Greetings from the ``Here We Go Again'' Department
While worldlings have only the song of the robins and the bloom of the daffodils and crocuses as harbingers of Spring, Jehovah's people and readers of their literature can always count on two more: The annual ``Don't Partake!'' article in the Watchtower, and the yearly exhortation to ``Make Nice at The Summer's Assemblies'' in the KM.
In the case of the latter, the tone and content of the annual scolding is unbelievably demeaning to any responsible adult... being told to dress nice (suits and ties only, please, for the men and deresses only -- not too short ladies) not to abuse complimentary breakfasts, pool privileges and generally avoid rowdiness at the hotels where they stay-- all laced with clearly fabricated -- not to mention unattributed-- quotes from ``worldly observers amazed by our fine conduct.''
The tenor of these annual talk-down-to-the-lowest-common-denominator epistles more closely resembles the remarks a stern teacher might make to a classroom of rambunctuous adolescents on the eve of the annual school trip than reminders to a body of mature Christians uniquely entrusted with the job of saving the lives of those ``signing and groaning.''
What seeps through to the discerning reader is how little the Brooklyn (or is it Patterson) thinks of the average level of maturity and responsibility-- that isn't said speaks for eloquently than what it said about just how fraudulent is the idealized WT self-image of a worldwide association of mature, disciplined ministers who selflessly love each other.
The organization our Mother? She sounds more like a Headmistress/Truant Office here!