Last night we were invited to a get-together with quite a few heavies attending—elders and regular pioneers. There was beer and later some music. Everyone got relaxed and let down their guard and starting talking all kinds of non-theocratic stuff that you only discuss after a few beers. Movies like Jurassic park, iron man, predator vs alien, all those movies with violence------ but it’s okay.
When I saw everyone in a merry mood, I asked the question;
“Hey, what would you guys think if the Society decided to go all tech and get rid of all the Kingdom Halls and everyone just listened to all the meetings and conventions on video, internet or TV?”
It got real quite!!!!-------
I thought I was in trouble---------------
Everyone started----------------------------“Hell ya”
They started voicing their thoughts on how great it would be not to have to go to all the meetings, no traveling far for conventions.
Then they went beyond what I had asked.
And it brought a smile to my face.
They continued with the idea that perhaps in the future, field service would involve internet, and email witnessing and no more door to door. You should of seen the evil grins.
But why stop there. One elder blurts out; “No judicial committees, no disfellowshipping”
Then one sister blurts out, “Every type of conduct would be between Jehovah and the individual.
One brother blurts out; “No more elders, no more elders meetings, no CO hectic week”
One young kid jumps in and says; “No Bethel service and No regular pioneering”
One old sister and her old husband jumps in with a serious frown on his face and asks the question; “Yea but how would we baptized new ones?”
A bunch of teenagers shout; “ Home baptism.”
And it just went on and on…………They kept up the conversation for about an hour.
And to my surprise they worked out the details better than we would have here on this site.
Would it work?
Well I did some research and found out that there are several fundamental religious evangelists who have been very successful at making money via social network, internet, and TV. Even non-Christian extremist are successful in recruiting for their cause.
So think about the idea of a paradise earth with no death, getting young again, a resurrection, no war, sickness, animals at peace, and all you have to do is watch videos and read a few magazines and Donate. That’s it!
Is it possible the Watchtower is headed that way? With all the Bethel layoffs, less printing, magazines even being cancelled in some countries, very few Kingdom Halls being constructed.
And they wouldn’t have to worry anymore about any more child sexual abuse lawsuits.
I think we got a winner!