First of all, this is my first post here on the forums even though I have been registered now for some time. I have been faded from the Jehovah's Witness religion for many years now, but only recently within the past year or so gotten quite serious about it - Crisis of Conscience by Ramond Franz really kicked things off for me personally.
Anyway, my wife, parents, step-sister and her husband and my half-brother are all still active JW's, so I am still exposed to them, and this is also the reason why I'm still "faded". Frankly I'd probably just as soon disassociate myself without the threat of being shunned. However, until then...I suppose I'll be exposed to certain amounts of it.
A well meaning friend recently pointed out this article (or one like it) to me: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/10/united-nations-is-coming-for-your-religion/ and it made me wonder about the JW stance on the United Nations being the "Wild Beast" of Revelation and how they've long preached that someday the United Nations would destroy the religions of the earth, before the "Great Tribulation".
I'm looking for other views on this aside from what's going on inside my own mind. All I can say is that the indoctrination is strong - I was baptized originally in 1988, so over 30 years ago. During that time I was a "regular pioneer" and a "ministerial servant". I've been raised around it since I was about 5-years-old. So my indoctrinated brain sees things like this and can't help but wonder.
Hopefully what I write and how I'm trying to ask this question makes enough sense - I work 12-hour-shifts at a hospital and therefore there has been no "shelter in place" for me. I'm feeling pretty tired at the moment. Thanks!