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24-01-2013, 02:47 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses
(24-01-2013 02:31 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(24-01-2013 02:21 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  Unfortunately for them, JW doctrine states that any Witness who falls away is to be shunned. Shunned not just by the greater congregation, but by family as well. The point of shunning is to show members that life outside of Jehovah's organization is cruel and cold and empty. There are many ex-Witnesses who have been rejected by their entire families simply because they no longer believe in the teachings. They're now alone in the world.

This has happened to el Cheapo. It's barbaric...
A coworker and good friend went through the whole disfellowship thing quite publicly when she left the faith. She even left her daughter for a time as she still thought the right thing to do was to leave her within the faith and with her father.
The saddest thing she said to me was that she was actually grateful that her grandmother had Alzheimer's because it was the only reason she agreed to see my friend before she died. If the grandmother had remembered the disfellowship and shunning, she would not have spent time with my friend.
Pardon me, but that's fucked up.

'See here they are, the bruises, some were self-inflicted and some showed up along the way.' -JF
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Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 06:06 AM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Nappa - 24-01-2013, 09:40 AM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 09:43 AM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - frankiej - 24-01-2013, 09:45 AM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Nappa - 24-01-2013, 09:50 AM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 09:53 AM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 10:23 AM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 11:22 AM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 01:02 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - kim - 24-01-2013, 01:25 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 02:23 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Anjele - 24-01-2013, 12:04 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - morondog - 24-01-2013, 01:58 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 02:21 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - morondog - 24-01-2013, 02:31 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Anjele - 24-01-2013 02:47 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 05:33 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 02:49 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Anjele - 24-01-2013, 02:50 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 02:53 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Anjele - 24-01-2013, 02:57 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 02:59 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Anjele - 24-01-2013, 03:01 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Misanthropik - 24-01-2013, 03:03 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Full Circle - 30-01-2013, 08:26 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - cjs - 02-02-2013, 11:16 AM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - morondog - 02-02-2013, 12:53 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - Full Circle - 02-02-2013, 02:51 PM
RE: Jehovah's Witnesses - cjs - 02-02-2013, 05:32 PM
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