So my wife and I were up in Edinburgh for the weekend for the International Festival - we had a great weekend including going to see the Military Tattoo at the castle.
We were walking up the Royal Mile watching the street performers among hundreds of thousands of others from all over the world when I spotted the cult cart in it's usual spot being universally ignored. Feeling confident after my confrontation a couple of weeks ago we decided to go and have a chat with the two men. I asked them if they were keeping up with the events in Australia and proceeded to share lots of information with them. I won't go into it all now but I was merciless. They were both elders which makes them fair game.
I asked them what they would do if they had a report of child abuse. One said he would contact the police so I asked the other one if he agreed. He corrected his friend and said they must contact the branch.
I told him that over a thousand cases had reported to the Australian branch and asked them how many they think had been passed on to the authorities. They refused to guess so I asked how many they hoped had been reported. They both said they hoped that all 1000 had been reported. When I told them that the answer was zero they were stunned!
I told them about GJ's testimony and his lies and deceptions including his attempt to tell the court that he had nothing to offer the Commission as all he does is translate literature. I asserted that the 7 men on the GB control the lives of over 5 million people. One of the elders responded the he "was happy to be controlled".
Our contempt was obvious.
My wife discussed the fact that both our parents had ignored their grandchildren because we no longer submit to the organisation. I asked the elders if they had children and one of them had a 14 year old son. I asked him if his son came to him a few years time and told him that he no longer wanted anything to do with the religion would he shun him. He said that he would.
The other elder began to preach about paradise. I asked them to look around at the tens of thousands of families we could see in the Royal Mile and pointed out one family of two parents and two young girls who were not far from us. I told him that he had just expressed his wish that god would hurry up a murder them all.
Our conversation was about half an hour. They were in full cult-mode but perhaps something will give them pause in the future to consider what we talked about.
IMO it is always worth making the effort if you can spare the time.