Welcome, frobisher. Are you any relation to Frobisher Bay? I am a Canadian, and I am a little partial to the place. Here?s my shot at your questions, and I follow up with a few of my own (in blue). Please respect me with a reply. Few JW apologists do.
Do you think it?s healthy to be bound together in hatred?
No, and that is not why I am here. Do you realize that this is a loaded question?
... but the venom in the snide remarks and labels that you give the WTS, GB, Elders, and other brothers/sisters . . . is nothing more than hate.
I hate injustice. I don?t hate people. Jesus did not hate those who killed him, they knew not what they were doing. On the other hand, he hated the injustices and corrupt practices of his day, and was not above saying so. So I see nothing wrong with attacking the WTS, GB, and evil elder behavior
. Do you realize that you answered your own question, and lumped the whole board under a single label, though later you deny that you do?
Do you think it?s healthy to perpetuate yourselves as victims?
I am not a victim. Do you realize this is another loaded, lumping question?
They become addicted to the attention... never really heal.Do you realize you have judged my reason here, and predicted my future?
Which of you was unable to leave the JW?s due to a gun being held to your head?
This does not apply, since I never joined. Nevertheless, the WTBTS governs my day, as my partner is a Jehovah?s Witness. What I do not receive from the society, and I dearly need, is a ?voice?. There is no room in the meeting program for open dialogue. So I take care of that need here. Tell me, how long will it take for my husband to stop speaking to me on instruction of the society, and in what way would that have been as a result of my decision-making?
Who here thinks they are Jehovah God?
Not me. But my mind is God-created.
Who here thinks they are Jesus Christ?
Not me, but I will follow him to the end of my days.
Do you believe I must be a god in order to question the society?
I don?t think so. I use my God-created mind to evaluate and make my own choices.
I was never taught that anyone in the WTS Organization, from the Lowliest Publisher to the Governing Body, where infallible. ....we all have to answer for ourselves.
The WTS leadership may use the ?only human? card as a get-out-of-jail-free ticket, but it does not absolve them of responsibility. No one can question the society?s God-ordained leadership, and remain part of the organization. If they cannot be questioned, then they carry the blood-guilt for every error in doctrine, every life lost, because of their decisions.
My personal position is that I do not think I will ever return to the JW Organization, whether they are right or wrong, I don?t really know. I do believe in Jehovah, and that this system will have an end.
In my personal opinion that you have left the organization, but the organization still lives in you. While you are out, why don?t you indulge in a little more personal study; review some of the older books of the society, read the bible nightly, and see if a little personal revelation comes your way?
These are only suggestions. I do not want to cause offence in any way. I hope, frobisher, that you take my questions and suggestions in the spirit they are given.