Anyone know what the special talk is this weekend?
I appreciated this point in the "Note to the speaker""
Use verified experiences to illustrate the superiority of Christian peaceableness over protest and retaliation
The trouble is, the best examples are from people like this:
Hmmm, none of these people are JWs!!! That can't be right.
I refuse to because 1) his unchristian attitude towards me in regards to my beliefs and 2) I cannot with a good conscience support (by being in attendance) the deceit and lies being taught. Thank you guys for listening and thank you ahead for any comments.
...not to mention that there's absolutely nothing wrong with being unchristian. Now please bear with me. At the time when I was just out, that is within the week when I decided that I was completely untied with the WT, there was one of those "special talks" or announcements, etc. My family invited me, and they told me that they were reaching out to all people who were no longer attending. I told my family that my disinterest in the WT is 100% and that to me it makes no difference if I go or not, even if it is to that one instance.
They didn't like my answer and that was the beginning of the end of my relationship with my JW family.
That was in the late 80's. Those things are stupid tricks from the WT, lame attempts at making people believe that there's some universe changing announcement that will impact life as we know it. For as long as that stupid tired trick works with some people and keep making life difficult for people who want to leave and know better, they will continue doing that nonsense.
Sorry you have to go through that.
In supermarkets, "specials" are greatly reduced products whose shelf life has more or less expired. Is this a message for the organization to heed - it's shelf life has passed the use-by date?
This stood out to me from the Outline kindly provided by Hecce on page 1 :
" Make a tender appeal to victims of injustice to let go of anger and leave their frustrations in Jehovah’s hands."
This is a disgusting piece of Mind Control to get victims of JW Org Abuse to keep quiet.
They sicken me with things like this.
It was somehow overdone. Kind of decleration that JW do not violate, hate and take revenge.
Maybe for use in the court. See how we educate our flock. Not guilty your honour.
The general themes are: (a) the end is near, (b) do more in the field, and (c) aren't the provisions of the FDS wonderful.
Best talk ever.
Is this during regular meeting time? or is it yet another way to get people to the kh at off meeting time? just a regular Sunday? thanks.
The so called "Special Talk" is not special, it's just another talk at the same time and same place that a public talk. Don't know why they're keeping this, it's one of those JW's traditions nobody can understand.
Thanks Skepsis, I had forgotten this tradition after their annual reject Jesus memorial. Must be a senior moment?