We missed you at the meetings...

by punkofnice 43 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • OnTheWayOut

    "We missed you at the meetings."

    Really? Because we can do lunch tomorrow if you miss me so much.

  • punkofnice

    slidin - It's a bum rap.

    OTWO - We can do lunch tomorrow at the coffee morning at St John's church............

  • days of future passed
    days of future passed

    Yes I said that a few times. The thing is, except for one or two friends, I didn't do anything with people after the meetings or service. Sundays were wrecked if you had the second meeting at 12 or 1:00. Saturday - after forcing yourself out in service, you barely had half a day to recover.

    The majority of the people you knew in the "truth" were only encountered at the meetings. A strange life indeed.

  • punkofnice

    Dofp - I agree with you. So much time wasted on that nutty cult that could have been put to better use. Many a ruined weekend.

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  • LongHairGal


    I remember hearing this garbage. But, if I had few associations in the religion when I was regularly attending, I certainly wouldn't expect to have them once I stopped.

    It was my feeling that the people in the religion just saw other people in the hall (not their regular friends) as part of the scenery and didn't care to bother with them outside. Even though this made me a little sad at the time, I accepted it as normal.

    Once I removed my presence from the Kingdom Hall and was no longer a hologram picture on the wall, I did not expect (or want) any of these phonies to look me up. Don't miss them.

  • Saethydd

    I guess one nice side effect of being officially out of the religion is not having to deal with this particular kind of bullshit.

  • steve2

    "If your aim was true, you wouldn't miss me - you'd hit the bullseye on my back."

  • Dagney

    "We missed you at the meetings."

    Me: Awww!! Thank you! Hugs.

  • sparrowdown

    "We've missed you at the meetings."

    The qualifer is "at the meetings."

    They can never just say "we miss you" that would imply they actually miss you unconditionally as a person and a friend. You are neither, you are a JW first and foremost a JW with obligations.

    They have to add "at the meetings" so you are reminded that there are conditions placed on this "friendship."

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