Oct 2017 WT again shunning instructions

by Daniel1555 34 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    It's a cult!

  • jp1692

    BOC: Great review point!

  • Island Man
    Island Man

    It is interesting how they used the word normal - "normal contact". I think this is a weasel word. They can later use it to argue that they have never told Witnesses to cut off all contact - to shun - just to cut off normal contact.

  • jp1692

    Nothing about this cult is "normal"

  • days of future passed
    days of future passed

    Well I'm not baptized tho many thought I was. Now we (the black sheep of the JW family who aren't going to meetings because we now know it isn't the truth) are helping my non Jw dad and JW mom clean up their property or they lose their house. She just went to the assembly and has switched back to the curt, short answers she had at the begining of the cleanup. Aww the rub is, we are the ones mainly doing the work. One JW sister is moderately helping, the other refuses because "they cleaned the front 3 years ago and they won't enter the house because it is too bad." But they and their spouse, are willing to let mom and dad live there.

    So what is going to happen after we save the house? Probably she will turn self rightheous. Thanks Mom!

  • NoviceLocs14

    Aaannndd this is why I regret reverse shunning my JW family less and less. When I decided to distance myself from "da troof", I knew what was coming. I had seen it happen to other DFed family members and friends, and I was guilty of doing it myself. It's a shame how much control this organization desires over its members.

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  • LongHairGal


    I'm sorry for people who have a family there because shunning would be painful. Every now and then I might experience mild shunning in a store when I encounter Witnesses. It's no loss really because these people weren't my friends thirty years ago.

    The upside to being shunned is that these idiots are less likely to ask for money. If they come near me they'll get told off good.

  • slimboyfat

    Has anyone ever heard of someone being disfellowshipped for having a disfellowshipped person on their friend list?

    Because this WT specifies social media.

  • stuckinarut2


    My father has pretty well cut all contact since he realised "we were apostate" and not just "weak".

    He is indeed "an exemplary elder" clearly...

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