If the end is so close, are the elders trying to contact lost sheep?

by JH 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • forsharry

    Gee...I wouldn't really call myself lost...nor a sheep at that point. I'm more of a cuddly wolverine-like animal. And I have an impeccable sense of direction too, I'll have you know. :)

    I've been wondering that too actually. Of course in the very act of typing this reply galactic powers will be alerted and I'll have a line forming at my house when I get home of door-to-door religious salesmen, but here goes...

    Not a single witness has knocked at my door in almost 10 years. I just find that...intriguging. They don't know who I am, cause I have mad ninja relocating skills. I'm not inviting, believe me, but I just found it curious.

  • parakeet

    I've been inactive for more than 25 years. Not one phone call, visit, or letter.
    Baaaaaa ...... Baaaaaa ...... Baaaaaa ......

  • Honesty

    The elders came-a-lookin' last month and when the door opened they met....

  • PrimateDave

    I'm a bit partial to Pink Floyd (can't you tell?), and here's the lyrics to "Sheep".

    Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away;
    Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air.
    You better watch out,
    There may be dogs about
    I've looked over Jordan, and I have seen
    Things are not what they seem.

    What do you get for pretending the danger's not real.
    Meek and obedient you follow the leader
    Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel.
    What a surprise!
    A look of terminal shock in your eyes.
    Now things are really what they seem.
    No, this is no bad dream.

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
    He makes me down to lie
    Through pastures green He leadeth me the silent waters by.
    With bright knives He releaseth my soul.
    He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places.
    He converteth me to lamb cutlets,
    For lo, He hath great power, and great hunger.
    When cometh the day we lowly ones,
    Through quiet reflection, and great dedication
    Master the art of karate,
    Lo, we shall rise up,
    And then we'll make the bugger's eyes water.

    Bleating and babbling we fell on his neck with a scream.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers
    March cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.

    Have you heard the news?
    The dogs are dead!
    You better stay home
    And do as you're told.
    Get out of the road if you want to grow old.

    Dave (of the 'who would want to be livestock?' class)

  • Tuesday

    I would actually hope I wouldn't be contacted. I know they're trying to make some efforts through my mom by having her always tell me they were "asking for me". But someone comes to my door I'd know I was set up.

  • Lady Liberty
    Lady Liberty



  • damselfly

    I would be shocked if they called on me considering how long it;s been. It might be fun if they did, I"ve got some questions for them.


  • sspo

    they are too busy knocking on not at homes, don't forget if they don't get their 9.2 hrs a month they will lose their coveted position.

    Then the congregations would surely fall apart without their leadership.

    I remember shepherding calls were always neglected, we would come up with a program or schedule but after a couple of months it would die out.

  • Gregor

    In the late seventies they instructed all the elders to contact those in their area who had "faded". Some of these people had been gone for 20 years but they had never been DF'd or anything else. The purpose was to try to reactivate them or disfellowship them. "Officially in or officially out" were the words of our Elder school instructor, Sam Friend. (By the way, this campaign led to some of the stupidest, most assinine elder visits you could imagine)

    It's just another tactic to ratchet up some "the end is near" excitement.

  • stevenyc

    If the end is soooooooooo close, why are they building a HUGE multi-million dollar building of accommodation a couple of blocks from where I live?!?!?!?!


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