The three days were a blur of monotanous droning and brainwashing. Is it bad that I took unprescribed painkillers to bear thru it?
Absolutely not. If you're taking percocet though, might I recommend that you take a couple of swigs of red wine along with it? From past experience, you'll feel like John did on the Isle of Patmos and it'll make the ASSembly more endurable.
He actually said that helping the poor, and building hospitals and schools is "worshiping society."
Nothing surprises me anymore with regards to the shit these idiots spew at the assemblies anymore. While the average Dub will just lap it up in their zombified state, the powers that be seem to forget that there are probably some newbies there for the first time and to hear charity work (that Jesus encouraged his followers to practice) being referred to as 'society worship', just might be enough to ensure these newbies never return. I remember several years ago at the Circuit assembly, and the moron on the platform made a nasty and derogatory comment about someone who left their money to the Humane Society instead of the Borg. There were a couple of 'worldly' people sitting in front of me who were shocked and obviously disgusted with the comment as I heard them say something and then they got up and walked out.
I'm still thinking of hitting one day with a tape recorder.........not sure if I could handle the entire day without being stoned and/or bombed out of my mind.....