Dear Dad, When I first saw this comment on one of my satirical YouTube videos a month ago I felt confused...but also maybe... hopeful? The last time we spoke you told me you no longer wished to speak with me and made it clear you did not want me to contact you again. You said I "attacked the brothers" by speaking out about the realities of the Jehovah's witnesses. You told me "we could have talked about anything but now that window is closed" and I told you I would respect your wishes. So then I received this comment and thought to myself "wow...ok, maybe he is re-thinking his decision". I even responded in kind with a witty little "Thanks, man" like nothing was wrong because I honestly did not know what the hell to say. I thought about emailing you after that, but decided against it. I have been thinking about the weirdness and randomness of what your comment REALLY meant and honestly after thinking maybe you missed me and wanted to reach out, or maybe you regretted what you said to me...I think, in reality, there is a more sinister underlying reason for your comment and that reason is manipulation. Is that what it was? Were you trying to get me to contact you so you can persuade me into becoming a JW again? Because that will never happen. Or is it that you simply cannot follow your own rules and maintain zero contact with your daughter who you know in your heart has done nothing wrong to deserve the disownment you have saddled her with? Is it because the expectation in that religion to simply cut off members of your own family for simply believing differently and for wanting to protect themselves from the organizations lies is impractical and impossible for most people to do? Is it because you realized you have been picking and choosing which rules to strictly follow and which ones to only loosely obey or disregard completely for years and years? Whatever the true reason, I hope you figure it out. But please leave me out of it. You hurt me, Dad. You rejected me and smeared my name when I have always tried to be an honest and forthcoming person. If you expect me to come chasing after you, I will not. You asked for this, not me.