Isnt it strange that within the JW religion (or as I like to call it after reading so many posts here: WBTS religion) there are so many differences? It seems as if they are very similar in their ways all over the world but when you look at it is not always the case. One example:
On the website: www.disfellowshipped.org (as recommended by someone on this site) I found the following sentence:
'During the whole time that my husband was "falling away," no elders ever came to inquire as to where he was now, or if there was anything they could do to help me, since my husband no longer attended meetings or went out in field service.' This is the same thing that happens to me, I had a set of 'second parents', I was pregnant when I was 17 and in so much trouble (I lived with them, my parents didn't want me to be their daughter anymore, but luckily its all better now) but they helped me even though they new i was baptised and not married, but at that moment I still wanted to embrace the religion, for me and my child. My child however died and I decided not to be a JW anymore. At that moment they just dropped me and didn't even try anymore. It just seems that there is such a contradiction on the one hand you read sentences and stories like this:' they rather get new people than take care of their own', on the other side you see some threads here of people that have faded and have been contacted again after so many years.
Another example is the story an elder told me the other day (don't worry Im definitely not a dub, just ran in to some elder that didn't know my story), and he told me that at that moment he was serving in a congregation that was very different: they didn't raise their hands when they had to answer, they just shouted out their opinion, and they always finished their meetings 20 minutes before the original meant time.
There are many more examples of the differences. Does it depend on the persons serving the congregation? Does it mean that some really care and others don't?
Another example: I am a medical student and one day I had a patient that said that she was a JW, that she did not accept blood but that she, both in her conscience and that of the elders as she discussed it with them, would accept blood of her own, blood that had been out of her body for weeks! I looked it up in old Watchtowers and Awakes and it always stated that that is NOT according to the rules.
Why does it differ so much? Are they just cathing up in their own lies or do they just really care?
Just some random thoughts (I am very drunk right now ), hope that it makes SOME sense at all.....
PS: another thought: I had to make an exam today and I thought: please Jehovah help me, and then I had to laugh so hard as it is just a reflex to think that whilst I have been faded for two years!!!!