Post by Thehotone4u2 on Jul 31, 2018 5:22:40 GMT -7
One of the elders who had allegedly df'd me, and allegedly signed a letter stating the charges called me for service one day! (30 years ago) So I cleaned his carpet and we talked and he, of course, had never met me, and never heard of me! We talked for a while. He was no longer an elder, and claimed he had never df'd anyone! The next time I cleaned his carpet I recorded our conversation. In the end, it turned out I had never been df'd, they made the whole thing up. When I was finally given a forum to prove beyond any doubt that they made it up, I was instantly exonerated and offered a position in the congregation! Wow!
I was mad at the brother for a long time, and he had nothing to do with it. Me bad.
The elder who married me - as in the marriage celebrant - is also disfellowshipped.
Mind you this happened a long time ago. At the gym back in about 2001 there, across the room he was working out on one of the machines. I had no idea he'd left the org. Went over and reintroduced myself. He was one of the good elders - that's why he left. Told me how over the years he noticed Watchtower magazines were downright contradictions to biblical writings. CO and DO not happy with his attitude. Elders meetings were being held without his knowledge cos they were having meetings about what to do with him.
It was so good talking with him. He told me so much of what life was really like behind the scenes. Because I'd left the org age 20 I was still unaware of a lot of stuff. He's such a decent, kind man. He was the one who told me about Crisis of Conscience and I bought a copy straight away.
When he and his family left it split the congo up. About half of the members left the org.
Shimmerjet: I am ok hotone thanks for asking, usually warm for this time of year here in middlew earth
Jun 15, 2019 15:02:06 GMT -7
Rusholme: Greetings from Sweden! Long time no see! :)
Jun 23, 2019 9:48:46 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: hey Rusholme great to see you, gottta go to work but hopefully we can catch up soon, hope you are well x
Jun 23, 2019 12:53:06 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Morning all, have a beautiful day x
Jun 27, 2019 12:53:42 GMT -7
Rusholme: Hope everyone is having a nice day!
Jul 3, 2019 8:16:33 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Today felt like a week, last day of school tomorrow then two glorious weeks off, the kids have checked out already, making for the long day!
Jul 3, 2019 20:44:50 GMT -7
Rusholme: Sounds good shimmer, hope you'll have a great vacay!
Jul 4, 2019 3:41:40 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Yay! Days off! Unfortunately I've got a pile of stuff to do around the house.
Jul 4, 2019 14:30:56 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Yea same, like a date with the linen cupboard lol
Jul 4, 2019 22:07:26 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: quee, hello, lol I was just looking to see if you were on fb and here you are, hows things?
Jul 4, 2019 22:10:57 GMT -7
Queequeg: Great Shimmy, I'll try to catch you on facebook in a bit.
Jul 4, 2019 22:16:17 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: the one thing Australia does better than New Zealand is......... vegemite beats marmite hands down
Jul 5, 2019 0:12:34 GMT -7
DrivingAce: Hey Guys! It's been a while since I came on, but I wanted to say a quick hello! I've been mostly lurking on the exjw Subreddit, but I didn't want to forget everyone here! Hope all is well!
Jul 8, 2019 8:37:39 GMT -7
Rusholme: Good to hear from you drivingace, all the best! ; )
Jul 10, 2019 7:43:09 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Wanted..... posters, please we need to liven up this place, we get many visitors but not many posters, why is this? We are a laid back bunch, most veiws welcome, christain, pagan, everyday stuff, all makes for a good convo? take the plunge and post?
Jul 12, 2019 2:39:53 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I'm happy to report that I finally got a day off! Yay! Finally got a chance to post a few things. I hope you guys are having a wonderful day today!
Jul 14, 2019 9:58:37 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I hope to finally retire sometime at the end of the year.
Jul 14, 2019 18:00:29 GMT -7