Last night my Dad called, (he has become more jw - like since my Mom died two years ago)
We talked about normal things, relatives, weather, etc. until an opportunity rose up and he started with the
"well you know that the world is going to end soon" routine so familiar to anyone associated with the witnesses.
From that point the whole conversation went south:
"the world will no doubt end sometime within Obama's administration"
Your retirement funds, why are you concerned? Money will be worth nothing when the big A arrives, which is very very soon.
Any other religion besides jw's will be destroyed soon, don't get involved with any of that stuff .
When I mentioned that I have been fiddling around with canning things from the garden he chimed in,
"well, when armaggedon arrives, people are going to search you out to get the things (meaning food) that you are saving. Let God take care
of your needs.
I felt like I had been hit in the head with a hammer after that call.
I figure that he must be feeling somewhat insecure because the witnesses told him for 30 years that the end was coming, millions now living will never die/ false religion will soon be gone.
30 years later,,,,, none of these things have happened. There has got to be an incredible amount of strange thoughts running thru his head. And perhaps by laying it on hot and heavy that will somehow make him and anyone who gets crushed by the jw reasoning "see the light".
I feel that arguing is a hollow thing, he doesn't need to be told that jw's are wrong. So my current mindset is to allow him to spout off with his
religious thoughts and drop an unsuspecting non confrontational - logic bomb once in a while.
Nothing is positive or encouraging, doom gloom doom, the paradise earth is the ONLY thing to look forward to
Has anyone else noticed this of persons who have been witnesses for decades, and suddenly they realize that none of the prophecies have come true and they really don't know what to believe / do, so they go gung ho into the witness mentality ?