Agonus, that does refer to Miller. Of course Rutherford admitted that "I made an ass of myself" referring to the 1925 prophetic failure. I guess that was not a disappointment either according to this WT mag.
"The organization has never disappointed us..."
George Costanza said it Best............
"It's Not a Lie.......... If you Believe it"
Well that's a reflection of the expectations that that person holds, and it plays right into the Organization™'s game plan when people have such low expectations of it that they are never ever disappointed.
In every relationship is the potential for disappointment. The only time a person is free from disappointment is when they stop having expectations of any kind of the other person. Does that sound like the kind of relationship that is healthy? Does it sound like there's mutual respect? Does it indicate that the manipulation has been so overwhelming and so pervasive that the innocent party just shuts off having any expectations at all out of self-preservation?
For me a more recent disappointment was Sunday at the 2011 D.C. The WTBTS led the world to believe that the Society had 'New Light' on Daniel 2:31-45 regarding the 'Ten Toes'.
When the WTBTS failed to deliver as they said they would (based on the tract the was distributed) it brought to mind Proverbs 13:12 ......'Expectation postponed makes the heart sick.' And I'm sure many a JW's faith is declining and wobbly because of it.
You can add that disappointment to the list!
^^^^Can't stop laughing at the pic above
Yeah they need to sit there lying ass down.
MESSAGE TO THE WATCHTOWER AND THE FAITHFUL AND DISCREET SLAVE:
SIT YOUR ASS DOWN!!!
So if these kids had been alive post-2000, they could have gotten help with blood fractions? Disappointing the Organization was so slow on that "new light".
It is those first two words that should make you stop and think. To me it has the same ring to it as saying "the CIA" or "the Mafia" or "the gang has never let you down".
It goes deep into your subconscious. In re-reading the quote, you are struck at how the separation between the leaders and the rank and file is emphasized,
unshackled, OUCH. Is there a thread that discusses that issue of AWAKE!? Were blood fractions really an issue in those cases? I would look it up myself but I don't have a the WT Library CD. I used to keep one with me here at work but I threw it away in a moment of anger.
I swear these guys are from Planet Claire.
The faithful are all disappointed.