The WTS PR Website raises this question,
Do you shun former members?
And the WTS gives this answer:
[WTS ANSWER:]...Those who simply cease to be involved in the faith are not shunned.
THE WTS' "TRICKY TONGUE" IN ACTION
This is a masterful example of "Theocratic Strategy/JWs Lying" ... master example of deception to those outside of the organization, and to some who are in too.
The key word in the above question is "former."
That's "former," "former," "former."
Now, ask yourself, how does a person, a brother or sister, become a "former" member ... How does this happen?
He only becomes this, a "former" member, by WRITING A LETTER OF DISASSOCIATION from the organization of JWs?
And that's the ONLY way too ... to become a "former" member, without being disfellowshiped. A fact.
You see, when a brother, ceases association, cuts all ties, goes home, or, ... simply wanders off, moves to a different town and no one knows him there, and thus disappears for years, then suddenly he is found... well ... then, in this case, he is not "shunned," no, no, no, and that is because he is still viewed as a CURRENT MEMBERand not a "former" member, but yes, a CURRENT member of the organization, who has become INACTIVE. An "Inactive" member, he has become now.
So, he is not shunned.
A JWs CANNOT become a "former" member by simply "ceasing association" with Jehovah's Witnesses ... and missing meeting, no, no, but he must write a letter (or perhaps join in some "activity" disapproved by the WTS wherein he "disassociates" himself by his conduct...)
Now, who knows this better than the WTS, the ones who posted this question, in the first place. :-)
But, a so-called "worldling," outside of the organization of JWs, does not know this... so they are fooled, as are many of JWs who are in complete stupefaction, still within the organization.
Brothers...please ... The WTS, PR Department, G.B. and company ... are practicing "Theocratic Strategy," Theocratic Lying ... yes, they are again openly, blatantly, brazenly, and unrepentantly LYING, pure and simple... another masterful deception perpetrated upon the world of outsiders who are supposedly inquiring of WTS policy at this Website.
Jehovah's viewpoint of the above:
A Train Trip Ahead... I see it...
"All Liars" next stop .... those "liking and carrying on a lie"... the "lake of fire." -- Rev. 21:8; 22:15
The "buck" and the train stops here...
As the ancient Prophet spoke of our time ... he said:
"As regards the remaining ones of Israel, they will do no unrighteousness, nor speak a lie, nor will there be found in their mouths a tricky tongue ..." -- Zeph. 3:13
After Jehovah "disciplines" His people... (check the two (2) verses ahead of that verse... 11, 12.)
Peace unto all of the faithful left, those JAH decides to "let remain", those "remaining ones," from this wretched organization, in the aftermath ... when JAH gets through with these infidels who carry His Name...those "haughtily exultant ones," who show a "tricky tongue." -- Zeph. 3:11-13.
Jehovah's Witnesses, God's Name People -- Destined to "Fall" and Be "Restored" According to Bible Prophecy -- Isaiah 30:26; Jeremiah 23:19, 20
Edited by - TheBitterTruth on 23 July 2000 12:2:53