I haven’t actually blogged on here in a while due to my internet limits. But apparently there is a new Watchtower article about not speaking to any disfellowshipped family no matter what. They are to be thought of as being killed by Jehovah himself.
I have something to say to anyone hurting over this human rights issue:
You are NOT DEFINED by what some old and usually perverted men tell you in some back room or over a telephone.
Your family loves you. They’re brainwashed and don’t know what to do (in many cases)
There are real pedophiles walking around little kids in the congregations — YOU are not the real threat unless of course you happen to be a pedophile.
The whole argument never will make any sense but especially since there is no disfellowshipping in the Bible and if Jehovah killed you then how could you hope to be reintated or redeemed. No sense. They just know that those who have left now have easy access to the knowing how the organization truly operates.
Personal note : A long time ago I was reproved for some improper touching. I at the time felt horrible and so grateful I could confess my sin and have men tell me it was ok. But then I learned I could not auxiliary pioneer which I had been doing for years and really enjoyed. I wrote a letter asking why there was a time limit of a year AFTER you were back in good standing (these terms almost make no sense to me any more). I got a letter back and I remember exactly what it said:
"Rather than CHAFE against God’s Will, you could take this time to be submissive and obedient…."
Um, WTF? You want people out beating down doors, I am willing, I am in good standing and yet you tell me to just be submissive and obedient?
What patriarchal AHOLES.
To those hurting out there: I’m sorry. It can’t be fixed even by time because you’re losing precious time with your family in this life we have now. Just know you are a worthy and loved and valuable person.
So I haven’t actually watched Blackfish…but I just wonder how everyone so upset about it thinks about the following:
Fish in aquariums
Sugar gliders/guinea pigs/chinchillas in cages
Birds in cages.
Some zoos do great things for keeping a species around or rehabilitating hurt animals. I would imagine quite a few aquariums do as well. And then some will suck.
What do you think?