Originally posted by LemonJello
Here's a serious question for you, galveston75.
Why are there no means in place or available through which a member of your organization can honorably choose to leave said organization (why is there no "dignified resignation process" )? Are you under the impression that there could be no valid, justified reasons for choosing to leave?
I have no idea what you are referring to about an honorable way of "leaving". If one does not want to be a JW you simply just leave.
But if that person did make a public decleration by water baptism just as Jesus did as well as his followers and no longer wants to be a JW or a follower of Jesus , then a public decleration has to be made, if possible, in writing that is the fact of their decision.
One makes it public they wany to be a JW, then it has to be made public that they no longer want to be a JW. If they do this they can go on their merry way and do whatever the please.
If they do not give a letter of leaving, then they are still a JW because of their public decleration in the eyes of all they once made. So if they do anything that is something condemned in the Bible and that could merit being disfellowshipped, they probably will be.
Any idea at all why this is done? No of course you don't.
It is simply to protect the name of our God Jehovah and to not bring any reproach on him.
We love him dearly and try all we as imperfect humans can to not defame him or his organization.
So why in the world is that such a hard thing for you or the others here to understand?
Is something like this so uncommon even in a club setting or some organization that wants to protect it's standings in front of onlookers?
Of course not.