My hubby says he appreciates all of the comments.
metatron: He says it might be too late in his case, but you never know.
I think I said before what the elders said they will read to the congregation if that was their decision. Something like "_____ _____ no longer wants to be recongnized as a JW". So we are thinking that he will be treated as a DA person, am I wrong does anyone know? Have you ever heard a letter read like that in your congregation? I've only heard the letters that state so-and-so has disassociated themselves.
Elon: I liked your advice and I don't like hiding (and believe me, my husband has not given up his freedom of speech - that's why the elders may soon read a letter to the congregation about him). Its just very hard to be torn two ways.
Where is the justice in all this? Nothing he has told them about their organization has been a lie. They want to get rid of him before he tells the TRUTH about the org. to other members!!
jimbob: I wish you lots of luck. I agree that the slow, quiet fade is the best way to go. When my husband first came out of the org., like many he was angry and didn't think about the consequences of what he was telling the elders.
What irritates the HELL outta me is they always do it out in service because it's convenient for them since they are already dressed up, and...they get to keep their time going since they really don't want to go door to door...so it gives them an excuse not to.
You are so right about that. And I'm sure that those they left out sitting in the car for an hour and a half at my house counted all of their time. We live on a main street in town and when they're going for a coffee break they can just drive by and see if we're home.