OK so this is my second winter out of the crazy religion.
Where I live we can get really bad winters and this seems to be another bad year. We just had a record November for snow fall. We live in the city and the city snow plowing is not the best to say the least. The main streets are good but the side streets are impassable to everyone sane expect the JW's. The street we live on has not been plowed for days and the temperature at night is low teens. To drive on the side streets is insane the streets are frozen ice.
This has always since the day I was married been an issue between my husband and I. When we were first married we lived in the country. The congregation was in a little town of 2000 people and all we did was drive the rural territory. In the winter it was hell. We literally beat the hell out of our car. We had only a front wheel drive and we plowed snow or ice with it. Of course the so called "friends" did not want to use their cars and my husband said what was ours belonged to Jehovah so ours was always in use. We would pack five to six people in our Honda civic and out we went or he would and they would drop me off at work. We were both pioneering at the time, my husband was the only elder in the hall for the first two years of our marriage, he worked about five hours a week and I worked 30 to 35, so it was my money I felt that was being abused to pay for the repairs on the car.
So anywho it is now today 23 years later and my husband wanted to go out today using our car. All the old anger and bitterness came up and I blew. Two years ago I was still struggling if this was the "truth" and I was still going out in service, not today. I have not been out in over a year and after reading on this board I know door to door is a as our poster Terry put it a "Phony pursuit designed to give the impression to the world at large that this is religion is about evangelism. IT IS NOT! If the GB really wanted to save lives they would use public airwaves, broadcasting media, podcasts, Television, DVDS, or any contemporary technology proven to be effective." Our beating the hell out of our cars in insane to say the least. . Even when we go out we have to stop in the middle of the street and block traffic as there is no way to pull over to the side of the street, we look like idiots with two people jumping out of the car and trying to make it to the house through the snow and ice. I could go on and on.
So how about those of you who live in the true winter land where you get real snow, did you beat your cars to death, did you just not go out on bad days or did you try to use other peoples cars who like my husband was more than willing to offer up theirs.
Two years ago this stupid elder had a part on the service meeting and he had a son who was nine years old at the time. He mentioned during his part his son had told him "dad it is insane to drive in this snow door to door." Smart son do not know where he came from. This elder had told his son that "Jehovah's work never stops no matter what." Now this elder does not go out that much and has a four wheel drive but still that is what he said from the stage to guilt the rank and file.
This is such an insane religion