We all know the WTBTS policy on shunning, especially when you have either been disfellowshipped/disassociated.
First off, because of this forum and a multitude of comments made by its members, I was able to come to some sort of resolve.....yes, even after almost 20 years away.
So.....as it was pointed out numerous times by a few, because I am no longer a JW, why should I cater to their mindset, correct?
They shun me; I don't shun them.
When I first left, the mentality I had was: DO NOT CONTACT THEM (other JWs). I went one step further, even as an XJW - I wouldn't talk to other XJWs. Isn't that wacked?
SO...in the last month or so, I have been pouring through names and addresses from many, many years ago, cross referencing them on-line via 411.ca - and I've been sending one or two of them a card/note to say: "Hello". I have not been furtive with these individuals, I acknowledge that they may be (?) Jehovah's Witnesses; I am no longer one of them.
After 19 to 20 years, how do I know who is still a Jehovah's Witness or not? I mean really, how am I to know?
Do I have any uneasiness? Not anymore. I used to, even just slightly when I first came on to this forum. It's their rules: NOT MINE!
Thanks to so many, the list would be a thread unto itself.
I am mailing off two more cards this afternoon.
I'll let you know what happens.
Oh, if only 1 would reply positively, I'd jump for joy.....but I am not getting my hopes up.
Any experieces by anyone as of late similar to mine? Thanks