In view of what has recently happened to Rozalyn (Rebel) I believe anyone who is considering attending a judicial committee should take note:
I have never tried to hurt anyone in my life. I have always tried to love others from my own childhood upbringing.
I have been treated like a traitor. Everything I said was twisted. Any good motives I have were twisted and perverted. I hate these people for what they have done to me. They promised me so much, and gave me nothing. I am angry - but not sure what I am angry at.
I feel pretty sick and need to go away to lick my wounds. I love you all xxR
Just reading Rozalyn's previous posts is enough to convince anyone of her wonderfully kind character. She didn't deserve to be treated like dog dirt and yet time and time again that is EXACTLY what happens when one decides to attend a JC. My own views on the subject are well known - I would refuse to meet with the elders as I DO NOT RECOGNISE THEIR AUTHORITY!
Let's face it, if you're here on this forum you already know the Watchtower is a cult, completely unchristian and destroys people's lives. Being here means you already don't recognise the organisation's authority SO WHY ATTEND A JC?
Some here would say circumstances differ and that there's family to consider. But I say there's no difference in the fact that we're all considered dog dirt and we'll be continually treated like dog dirt. I have as much to lose by not accepting the Borg's authority as anyone else on this forum! They have my daughters captive - my family is torn apart!
Right, so what's the answer. I say there is only ONE answer and it is to implement the garybuss philosophy:
The relatives and others who chose to shun and snub me and people who are important to me, have made their wishes clear to me and they are not welcome around me ever again. I have moved on without them and they are not important to me. They have divorced me and my family and I have accepted that as final. They are not missed. They are not loved. They wilfully hurt me and my family and the door is closed to them.
They don't need me. They have their book publishing corporation and each other. Their place in my life and in my heart is gone and their share of my life and my assets go to the people who have stayed in my life. Now I give back what they have tried to give me. I shun them. Good riddance! Now . . . let's party . . . . Gary
I only initiate contact with those who I like, those I honour and respect.
While many of us would still like to keep the door open to those who may later have a change of heart, in essence Gary is right! We have to move on with our lives and if that means having to shun members of our own family (face it, they'll do it to us!) then so be it. We cannot allow ourselves to be emotionally blackmailed. THE TRUTH IS RIGHT HERE ON THIS FORUM - A CATALOGUE OF BLEEDING HEARTS!
My wife and I now implement the garybuss philosophy. We have cut off our daughters UNTIL they see the error of THEIR ways. Our true friends are RIGHT HERE and we're not about to compromise our integrity to this forum by backtracking on what we know is the REAL TRUTH.
So, if you are asked to speak to the elders or attend a JC DON'T GO!
DON'T RECOGNISE WATCHTOWER AUTHORITY ANYMORE!!