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
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