Post by returnofthesaint on Nov 25, 2018 9:00:56 GMT -7
There's only one problem with religions that have all the answers they don't allow questions. JWs have so many deeply ingrained phobias, and so many of them trigger thought stopping. It's almost impossible to get through. That character is damned irritating behaving like a wally. She should have told him to sod off.
"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers which can't be questioned" -Richard Feynman-
Yesterday on my way to meet a girlfriend I passed a cart with three JWs standing there - 2 women 1 man. It's a busy thoroughfare, and I said very loudly for all to hear: 'My mother is a Jehovah's Witness and she refuses to have anything to do with me because I'm not a Jehovah's Witness anymore!' Looks of astonishment on their faces but I just kept walking, had to meet girlfriend.
So girlfriend and I came back (she's never been a Jehovah btw), we've been best friends since 1979. And we approached them. Talk about put on a show of decency in front of someone whose never been a Jehovah (girlfriend told them). They acted surprised that JW mother has cut me off. I said I've always asked questions - too many questions for their liking. And the man actually said 'We like people to ask questions.' WTF? I asked them if they'd please explain to me the overlapping generations teaching.
Two of them said in unison just like working a script: Go to our WEBSITE JW.org and it will explain everything. (How lazy, it's such a cop-out)
I said no I don't want to read about it on a website. I want someone to explain it to me from the bible - with me, face to face. I want to be able to discuss it.
They were being so kind, looks of earnest desire to help, especially one of the women. Asked me when I left the org. When I said 1980 they all got these small wry smiles at each other, probably thinking, oh she doesn't know anything about all our new light blah, blah, blah. The two women seemed very nice actually.
So they asked what area I live, and my phone number, and they'll get someone to call me and come over, even gave me the name of the person who'll be phoning me. So I did.
Let's see if anyone calls.
They said they're at this particular place every week so if I'll give it a week, and if no one's called I'll go back to them and hassle them some more.
Have since looked up JW.org's "explanation" (cough) of the overlapping generations. What a load of absolute nonsense.
“I said I've always asked questions - too many questions for their liking. And the man actually said 'We like people to ask questions.' WTF? I asked them if they'd please explain to me the overlapping generations teaching. Two of them said in unison just like working a script: Go to our WEBSITE JW.org and it will explain everything. (How lazy, it's such a cop-out)”
It IS such a copout! It’s because that stupid teaching is illogical and unexplainable! Also, since everyone had gone online and getting the new bible that has different wording which makes it very difficult to research in their publications, very few research. They just listen to broadcasts. My recent jw houseguest admitted as much, that’s all she has time for and they trust the “loving” governing body that much.
When I think of all the years I hoofed it out in service, up and down stairs in the hilly territory I lived in, with a toddler in one hand and a baby in a pack on my back.... I was in great shape in the those years, I’ll say that.
These 3 JWs were around 60 years old; they had a captive audience (including someone whose never been a JW) . When I was a JW pioneer I always had my bible out flipping from one scripture to another. These 3 didn't produce a bible between them.
The friendly JW woman knew a couple of JW names I mentioned from the late 1970s so she obviously grew up JW.
Never ceases to amaze me how unquestioning these people are.
Thehotone4u2: I did the survey! The premise was that JW's are 16 times more likely to suffer from mental illness, and this is caused by social stress at work. I opine that it's because the JW's attract mentally ill people!
Feb 14, 2019 0:28:23 GMT -7
Marlborobarbie: y'all. we've caught the crud. baby has bronchitis, a URI, and so do the honey and myself. send help. i'm dying.
Feb 15, 2019 12:24:21 GMT -7