I happened to be picking up the family from the Kingdom Hall today, and it struck me how the outside appearance has changed a little. I know it's not new, but perhaps being away from it all for so long made a difference.
Of course I noticed the blue JW.ORG box on the side labeled "Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses", but it was two things that stood out to me. The first thing was the meeting times. The second thing was the complete lack of any mention of Jesus Christ anywhere on the outside of the building.
The meeting times: Instead of "Theocratic Ministry School" or "Watchtower Study", now it's "Midweek Meeting" and "Weekend Meeting". That's a really vague description. Seems to fit into the "inside information vs. outside information" category. Not harmful in itself, but why be so cryptic with the names?
Jesus: Well, we know the deal here. But, and I say this without holding onto a bunch of anger about it, how is it that a WEBSITE gets more mention outside your building than JESUS CHRIST? This is supposed to be the one true Christian religion, yet a visitor would be unable to identify you as a Christian meeting facility. Strictly speaking, "Jehovah's Witnesses" could easily be applied to a Jewish synagogue, given the Old Testament origin of that phrase. It was addressed to the Jews, after all. It simply underscores the feeling I've had since waking up, that the organization is an idol, it gives itself more attention than Jesus Christ. Or worse, lumps him in as another part of the organization, rather than truly being the Head of every man, as it were.
I could be wrong, and I've got other problems to attend to. Just wanted to share those thoughts. I know this is an old topic, but thought it was worth mentioning. As opposed to other things I could talk about (Borg cubes are inbound again, but they're probably not coming for me, this time). Until later, you lying, treacherous, ravenous wolves.