Gorby went for family reasons today, sunday, to the convention in Switerbant, Netherlands.
From the start it was clear, a fully media event. Country, gospel and choir songs combined with socio emotional videos for tear teasing. Some sisters danced with their hips. Strange to see that the jw belief is changing into evangelical modus. It must be a well thought scenario, feel good combined with self help theology. My grandparents will turn in their grave.
The wife of Lot video was awfull with horror aspects. I don't like it and don't want our children to watch it. The drama made clear: no university, no good paying job, no gathering with worldly family but only work for jw.org, pioneer was the message.
The end part was disgusting. The Branch official was a notorius liar. About 607, 1914 and 1918/1919. About the 3 generations and that current parttakers are not the real, 2nd generation anointent.
And then he said: a dutch paper wrote that jw have a high standard of protecting children.
AND: the organization is the most open and transparant organization in case of child abuse.
Then Morris III told in a 30 seconds elevator pitch that the end is arround the corner.
Liars, liars, liars.
I told my wife that I have no connection with the organization, it is a religion of simple people, that I hate these liars and it is my last ever convention day.