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"Feeling sorry for yourself" about being hit by your husband is not Christian 2/15/12 WT Page 25 P 12

by yourmomma 449 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • yourmomma
    yourmomma

    Have anyone of you read, the absolutly jaw dropping paragraph in this article about a women who was hit by her husband? Its in page 25 of the 2/15/12 WT Study edition (I read the dumbed down version).

    If there was any question, that the watchtowers stance is for wives to simply take it when their husbands abuse them, this makes it crystal clear.

    Who the hell is scanning these things before they go to print? LOL

    Hear that sisters? Your husband is beating you, forget leaving since thats out of the question, you CANT EVEN FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF, AND its probably YOUR FAULT since YOU havent being showing "acts of love" to him, even though he is an abuser and hits you.

    Maybe I am just over reacting, but this seems like one of the worst things I have ever read in a WT in a long time.

  • designs
    designs

    Wife abuse has long been used by the Watchtower Leaders as an example of the 'good little subservient Christian wife' pattern. Criminal.

  • james_woods
    james_woods

    Watchtower interpretation of family violence:  "B*tch was asking for it."

  • skeeter1
    skeeter1

    Quote?

  • unshackled
    unshackled

    Yeah I noticed that too yourmomma. How dare she "try to prove a point"...that kinda thing is gonna bring on a beatdown. But just take the beatings and after 17 years he'll accept the truth. Abracadabra!

    Here's that paragraph...

    12 Selma recalls a lesson she learned
    from the Witness who studied with her.
    “On one particular day,” says Selma, “I
    didn’t want to have a Bible study. The
    night before, Steve had hit me as I had
    tried to prove a point, and I was feeling
    sad and sorry for myself. After I told
    the sister what had happened and how
    I felt, she asked me to read 1 Corinthians
    13:4-7. As I did, I began to reason,
    ‘Steve never does any of these loving
    things for me.’ But the sister made me
    think differently by asking, ‘How many
    of those acts of love do you show toward
    your husband?’ My answer was,
    ‘None, for he is so difficult to live with.’
    The sister softly said, ‘Selma, who is
    trying to be a Christian here? You or
    Steve?’ Realizing that I needed to adjust
    my thinking, I prayed to Jehovah to help
    me be more loving toward Steve. Slowly,
    things started to change.”After 17 years,
    Steve accepted the truth.

  • serenitynow!
    serenitynow!

    OMG. That is repugnant. Did anyone notice what's missing from this experience? They didn't say the beatings stopped. I know they figure it's implied by saying he accepted the "truth." I think I will go to the hall and comment on that.

  • poopsiecakes
  • Found Sheep
  • insearchoftruth
    insearchoftruth

    I am really stunned by this, but of course they will spin it to their advantage....but wtf, who is proofreading this stuff

  • cofty
    cofty

    Disgusting.

    "Selma kicked Steve's sorry ass out on the street and called the police" - that would have been an experience worth sharing as an example.

  • stuckinamovement
    stuckinamovement

    This is disgusting. I read it this way. 

     

    "Selma realized that she had the wrong attitude towards the way her husband treated her. She understood that Steve hit her because she was unwisely trying to make a point. Coming to grips with her error and adjusting her attitude brought peace to the family. Eventually, Steve got to the point where he would only hit her when she disrespected his God appointed headship.   Instead feeling sorry for herself and focusing on her bruises and pains, Selma resolved to focus on Steve's good traits, such as providing well for the family, and taking care of home maintenance. Truly, these husbands can be "won without a word" if the wife applies bible principles." 

  • poopsiecakes
    poopsiecakes

    What Cofty said...or how about the 'good sister' making an effort to help get this poor woman out of the abusive situation? 17 years? Really? arrrggghhhh

     

     

  • Mary
    Mary

    Oh give me a f**king break..........OK, here's an idea:  How about I go down to Crooklyn and beat the hell out of one of the Slobbering Body members.  A black eye, a broken jaw, a busted nose.....or maybe I'll just kick his balls through the roof of his mouth.......Let's see how long he'll put up with it for before screaming for help and having me arrested for Assault.

    We should scan this page and forward it to as many Women's Rights groups as possible.  Something tells me they wouldn't take too kindly that millions of women in one group are being told that they should stay with an abusive husband because he might convert one day.

    I shouldn't have read that.....now I'm pissed off. 

  • Lore
    Lore

    The night before, Steve had hit me as I had tried to prove a point, and I was feeling sad and sorry for myself.

    . . .

    Realizing that I needed to adjust my thinking, I prayed to Jehovah to help me be more loving toward Steve.

    That's right woman, it's YOUR fault. He shouldn't have to repeat himself.

    He's your head.

    Which means you're his body.

    He's supposed to pummel his body.

    So take it like god says!

  • agonus
    agonus

    Effing Christ.

     

    But here's the stinger: "...after 17 years, Steve accepted the truth".

     

    Goes hand-in-hand with the Kool-Aid Edition article about your husband accepting "The Truth", not because you actually have the truth, but for no other reason than that you simply can't admit you're wrong and aren't open to the possibility that you might be brainwashed.

     

    If this is Christianity, then Christianity is a cult.

     

    Which it isn't.

     

    They can go to hell.

  • serenitynow!
    serenitynow!
    Too bad I wasn't studying with Selma. I'd have told her to make Steve's ass some hot grits & molasses for dinner. Boom. Problem solved.
  • Nice_Dream
    Nice_Dream

    It also disturbs me the way the sister "spoke softly" to Selma. Subtly demonstrating how Christian sisters shouldn't raise their voices to make their points and be submissive. What a horrible article!

  • poopsiecakes
    poopsiecakes

    We should scan this page and forward it to as many Women's Rights groups as possible.  Something tells me they wouldn't take too kindly that millions of women in one group are being told that they should stay with an abusive husband because he might convert one day.

    word.



  • zulukai
    zulukai

    The JW religion is an "old boys club". Most religions are. Submission of women has been a mandate of nearly all religions since the dawn time. The WTBTS has made this caveman edict a major sacrament featuring it in countless

    articles, conventions and platform talks. Mysogeny is a favoutite pastime of the cult. When a sister is constantly dumbed down into a cowering servant stance it's easy for their husbands to get away with any outrage. Studies of

    abusive men show that this behavior does NOT change with conversion to religion. They have a screw loose, some are pyschotics who need to be locked up.

    Men who beat, browbeat and denigrate their wives do so with impunity in the JW cult. I know because I was one of those women. Going to the elders was a major eye opener for me. And, in a bizzare turnabout, I later learned that

    the elder I spoke with was himself fond of bashing his wife around. So fond in fact that his wife was well known to the hospital I worked at! How her many trips to the ER failed to prompt a major red flag in my former congregation

    was a mystery to me. And this was the man I turned to in desperation for help!

    Just shows what cretins the Society promotes to positions of power

  • Lore
    Lore
    I read the dumbed down version

    So do I, but I haven't tried the 'simplified english' version yet.  

     

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