Lately I have been working on a letter to my parents to try and explain my life and what brought me to this point. I have been out for 20yrs now but jw beliefs were still always in my head and had an influence on my life up until now. Never had a birthday party, never had a christmas celebration, and even refused blood transfusions twice (idiot!)
It's not going to be a jw bashing letter, but more of a, why I love my parents, letter. I am offering all of my unconditional love but will also be telling them that I have no intention of ever becoming a jw again. I won't go into great detail but will mention two of my reasons as being the UN mess and the 607 lie. My comments on these things will be as short as possible, only a few sentences each. Hopefully the low key approach will keep any tempers from flaring. My parents are always pretty calm and I have never really seen them lose their tempers. This is definately to my advantage.
I had kind of a brainstorm today. Why not, in this very same letter, offer them a way out of this situation. Tell them that if they can prove that it is made-up apostate lies......jws have to be the true religion and I will gladly return to the fold and be a model witness.
It will have to be worded exactly right, but this may be just the thing to put them to thinking and looking into it. If they try to prove me wrong, they will find that they can't. Hmmm....might even accomplish several goals.
What do you all think? Does it sound like something worth considering?