Will you attend the Memorial this year? Why? Why not?

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    Lied2NoMore posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:43:09 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    I'm going to gobble up as much crackers and booze as I can. Gonna raise the glass high in the air in "toast" fashion then chug it ALL down. I just want to be counted. Maybe we should all plan it and take video to post on YouTube. Who is with me?

    Hillary posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:46:20 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    Don't attend. Let's help make the number of attendees go even lower than it did last year. Number of attendees going down every year. Number of partakers going up every year.

    NeverKnew posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:47:50 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    I'm in it for the learning experience. I was invited last year, but after reading about a count of some sort, I was insulted and bowed out.

    Would I have to sign something acknowledging my attendance? How do they count the attendees? Are non-Jws counted?

    OH WAIT! There appeared to be only one entrance/exit. Is that the case at all KHs???

    20yearfader posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:59:16 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    nope haven't been in over 20 some odd years,but i like how family members that dont keep in contact can find your number for a night an invite you....looking forward to shareing with them a peace of my mind.

    MrFreeze posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:01:48 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    NeverKnew, they count at some point during the Memorial service. Those attendants in the back are the ones who do the counting. They count all non-JW's as well.

    If you go, you should drink the wine and eat the bread.

    Pterist posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:08:53 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    @home with my wife,........ where two or three ......

    Found Sheep posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:12:43 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    nope

    F dinah posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:22:19 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    No. Why get dressed and go somewhere to get those "poor pitiful lost soul" looks from people who are more lost than I am.

    NeverKnew posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:28:01 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    MrFreeze: Here's what's hilarious. Given the description of the service, if I, with my background, noticed that everyone was simply passing a plate and drink around, I'd first wonder what's wrong with the "communion". Then, I'd figure there must be something spiritual about letting everyone lay hands on (breathe on) the communion wafers and wine and that we'd have to go around again. Put someone with my background in the front next to an annointed who "partakes" and it's over... without a pattern - I'd be partaking too!

    Lefty and his Bouncer have to count, great. Maybe they should count as people come in. Not like they can get in an alternate way.

    I'd go to learn, but I don't want to boost the numbers.

    ...who the hE@&*#$ counts the attendees. *sigh*

    whathappened posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:33:20 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    This year I plan on missing the third consecutive memorial in a row. Feels good. Now that my mother has passed away, I will never have to go back inside the kingdom hall again. Yeah!

    finally awake posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:36:15 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    We will not be attending this year. We did not attend last year either. Given our situation - no close family members in the borg and no friends left in the borg who will still speak to us, there's really no reason for us to go except to stir up trouble. Some days I wouldn't mind poking the hornet's nest for a little excitement, but right now it just seems like too much trouble.

    F Quandry posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:46:15 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    Noooooooooo! I can't think of anywhere I'd rather not be.......also, I don't want to bolster their numbers with my presense.

    skeeter1 posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:19:35 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    Nope. I own no pantyhose.

    Skeeter

    Pterist posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:27:56 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    It's amazing, we use to go to the KH to see everybody reject the very symbol of our ransom we supposedly thought we accepted. ???

    As someone posted some time ago, at the first memorial, all 13 ate, just one was anointed !!!

    jworld posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:36:29 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    no I will not attend. Last year I was finally mentally freed from thinking I should go to the memorial. This is my second year out!

    LoisLane looking for Superman posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:39:34 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    ****er1-----> "I have no panty hose" lol

    Me...Nope, can't make me. Not going to go.

    Just Lois

    konceptual99 posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:20:20 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    Hiya Phizzy,

    Those of you going should be ashamed.

    That's a little harsh isn't it? I am going because I it's not an option not to go right now. I am still trying to keep the peace at home on basics like meetings, field service and family study. Plus I am serving

    I guess it's easy to point the finger at the ones who are already out and are popping along for the yearly ritual but each to their own. For some it may be the one thing that makes the difference between total rejection by friends/family and being able to live a normal life the rest of the year.

    Perhaps this will be my last one... Cantleave did the talk at his last memorial!

    F FreeGirl2006 posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:25:27 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    2005 was thankfully my last one...would rather pick lint from my belly button.

    talesin posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:26:11 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    I have not set foot in a KH since I was 18, so nope!

    M Wasanelder Once posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:42:15 GMT(2/20/2013)

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    No. don't believe in it.

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