I've been away for a few weeks so forgive me if you've already discussed this article from the Sept 1st 2005 Watchtower, please.
It's about some Mennonites who became JWs and so were expelled/shunned.
A few say later, the church elders came to the home of Johann's family with an unltiatum for the interested ones: "We heard that Jehovah's Witnesses visited you. You must forbid them to return, and unless you hand over their literature to be burned, you face expulsion." They had had just one Bible study with the Witnesses, so this presented a formidable test.
"We cannot do as you ask," replied one of the family heads. "Those people came to teach us the Bible.! How did the elders react? They expelled them for studying the Bible! (More like studying the Bible on the JW slant.)
This was a cruel blow indeed. The cart belonging to the colony cheese factory passed by the home of one family without collecting their milk, denying them their only source of income. One family head was dismissed from his job. Another was turned away from buying supplies at the colony store, and his ten year old daughter was expelled from school......."
I just find that the JW criticism of another religion that practices exactly what it itself practices, which is shunning, totally gob smackingly shockingly, hypocritical!
Any one else suprised at their attitude to the shunning practices of the Menonnites?