My possibly " Unique" Trolly Witness....

by The Rebel 6 Replies latest jw friends

  • The Rebel
    The Rebel

    I don't usually anti-witness anymore, but being out of town and bored I went up and introduced myself to a couple of sisters " Trolly Witnessing" then a voice from behind me spoke " if you don't mind I think I was in front of you". I stepped back, apologising as I did so, and decided to continue with my day.

    Anyway I post this trivial incident because it may be quite unique, I mean I really can't imagine it happens often that  people are queing up to speak to these people manning " Trolly carts" Can you?

    The Rebel.

  • The Rebel
    The Rebel

    I should mention why I decided to give up anti-witnessing. I had ticked all the boxes to helping my friend see the light ( false prophecy, royal commission, proof that some of the elders in the congregation were complete and utter shits, only to receive the " I hope to make it through Armageddon reply". Let's cut the story short, the guy is once again back to being oblivious to reality, I was so close, yet unable to break his indoctrination.

    I now believe he was paronoid, that he generally belived despite all I said,that I may someday return to the K.H. Then the paranoia set in, and he thinks our confidential discussions would be revealed to the elders. To complicate " anti witnessing" further I then realized his learning exsperience were complicated by his wife, kids, family, all being indoctrinated. I concluded my efforts were not needed.

    This is why I have decided to stop anti-witnessing. I realize others who may want to leave may have too much to get slaughtered over. So if they have doubts they also need to work out a lot of personal shit also . The personal " shit" is the part of the journey you can't judge, and as for the other factual stuff, well they have to be blind not to spot it.

    Yes life goes on, I occasionally see members of my former congregation in shopping centers, or they are putting the kids in to the back seat of a car, and inside I believe most of them have bottled it, they prefer the comfort to the truth. Who am I to expose the can of worms?

    And SO but for " circumstances" could be me :-)

    The Rebel.

  • Perry

    I personally am grateful that one woman in field service took the time to explain to me that Christians believe in a paradise earth. They just call it the Millennium Reign. She obviously could see that I was confused on the issue and felt enough empathy to slowly and kindly explain it to me.

    After I learned that, it kind of took the wind out of may sails.

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke

    I never got a chance to thank that lady. She may even think she is a failure as a Christian, and isn't very good at Witnessing. 

  • The Rebel
    The Rebel

    Interesting point Perry.

    The Rebel ( A) Possibly converting to a religion is based upon interest with self, and the prospect of a paradise earth does have great appeal to self. Maybe this is why seemingly innocent questions can touch upon a persons sensibility, and why the emotional impact, manages to dismiss the ovbiouse stupidity of what's being said?

    The Rebel.

    p.s :-I think Jehovers witnesses in field service delivering a false message can do great harm, particularly if they take the time and trouble to follow up with a bible study. Being sincere and being sincerly wrong is a dangerous combination.

    The Rebel.

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    I personally am grateful that one woman in field service took the time to explain to me that Christians believe in a paradise earth.

    I addition to explaining her beliefs about paradise earth, did she explain how she believes that everyone such as yourself who is contacted by Jehovah's Witnesses yet doesn't become one, will be slaughtered by God at the soon to happen Armageddon? This includes any children living in your household.

    You may have fared better at Armageddon had she not spoken to you.

  • Diogenesister
    PZH You may have fared better at Armageddon had she not spoken to you.

    No I think Perry means that real ( non dub) Christians ALSO believe in a paradise earth...they just have a different term for it - and I may be wrong so I stand to be corrected ( by Perry or any others )- but I also believe they don't see it as the " end game" as it were, unlike Jehovah's Witnesses.

  • The Rebel
    The Rebel

    Pete Zahut, great minds think alike. Admitadly your post was a slightly more direct way of making my point with Perry than yours . However I think the interesting observation was:-

    A) Most sensible posters on this forum ignored my O.P.

    B) Perry got 3 " green" likes for his comment and not one " red" dis-like.

    So my point is I love the intelligent points you make "Pete Zahut" on this  forum, but this time your point of view seemed very aggressive " people being slaughtered and all that" Oh sorry that was what Perry thinks.

    Correction: Learning lesson. Perry only said he was grateful for learning about " a paradise earth" he never said any of the stuff about believing in Jehovers Witness and Armaggedon crap.

    Love your posts " PETE ZAHUT" and as its Eurovision Song Contest tonight, it's a family " PiIZZA" watching the crap. ( I mean musical talent) any body else watching this tonight. It's better than preparing for a Watchtoer study. ( And that's saying a lot)

    The Rebel.

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