If you are df'd, da'd, or just drifted away, you may consider yourself
lucky that you no longer have to endure the intensifying shame
of telling people that you are one of Jehovah's Witnesses. You no longer
have to feel the disgrace of being associated with a hard hearted,
cult, filled largely with poorly educated, emotionally damaged people.
And more than that, you don't have to defend the sickness that is
to come, to yourself or anyone else, because the deepening scandal will
have its effect.
I have no illusions that any scandal, no matter how amoral or cruel
will ever bring down the ugly power of the Watchtower
in leading its window washing zombies. They could teach Bill Clinton
about the power of 'teflon'.
However, just because it doesn't collapse doesn't mean it can't
drift ever deeper into the cold darkness that has always been
discreetly veiled in its center.
It can become more ignorant, more stupid, more blindly
dismissive of the world around it. The Watchtower and Awake
can become still more vacuous, the publications more irrelevant.
The leadership is free to become more cruel, more rule-driven,
more hypocritical, more deceptive and more careless. After all,
WHO IN THE ORGANIZATION WILL STOP THEM? Who will stand up
and PROTEST against ANYTHING elders may care to do? Who will
write the letters and risk being disfellowshipped? Who will
dare question ANYTHING, NO MATTER HOW FALSE OR CRUEL? Having
'killed the prophets', exactly what grace remains?
What 'Satanic wisdom' now guides the Watchtower Society in its
efforts to justify or cover up any corruption by local elders
AS LONG AS THEY DON'T GET SUED?
Absolute power corrupts absolutely - as they will find out
to their own chagrin - when they encounter the eventual 'side
effects' of the heedless and brazen conduct that now DISTINGUISHES
the Watchtower Society. Anybody remember the definition of 'loose
conduct' from ancient Greek? How 'bout "shameful conduct that
would be condemned even by standards in the world"
Like what, excommunicating those who EXPOSED child molesters,
to shut them up? Does that satisfy the ancient definition?
Be glad you're gone
You won't feel the personal disgrace as the Watchtower Society
crushes the last bits of goodness still hiding in the corners
of this sick organization.
Let them reap what
what they are sowing