I try not to get "religious" on here anymore, since I know everyone believes different teachings. However I came across this article today and felt a need to share and document it. This is what the cult I was in teaches. This is why my biological father has nothing to do with me. This is the truth about Jehovah's Witnesses. The following is taken from an article found here. It discusses one of the many Watchtower articles on how to treat a dissfellowshipped or dissociated family member/s.
An astonishing comparison is drawn in paragraph 16 in which disfellowshipped teenagers are likened to Nadab and Abihu (Aaron's sons). Prior to this paragraph, the article discusses the mental and emotional anguish faced by parents in this position, and how they may reason among themselves that they need to continue to have a degree of contact with their son/daughter, justifying it as "necessary family business". However, paragraph 15 poses the following question to parents:
"In making their decision [to isolate thei child], they must not fail to consider how Jehovah feels about what they are doing. His purpose is to keep the organization clean and, if possible, to incite wrongdoers to come to their senses. How can Christian parents support that purpose?"It goes without saying that nowhere in the bible does it say that Jehovah's purpose is 'to keep his organization clean', as the very word 'organization' has been super-imposed onto the Bible by the Society. However, notice what the society go on to say in support of this rigid stance towards young ones who are disfellowshipped:
"Moses' brother, Aaron, faced a difficult situation with regard to two of his sons. Think of how he must have felt when his sons Nadab and Abihu offered illegitimate fire to Jehovah and He struck them dead. Of course, that ended any association those men could have had with their parents. But there is more. Jehovah instructed Aaron and his faithful sons: "Do not let your heads go ungroomed, and you must not tear your garments [in mourning], that you may not die and that [Jehovah] may not become indignant against all the assembly." (Lev. 10:1-6) The message is clear. Our love for Jehovah must be stronger than our love for unfaithful family members."