It's a convention, for some reason you are now up on stage with the mic, the auditorium falls silent awaiting your inspirational thoughts, no one knows you no longer believe, amidst the crowd are many close friends and direct family. You will never, ever get another chance like this, this is a life changing opportunity. You will have maybe 10 seconds before they cut the mike. One sentence, one thought before you are bundled off stage. What will you say ... or will you bottle it and follow the script?
You've only got a few seconds...
As much as we would all like to fantasize about this scenario that you have written, I would bet that 99% of people here given that opputunity wouldn't say anything untoward, but the 1 %, the very few who would say something would something to the effect of:
Good evening brothers and sisters, Thankyou for attending the District Convention tonight.
As you all know, the governing body sheds new light for all of us, and we have some extraordinary new light.
We are told on this day, that before the end of the world comes we must all purchase a book called crisis of consciense by Raymond Franz.
Those who have not yet read this material, may be destroyed at armageddon by our loving Jehovah, because there is vital information That is life saving.
Thankyou that is all.
Im also willing to bet Outlaw is in that 1%
EDit: And maybe shamus, cheeky monkey.,,,,
I have always fantasized about someone prominent standing at the podium in front of thousands of individuals. The only problem, is that for most witnesses, no matter what you say, they will have that "wow! Satan is trying so hard to stop us in the time of the end. We must be SOOOO close!" mentality. Thats why my fantasies usually stop. Though it would still be great to hear
MRs. tired always had a fantasy of her and I having sex on the platform during an assembly.
at Tired of the Hypocrisy but that would be brill!
I would say perhaps:
Brothers and sisters, its funny how we ask people on the ministry to investigate the history of thier own religion. but let's take a moment and investigate our own history beginning with russell and rutherford.
also wouldn't itbe hilairous if we witnesses were the apostates mentioned in Acts 20. because the Governing body have so deviated from the truth they are wolves in armani suits!
*que to shephering crook violently grabbing me round the neck and my being slapped out on the dirt while all the lovely brothers express hatred for me. Ooh, i'd pay money to see one of the COs face in particular! ooh ar! i think i could get all that out in 10 mins!
I think if you dont believe, you're not going to end up on stage at a convention.
If you don't believe you cant do all the things that get you up on stage.
Field circus, meeting attendance, giving talks, hanging with those who believe.