We are told that the governing body is the group through which God speaks to the human race. We have also been told by that governing body that mysticism is of the devil. It's evilwickedmeanbadandnasty.
So exactly how, then, does the GB get this information from God?
Mysticism is defined as involving or having the nature of an individual's direct subjective communion with God or ultimate reality. Well. The information that gets in the Watchtower and Awake direct from God has first got to get into the minds of the GB, right? And that "getting into the minds of the GB" is the very definition of mysticism, since it takes communion with God to get the info from his mind to their minds, it is thus via a mystical experience - by definition - in which the GB is engaged. Every month on a regular basis.
But mysticism is evilwickedmeanbadandnasty. Does this mean that the GB engages in activities it has proscribed as being evilwickedmeanbadandnasty so that it can put light from God into the WT? Isn't that becoming unequally yoked with evil? Isn't that a bad association that will spoil a useful habit? Or Two? Isn't that having truck with evil? Isn't that violating the injunction to avoid the very appearance of evil? Isn't that what they tell us we can't under any circumstances do? No crystals? No New Age music? No Ram Das? No meditating? No pyramids? No humpin' and bumpin' for purely spiritual reasons as in kundalini yoga?
In short, isn't that a great big glaring unmitigated hypocrisy?
I want to know how the GB gets its information. Do they have their own set of Urim and Thummin - those cosmic dice from the Hebrew temple? And they ask yes and no questions of ROCKS? Or do they just have a bag of ordinary Runes that you can buy at any Barnes & Noble? Hell, if they can buy 'em and know the will of God, why can't I?
I WANT TO KNOW: HOW DOES THE GB COMMUNICATE WITH GOD?
If they can't answer that question, then why are they any different from any other pompadoured, Rolex-wearing, money-grubbing television evangelist?
And why should you or anybody else take seriously ANYthing they say?
You reckon one of 'em is going to get on here and be ready to give the reasons for his faith? I'm holding my breath. And, until we meet again, I remain:
Francoise, soon to be High Priest of Francoise's First Fellowship of Fun Followers. Keep your eye on the Runes, and don't let none of them love offerings make no noise when them hits the bottom of that wash tub what's bein' passed through the audience. God knows the depth of your committment, brothers and sisters, and he also knows the depth of your POCKET. Keep them card and letters comin' in friends. Put your hands on the sides of your TV and pray for a miracle. You've already assumed the position. Now get ready for the f**kin' that follows.