This reply is for doubtingsister. I'm not going to waste my breath answering StillIn's question
about why I left...I think he is most likely a troll.
Doubtingsister your entire post was excellent, but my heart breaks reading this:
I felt sick in my heart when my daughter at age 5 asked if her loving Grandma was going to die at Armageddon just because she wasn't a witness. How do you teach kids things like that and still believe that God is Love?
My daughter is the same age and she recently said to me "Mom, how can God make you die
at Armageddon, you're so sweet to me."
Talk about a horrible feeling. I had already decided not to go back, but I'll tell you what, if
there had been a snowballs chance of me ever even considering it, that took care of it.
Stillintruth, I'm happy for you that you found a religion that makes you so happy. Hopefully you
will follow in the steps of Christ, your exemplar, especially in the matter of humility and kindness to
those who have been mistreated by those who claim to be representing him, and his Father.
*hugs* to you, Doubting. You're not alone in this WT created mess, by any means...
p.s. Are you counting your time here, Stillin? Just curious.
The Four Agreements:
Be Impeccable With Your Word
Don't Take Anything Personally
Don't Make Assumptions
Always Do Your Best