Emotional blackmail imminent

by dmouse 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • dmouse

    I've sent my scans of the March Kingdom Ministry to Stephanus who hopefully will get them onto his website soon.

    In the meantime I couldn't resist commenting on page 3 paragraph 5:

    I couldn't give a toss about the old farts in Brooklyn but I hated hurting my believing wife when I left the religion. They seem intent on perpetuating that pain for her with comments like these. Looks like she'll soon be asking me to come to the memorial, and when I say 'no' she'll hurt some more. I despise them for making her engage in this emotional blackmail.

    And watch out the rest of you, nobody is safe, the big push to reactivate slacking members is revealed to the rank and file on page 1 paragraph 7.

  • calamityjane

    dmouse thanks for the tidbit of information.

    Oh, I can hardly wait for that knock on the door. Be afraid, very afraid. hehehe

  • cruzanheart

    Well, that explains my dad's call the other day, in which he tearfully begged for us all to come to the Memorial with him "because I don't know how many I have left." Haven't seen the elders though. Gee, I hope they show up when Valis is over this weekend! That would be fun!

    I'm sorry about your wife, dmouse. We went through that for quite a few years, when I was still going and Big Tex wasn't. It was very difficult. Hang in there and hug her often. It is quite possible she doesn't really want to be there either.


  • Double Edge
    Double Edge

    As most of you know, I've never been a JW, but one (of many things) puzzles me and wish someone would enlighten me. What's the big deal about the Memorial Service. I know as a Christian I like going to Easter Services, partaking of the Communion and generally find them 'special' , but if only the few annointed get to participate in the communion at the JW services what does it matter? Also, why do they care if inactive or non-believing people/spouses attend when according to their teachings they're not going to make it to a paradise earth. I just don't get it.

    Edited by - Double Edge on 12 February 2003 18:23:49

  • jgnat

    Although I am a "never been", Double Edge, I think I can answer this one. It is all about pushing the numbers. I read one scholarly work that claimed the WT numbers are uncommonly conservative and accurate for a religion. He based this on the very limited description of a full member, or "publisher". The 6 million members claimed are these active "publishers". Sitting in a chair is not good enough to be counted as part of the WTS.

    Once a year the WTS counts everybody. At the memorial. The same scholar I mentioned above suggested the memorial attendance would be a fairer count of all members of the WTS. Hence the push to inflate these numbers. If you are breathing, they can count ya!

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex
    Gee, I hope they show up when Valis is over this weekend!

    I would love that. I would be able to introduce our beloved District Overbeer to some hypocritical elders and we could all sit down and have a nice quiet chat.

  • Stephanus
  • justhuman

    I go to this occasion, not that I like it but because of my dad

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