As I posted in a previous thread, I went to a friends funeral on Friday( I'll call him Peter). It was my first time back to a KH in years. As I walked in I overheard a "sister" telling her friend that she had to come straight from work and that's why she was wearing pants and that she hoped no one would think that she was "wordly". I wanted to tell her that there are worst thing in life that been thought of as wordly but out of respect for the family I kept my mouth shut.
I sat down at the back and the talk started. They spent about 2 minutes talking about Peter and 15 minutes preaching about how you must get your life right with Jehovah so that you can live on paradise earth. They mocked the churches for giving their members a heavenly hope,sang (if you can call it that) an awful song. The whole thing was over in 20 minutes.
An friend of mine who has never been a JW commented about how strange the whole thing was.
After the service I went with my friend, Peter's sister, back to their house for tea. At least there were many non-jw's and many people were talking about the fond memories they had of Peter. His wife and children were comforted by many friends.
At the house some well meaning jw told me that I should really start getting my life right with Jehovah. I told her that it was right with him and that I did not have to go to meetings for that.
Funerals are never a pleasant experience but a jw funeral is just aweful.