some good points there
You said, "I'm not of the class who believes that negativity and suffering makes you a better person (it made me bitter not better)"
After being disfellowshipped.. I was BITTER for many years..So very bitter. my bitterness almost destroyed me. I had to get a handle it.
But.. Now my BITTER IS BETTER and I have control of my life, finally, and can be me.
and I just feel sorry for the mislead people...the hurt people..The ones who want out but are held hostage in that religion because of family ties...I feel bad for unsuspecting children.
The thing that might make me BITTER again would be if some dumb ass J.W. woman came calling at my door and wouldn't get the heck off my property after I told her to. That would rile me for quite a long time..and my bitter wouldn't be better anymore at least not for awhile. (and I'm not making light of that issue)
Once I got past the bitterness.. I kind of wear my disfellowshipping kind of like a badge of protection.. a badge of honor..and have occassional told some unsuspecting J.W. "Hey, you can't talk to me.. I'M DISFELLOWSHIPPED" Voila.. Instant crap protection.
take care ravyn, it sounds like the JW organization hurt you badly and I feel sad about that.