Was talking to a good buddy of mine a couple days ago (we pioneered and were in Bethel together and have both left the cult a few years ago), about the current cart and d. And the consensus was that it is now a COMPLETE JOKE.
Was watching a couple witnesses last week sit at a table with their literature display. No approaching people for conversation, no initiating stimulating dialogue with passerbys, as was encouraged when I "pioneered" back in the day. Nope. This pair just sat there for hours aimlessly shooting the breeze watching people walk on by.
My dyed-in-the-wool pioneer JW mom had a shift on the cart witnessing and telling me that you've got to be approved by the service committee in order to be qualified to sit there aimlessly for hours, which is just stupefying to me.
What a joke! If I was still in the cult, I would be pining to get out so bad. This is the best creative time wasting maneuver they can come up with now??!! What a complete and total waste of time!
This cult is not only destructive (as we've discussed ad nauseum on several occasions), but it truly stunts personal growth and development. Imagine if all that wasted time could be converted into bettering yourself through college education or doing community service or charitable works.