Well, we had the CO visit last night and some friends "encouraged" me to go. I really didn't feel like it, but I wanted to see if there was any "new light" on the pedophile problem, so I went.
Not a word mentioned about any internal problems; however, the Borg now apparently wants us to dupe people into having a bible study without even knowing it. We were told that we were probably "scaring" people away by coming out and offering them a home bible study. Then, the entire congregation was also given shit for not offering a home bible study at every single door they went to (yes, you read this right.........apparently I was the only one who noticed the discrepancy).
The "new light" says that we should call on people with the Knowledge book, tell them that you want to "share a couple of thoughts with them" from the book, stand there for 5 - 10 minutes and guess what? "You've just had yourself a bible study brothers, and the person you're calling on doesn't even know it!" Then, you're supposed to TELL the person (forget being polite and "ask them") that you'll be back next week to discuss some more thoughts. You've then got yourself a regular bible study.
I couldn't believe that they actually expect people to try this approach...........shows how frigging desperate they must be getting when they purposely tell you "don't tell the person it's a bible study......it'll scare them."
And to top it all of, the CO went 20 minutes overtime, which really pissed me off. It'll be a long time before I am dumb enough to do that again!!