I Went To My Brother’s Memorial Service at the Kingdom Hall

by minimus 24 Replies latest jw friends

  • Dagney
    What a humongous waste of time the religion produces.

    This is something that angers/saddens me more than anything. Of course they continue to look forward to paradise, but the org has done a fantastic job of convincing people that "now" is not important. It's not important for relationships, personal growth, work..just anything. Lost time/years you can never get back all for absolutely nothing.

  • minimus

    Dagney, well said! They just don’t get it . They live in their little bubble and are pretty content not wanting to know things. There are a lot of nice people in the religion but they all have been dumbed down.

  • humbled
    There are a lot of nice people in the religion but they all have been dumbed down.

    ...and numbed.

    That is a kind of triumph to have an actual remembrance of your brother, Min. It matters for the person to be remembered.

  • jp1692

    Minimus, I am sorry for your loss, but glad to hear that you seem to be making a good life for yourself after and outside of the cult.

    Also, that you're not eaten up by anger and bitterness is a good sign as well.


  • dubstepped

    I'm glad they made it about your brother Minimus, and that you felt good about it.

    A PIMO friend recently went to the memorial of a sister that died. She was very close to this person. The new outline allows for personal comments about the deceased but she wasn't allowed because only people with a penis can speak at such an occasion. Her husband went up and said some general Witness-y things.

  • minimus

    It makes a difference to hear what the worldly term it is LOL a eulogy. Only Jehovah’s Witnesses give a sales pitch for their religion during a memorial talk for a person who died.

  • OnTheWayOut
    80 % of the talk was actually about the life of my brother.

    I am glad you got to hear that. But I will assume your brother was at least a fairly big fish in the pond (locally important and/or well known). They might violate the rules for an elder or certainly a male elder pioneer.

  • Doubting Bro
    Doubting Bro

    Sorry for your loss Min but I'm glad they made the talk more about your brother than about his religion.

  • zeb

    condolences on the passing of your brother.

  • LV101

    Sorry, Minimus - my condolences for your loss.

    I've heard the Mormans do same thing at memorials/funerals. Not sure.

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