Thanks for so many replies to that post. Theres so many questions asked I don't even know where to start. Firstly though, that pic of the Lion in the arena with Scooby Doo sat in the middle made me laugh my face off.... that was a cracker!! Was it Nan that posted that? ha ha!!
Wasasister, I admit I'm ignorant, as I haven't ever bothered to take the time to read your previous posts, I hope you can forgive me for insinuating that your daughter or family could be anything other than proud of you.....I was well out of order. Sorry. I was just a bit fired up when you started criticizing going to a "boring cracker and wine memorial repetitive talk", yet I jumped the gun. Sorry again.
Am I angry? as someone else stated...... well I guess to an extent I am a bit, even if I don't like to admit it. I think I did look at those loving people last night (who I still maintain were genuine) and did feel a bit crap about myself in that I don't think I can ever see myself having there convinction of faith again, to be able to attend 5 meetings a week and go out on the work again. To me I think I'll always call it the truth, as thats what I genuinely believe it to be, despite being out for a while.
I am inactive, never been D/F or D/A, just drifted away, I would expect to be treated differently were I to become either of the other 2 definitions, and as someone said in quoting one of my previous posts, yes I now get up to "allsorts" that would surely land me in that position were the congregation to know. I do appreciate that some here have been through painful seperation because of the D/F procedure as regards family/loved ones etc, and I've said that before.
Would they have treated me different had they known I posted here? Hmmm....yes I think they would, but they sure would want to arrange to talk to me about it!
Do I feel like a hypocrite? Yes.
Sorry if I came across as "highly judgemental" that is never my intention, Infact my critisism of a few here I think pales into insignificance compared with some of the vitreole (sic?) I've see towards a pro JW that may occasionally post.
Am I trying to start a flame war? NO Not ever, my posts just get people that way sometimes and afterall, they're bound to, this is a forum for EX-Jws, not a Forum for JWs as the header of the site says, but I do recognise that I'm gonna get flamed, and I hope most of the time I take it without getting to worked up!
Do I think EastEnders is better than Coronation Street?...... thats a tough one, I'll have to give it some thought...