Baptized at 12 years old coming from multiple generations on my [step] dad’s side—Melvin George Baxley—and my mom and [deceased] father came in [to the truth] together, baptized at the same time arm-in-arm, literally.
Family all still are “JW”, but I’ve been disfellowshipped twice.
I got back “in” this year to be able to speak with family but my parents pretty much shun me because my intent was to share and research the information I had learned of late about the religion.
I’ve faded, immediately after reinstatement.
I live on the west coast and the timing went well as I moved for a job right after reinstatement.
So I am a ghost now. My family is east coast.
I believe in God—even more so than before when it was a religious thing.
I am trying to learn what the bible really says.
Dealing with shunning
Nothing makes you crazier than being ignored and feeling as though you don’t belong.
My family wasn’t strict about it near the end this time around, but our relationships will never be the same after more than 5 years of shunning.
What is your objective for the Channel C panel?
To find association among like-minded people.
Somewhat more private and probably more intellectual than the posts I’ve read on the other public forums.
I’m not into bashing as a past time—Looking for a place that’s more mature [than www.jehovahs-witness.net].
Any other information you think is pertinent or interesting?
I recently started a site (I’m in technology as a profession) : seekjehovah.org.
It’s a work in progress with the intent to be found by witnesses, not immediately repel them, and instead perhaps reach people with information I wish I would have had sooner in life.
On Aug 12, 2012, from “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Based on your responses and candor (below), I think you would be an excellent contributor to the Channel C forum.
I looked at your seekjehovah.org Website and it appears excellent as well. What a genuinely Christian endeavor, appropriate for Jehovah’s Witnesses.
What would you like for a user name and a password? I will register you and look forward to your participation in the discussions.Thanks for your interest in Channel C.
Channel C Admin
Angela M. Baxley <email@example.com> 8/12/12 to cc-questions
thank you. How about “oneapart”.
Rosalie the Channel C admin, and friend of Franz.