So without giving too much info away so that someone might id me, I have to travel a long distance to get to any DC. So I'm making plans to take a trip to the states to spend time with family, and my mother asks me about attending the DC. I said, look, I have limited time when I take a trip there and you want me to spend three days sitting on my ass listening to the same ole bullshit? She's like, well, "you know Jehovah wants you to attend". I almost puked my guts out when I heard her say that.
The dates of my trip, if shifted a week later would allow me to attend a DC that's 5 hours away from their house. (That in itself is bullshit). I called her back and said, sorry I already bought the tickets and I'm not going to the convention this year. Besides, I told her, I already know what the releases are and what the main talks are about. She asks me where did I get my info, I just said I have a little birdie that gave me some info is all.
That opened a can of worms with her. That led into an hour discussion of the "truth". The good thing that came out of this, by the time I got done with her she admitted that she doesn't follow the society's rules and doesn't believe half the stuff they tell us. I was a bit shocked. I asked her how long she felt this way. She said, for decades! I don't know if I'm more pissed off that she is being affected by this mind control cult or of the fact that I could have got out a long time ago if she would have been honest with me!!!
I was pretty impressed with myself with telling her directly that the organization is lead by men and not by Jehovah and they are the ones making the laws and rules like the Pharisees. She agreed!
What the hell!? How f'd up is that?!