So...while chatting with my ultra "spiritual Elder" Father on the phone this afternoon, I couldn't resist using that line!
I had sent him that video of the recent convention showing brothers and sisters dancing to the "kingdom song" and waving their illuminated phones and arms in the air like some sort of revival church concert. (perhaps someone can post that link to that thread again here?)
I asked him again how he felt about that (in a light-hearted way). He tried to excuse it and say that it was ok nowadays etc... I reminded him that as a child I was told to stand respectfully and in a dignified way during songs. As a married man, we were told not to hold our wives hands or put our arms around each other during a prayer. These things were "undignified you know!"
Then he said "But things change, and like older teachings, we as Jehovah's people are refined and grow. Yes, even teachings that were wrong are now adjusted"
I couldn't resist and said: "Oh, so Jehovah made mistakes and errors in the past then right?"
He snapped back and said "NO! Jehovah doesn't make mistakes. He is perfect!"
So I again asked "So when those wrong things were taught, was Jehovah having a bad day? Did he get things wrong before when he directed his Spirit-directed Organization?"
His Cognitive Dissonance obviously got the better of him, and he suddenly had to ring off....