I just got a surprisingly nice letter back from my mom. In my last letter to her I made a comment that a 10 year old in 1914 would be 100 now and that she must think the end is very near (that was the current light when I got DF'ed.) I did that on purpose to get her to tell me about the 1995 doctrine change. Well, interestingly, she didn't even address it!! I can't even believe it. I thought she would be all over it! What do you guys think that means?? Could she be embarrassed? Or is she hoping that I am looking for the big A and wants me to believe its still due any day?
I also asked her about her reasons for still shunning me and told her that I know of other families that do not shun their family members as harshly as she does me and asked if she felt that contact with me could somehow taint her. She said that some people stretch the DF doctrine as far as they can but that the bible and WT are very clear about it. She said that it's only discipline but can lead to everlasting destruction.
Is that true?? I thought it was also to keep the congregation clean. If its discipline then that's even sicker than I thought. I've been disciplined for 18 years for Christ sake!! Enough is enough isn't it. Well, I guess for a JW enough is never enough.
It was interesting that she sounded relatively sane and nice in this letter and the last one was cold, mean and crazy...telling me not to push her for more, etc--very JW. She even sent a little gift this time - a Time booklet of things that happened in 1967 - my birth year.
Anyway, any guesses about her avoidance of the 1914 issue? or thoughts on her explanation of the DF doctrine?