I sent an email to my sis (JW) about the Watchtower affair with the UN, quoting the criteria and all that, thinking that she would be open-minded about the whole thing... obviously, I was wrong. Here's what she replied:
Just to tell u that I'd rather u not send me any other
info like that. I dont want to have anything to do
By the way, just because the Watchtower is on the UNs'
site doesn't mean what you say.
By being on the site, it just means that they have the
right to certain info that other organizations
wouldn't have access to without being part of the UN.
Its sad that what you look at in the JW's is only the
little things that dont seem to work.
They are not perfect, just like anyother org.
I really wish you would talk to mom and dad and let
them help you do some research about what you dont
Obiviously, JW's have evolved in their beleifs and
comprehensions. Thats why things change.
Take this example: Before, they didnt know that they
couldnt celebrate Christmas or even smoke. But today,
they know and have adjusted their behaviour.
Earlier people didnt know the world was round, now
they know. Lots of thing like that have influences
peoples lives, but times change and people do to.
To finish this off let me leave you with a qustion:
You say that if JW's have the absolute truth why cant
they go see what others say,
Well, why wouldn't you go in a strippers club if you
know its not good?
I love u Ja and I hate seeing you like that.
You have changed so much. But please dont give up on
everything, cause it is the truth whatever you might
Your sis who loves u!
Obviously, she didn't make any research on her own, and thinks the criteria I sent is falsified or something.
"little things that don't seem to work"??? Come ON!!!
"evolved in their beliefs"? Uh, grammar correction: evolve, not evolved
the strippers analogy is completely off-base; this is based on a previous email I had sent about the watchtower badmouthing christianity in every single magazine, and their refusal to question themselves from time to time. absolute truth has nothing to do with it...
I feel as if I should encourage her to research on her own... this is so HUGE, but she's just shrugging it off as a case of bad research... how much clearer can it get!!! geez, i'm talking to a wall here...
And I showed it once to my mom, who's not just shrugging it off, but also ignoring it completely. "let's not jump to conclusions", she's saying, taking phrases out of context from the criteria for being an ngo, ignoring those that prove her wrong. Ah, crap. and when she sees she might be wrong, she says she's too tired to analyze that, and leaves.
Man, this is brainwashing.
Do you guys think I should respond to my sis? I thought she'd be more openminded since she got excommunicated once for an immorality thing... apparently not.