Post by Thehotone4u2 on Sept 4, 2019 2:01:25 GMT -7
I actually got my first copy of the super secret elder's book from Randy Waters! Lol.
What I heard following the purge for years was that there had been a conspiracy of some sort at Bethel. I noticed that most of the literature printed before 1980 were declared to be apostate material. I found out later that the books had been written by Ray Franz. I circled the Borg during those years hoping to be reinstated just to find out I had never been disfellowshipped in the first place! It was a rumor!
Being on the outside though, I heard rumors and rumblings that didn't come from Jdub land. Several articles that no one seemed to question came out, about apostasy. No one is allowed to question the "new light", and the GB are to be followed even if it makes no sense. I heard upwards of 30% of the Bethel brothers left when Bro. Sanchez was df'd. He had translated the Jdub bible into spanish. It was considered absolutely unfair. He appealed it and lost.
During that time, there were groups of brothers who got together once a week to deep study the bible. A couple of those were df'd when they discovered a doctrine was not biblical. Ten years later I read that the dfings were justified even though what they said was now accepted as "new light"! Because it wasn't, "the proper food at the proper time". Well now, isn't that a bunch of bullshit! A man's life was completely destroyed because he told the truth, and the GB decides the best course of conduct is to justify it with obstinate pig headed misapplication of the scriptures! Cult! I was silently appalled to the bone! Come to think of it, that may have been the straw for me.
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to god!-Lenny Bruce (1925-1966)
Thehotone4u2: I haven't had a day off in 2 months! Hopefully I'll get some time off starting later this week. I'll start posting again. Sorry guys!
Aug 10, 2019 21:07:20 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: we miss you hotone
Aug 14, 2019 21:22:48 GMT -7
Hungryhippo: Hey!!! how is everyone?? X
Aug 15, 2019 12:50:48 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Hey HH! How goes the battle!
Aug 17, 2019 18:24:35 GMT -7
Arlis Scott: Hi guys, I haven't been on for awhile, just thought I would send some greetings to everyone.
Aug 19, 2019 11:30:48 GMT -7
runawaybob: Has any one seen the Face book group setup in new Zealand jws4justice? There is a web page as well jws4justice.co.nz. What do you think
Aug 21, 2019 5:41:10 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Hi runawaybob, yep I am a member of that group, are you a kiwi? I am too, started my jw journey in Upper Hutt then moved around the lower north island for a few years trying to fade,
Aug 21, 2019 12:40:24 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Hi HH Hotone and Arlis hope you all doing ok x
Aug 21, 2019 12:42:13 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Greetings RunawayBob! I love that name! Arlis! Long time no hear! HH! Wow, the gangs all here!
Aug 22, 2019 20:26:27 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Shimmy? Oh...Shimmy!!!
Aug 23, 2019 22:54:15 GMT -7