I have a relative that is a Jehovah’s Witness. All I can say is that there are far more intelligent things than such. There are far more alive ways of being than such. There are far less ridiculous ways of seeing than such. It would be ten times more true to believe in and worship Mickey Mouse than such distorted false interpretations.
But the mind is clever and can create clever rational and justifications for deeply irrational understandings. Within a closed context you can literally propagate any reality. And with a foundation of fanaticism all false rational can seem quite reasonable in fact.
Essentially they are trying to say that there is a patriarchal god that feels offended by some fallen angels and their influence upon humans. And through such reasoning this patriarchal god feels justified in murdering ninety nine point nine nine percent of the population. Now that seems reasonable. But if for some reason you do not believe this to be reasonable and you have a meek heart, they are willing to come to your home for a year or two and reason with you within a closed context until you are convinced that this is the truth of all reality. And the pay off for them is that they will get eternal life for preaching to you.
That is amazing… I mean even the planet will not live forever but they will live forever. I mean that is amazing, that is a great deal and in such context it seems the most reasonable of things. And if you really are not still convinced they have hundreds of books that you can read to convince you of such and deepen your understanding of such. And if you are still not convinced you can go to their meetings and conventions and see how other rational people within this closed context have come to understand such deep concepts of reality. And if for some reason you still are not convinced there is faith. Good old faith.
The fact of the matter is; reality is not a complex closed context. Reality is not a complex closed concept.
Every child knows reality to be an intimate, immediate reality.
Every animal knows reality to be an alive wonder.
Every flower knows reality to be a simple grace.
Every dewdrop knows reality in its immediate bliss.
Reality is so immediate that it literally takes no time to understand.
Reality and truth is so profoundly obvious that only your true nature can see it.
No filter or context of mind can suffice.
If you can, enter reality directly through your heart…
Hari Om Tat Sat
Philip LaPointe, Herta LaPointe, Ruth Jennings, Darren Jennings, Steve Jennings
Mount Seymour Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses Vancouver, Canada
Ken Kazor, Daniel Kazor, Bill Griffiths, Karen Griffiths, David Pysh, Anne Pysh, Michael Hobson