Well, my little brother is heading back to the Dark Side...

by Michael3000 40 Replies latest jw friends

  • Elsewhere

    Translation: I've decided to shun you and remove you from my life because you are not the same religion as I am.

    So much for religious tolerance... something JWs have ironically fought for in the courts for decades.

  • Odrade

    ((((Mike)))) sorry to hear it. Yet another example of how the JWs "keep families intact." Not.

  • dmouse

    My heart goes out to you Mike...

    Thank God all my brothers and sisters are out (2 of each). I would hate to be in your position. My only relative left in (apart from in-laws) is my wife, and that's bad enough.

    I hope that it is a momentary madness on your brother's part, try to keep contact open if you can - be amicable, maybe by your example you can save him.

    Best wishes,


  • reubenfine

    I'm sorry to hear about this, Mike. I got a similar letter from my sister. I wrote her back and said I love her anyway. What else can you do? I'm sure she'll remember it someday. All you can do is be there for him when he wakes back up. The analogy of going back to the abuse was excellent. Hang in there, Mike.

  • Kenneson

    To each his own. Happiness for me is just the opposite. I have no inclination to ever go back. Hope your brother finds what he is looking for.

  • AlanF

    Mike's brother said:

    : The times are arriving as Jehovah planned, you can see it everyday getting worse.

    Translation: My life is crappy and I don't know what else to do but go back to what my mommy and daddy told me when I was little. I'll feel a lot better then.


  • Tinkerbell4125

    So sorry Micheal. I got a similar letter from my mother. She didn't have anything to do with me for 13 years. Only really got to spend the last few years of her life, before she died. We missed so much. So many people in the same situaiton here, as you can see. I still have family in the org. I hope your brother and family and my family someday leave the org. Hang in there buddy.


  • drwtsn32

    Mike: So sorry to hear about this... frustrating doesn't even begin to describe what you must be feeling. I hope that he was exposed to a lot of the WTS garbage while he was out... maybe he will recall it when he realizes his life isn't turning into some magical fairy tale back in the Kingdom Hall.

  • SheilaM

    Micheal I am so sorryI still think we all should figure out who is missing sisters and brothers and Mom's and Dad's and do a big JWD adoption. We are in need of a good Mom and Dad here and any siblings

  • happyout


    So sorry you are "losing" your brother. Hopefully the loss will be temporary, as many people here will testify, once you've been out, it's hard to go back and stay back.

    Big hug to you,


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