the pagans are batteling thier fear of demons, and the agnostics don't believe they can make a difference, that it is all in my head or all about money. While I respect all of these paths, I think many are just repeating thier narrow expierence somewhere else, so they can continue to stay narrowly focused, and continue to stay away from a painfull realization that they have been abused.
Like the daughter fleeing an abusive father, she escapes and then immediatly forgets about her sister still back there being abused. She refuses to pray with someone to help this situation because they are not of the same faith. She won't speak out because it is all in her head, or it is far too painful to open in front of others. I don't buy into this, it is deception to me. We have all found other truths outside the Org, we all know there are injustices happening within it, there is a common bond, we can find it.
I have been called a dreamer, an idiot and a poor sap! LOL I have to admit I can't argue with any of these and I can laugh at myself too. I am a poor sap, I agree! But I am not looking for sympathy, dreams, or some higher intelligence. I am looking for a practical way to make change happen. Change comes thru people crying out together, and being heard, refusing to be silenced.
So I ask you all this question in the spirit of truth and sincere curiousity. Before you answer, please drop any desire to change me or enlighten me, or pity me, that's not what I want. But here it is.
How can we effect a change within the Org. ?
The "programming" is very strong to resist this, but I do not accept that there is nothing possible.