The Big, Arrogant Dummy Opens His Mouth and Shoves His Foot Right In it:
: To all those who have in some way left the organization (be it disfellowshipping, disassociating, dis-whatever):
What was it you did?
In my case, I was born into the Cult and literally forced to join it. In Ray Franz's case, he ate lunch with someone who had voluntarily left the Cult. It's idiots like you and your dub-ilk who always blame the VICTIMS for their situation and for the hate that idiots like you show towards them. Jehovah's Witnesses are the only religion of any size who shoot their wounded.
: Come now, I know the amount of people who "realized that WT doctrine was in serious error" and politely handed in their letter of resignation has to be very small.
Obviously you know nothing moron. Roughly four out of five dubs have left over any ten year period. It's simple math and all you need are yearly WT stats to figure it out. Assuming NO one left your religion and no one ever died in your religion then the total number of dubs at the end of any year would be the total number of dubs from the end of the prior year plus those baptized, right? If NO one ever left voluntarily then the total number of dubs at the end of any year would be the same as I just mentioned, less the 80,000 or so the WTS says it disfellowships each year plus the statistical norm of about 1% of the total who pass away in death. Try that math out for three or four years and you'll see a whopping decrease in the total number than you expected when you guessed that "relatively few" left on their own.
If you're like most dubs, you'll be too lazy to do this. The facts are that roughly four out of ten dubs leave the Cult in any ten year period. That's 4% a year, or roughly 240,000 per year. Only 80,000 are disfellowshipped according to the society. Those who leave voluntarily outnumber those who are kicked out by 3 to 1.
: The level of bitterness and hostility towards the closest-to-what's-biblical organization has to develop some other way.
For that assertion to have any value other than as toilet paper, you must prove that the organization is closest-to-what's-biblical. Most of us don't accept any claims without proof, especially extravagent ones like that. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Where is it?
: What did you do? Come on, show us your cards. Thought it would be "fun" to go and get drunk with worldly friends? Thought it would be cool to start smoking? Lose faith in the Word because of too much associating with the world? (if you still remember your Scriptures, you should know what stand is taken).
You dubs are as predictable as rain. Singing the same old WT mantra I was singing 35 years ago: "they left, so they must all be immoral drunks." What a crock of shit. Again you can offer no proof other than just an example here and there. But the same can be said of any religion, or of any Cult. Some leave and become drunks, or in the case of JWs, many stay and remain drunks. I know. Most of the elders I worked with over the years were drunks.
: You cheat on your wife or your husband? Thought it would be refreshing to taste the grass on the other side of the fence? Fun to covet your neighbour's spouse? Or did you just decide to get a preview of what marriage is like, and get into some good pre-marital shagging?
More shit. See my comment above.
: Ya started gambling, and never repented? Thought it would be kEWL to support a system that's based entirely on greed and the misfortune of losers?
Shit keeps on piling up.
: Thought you'd forget about any Christian morals for just a while, and take a little vacation from all that boring monotonous preaching of the Word? Bible says we can do that?
"Christian Morals as Defined by the WTS" - HATE anyone who disagrees with you. HATE anyone who left our religion. HATE the world. PRAY for the destruction of 6 BILLION people, including innocent babies. And don't smoke.
: Just turn completely atheist and believe in worldly "wisdom"?
What do you offer as an alternative? "Watchtower Wisdom?" Organ transplants are cannibalism. Vaccinations are taking filthy animal pus. Germs don't cause illness. Slit your throat if you get tonsilitis. Those are ALL quotes from "Watchtower Wisdom." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I'd rather believe God was an invisible purple unicorn than believe any of that shit. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
: And here you are, holding hands with others just like you, hoping that the feeling of unity will make your deeds somehow more justified. Hoping for the pain to go away.
The only pain is in my ass when you spout crap like that.
: I have just heard today that possibly several (as much as ten) kids from a neighbouring congregation might be booted out tomorrow, because of drugs. I suppose I'll see them posting here any time soon!
It must have been their "good Christian upbringing" in a destructive cult that caused them to go over the edge. Once again you are blaming the Cult victims. But you're probably too stupid to see the truth.
: PS. Don't give me the "if you're so much in the truth how come you're reading apostate web sites" -routine.. I've been there, done that. I started my search for truth with these kind of websites. Freeminds.org was my first source of information about Jehovah's Witnesses. Today, I am a baptized brother in good standing. Goes against the statistics, eh??
Translation: "I'm a big hypocrite, and proud of it."