Still in the Truth:
I want to thank you for actully posting your thoughts and views. I take a somewhat different position than many Former JW.
Personally I think that the Society was correct in what they would say during the Service meeting about the need to at least engage in some conversation with the householder.
many times out in service we would meet person who would not open the door , let alone express how they felt about a matter- yet when the householder would at least share his or her thoughts on a matter regardless of whether we agreed with them, it was still appreciated
well i feel the same way about thoes like yourself who come here to forums such as this one-
when one considers the instructions from the FDS (who jw view as the mouth pc of god himself)about dialogging with those who are considered DFed, DAed or Apostates and despite all the talks, parts on meetings and comments by CO and DO about avoiding what has been called "Spirtual PORNO"
Then to actually see a "Loyal" JW who has only been in the "Truth" for one year disregarding all those Instructions from the slave, for me is very revealing .
for it shows clearly that after just one year of being a JW youu already are showing signs of thumbing your nose up to the instructions of the Slave-
now personally i think it is a good thing since i dont' view them as the mouth pc of god like you do being a jw.
but for you to be willing to risk your standing in the congregation and supposely your relationship with God himself by merely being here
is very fascinating to watch.
personally i dont' agree with poster who jump on your with both feet merely because at this point you still accept the wt claims of being God directed- i think "loyal" jw like you should actually be COMMENDED FOR MERELY COMING here at such risk to yourself
i recall yrs ago that a "ONE Yr JW" like yourself would not even speak to a former jw if they met them on the street or in a mall to discuss the very things that are being discuss here- but now due to the NET it provides JW like yourself with privacy at home
AN WE see how many jw who may present an image at the Hall of they would never have any dealings with so called apostates-- freely point thier BRowser TO THIS and othe sites NIGHTLY
so i hope that you stay and please feel free to express what you think-
if after reviewing Randy's site and you thought it was "SAD"
at least we will give you the freedom to say so without cutting your off from family and friends merely because you dont' agree with somthing writtten
yet i'm sure you are aware that in your World of WT no one - not even you can do say what you freely think without some type of backlash
so just keep this in mind for this is how many of us feel:
"I'D RATHER HAVE QUESTIONS I CAN'T ANSWER THAN QUESTIONS I CAN'T ASK---OR ANSWERS I CAN'T QUESTION"
but welcome to the board and continue to post for it is truly wonderful in my view to see an actualy jw disregard the clear instruction of the Slave
times are a changing
THEY JUST DONT' ,MAKE JW OUT OF THE STUFF THEY DID IN MY DAY I GUESS