Did You Ever Really Listen At The Meetings?

by minimus 26 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    Toward the end of my meeting attendance, I started to pay attention (as best as I could) to what was being said and that was truly the final nail in the coffin.

    When you actually decipher the "reasoning" of the "Truth", you can't help but see things clearly.

  • gutted

    My last and final "meeting" was the DC early this month and I paid close attention to certain parts, especially the concluding talk. By the end of day two I wanted to scream bloody murder out of sheer frustration and disappointment.

  • minimus

    Yup. I hear ya!

  • NomadSoul

    My last meeting I got up and left in the middle of the Sunday talk. I couldn't take it anymore. I was 16 but I already had a car and driver's license. Still lived with my parents at the time so I know what was coming to me.

    That was the best feeling I ever felt, to just get up on and finally decided that I had my own free will. Free as I will ever be :)

  • minimus

    It's either leave or throw up.

  • undercover

    Growing up, I never really listened. I captured the main points only by remaining somewhat awake, but never really listened.

    But much later in life, as I started to really doubt and question, that's when I really started listening...and seeing inconsistencies. I also started reading the scriptures as they were referenced...and not just the one verse, but the entire chapter, in order to get the context.

    That was really telling at times, to see a single scripture applied to something that had nothing to do with the context. I remember one time my wife asked why I kept reading so much of the Bible during the meeting. That in itself was a telling moment...maybe we should have been reading/studying the Bible instead of WT magazines or Kingdom Ministries...

  • NomadSoul

    I've been curious sometimes just to go an assembly just for a day, just to see people who I knew and just check out the chicks. But I know I couldn't sit through it more than an hour.

  • NomadSoul

    Undercover! That happened to me too, I used to get bored that I would actually start reading the bible, lol

  • snowbird

    What UnderCover said in paragraphs 2 and 3.


  • free2beme

    Depended on the topic, the frame of mind I was in or whether or not I was giving a talk.

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