filip is 15 years old. Should he even be on the net? Don't you agree that someone his age should still be monitored by his parents? Seeing what I see here is an eye opener! Children have no right posting here or anywhere else for that matter ... without parental consent.
Somehow you've managed to turn this discussion into "should
he be on the net", rather than "should he be threatened (at 15) to find another place to live because he isn't behaving like a robot and echoing only JW viewpoints on their teachings"?
If something is not in your heart---it just is not there! No amount of intimidation will *put* it there, either. If he ends up having to shuffle around to find another home, his parents will lose contact with him (on purpose) but will still be have to care for his "needs" by Law.
I can understand if a family has had a youngster get involved with drugs, or sneaking girls into his room overnight, or being violent or uncooperative in the household---we all know of teens like this (those vthat are totally disresptectful and out of control)---and trying to deal with them is a nightmare. He is exhibiting NONE of this behavior, but using the mind that he was born with to reason on things that puzzle him.
Look at it this way----after the bloom of youth has passed, if he still feels as strongly about his choices, *all* will have lost the familial relationship. This is sad for any family-especially when it comes down to a religion that expects its followers to accept whatever they say without question whenever they "revise" it. (And still expect people to believe THEY are the only ones God approves of at any given time or teaching)
By the same token, IF he decides a few years down the road that he made a mistake and wants to "come back" to the WTS---it isn't a case of making amends with his parents, he then has to receive a punishment from the WTS (over and above the shunning he will be undergoing) by being treated as a Leper within the walls of the KH. It takes on a whole new dynamic. Having to be subjected to the "repentance" period is bad enough (for questioning as the Boreans did and WE are told to do) and one never knows WHEN they "appear" repentant enough...do you see where I'm going with this?
Either way, the die is cast and family ties are well on their way of being severed and damaged forever.
Such is the WTS.