There are many swirls and backeddies. Certainly you can find persons who have screwed up. Certainly you can find some who have been heavy-handed. But the overall flow is in accord with what Jehovah’s Witnesses have long said. The visibility of the Kingdom message expands, what with cart and website supplementing traditional methods. World conditions worsen. Just ask the boulevard stroller looking over his shoulder for the next crazed lunatic aiming for him and fellow pedestrians in his Mack truck.
So it’s time to mend fences. Everyone knows a large project needs organization, organization needs leadership, and with leadership a given policy or decision can go against you. It’s not rocket science. People know that ISIS is extremist. When opposers would put JWs in the same category, people think they are unhinged. There are thorns in this religion, they may conclude, but whereas ISIS never met a Westerner they didn’t want to kill, Jehovah’s Witnesses will not fight. They are not the same.
Even thorns isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker, since it is usually recognized that anything with significant upside can be expected to have a significant downside, which ones here specialize in bringing out. But they are on the losing side of reality, here. They should try to conform, if possible. It may not be easy. Perhaps, in their shoes, I would not be able to do it.
In light of the obvious benefits or organization, it is inexcusable for any people claiming to be doing God’s will not to be that way. Surely, it cannot be good to go on record as insisting one’s own wrongs or preferences override the good of such cooperation. It’s better to mend fences rather to have one’s epitaph say “I was right.”
Tell Outlaw, who screamed that my prior post was not on topic, even calling me Genius, that it was. 'When you see a jw do you get flustered?' is the topic. Mine was such an encounter from the other person's shoes, which are the only shoes I am in.