How Many Here Are "Technically" Still JWs???... Who's Not??

by minimus 110 Replies latest jw friends

  • undercover
    there have been statements by the WTS that if you are not "preaching" that you are no longer considered a JW.

    That's right. I remember that. Since I have not turned in time in 2 or 3 years, I hereby officially consider myself NOT one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

    Thanks for that insight, Blondie

  • Tuesday

    I was never baptized but was a descent speaker. I'm apparently the one they wish would come back.

  • GermanXJW

    Well, I have not received a reply yet to my DA letter I sent last week so I think - yes, technically I am still a JW...

  • willyloman
    Personally, I consider myself a recovering JW. This is my group therapy session.

    That's my position, too.

  • minimus

    Tuesday, you are a descent speller too.

  • minimus

    I just had a JW come by my work. Casually, she asked me which Hall I go to? I said, "My cards are in --------"....She asked, ":Are you still going to meetings??" I said, "No". She then said, "Why?? was it because of someone hurting you? You could always come to my Hall." I said, No, that it isn't the reason. I choose not to discuss it." She said, "Is it something you don't agree with the religion?" My answer, "Like I said....I'm not going to talk about my reasons". She ended off by saying she was shocked that I wasn't going and hoped I'd reconsider........

  • doogie


    Well, I have not received a reply yet to my DA letter I sent last week so I think - yes, technically I am still a JW...

    don't hold your breath...

  • freedom96

    I have not been df'd, and I have not da'd myself. To each their own, but for me, doing so would be allowing the WTS to have some sort of control over me.

    If I don't believe what they teach, why should I allow myself to be df'd, or especially why should I da myself?

    As far as their claim that if you don't act like a witness, then they don't consider you one; they may ignore you until they have something to pin on you. And they will go after you.

  • GermanXJW

    >don't hold your breath...

    well, they are quite accurate about that these days in Germany because they want to get registered as a public corporation...

  • dolphman

    I got pronounced bad association when I was 17 or so. When the Elder made the announcement I let out a weird demonic laugh. I don't know where it came from. Something about the moment made me squeal out a primal laugh that was both exhuberant and constricting.

    I'm 30 now, so it's been well over 10 years. Most of the other kids I knew are all disfellowshipped or inactive. I know maybe a handful who are sticking it out. They are some of the most depressed people I've ever seen.

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