Sometimes back, I almost join Jehovah's witnesses (JW). But I could not harvest all the fantasies I neaded while dodging all the absurdities it never made sense. The fantasy is what I found it to be incredibly beautifull picture of a paradise. The absurdity is the idea of some sureptitious origin of sin in an earlier paradise, a WAR (killing) amongst IMMORTALS in the land of PEACE!! An EROR that was found in the works of a PERFECT being!!
To put it simple; I love paradises but I still love the devil as well!:)
The following chapter is the bread and butter of JW
"The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the h*** of a cobra,
and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holly mountain,
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD
as the waters cover the sea. Isaiah 11:6-9
That day, the impossible will be possible! Of course JW sees the 'ascension' more deeper than many here do! That day, even lions will go vegans! It makes perfect sense, if man must go vegan at some point in his spiritual development, so must lions! Spirituality should not be something that belongs to man alone. Farthermore, such must be a longing of someone who TRUELY care for animals cause it matters less whether a man or a lion kills an animal, anymore than it matters if a man or a lion kills your child etc. They die, that is all what counts! If we must create a paradise, DEATH itself, not just KILLING, must become something of the past!
I know there are the dare devils who will come and pretend here that the fear no death and/they even embrace it! I have seen many who say that yet when an HARMLESS lion without teeth ROARS from the door, they are always the first to reach at the window naked!
When JW paints the above verse in their magazines, it gives a magnet like attraction to that paradise! I had colored my house with all those wonderfull paintings. It often makes lots of sense in modern town life where we leave in something like an artificial superstructure with pollutions of all kinds, from smockes to incesant noices. We can hardly tell what the original, natural world was.
So JW rarely include artificial things in their paradises. The only machine that I once saw was a GUITAR! This may be one of the reason I liked the paradise!:)