For several months now I have been writing back and forth to the Service Dept asking them to explain the difference between "those who simply leave the faith" and those who "went out" (disassociate). The reason I am curious about this is because "those who simply leave the faith" are not shunned, however those who "went out" (disassociated) are shunned.
I have written twice and received two replies. In both replies they did not even comment on the subject. Instead, they focused on my mentioning my family's shunning me and told me that it is their personal choice to shun me out of "loyalty to Jehovah and his organization".
I have written a third letter asking only the questions about the difference between "those who simply leave the faith" and those who "went out" (disassociate). The letter is short and to the point. Either they will answer the question or they will just blow me off. My money is on getting a blow-job from the Faithful and Discrete Slave.
I have also written a letter to my family with copies of my correspondence with the service department so they can see how I was treated. Below is a copy of the letter I sent. (I have not included my correspondence with the Service Department... I will do that at a later date.)
I have included my correspondence with the Christian Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses. I approached them in a good faith attempt to understand what the difference is between a person who disassociates and a person who simply leaves the faith. The reason I wanted to know is because a person who simply leaves the faith is not shunned, however a person who disassociates is shunned. They have expressed that they have no intention of explaining this to me and that your decision to shun me is your own personal choice out of loyalty to them.
Would you please explain the difference? Why is one shunned but the other is not? How does one simply leave the faith without being recognized as disassociated or shunned? Why did the elders insist that I write a letter of disassociation instead of encouraging me to simply leave the faith?
I left an organization, not you. From the time you started to shun me I have made many attempts to reach out to you. What have I gotten in return? You have made it a point to slap me at every opportunity. When I try to visit, you turn me away because you dont want me there when your friends are there. When I am visiting and your friends want to come over, you send me away. When I attend my aunts funeral, I am warned to stay away from my friends and family. When I try to attend my sisters wedding, you tell me to stay in a corner away from everyone and eventually tell me to leave. When my brother gets married, you dont even tell me. You keep me just out of reach, as if you are ghosts. There but not really there.
This is not love. You know in your heart what I say is true.
What you are doing to me is wrong, and you know it is wrong. That is why it hurts so much to do what you are doing to me, because in your heart you know it is wrong. If your heart did not tell you your actions are wrong, then you would not be hurting by your actions.
I am growing tired of this, constantly reaching out to you, my family, only to be hurt each time. Im getting tired very tired. I dont know how much longer I will be able to keep reaching out to you. I dont want you out of my life, but I cant stand the pain you inflict upon me.
Edited by - Elsewhere on 30 October 2002 14:48:16