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25 teel in
short review: the elders "invited" me to a friendly chat with 3 elders.
i told them since it's about my official status with jw's i request an official invitation in writing.
they denied it, and went ahead and kept the jc without me, notifying me that i'm df'd and if i want to appeal, send it in writing (btw: .
17 metatron in
i know my remarks in this regard are small solace for those affected but i think they can offer a little hope.
it is shunning in particular that is leading to ultimate defeat of the watchtower cult.. how so?
well, any policy followed to an extreme results in the opposite consequences.
3 book in
1. limit assignment and term of elders and pioneers.
they should rotate periodically.
19 Dogpatch in
from the brooklyn heights blog: http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/20524.
the real deal looks at the watchtowers brooklyn heights real estate holdings and speculates how much the organization could make once it decides to put its remaining properties here on the market:.
the real deal: over the next decades, the watchtower bible and tract society, as it is officially known, bought up some incredibly valuable real estate as its operation expanded.
19 book in
since the society is looking for young men to be ministerial servants, why not include qualified single women?
women already lead as pioneers.. women already work in the society and branch offices.
5 book in
any thoughts, ideas, suggestions: is there a way to escalate issues after congregation elders?.
of course, we are taught that god "hears" all prayers - complaints and grievances.
however, i may not get a human reply always, a divine response, or i may not get any clear closure at all.
33 metatron in
i was speaking with an older sister who is quite zealous and she is typical of many who are concerned that men are not reaching out.
she notes that young men in particular have no interest in doing anything, congregation-wise.. the change in this area is quite dramatic, if you can remember that once, being an elder was an aspiration of nearly every brother - and we had plenty of young men to run the mics and hand out magazines.
i once pointed out to a c.o.
18 whyizit in
i'm not a jw, nor have i ever been.
all of the sudden she wants to spend all this time with me.
of course, lots of what she was telling me about the "bible", didn't make sense.