To those taking a stand and not attending the Memorial tonight
I salute you.
Many of you, like me, are probably under enormous emotional pressure, whether from a lingering false sense of guilt from your indoctrination, whether from "invitations," and assumptions that you'll naturally be coming, or whether from outright emotional blackmail, even begging and pleading.
I am thinking of you whoever you are, all of you, even though I don't know you in person. I stand in solidarity with you, and feel your pain on this most cultish night of the year.
Stand strong and be as proud of your convictions, if not more so, than those who are pressuring you to go. After all, your convictions are based on evidence & reality, not faith & fantasy.
And to those, who cannot yet take that stand, though they may want to, you have my deepest sympathy. Being forced to go against your will in such a manner is nothing sort of emotional torture.
"Taking a stand"?
So much DRAMA!
This isn't the frikkin' Great Tribulation! It's not imaginary Armageddon!
It's MONDAY NIGHT! That's ALL IT IS!
Get a grip... breathe... relax
You'll feel fine in the morning.
Memorial celebration is a later adoption, hence no one need to feel guilty of not attending it.
Nathan, that was a little unnecessary.....
For those who have recently taken a stand, this is a big deal.
I'm confused. Isn't the memorial tonight? The Tue 11th? If it was last night, Monday, then why the frick did I have a JW knock on my door at about 2pm with a flyer? Did they honestly expect me to get ready and go to an event that same evening?
I've got my wedding anniversary coming up and I've given my extended family a months advance notice to make sure they turn up!
First time in years no elder been with an invite , everyone should make any decision on attendance based on their own circumstances and emotions. Go or not go is for you alone to decide, with no inquest of judgement by others.
This year, crickets....
No one in my family has asked, no one has come around asking, a total non event, not that I am complaining. Mind you there is still the remains of today for someone to come ruin that in.
when I left my kingdom hall on january 2017 3rd, I swore to myself I would never go back. It's a little hard to cope, today, but I know that standing firm to my decision is the only solution to feel better and better every week.
No invitation through the door - nothing at all this year. I seem to have dropped off the radar ( which is fine ).