My Anointed Grandma’s Wavering Faith?
@ blondie: I don't believe that she listens in. I'm sure that she could if she wanted to.
@ Nathan Natas: He died of a blood clot as a result of the surgery.
Great she is waking up, sad it didn't happen many years ago when she was young & many great years ahead of her.
Very sorry about your Dad and your Grandmother.
When ever someone dies in my brothers cong, my brother gets very upset because he thinks that JWs will not die. He thinks he will not die......
sorry if I killed your OP
No problem. The fact of the matter is that everyone who has lived has died or will die.
The organization values its members by their productivity. People under 15 and over 80 are poor producers, and so are marginalized.
The intuitive among JWs pick up on this, and the reaction is often the same as your grandma's.
I wish my parents and in-laws would pick up on this. Mid/late 70s and they're as hard-core a JW as you'll ever find. Nothing makes a dent with these people. And the guilt trips they can lay... it would make a Jewish grandmother blush. I've become teflon to their shenanigans, but not so others in my immediate family. They are susceptible to the guilt and fear laid on them
But OTOH, I do worry about older ones who have known nothing but a life of JWism. Should they wake up one day late in life, what would that do to their psyche? To realize you spent 70-80 years in this, only to be wrong.
The religion that those over 65 are familiar with has completely changed.....
It bears very little similarity to the one of today....
The GB are deliberately trying to re-brand, and appeal to a new generation of witness youths..... However, they too will get old and die....