Recently I wandered over to Derrick's site, H20, just to check things out. While casually looking around, I came across this, a description of one of the forums over there. I've bolded the part that caught my eye:
Jehovah's Witnesses and Bible Prophesy
Are you a Jehovah's Witness who needs to witness for a few more hours in order to meet your Pioneering commitment or to simply put in a minimal number of hours? Are you someone from another faith who wishes to witness to Jehovah's Witnesses? Or maybe you feel the spirit moved you to share your prophesies or divine inspiration with Jehovah's Witnesses? This is the place for you to speak out. If you dare claim divine inspiration then you better get ready to take what you dish out. This is the ONLY Forum where this type of discussions are permitted. [MODERATED FOR ILLEGAL CONTENT ONLY: PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED]
Can this be so? A place to witness online? Fabulous!
I realized then how easy it would be to slip back into the brotherhood. All I'll have to do is snooze through a few meetings a week (I'll think of it as community service), post on the forum a couple of times a month (all replies to my threads will count as return visits, which the elders will like), turn in a time slip -- and what do I get in return? My father will talk to me again, my brothers will eagerly hang out, my nephew and neice will get to know their uncle, my daughter will know her grandfather, childhood friends who've known me practically since birth will be restored, and for the most part, my profoundly fragmented family, a family I was very close to growing up, will be together again.And here's the kicker: to get all this, I wouldn't have to change one single other thing in my life. Not a thing. Be seen at a meeting here or there, and turn in the time slip.
The only thing messing it up is a little integrity I can't seem to part with.