I have some questions about the Memorial... but I actually have one other question first. I am signed on and posting and everything... but it still says "Welcome Guest" at the top and I can't access my private messages. Anyone know why? Does this ever happen to anyone else?
My other questions are...
How is the date for the Memorial calculated? It's obviously always right around Easter and Passover... so I assume that it has something to do with one of them. How do they decide what day it will be? I don't really get it. Since they love being so "different" from "Christendom," or any other religion, it seems funny that they would decide to copy the exact way that Easter and Passover are calculated. Well, I guess not, seeing as to how JWs pretty much like to copy plenty of other things... they pick and choose what they please.
My other question is... what would happen if I ate the bread/crackers and drank the wine at the Memorial? What would they do? I'm not a JW, I never have been, I am extremely young (I know most people who take it are old), I don't regularly attend the Kingdom Hall or anything like that. I mean, they get outraged if just a regular member takes it and not someone claiming to be the "annointed,"... so what would they do if this girl that they'd never seen before came, attended the Memorial, and took the wine and bread out of nowhere? Would they yell? Kick me out? Politely explain to me that I must have misunderstood? What if I told them that I AM one of the annointed ones? How do these people decide that they are one of the annointed ones. anyway? They just come up with it, tell everyone, and everyone else just ACCEPTS it? I don't get it. And why are all the ones claiming to be annointed so old?