I would like to outline what exactly this religion is now because I've lost track of all the changes on here. This forum's my only source of information as my family still-in shun me. So what do JWs do now?
Is it meetings twice a week or can you just go down to one without recriminations and listen on the phone to the other? Is there a convention of two days in the summer? Are circuit assemblies just one day and is there just one a year? Someone mentioned a while ago about not putting in FS reports but I didn't have time to read it and then I couldn't find it later. Was that just speculation?
It seems like as long as you keep your head down and don't tell people what you read, what movies you see, what trips you take etc., you can do more of what you want because you hardly seem to see the congregation any more.
I know my sister has a list of illnesses as long as your arm and has started walking with a stick according to my nonJW cousin. I'm wondering if basically my sister and possibly my other siblings are just JWs in name only and yet still shunning me. They might not have gone for years! Although I can't see my brother giving up his eldering. Even though at the last family funeral he looked huge and was swilling down the beer like nobody's business.
So it's not just idle curiosity I'm wondering what my family are actually required to do, minimum now? Thanks in advance for your help.