Having Jehovah as a friend.
How many friends do you have that would watch you do this
where did you get that photo of the old cong i used to go to? ... lol
Heartsafire is spot on,
Their intent is to deprive the rank and file of any sense they are God's children -- sons and daughters, and instead to accept the devalued status of God's "friends".... something like Harvey Jimmy Stewart's imaginary rabbit friend:
"One older single sister said "we need to more than love Jehovah we should be madly in love with him!" talk about a cringe worthy moment."
I would have b-slapped her (lightly due to age) and then grabbed her by both shoulders and looked into her eyes and said: "Get a grip!!" .....and then told her to have a good day with a big smile and walked away.
Who is this Jehovah?
One older single sister said "we need to more than love Jehovah we should be madly in love with him!" talk about a cringeworthy moment.
Er....at least the Catholic's get to MARRY Christ....the J-dog is just a commitment-phobe sisters!He must have abandonment issues....Dump him!!!!!!
Suggesting an appealing relationship with select gods has been on going since ancient times, as if you made the gods unhappy something tragic was going to happen to individuals or entire civilizations as it may be.
As well if you do certain things to appease these gods good things will happen, such as relief of sickness and possible death, prosperity of wealth in crop growth etc..
This psychological assertion of imposing fear is still used today to coerce and allure people to an organized group of men, as well control these people's thoughts, emotions and social behaviors.
The WTS's intention is to created a predisposition that Jehovah god is watching people to their righteous subservience and appeasement to him, so that these ones can survive Armageddon and live on in a earthly paradise. This is accomplished by reading the WTS's literature and leaning how to appease Jah by the top leaders of this publishing house who are said to be correctly interpreting the bible's Scriptures.
At tonight's meeting, we will be taught that God could oversee events to benefit his servants. Well, after seeing tragic, horrible, painful deaths of so many self proclaimed "God's friends", it is blatantly obvious that the jerk is nobody's friend.
Like Sam Harris says, if he even exists, he's either impotent or downright evil.
What a nice friend to have.
A friend that forces the relationship to go exactly his way is not a friend.
A friend that remains silent is not a friend.
A friend that has had a history of wiping out millions of people and plans on doing it to a further 8 billion more...is NOT a friend, but sounds dangerous....