Hello, I'm Ame and after such heartwarming feedback last time from my other topic sharing my current situation, I felt the urge to just share an experience of mine that accrued a few weeks ago.
I was at McDonalds with my mother and little brother, eating our food and in the background was the news playing on the TVs they had in the dining area. And what were they talking about on the news?
Now, I love the news. I love the debates, the weather channel, the harmless interviews.. just because you learn much from them. Yes some may argue its propaganda, which I agree at times especially with some of the ISIS debate and everything, but Gun Control is not. (my opinion, *alarm sounds* my opinion coming up!)
I think banning Guns should not happen. Here is why-
Sweden. Guns are illegal in Sweden, but yet they have a high crime rate. So, lets take this example and apply it TO america. People will still kill other people, either with guns or not, and banning them will make people less aware of a threat. I've come to realize people enjoy doing the things that are AGAINST the law. (oh of course they do *eyeroll*) So you see my point. It's not the guns that kill people, it's the PEOPLE that kill the other people.
So yeah, just imagine me saying all of THAT to my mom.
She used the same old defense, saying how being a JW means you are neutral and stuff. Basically she was telling me,"You are not allowed an opinion at all, even though having an opinion is what makes you human." I tried changing the focus off of me to "other people", trying to make it seem as though I am stating what other people ("worldly people") think instead of myself; Even though I had the opinion that "Other people" did. But STILL, she kept putting the focus on me, saying to stop stating "other people's" opinions, because then I'd start believing them. You can imagine what tangent she went on about later. As servants of Jehovah, Jesus said~, one who lives by the sword dies by the sword, yada yada.
It was likely evident to her that I would win this debate, so she used her "parent authority" to shut me up. She said in a very full-of-herself attitude,"Why don't we discuss this with your father and siblings during family worship and see in the bible what Jehovah thinks, hm?"
You all have no idea how much I wanted to just flip that table we were sitting at and stick up the finger. The alternate timelines that go through my head...
So yeah, that happened. If I hear the sentence, "Let us see what Jehovah thinks.." once more I will go insane.
I'm also going to the meeting tonight. Every Tuesday and Sunday until I am out of this hell. I didn't study (not like I ever do), wish me luck. Hopefully my mom won't get at me again for not commenting.