With all of the bat-shit crazy propaganda of late, I'm considering talking to my wife about the cult. We have had zero religious discussions for two years.
The last discussion ended with ,"You have no beliefs, no personal beliefs, because you change your "beliefs" when the WTBTS writes an article." My wife paused and replied, "We know Jehovah's name." 😑
There has been relative peace in the home since that day, and I am trying to keep it that way. I don't want my mistakes ( being in a cult, marrying the wrong person ( so did she ), getting married way too young in a country town ( so did she ), not listening to my dissonance, ect, ruining my child's prospects. Even so, peace is not merely the absence of conflict.
By the way, my kid is doing great, still UNBAPTIZED! I'm working on the "higher education/dreams" situation. I never refuse an opportunity to spend time with my child. I have always tried to instill the value of critical thinking at every opportunity. Also, I'm not kicking her out of the nest. And I never, NEVER use guilt trips or encourage "Pioneering." LOL!!
I have to be at the RC this year, so I'm going to make the best of it. The sickening "shunning" video is going to provide me with an excellent opportunity to help my kid. She always has her phone, so when that video ends...she's getting a text. I'm going to tell her that I love her and I will NEVER abandon her like those parents in the video. I hope it will make an impression.
Back to the wife... I'm planning on bring up a past discussion, one that involved me sharing TTATT. I told my wife that pretty soon, all she will hear is "ORG, ORG, ORG, GB, GB, GB..", and that "Jehovah" really means ORG/GB. So this RC may be a great opportunity to prove my worth as a "prophet."
Remember, I'm the guy who realized they were "anointed" and went to the store, bought ingredients and wine, and celebrated the Lord's Evening Meal, alone. Then I told my wife ( this was very serious at the time, because I was learning TTATT and felt that the ORG could be cleansed..) and she cried, saying that she would rather see me die, because at least we would be together ( platonic??) in Pandadise.
When that shit went down, something clicked inside my brain. Why would "God" cause so much pain by separating a family? Either we all live and die, and go back to "God" ( Hebrews 9:26,27 ) or we all get life on Earth...someday... This was all under the assumption that the Bible is inspired and that humans have just twisted the message. ( Hilarious side point: Mankind has been trying to decode the Bible for centuries upon centuries. LOL!! Nice work, GOD!! )
Anyhow, the wife still thinks, that I think, that I'm anointed. ( I guess, we don't discuss spiritual things.) I don't, but it does provide a convenient way to explain why I "know" certain things. She's already programmed to believe bullshit, so why not use that to my advantage? Isn't a little mystical manipulation better than saying, "You're a freaking f***tard zombie sheeple! You have no reasoning skills! Nothing you believe and base your life on is true!"?? You can't just yank someone from the Matrix. It's hard enough to open Padora's Box when it's your decision.
I've rambled enough, I suppose. I think I'm just going to have a cocktail, and say, "Wifey, you are going to hear some bat-shit crazy things at the RC. None of it will happen. The children who you see at the KH will all graduate High School in the next decade. We will bury our parents. The old ones at the KH will be gone. We will continue to get older, and then we are next to go. There's no overlapping generation and the "Evil Slave" in not hypothetical. ( I have to use the Bible angle for now.) Are you going to remember what I've just said in 10 - 20 years??"