This was the first memorial that I declined to do any work for the
memorial. I was assigned as a parking attendant after getting downgraded
from doing the sound and had no intention of doing either task but I
had to attend for my family and continuation of my fade. Enough about
that. I sat there last night listening to the talk and couldn't help but
shake my head as my brain attempted to process the BS. I think I even
involuntarily facepalmed myself a few times. The speaker made sure to
highlight at least 3 times that the worldwide memorial attendance is
growing each year and this is a clear sign of Jehovah's blessing. He
mentioned twice that the attendance was 20 million something but he did
not mention one time the number of memorial partakers. This is the first
year I remember that and talking to some of my friends afterwards they
also all noticed the same thing. The talk was very generic otherwise and
I think most people started to fall asleep of they must have been
thinking to themselves "how many times to I need to hear this same
bullsheet?" I noticed many people did not even bother to open the bible
and read along. It was as if the energy was gone from previous years.
Lots of people came late this time which is also new compared to
previous years and the hall quickly emptied after. As I said, not much
enthusiasm this year compared to other years. One brother who is usually
friendly and stays long after the meeting ran out with his family with
not a lot of smiling and talking. We had the same attendance as last
year and the same old "memorializers" who come with their marriage mates
or family out of obligation.
So to sum up last night-
Not one single mention of the number of partakers but three times mentioned that 20 million something attended the memorial last year and this was clear proof that Jehovah's is blessing his only organization, because growth!
Same old boring talk, very generic and the same as every
year. Lots of filler with the 144k, Jah's only organization and other
Same old memorializers and same attendance.
Lots of sleeping people.
Zero energy, zero enthusiasm. Most people came late and left immediately afterward. Was different than last year.
know that this could be my own subconscious bias wishing for this to
happen so my mind interpreted the situation differently, but I can't
help but get a different feeling this year that the energy is lost.
Anyone else here notice this? Are people finally getting tired of the