In another thread I mentioned that I was having the in-laws over and going to tell them about the UN thing last night.
Well, I didn't chicken out. I told her (mother-in-law) that the reason I wasn't going to meetings anymore was due mostly to the WTS hopping in bed with the UN. That was the straw that broke the camel's back.
She was a bit taken back by the notion that "God's organization" would do that and without ALL the details of why they did it, if they really did) she couldn't really comment on it. But even if it were true, Jehovah will in time correct it. She wondered if it was okayed by the GB of which I gave the 2 names that applied for it.
She asked me when "Brother Franz left the truth" which I thought was hysterical. In her mind it had to be the act of an evil apostate. I, of course, let her know that Ray Franz was disfellowshipped in the 80's and the WTS affiliated themselves in 1991/92.
She also accused me of looking for an excuse to leave the organization, having apostate ideas, leaning on my own understanding, not trusting in Jehovah, etc. etc. etc. She felt that I was too judgmental of the organization and looking to impute wrong motives on the faithful and discreet slave.
Much was said on her part, to try to reason with me, too much to convey at this time, but naturally the discussion came around to "where are you going to find another organization that bears God's name, preaches worldwide, etc." I wish I had been better equipped to provide some kind of thought-provoking answer, but in all honesty, nothing I could have said would have made any difference. She told me that she will support the organization no matter what, and that only if Jehovah audibly speaks from the heavens will she change her mind.
One final thought for now, she did tell me that if I can find another organization/religion that proclaims God's name, doesn't teach the Trinity or Hellfire, or any other false doctrines, to let her know. She has "researched every religion" and has not found any that come close to teaching what's in the Bible.
Thanks for letting me unload. I was really nervous last night. I really do love my mother-in-law, she has been a great friend to me. She eats, sleeps, breathes the organization. She is the most loyal witness I know, and truly lives the witness life, one of the few that is not hypocritical. I know that nothing that I say will ever change her thinking on the matter and I also know that she will not let this alone now. She will take every opportunity to try to change my thinking, and I realize that it will be done out of love. She told me that she is really scared for me.
After she left, I was talking with my husband about the whole situation. He said that life was much easier not knowing the "real truth." We are at a point where we know too much and cannot go back. I feel like I'm in the Matrix.
Any and all advice or comments are welcome.
"I must stand up in search of the truth, if I don't I only roll with the flow of the lie and make it stronger.