So it looks like about half of my JW relatives are not going back to the meetings once they open up the Kingdom halls.
The main reason all of them give is that if we were truly living in the last days, Jehovah would not have allowed the door to door preaching work, and Kingdom Hall meetings to STOP for over a year.
The elders have talked to some of them and tried to convince them that letter writing is accomplishing the same thing as door to door, and Zoom is the same as meetings-----------but my relatives just won’t buy it anymore.
Just a note here, at first, the Kingdom Hall lock-downs, and the No preaching door to door was not that bad,the relatives still held on to their faith strongly because they believed it was temporary. But after several months with no end in sight, they were so confused and depressed, they went on the internet LOOKING FOR ANSWERS, because the elders and the branch had no answers.
All of them ACCIDENTALLY found out several things like 607 not being the real date Jerusalem fell, Child abuse in the organization, and a lot of other things.
And they were pissed off, but it wasn’t the end of the world.
But then, it dawn on them what that meant.
The WORST THING OF ALL is----Finding out that there is not going to be a God of Justice that is going to step in and make all things right.
Like resurrect those millions of innocent mothers, fathers, children, young couples that were gassed in concentration camps during the Nazi regime.
Like resurrect the millions of people who have been burned alive, thrown into the Roman games to be eaten by lions, torn apart by hyenas, beautiful young girls force to be raped before they reach puberty.
Like getting rid of all the evil people in the world who have trafficked, murdered, raped, other human beings.
Like giving children who died early of cancer or birth defects, another chance of the real life.
Being shocked that there is going to be NO resurrection for your parents, children, wife or husband that has died. The idea that You’ll never see them again is unbearable.
The feeling of being Deeply Sadden that,we will NEVER BE ALIVE AGAIN, just like we were not alive for billions and billions of years.
This is the only
thing that I just can’t help my relatives with. There is nothing I can
say to comfort them. And now most of them have done the research on
the Bible and know it’s not God’s inspired Word. So they found out all on their own, without any help from me, that the paradise earth hope was just a story made up by some ancient people, and then the story was deified and made true by others wanting it to be true so badly. .
Do you ever look back, ----and LAMENT--------to those days BEFORE you started seeing the hypocrisy,
before you started questioning the Organization.
When you really believed With all your heart and soul that it was TRUE!
before you found out “Things” on the internet,
When you still had that feeling and Belief of complete security, that One Day Jehovah was going to come down and Set things straight, and remove all evil persons from the earth, and resurrect all those people that deserved a second chance, including the people you’ve love and lost.
And the feeling that if by some chance you died, -----You Would Eventually be Back in a Better World.
That’s what messing up my jw relatives that are waking up.