If I tell CoS officials that I read OCMB and debate here, they will tell me to stop. If I don't comply, I will very likely get expelled. They might expel me if someone else tells them first, too.
That's why I keep leaving. It was stupid of me to get dragged back into OCMB. At least you yourself are being decent and giving me the benefit of the doubt.
Ok, so, step back, really step back and look at that
Why are you considered so fragile by the church that debate is a threat? and even if they do see it as a threat, why expell someone who chooses to accept the risks of getting some negative energy in a debate? what could be so threatening about text and ideas?
You are a free person, people who would attempt to deprogram you through kidnap and such, were it me, I would see them dead.
In that same thread you are a free person, a church should advise, help, inspire and support you, not control you and your family.
In the end, if you are who and what you say you are, I think you will leave it, because your are thinking, and thought is poison to that kind of control.
If you are who and what you say, there are people here who have attacked you and treated you unkindly, and for that they are fools and thier voices are diminissed greatly, because you are what this whole thing should be about, someone who is in, but beginning to question, you are who love should be fore and kindness and understanding should embrace. They see it as a war but they forget what they are fighting for, they should be fighting for you.
I wish you so much of the best and I wish you freedom, for freedom of thought and action is precious. Look to this church, see if to its core it loves you and seeks for you the best and the brightest. Be honest with yourself and listen to those answers, whatever they may be
and Bright day to ya