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David Horner, Ocean Shores

On a recent Monday morning I found an original correctly addressed and hand-written one page letter in our letter-box in Ocean Shores.

It was written and signed by ‘Heidi’ in black biro. Looked like the hand of a young person. ‘Heidi’ reminded me of the suffering going on around the world and how God has promised that the day will come when suffering and pain ‘will be no more’.

The letter informed me that the teachings of the Bible (JW New World version, of course) assures me that if I become a Jehovah’s Witness Christian thence ‘poverty, injustice, sickness and death will no longer exist’ AND ‘humans will be able to enjoy life forever in Paradise on Earth.’

Enclosed with the letter was a printed Jehovah’s Witness leaflet to encourage me to look further into their fairy-tale religion.

I felt sad for ‘Heidi’ and young people like her living this delusion. I imagined ‘Heidi’ being instructed by the Elders on a weekend morning, to sit and copy out many of these one page letters instead of being outside enjoying life with her friends in our beautiful Brunswick Heads environment.

My hope – for the ‘Heidi’s’ growing up in this toxic environment of the JW’s Kingdom Halls – is that one day they will see beyond these religious delusions and live lives free of this and all other conspiracy theories.

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