Anne wrote and kindly reminded her mother that she had cut herself off from the family by her wrongdoing and unrepentant attitude. “The only way you can relieve your pain is by returning to Jehovah,” Anne wrote.
The writers that come up with this stuff live in the isolated world
of bethel. When living in a like-minded hive of WT drones,
disfellowshipping sounds beneficial to all concerned.
But out in the real world where
ordinary JWs have to work with and live around nonJWs, the
disfellowshipping practice screams "cult!"
described in this article would easily be surrounded by nonJW family
members, neighbors, friends, coworkers, acquaintances, and onlookers. Although WT
can issue the command that nobody ask any questions about the judicial
meeting and that nobody talk to the dfd, that certainly doesn't apply to
all those nonJWs. And when the mother in this WT story recounts what
has transpired and shows what the daughter wrote in the letter to any
nonJW, what are they going to think? "What a bitch of a daughter in a
stupid church. Poor mother."
I've talked to fellow students,
coworkers, and my therapist about this JC and df practice. Of course
they find it disgusting and lose any respect for JWs that they
previously had. So the GB can keep ordering the sheeple to preach, but I
know plenty of people that will never listen because they are aware of
this unloving practice of this captive cult.
Daniel later married a fine Christian sister and now serves as a circuit overseer.
As if "just marry a JW and you'll enjoy a wonderful life". Plenty of "fine Christians" married... and later divorced. After I became an elder and found out how many of these "fine Christian" couples and families were really a wreck, I lost my desire to marry. I'm still trying to recover from some of the stuff I "witnessed".
loyalty to God should move you to report the matter to the elders.
This is the type of thing that created this problem of the crime of child molestation being reported to the elders WHEN IT SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE POLICE! If there is no confession or witness besides the victim, the "loyal" congregation leaves a molester free to strike again. Meanwhile, if an engaged couple confesses that they got a little touchy-feely, the elders bring down the hammer and publicly humiliate them.
I was an elder in a congregation where this tattle-tale spirit got absolutely out of control. As if there weren't enough real problems, there were some teenage girls and their mothers that started a war of accusations against one another. It was a mess with a quarter of the congregation not on speaking terms with another quarter and they were trying to drag the rest of us into the battle. I sure don't miss that kind of "fine Christian" sh!t.