So, I guess the clip of Morris at the liquor store is embedded in the cedars video above, but here it is cut out as well:
I have somewhat mixed feelings about this video... My first, spontaneous, reaction? Something like this: hey, let the man have his liquor, what's the big deal, maybe it ends with a happier Morris and more lenient new policy.
Why that spontaneous reaction? Might be because really, I'm not that surprised. If anything is obvious in this video - without all the glimmer and makeup of jw broadcasting and such - he's just an ordinary old man not that different from the average person you meet out in public. He's not some special anointed chosen one destined for heavenly life, and he may or may not have an alcohol addiction. Oh, and he happens to be a leader of a cult with millions of members. In one way I felt a bit sad about it all. Millions of jw's struggle daily to live up to the high standards and rules that these men enforce. A majority of rank and file are sincere people, trying to do what they believe is the right thing. And many of these really look up towards these leaders as good examples, as representatives of god. And when push comes to shove, THIS IS WHAT YOU GET, Anthony Morris buying 12 bottles of whiskey. For the average jw, being caught with that trolley would've certainly caused suspicion among the elders. And, why didn't he take the opportunity to start a conversation about the good news, maybe leave a tract?
So, note to self: If I'm ever to join a new cult, at least choose one with somewhat charismatic leaders. It will feel better when (if) you decide to leave - you will feel less cheated.
Last Edit: Jul 4, 2019 15:50:38 GMT -7 by Rusholme
Shimmerjet: I am ok hotone thanks for asking, usually warm for this time of year here in middlew earth
Jun 15, 2019 15:02:06 GMT -7
Rusholme: Greetings from Sweden! Long time no see! :)
Jun 23, 2019 9:48:46 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: hey Rusholme great to see you, gottta go to work but hopefully we can catch up soon, hope you are well x
Jun 23, 2019 12:53:06 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Morning all, have a beautiful day x
Jun 27, 2019 12:53:42 GMT -7
Rusholme: Hope everyone is having a nice day!
Jul 3, 2019 8:16:33 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Today felt like a week, last day of school tomorrow then two glorious weeks off, the kids have checked out already, making for the long day!
Jul 3, 2019 20:44:50 GMT -7
Rusholme: Sounds good shimmer, hope you'll have a great vacay!
Jul 4, 2019 3:41:40 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Yay! Days off! Unfortunately I've got a pile of stuff to do around the house.
Jul 4, 2019 14:30:56 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Yea same, like a date with the linen cupboard lol
Jul 4, 2019 22:07:26 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: quee, hello, lol I was just looking to see if you were on fb and here you are, hows things?
Jul 4, 2019 22:10:57 GMT -7
Queequeg: Great Shimmy, I'll try to catch you on facebook in a bit.
Jul 4, 2019 22:16:17 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: the one thing Australia does better than New Zealand is......... vegemite beats marmite hands down
Jul 5, 2019 0:12:34 GMT -7
DrivingAce: Hey Guys! It's been a while since I came on, but I wanted to say a quick hello! I've been mostly lurking on the exjw Subreddit, but I didn't want to forget everyone here! Hope all is well!
Jul 8, 2019 8:37:39 GMT -7
Rusholme: Good to hear from you drivingace, all the best! ; )
Jul 10, 2019 7:43:09 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Wanted..... posters, please we need to liven up this place, we get many visitors but not many posters, why is this? We are a laid back bunch, most veiws welcome, christain, pagan, everyday stuff, all makes for a good convo? take the plunge and post?
Jul 12, 2019 2:39:53 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I'm happy to report that I finally got a day off! Yay! Finally got a chance to post a few things. I hope you guys are having a wonderful day today!
Jul 14, 2019 9:58:37 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I hope to finally retire sometime at the end of the year.
Jul 14, 2019 18:00:29 GMT -7