Urban Legend

by Siddhashunyata 15 Replies latest jw friends

  • Siddhashunyata

    Don't know if this has been posted somewhere but I just received it in an email : ( for your encouragement)

    "Thought you'd all enjoy this experience.
    > This is an experience from Andre' Ramseyer, Overseer, just back from the
    > Branch Committee Course at Patterson: In England, one of our blind
    > brothers had a seeing-eye dog that would faithfully guide and take him
    > to the meetings each week. The dog got into the routine of bringing our
    > brother every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday to the Kingdom Hall. When
    > our brother died, the dog became the property of another blind person,
    > this time a non-Witness.
    > The dog left the man puzzled. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday the
    > dog was rearing to go and encouraging his owner to leave the house. So
    > finally, the man followed the dog's lead, and unknown to him, he was
    > brought to the Kingdom Hall and guided to a chair. The man didn't know
    > where he was, but he enjoyed the warm reception he got from everyone. He
    > started to study with the Bible with the Witnesses.
    > Not only does this experience show how Jehovah can even use his animal
    > creation to bring someone into the Truth, but... also:
    > If a dog knows where he should be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays,
    > isn't it a good example for us and our own meeting attendance? "

  • under_believer

    It has been posted before, but I noticed something this time that I didn't before: Does a dog do what it does out of understanding, reason, and desire? Noooo.... the dog knew where he "should" be every meeting time, but not why, and did not have any understanding of what was going on once it got there.
    Very accurate anecdote, after all.

  • Siddhashunyata
    'Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.' (Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955)
  • foundfreedom

    Good one under_believer, sounds like what we did to our kids when we drug them to the meetings. I feel really bad what I have done to my kids in the past by making them go with me and now I am letting them be normal kids, none of this JW stuff anymore!!

  • dinah

    Our dog would have led him to a waiting school bus at 7:05 every morning!

  • Poztate

    I have heard this little Urban Legend before.(years ago) It is a bunch of BULL.The writing department was obviously working overtime again.

  • poodlehead

    But that is not the whole story. That is the part the JW's tell. But I talked to the man who got the dog after the second man died and got the whole story. The man was later disfellowshiped. YEAH shocking! Aparrantly the dog took him to kingdom hall on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. But Monday was bingo night at Our Lady of Lords. Wensday night was book night at the 25 cent peep show. Friday night was down the dark alley to pick up the stash for the next week. But Saturday the dog got really excited for. Dress up night at the Iron Spur a great leather bar. Who knew dogs can be drag queens.

  • Highlander

    Hey Poodlehead,

    Shouldn't the dog have been Disfellowshipped too?

  • freedom96

    Blows my mind that people believe this stuff.....they want it to be true so bad.

  • vitty



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