Greetings one and all, many of you will know me from Rick's board, for those of you who don't here's a bit about me. My association with the Society is through my wife. When we married she was an inactive memeber (she had disassociated herself over guilt from her divorce), after marrying me, she became active again and was reinstated. She has since become inactive, though not officially disassociating herself, I hope she doesn't officially do it as it would acknowledge the Society still has a hold on her. As of the Christmas time frame she told me she was considering converting to the Catholicism of her youth, which I currently practice, She reaffirmed this for me just before Easter. We have six children my three are Catholic, her three are JW (because of the Father). her 20 year old is pretty much just a Memorial and occasional Sunday Witness though he was baptized and a publisher; her 17 year old is a baptized publisher with SERIOUS disagreements with the society on blood, voting, shunning, and a few other issues, her 13 year old only attends meetings when he stays with his father, though I told him I would take him anytime he wants to go, and have taken him in the past. he's really not all that interested. My three go to church with me weekly, what their faith commitment is we'll see when they get older. One is 12, the other 11, and the youngest 6.
I serve in the United States Army as a Chaplain's Assistant in a SPecial Forces unit. I'm very opinionated, but usually gentle in my posts. I LOVE FRED HALL, he's generally my favorite Poster. I think many in the society are very sincere, but I think the Society itself is self serving, disingenious and sincerely WRONG.
God Bless, see out there.
Yerusalyim (of the NeoPhyte class)