Yeah I've actually been reading up on Jehovah's Witnesses because we have some that come to our door and me and my roomie have been talking to them regularly.
I'm actually astonished at many of their beliefs, and you're right, ever since the problem arose with people leaving the JW's because none of their "predictions" came true, they started this disfellowshipping thing.
Contrary to what I felt and knew in my heart that I was forgiven.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...I know the abuse they must certainly put up with and because of that, I feel those who do go door-to-door must have strong religious conviction.Maybe far more than the rest of us who just go to church a couple times a week and don’t attempt to witness to others about our belief because we feel church attendance is enough to do for our faith. I spent years studying with them but never gave myself 100% to it.For example, they quote many of the founding fathers to prove that the Trinity cannot be true, however, those exact same writings they quoted from, specifically point out there being three persons in one God: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.The point is, JW's SHOULD be allowed to read the founding fathers, since considering they quote them in JW literature, there should be no reason it's considered "anti-JW" material. just let them read it for themselves and it will all be very obvious... I still hold some of the beliefs to heart, but after being a JW for so long, and seeing all that a person does as a long time member, things swept under the rug, not to question, how that 3 men, (elders) can decide if a person is repentant or not is just wrong.