On the drama…
The main character’s wife (I think her name was Sarahi) had a brother whom she “loved dearly” (she said it in the drama). She explained to him that there was nothing worth fighting for in Jerusalem, to come with her and join her Christian community, she was lecturing him and he said to her “am I not a moral person too?” (something like that). As the drama reached its climax, she asked about her brother and got exited to hear news from him (one of the character went to Pella from Jerusalem), but when she heard bad news about him, she soon switched to something like, “oh well…he got screwed because he didn’t listen to me”, life goes on…
In one of the monologues, the person mentioned how her worldly family claims that she doesn’t love them, how they want her to party, “drink” go to school, etc. but she soon snap into her senses…and realized that she needed to cut off her association with her non-JW family and tell them not to insist.
During the last talk, I decided to go to the back of the auditorium to see how many people were paying attention. The speaker, at one point emphatically said something like this… “This world has no future, WE have a bright future, THEY will ALL be destroyed and WE will be the sole survivors in paradise”. EVERY BODY WAS CLAPPING. At that moment…(I feel teary right now) as I looked at the audience clapping after that statement..I thought to myself…. GOD… they are clapping for the death of my parents, work mates, the preacher next door, the police officers that keep us safe, teachers, etc…all because they are not JW’s. How much different is this from Natzy speech? “THEY all deserve to die, because they are not with US”.
If you go, please pay attention, listen to the message, aside from the usual, part of it is…loyalty to the organization above loyalty to family and/or JW friends that are doubting and/or leaving (left) the organization.
I hope that my enduring these three days will benefit some of you. Please be careful on how you talk to your JW family and friends. They are stepping up the “isolation” factor.
People are asking questions, people are leaving, people are talking…they know it, so they (GB) are “stepping up to the plate”.