OK, slowly awakening and fading at the same time for two years now, and did not plan it. I tell my wife last night I have been having some interesting e-mails with my Dad about the QB from the Sept KM we are to study this week. She says she has read it, but does not remember it. I inform her that there is a huge new change in how we are to study now; something that has never been brought out before. "We have always been cautioned not to look at any apostate literature, but now the KM says that the FDS does not endorse (approve) of ANY literature, web sites, or groups, except for that produce or arrange." She thinks that is not correct, so I show her.
"Well it doesn't say we CAN"T look at other books or websites" she goes. "Well we can if want to use something they don't approve of, I think this pretty much rules out library visits or trips to Barns n Nobles. Plus, it does tell us what to use if we want to study, which is only "our" publickations." I reply. A little more conversation about how this is all about controlling informaton, because there are things they dont really want us to know.
"Why do you only see the negative? You have been like this for two years, and I don't think I can take anymore. What about the good things in the orginazation?" was her response.
"Just what are the good things to you? The fact that we are to never speak to our son again?", I asked.
"The Brotherhood, and being able to have a close relationship with Jehovah, and knowing I will see my parents someday", came the reply as full blown sobs and tears followed her to bed."
It actually made me go to the meeting today for the first time in a month. I will try and make the service meeting this week.
going nowhere fast.....oompa