This weekend we visited the convention. My findings:
- No JW.org marketing here at this moment. Seems a step to far for non-english speaking country's.
- No Silver Sword for the Netherlands. We got a dutch translation of the intro and the appendix only. The Bethel speaker told us that a new translation is not expected in our language.
- The 100 year of Kingdom rule was mentioned at some time but the year 1914 is not mentioned once!
- the multi media parts were over the top. The flatliner video was making adventage of cheap emotions. Some left crying the convention hall. It was a stap too far.
The new film, showed for 1.30 minuted seems an US real happened movie.
Stephan Lett was presenting the Drama. He seemed Donald Duck. He was more drama then the play.
So my overall conclusion was that this convention was not bad at all. No crazy remarks it went very mainstream.
With the use of all the multi media stuff I see a transformation to a US Television mainstream religion.