I wrote a letter some time ago and to my surprise and despite the Elders Manual saying that a letter is sufficient for establishing 'wrongdoing' they would not announce me as no longer a JW until I met with 2 Elders to verbally acknowledge that the letter was written by me.
Well yesterday I met with them and the meeting lasted 2 minutes. "Did you write the letter?" "Yes, those words were penned by me and express my wish to longer be a JW." "OK, now we would like to meet with you as a committee to see if you are really meaning what you said." I replied, "That will not be necessary, I was an Elder and it would be a waste of all of our times when the end result is going to be the same regardless, please use your time to help someone who really needs it or spend that time with your families, I am good here."
So they will announce me on July 9th - What a relief I feel. And while my aversion to meeting with them because I didn't want them to have the upper hand kept me from meeting to acknowledge the letter, this moment felt so good, to break free from their grasp and not allow them to control me any longer. Denying them the opportunity to have me in a Kangaroo court.
So this begs the question - How do I change my user name? ;-)
Peace Out -