Just a small update....We do not open the cafe until 4 pm. Guess who came knocking on it's doors at 2 pm? That is right....The ever lovin Elders. So the blogpost is out now....What possible reason could they be calling after these past few years....We didn't open the door but we saw them. They didn't see us.
Like Raymond Franz said in is book about Peter Gregerson....See Peter was a Witness who had renounced his faith in the Watchtower society. Raymond had not but still remained friends with him. They had a meal together at a public restaurant. The Elders found out about it. They disfellowshipped Raymond JUST for having a meal with someone no longer a witness. The witnesses use this verse...
Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
But now I am writing you not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer who is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or verbally abusive, a drunkard or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person.
If someone no longer wishes to be a witness do the above automatically apply? I mean I have left. Does that make me greedy or a drunkard or a swindler? No it does not. So witnesses twist and turn such scriptures to make themselves seperate from people. In a sense to control others.
Edit- Turns out the Elder emailed me with a invitation for the Memorial. Should I go and partake? Wifey thinks it would be like spitting at them and disrespectful. Although I am just tempted to email the blog post and be done with it. Isn't it funny...They are SO concerned with my spirituality that even though the sign outside says we open at 4 pm they STILL come at 2 pm....and instead of grabbing lunch to come back at 4....He emails instead. Way to cop out!