Turn on the TV!
Nine days after Mark’s wedding, I got a phone call early Tuesday morning.
“Get up… get up and go turn on your TV!” It was Mike, my Jehovah’s Witness friend from Seattle.
Ok so I got up and walked downstairs and did what he said. There it was, I saw the smoke and flames coming out of the twin towers.
“This is it!” Mike said. “This is the beginning of the end!” I just sat there in amazement, watching this scene of total horror and destruction.
Then it happened, one of the towers collapsed. There was total pandemonium. There were people with grey dust and blood streaming down their faces as they were running down the streets, screaming in sheer terror.
Mike keep mumbling about Armageddon coming, as I set there totally dumbfounded.
Then it hit me. My next bolt of lightning of conscience.
These people, the Jehovah’s Witness were happy about this event. Their promise was coming true. Their Armageddon was coming at long last. This was the beginning of the chain of events that would take them to their paradise.
I watched those people dying before my eyes. So, this was supposed to be a preview of coming events.
Just, three thousand people died that day. The Jehovah's Witnesses were waiting for their god to do the same thing to 7,500,000,000 people!
In that moment, with Mike on the phone and the death and destruction thousands before me I knew.
I knew that this Jehovah, this god of death and destruction was not the god, I was worshiping any more.
It was the last defining moment of my relationship with the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
I got off the phone with Mike and knew there was only one thing left to do.
The paper work.
I sent in my letter of disassociation on September 18th 2001. Just twelve days before my fifty second birthday. The letter said this.
To Whom It May Concern
I no longer want to be a member of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania.
For years I have felt that this is a fear based organization. Fear and hatred is something that man has created to control other people. It is very disturbing for me to see Jehovah’s Witnesses actually happy over the death and destruction that took place last week, believing that their salvation is now close at hand. Jehovah God the God that I’m worshiping is not the kind of God that would bring this kind of destruction to the entire planet. I believe that God’s creation is good and that he has the ability to save everyone. Not just one tenth of one percent of the population.
May God bless and keep you all
May God bless & keep the world of Mankind!
Very Sincerely Yours