...I can't believe how loaded it is with all manner of arrogance, organizational chest-thumping/idolatry, and I still haven't gotten to the last article yet! I know...I shouldn't be reading it. I just...need to know what's going on so I can at least know what's going into my family's heads.
My wife asked me last night as I drove her to the meeting if I felt she was the reason I stopped going to meetings. In a tense moment, we'd argued before and she said, "If you don't believe it, why bother going to the meetings?" I told her then that I did it for her, but she wanted me to do it to 'learn about Jehovah'. It wasn't long after that that I stopped going, beginning with Memorial night and continuing until now.
She's worried about being bloodguilty if I don't go because of her. She should know better. As head of household, by JW logic, I alone am to blame if I don't go to meetings and get eaten by birds at Armageddon before the overlapping anointed generation dies off. But I can't convince her through any logic--after all, logic has nothing to do with this.
The September 15th, 2010 Watchtower is the reason I am not attending meetings. The faithful and discreet slave class is anything but discreet and anything but faithful to God's Word or even its own high-sounding words at times. It has elevated itself to a place that Jesus never intended for any man or group of men to have while on this earth. It is unsettling to see that I once believed in this religion. It is horrible to know that millions will be devouring this as food from God. Read all the threads about this issue, or read it yourself and tell me I'm not alone in feeling disturbed.
I know it's to be expected, but usually it's just one article that seems weird. This one, it's like, the theocratic gloves came off. I hope more people wake up, before something worse than the blood issue comes along and hurts even more people. The current GB is clearly unstable and very preoccupied with solidifying its authority in the minds of the rank-and-file.
Just...a heads-up to please keep watching the watchmen. Something just isn't right about it all.