This is a e-mail I got from a reader of my story on the Freeminds.org site.
I read the story you typed about the woman with the small children at the Jehovahs Witness meeting, I don't mean to make you angry, but I don't believe that you were at a real Jehovahs Witness meeting ,because real Jehovahs Witnesses would never act that way that you described about the Witnesses totaling ignoring that woman. Jehovahs Witnesses do not ignore anyone. And they certainly don't ignore people at their meetings either. So, e-mail me back if you want to.
"Real Jehovah's Witnesses" would never shun a disfellowshipped person???? Comments anybody?
"Real Jehovah's Witnesses" would never shun a disfellowshipped person????
Real dubs will follow the lead of the faithfull and discreet slave and follow the directions imposed by them, and that means to shun a disfellowshipped person, and if they fail to do this they are not true dubs.
JW's ignore anyone who is weak, period. It has nothing to do if your DF'd, or not. Even if your not, your bad assosiation if you have not made it to meetings, or out in field service at least 11 hours per month.
There are so many threads out there about the horrible psychological abuse that not only I, but MOST people here took from "brothers and sisters" in the hall. I overlooked it for years, YEARS, YEARS. Well, when people in all different types of congregations are exacly like scribes and pharisees, you can't ignore it. Maybe this person is in a good hall - good for them. Try going somewhere else, and seeing what its like. I have never seen so many unhappy backbiting people in my life. Jesus Christ would not tolerate it, and nor do I. He called them hypocrites.
Even if your not, your bad assosiation if you have not made it to meetings, or out in field service at least 11 hours per month.
That's stretching it. Most publishers are under this amount and have no trouble finding association within.
If you miss many meeting you are definately labled various things and naturally don't fit in with "the group"...to a large extent and the more self rightous of the group won't give you the time of the day.
I did know of many however who were friendly to those who weren't at meeting much or in service often.