Today was the last day of the CO's visit, my husband stayed home from the meeting and we painted the house together which was good, but he wanted to tie into the meeting, I was OK with it as it allows me to point out the stupid parts of this religion. There were many things that made no sense but one that truly stuck out.
In his talk the CO went on about how there are so many things Satan uses to distract us from Jehovah and one of them was fear of our future and how some work all their lives for retirement, many at jobs they hate. People do not enjoy the here and now all out of fear for what will happen when they grow old. He than went on about how as JW's we are so much better than that. We know that Jehovah has promised us a paradise that will be here any day soon. He then went on about us picturing ourselves there to make it more real for us. He said think about when you are 4,572 years old and going to the celebration of your great, great, great, great, great, great great, great, grandchild (I kid you not he truly said that) and you walk into this community hall that we all own and there are a couple of pies waiting for you from one of the loving friends. I know it was a stupid illustration. It truly made no sense and I was wondering about who might be at the meeting for the fist time and what they would think as it. It sounded so cult like to me now listening in.
OK so then his last talk of the meeting he said even as Jehovah's servants we too have to face the fact that in this rotten system of Satan's we will have loved ones die and we will have the pain due to that. And then too some of us will grow old and have to think about retirement. OK so what about the public talk where he said we did not have to worry about any of that and it was only Satan trying to distract us. Did he forget that part in his public talk? Did the audience forget it? I quickly pointed out the double talk to my husband who totally had to agree that he made no sense.
Listening made it so clear to me that this is clearly a fear inducing cult. It totally tied into all of Terry's recent posts.How can any one truly feel happy listening to such double talk. I was left feeling totally wiped out. My husband even said that he felt so drained today. He thought it was all the painting we have been doing, but he said it was strange that he felt so tired today when all the other days he felt fine. I said it was the talk it was so hard to follow it mentally without feeling wiped. He never said anything more. I know he had to agree.
I truly do not see how anyone could sit through that and not come away wondering what they just heard.