I haven't been DF or DA, just left. I run into JW's in restaurants, grocery stores and on the street and they act so stuck up, or give me a dirty look if I smile at them and say hello.
I then think to myself, what reason do they have to act so arrogant toward me? They support a religion that promotes the secrecy of child molestation. Their punishment for child molesters is that microphone privileges are taken away(hard time). They allow child molesters to go door to door, putting children at risk.
Their organization has stuck their nose in family affairs, the Lawrence Hughes case, comes to mind. Whatever happened to the father being the head of the household, or letting families work things out on their own.
As an organization, they have misled many over the blood issue and caused the deaths of thousands. Young men went to prison, thinking they were doing God's will, but it was the decision of a few old men in Brooklyn who never had to go through anything like that. the organization encouraged the slaughter or thousands of innocent people in place like Malowi, for not obtaining a twenty five cent card. Yet, JWs in Mexico paid bribes to the goverment, and this was ok.
Their literature and talks are always geared to do more, do more, do more. Yet their organization rarely reaches out to help the poor, the elderly, the hurting ones of the community. If a JW family is needing assistance, it comes from a few in the congregation that have good hearts and a few dollars to spare. It is not an organized effort. If they can put their efforts into building a Kingdom Hall together, imagine what they could do for someone who needs a home, or home repaired,groceries, clothing, heating, medicines or many other needs.
They are so closed minded and prejudiced. They cannot imagine that a person could leave their organization because they see a lot of things that just aren't right. People that leave are branded as terrible, and bad mouthed.
And so in closing, I want to say whenever they shun me, I feel a sense of pride. I saw what they truly were, and knew I wasn't like that. If they want to hate me for following my conscience, so be it. I can live with myself and my decision, I don't want to be a part of an organization that does such horrible things.
They have nothing to be proud of.
Sadie(getting off the soap box)