Last week I told you guys about my father in law who passed away. He was NOT a jw. He merely went to meetings with my brother in law to get out of the house and to go have lunch afterwards. ( I confirmed that with my sister in law) I told you all how they were going to have a service at the Hall this past saturday and a military service yesterday.
I did not attend saturdays service, but went yesterday. It was a very honorable service, they shot guns off and a marine chaplain gave a brief talk. Then at the end, it went to hell. A jw elder read the scripture about lazarus, being a sleep and told everyone, "Despite what you just heard, and were taught, **** is not in heaven, he is asleep. One of my sisters in law, totally fell apart, saying "that not true!" There were several gasps and groans during his talk.
I cant believe number 1, that they gave a service at the hall for someone unbaptized and 2, that they gave one at a military service and disrespected the chaplain like that, how f'ng rude!
It's made me, although a christian, not want a religious service when I die, for fear some jw in the family will disrupt and upset the whole thing. Just say your good byes and go eat dinner.
When did the change the rules? You can be unbaptized and have hall services? you can attend a military service, but not a service in a church?