heathen, good point,
wonder if they try that on thursday night ministry school . LOL everybody would want the part of the house holder insulting the J-dub . The dub having to sit there calmly with rebuking skills
That is so true; school talks always depict the householder as being favorable and the demos on the service meeting always show the person taking the literature. I remember a brother once who had one demo show the person not interested and the other with the person taking the publicaitons. He was counseled by the PO that the demos should always be positive showing people taking the publications. What a bunch of crap that is. That is why most JWs have no idea how to handle a situation IRL.
Sorry, bennyk, to hear of your recent pain.
2) the witnesses brought forward included TWO very old "friends" --both of whom agree, in principle, with the statements for which they denounced me,
This is actually similar to a technique elders use with each other. They will commisserate with another elder about a third elder and how unchristian his words/behavior are but then at an elder's meeting they sit mutely while that elder verbally abuses you and other elders, never speaking up in your behalf as he did in private.
Certainly, Jesus knows what it is like to be denounced by a "friend." In my case, it was seeing how easily just about any JW will lie to protect themselves and my sadness that I once thought I could trust my life with these people.
It sounds like bulldozer can be a support. Thanks, bulldozer.
A Paduan, yes, if only the elders/WTS let people form individual views based on the Bible. But there must be uniformity oh, right unity and if they discover otherwise, they will force uniformity or kick the person out.
Is anyone else just sick to death of being constantly referred to as worshippers of Jehovah
I try to point these occurrences in my review. It certainly keeps Christ out of the picture. When asked what religion they are, most JWs will say Jehovah's witnesses, not Christians. It is not surprising that so many non-JWs have no clue that JWs consider themselves Christians. I did know an older brother (70's) when I was a teenager that always sayd, "I'm engaging in a Christian work" right away. I wonder what those on JWD who still are in a position to observe JWs in the d2d, what they say now.
Good comments, Blondie