Post # 61
It’s a cult. A dangerous one. The image of this big family with future kids all playing together with their cousins will not be your reality. And thanks goodness for that- you don’t want to be a part of it. I️ would invite the dad, and screw the rest of the weirdos. And yes, they are “bad” people if they advocate hate, bully people and don’t accept anyone who isn’t them. What your coworkers are saying is spot on.
Post # 62
Hello, all. Just wanted to update this thread quickly.
I think we managed the whole thing very well. A big part of the family (JWs) didn’t attend the reception, only my Mother-In-Law did, but it all went quite well after. My husband and I are having a healthy relationship with all of our family although for him, of course, the fact they didn’t come can’t be ignored. For me, honestly, it is as if they had been there. I think there’s no resentment, we’re all acting normally as if nothing had happened, we’re gathering together and all. I don’t feel uncomfortable or guilty, I think we didn’t do anything wrong and I don’t feel I have been wronged by them either. For my loving husband it’s a bit different, nevertheless he’s a great brother, uncle etc. as well. Of course this experience has changed him, he has matured some thoughts on religions and now I’m going to attend a catholic baptism soon, without him, because he’s against celebrating exclusively religion-related events… He’s afraid religions are dividing us, I guess. I, on the other hand, am trying to be optimistic and a good friend, accepting different beliefs, opinions, choices. Anyway… I think we’ll be fine.
I wanted to thank you all, again, for helping me seeing things from a different perspective, for chiming in with some personal opinion, experience or just a few comforting words. Thank you.
Post # 63
Do these relatives go around asking strangers in a restaurant if they’re “disfellowed JWs” before sitting down and having a meal there? Just curious; and if not, how do they justify the fact that they may, in fact, be eating in an establishment with “disfellowed JWs?”
Post # 64
- anonbee1111 :
Wel l am so glad it went well, better than might have been expected . I absolutely understand your husbands desire to avoid religious events of any sort. You will need to be careful, l think, not to expect him to countenance any attempt to join any organised religion, Catholicism or any other.