I had a chance to drop a bomb on a 'bro' that I have known many years. You should'a been there.
(this is the second time in less than 2 months I have dropped this particular bomb on a bro and in this manner)
Before I tell the story, which you will enjoy, note that I have remained "in" the org for many years after finding out the TTATT.
1) for the sake of family (limited time left)
2) because I have a unique opportunity to help various ones see the truth, the REAL TRUTH.
So far, I have aided quite a few (and I believe many wonder why these ones left). And I am still working on several and always looking to add to my collection. (so to speak)
So, a few nights ago I am at a JW gathering. I know pretty well everyone there by name. About 2 congo's worth. Good pickings.
Sitting with brother W.
Now, bro W had a good job many years back, underline good, and he quit it because -you guessed it- the "end was so close".
Bro W goes on to lament a bit saying he'd "never thought he'd be 62 in this system". You know, what with the end.... (He kind of dials it back a bit here)
I see my opp. "Oh yes, I said, I remember back then. In fact," I went on, "it was because of a Watchtower article on the subject of how close the end was that I got baptised"
I peaked his interest,
I continued... "I remember how I read that January 1 watchtower that said the preaching work would be done by 2000 and I got dunked right away"
Now he was really interested. His gaze was intent. He said nothing as he stared, waiting for what would come next.
I said "I remember one night when I was talking with (my wife) and she asked why I took so long to get baptised, what with being raised in and all...."
His stare deepened.
"So I related it all to her and how the watchtower said that the preaching work would be done before 2000, and she came back to me and asked about it."
"So I told her again, and then she said that the watchtower never said that"
He was transfixed.
"So, I insisted that I was not mistaken and I looked with her. I was frustrated to find that what I remembered was not to be found"
"Then I called my (relative) and asked if we still had the watchtowers that we actually studied back then, and hoarder (relative) said "YES!".."
Bro W actually had his mouth open by now. Nothing coming out though.
"So I went on over and got the actual watchtower that I studied that day back then, and opened it up, and there it was!"
Bro W is now somewhat perplexed. He asks "Why didn't you just go on-line? ...or use the CDrom?"
"OH.." I said "..that's not there, you need to have the ACTUAL ARTICLE to see that... it's different"
The blood drained from his face.
I am not making this stuff up.
At that point I dialed it back and made light, I could see he had just swallowed a large firecracker and it went boom in his gut.
I changed it up and wrapped up my end of the conversation.
Bro W was already weak, missing many meetings because of some 'event' not long back that stumbled him but good.
I will follow up with bro W and see where he gets to.