As a true believer in the Watchtower, I never knew how truly boring I was until being out for a couple of years and then sitting down with a group of JWs and having a conversation.
That’s what happened this morning. I decided to go have breakfast at McDonalds and a group of JWs who were out in service and know me also stopped for breakfast and sat down with me and we talked for about an hour.
I was kind of excited, because I wanted to share some of the things I’ve been musing about.
I felt like talking about what I have been learning, but then I realized that what was on my mind was something they would not comprehend. I wanted to ask them what they thought about the new species that was found recently and what they thought?
But alas, I knew their response would be; “It’s a hoax, man has only been here 6,000 years”
I wanted to ask about their opinion on the; “EU Refugee Crisis”
But alas, I knew their response would be; “Jehovah will take care of that soon, if all those people don’t change anyway, they will be destroyed, problem solved.”
I wanted to ask what they thought about how long dinosaurs were here on the earth and how they disappeared.
But alas, I knew their response would be; “Dinosaurs –ski-e-saurs, that’s not what’s important, The Kingdom is what’s important, and it’s just around the corner.”
On the personal side I wanted to ask, “What do you think are some important outstanding qualities a woman can have these days?
But alas, I knew their response would be, “She should be pioneering”
I wanted to ask, “What would be a good career for young people to enter these days?”
But alas, I knew their response would be; “Forget careers, we are so close to the End.”
I wanted to share my experience of learning how to play the Guitar.
But alas, I knew their response would be; “No time for that now, we will have plenty of time to learn all the instruments in the NEW ORDER.”
One of them brought up the subject about the latest Watchtower Study and how close we are to the end. Another brought up the subject and how the organization is growing so fast, and another brought up the subject on how simple the overlapping generation idea is to comprehend. Another brought out the idea of how people are asking for Bible studies by the thousands because of the cart witnessing. A young one expressed his desire to pioneer and another wanted to volunteer full time in the construction work.
All Jehovah’s Witness can talk about is; “Paradise Earth is around the corner, Jehovah will solve everything, the organization is growing so fast, lets pioneer, The Devil is controlling everything, we need to reach out for privileges, the Governing Body is taking care of us, just obey the Governing body no matter what, and last but not least, “Paradise is going to be so nice”
Just before our visit ended, I realized one thing,
That was me, that’s all I used to talk about, nothing else.
That’s why it takes a while to adjust as an Ex-jw.