I've been to conventions, assemblies and the memorial, but not the Hall in a very long time. I would have liked to of kept it that way, but with my idiot family telling other JWs from other congregations that I don't go to meetings anymore, its starting to spread around from everyone's gossip. Add that to some of the not so fond of the WT statements I've made to a few "friends" who've distorted and repeated it to their friends, and I'm looking like a real bad guy.
Looking like that is causing it very hard for my one friend, who is seeing the light and wants out of the cult, to be able to talk, text message or see me in person because he lives with parents and they don't want him associating with me since I'm not going to cult meetings. So, that's why I've decided to pop in for a meeting or two a week. The goal is to get the gossip that I'm going back to spread around, and thus giving me the ability to continue aiding my friend in the hard times that await ahead (not to mention it'll be nice to have him around for me, too). Also, I've noticed I've been getting less JW calls for my repair services. Those cash paying jobs are nice and hard to give up when not working full-time.
I got there maybe 10 minutes late today and stayed for one hour. Its was hard to hang around and listen to all of the boring crap for too long. I was glad that it just happened to be the WT lesson I remember reading about here. So, I stayed until paragraph 6 to hear the mind control and the drones comment.
I took out my cell phone and started recording for paragraphs 3-6 because I wanted to post it online. But, my cell phone is a piece of defective crap and goes into stand-by mode within a few seconds of the screen not being touched even though its set to do it in 2 minutes, so I couldn't record the meeting. Its too bad it didn't work out. Having the little kid, who's too young to read and only could repeat what his parent told him, answer that we need to obey the faithful and discreet slave would have been quality stuff to record and put online. Its hard to believe there was a time I would have sat there, read that crap and not have seen what a freakin' cult it is.
I need a new phone... recording meetings could be useful for making "apostate propaganda", and it'll give me something to look forward to on days I know I have to go to the damn meeting.