I see so many seeming to be disappointed by the 'un-specialness' of the supplemental meeting yesterday.
I'd like to ask this question, how can it really matter? Haven't they done enough already?
Deaths due to blood policy.
Suicides due to child molestation
Tearing families apart...just for starters.
Part of me wanted to believe so badly that there would be a 'big' issue that would cause the WTS to fall, splinter and break into fragments. But I'm not that naive any longer. Look at the histories of other religions and they have managed to survive much worse: the inquisition, the crusades, just examples.
Why? Because people need to believe in something.
When I left, my need to believe led me to hope and pray that there would be an end to the Evil Empire and that my family would find its way out. I know now that is too much to ask for.
The organization will go on. The most I can hope for is that its numbers will die off as its population ages.
The best I can do for myself, and my family is to do all I can to keep them from claiming my daughter, and then to stop letting all this rule my life.
The UN issue will die down. They will manage to worm out of it the way they always do. There will be law suits over pedophiles, and I've no doubt that victims will win money and media attention. But I no longer let my need to believe mislead me into thinking that the Society will ever cease to exist.
There are people who will cling to it just as any fanatical cult, and that will keep it alive, in some form.
The victories come in with each individual getting out.
If you're debating leaving the organization, don't wait for some 'huge' issue. There is more than enough damning evidence already, there doesn't have to be any more. Get out and get on with living. Don't let them have another day.