Hello, yes the Scotsman has returned, but I have been naughty - - - I have been THINKING!
I have been doing some of my own research on the Internet etc regarding JWs and some doctrinal issues.
I have had some doubts for a while but am beginning to think that some of our current teachings are simply unsustainable.
Example - The 1914 timeframe.
The reason that this is so pivotal is that it is a foundation stone of the organization. Evidence is easily available to prove that this date is unsafe.
Many on here speculate about revolution in the organization etc, if 1914 was moved it would have a catastrophic effect on the ordinary publisher and would lead to big change across the congregations. Many would be so discouraged that they would give up or certainly seriously slow down, others would walk out the door.
And of course some would be quite willing to accept the change, putting it down to a new flash of light.
If it were moved to a later date it would certainly postpone Armageddon in the minds of most JWs. Pioneering would be less attractive, higher education and full time employment would be a better idea.
Personally - I think a change to 1914 is inevitable, perhaps sooner than we think. It would be the biggest turning point ever in the organizations history.
What does this all mean for me?
I just aint sure!!
It is not pleasant to sit at a meeting and thinking to yourself, "I do not believe what he/she just said".
I have a head full of doubts....
I was brought up in the truth – aged 30 something!
Wife is a JW, no kids. Most of the families in both sides are in the truth.