Ray Ivey here. (<DON'T ANYONE EDIT THIS)
You know, I'll say this about Francois. Whether you agree with him or not: he is not furtive in his thoughts and expressed feelings via this forum.
Yeah, hell....he can be dry as aerosol on here, but some people do not always get his humour or wit.
Sometimes, everyone assumes a whole lot on here. There is so much that goes on off-the-forum, that sometimes people are not aware of that would probably make people back up...a step..ok, maybe two in their critique of anyone on this forum.
Francois/Frank, is the type of person I know goddamn well would be more than willing to speak to you via phone/in-person if you were in the area.
He speaks from his own experiences. Ah hell, he knows that everyone else on here is coming from a different perspective; everyone has their story to tell.
Some of us heal at different rates, and on our own time frame.
For those that have family members that still remain JWs, we can be, too protective of our mothers/fathers/sisters/brothers/sons & daughters. I can totally understand this, but for some....the treatment they have received post-JW from family members as a result of WTS policy and indoctrination leaves little in the way of 'kind comments' and 'apologist' remarks.
It's refreshing to see some people post their names.
Not everyone has to, and that's totally cool. But for those that wish to: it's a liberating experience.
If I ever...EVER get to Georgia: Francois would be one that I would totally want to hook-up with: beers on me!