Daily life of a Jehovahs Witness
I'm writing a composition on the Jehovah's Witnesses and their Watchtower-organisation. Therefore I'd like to know more about their daily lives. How does a week of a Jehovah's Witness looks like?
PS. Thanks to the cat the opening post is empty.
Well, much like that first post being full of a bazillion little white pixels but when you view it as a whole you only see empty space, the life of a JW is full of a bazillion little meaningless duties but when you stand back and look at it as a whole it is actually totally empty.
Hi Maysun, and welcome to the forum.
Well, a week in the life of a jw, let's see....
Tuesday: Either a 2 hour theocratic ministry school, in which differrent jws give talks, and service meeting, where items from the monthly our kingdom ministry are considered, or a 1 - hour book study. At the moment they are studying "what does the bible really teach?
Thursday: Whichever meeting they haven't had Tuesday, they get on Thursday
Sunday: 45 minute public talk, followed by a 1 hour consideration of that week's watchtower study
On other days of the week, many jws go out to knock on peoples doors to hand out watchtower literature. More are usually out on Saturday than other days,
They sre also expected to prepare for each meeting, which can take an unspecified amount of time,
MAYSUN, WHEN i STILL WENT TO THE MEETINGS I HAD A BOOK STUDY MONDAY NIGHT, A MINISTRY SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND ON SUNDAY THERE WAS A PUBLIC TALK WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY A WATCHTOWER STUDY. SATURDAY MORNING WAS SERVICE DAY AND YOU WENT OUT AND KNOCKED ON DOORS. IF YOU DID NOT WORK ON WEEK DAYS YOU GOT OUT IN SERVICE AND ESPECIALLY ON HOLIDAYS SINCE JW'S DO NOT CELEBRATE ANY.
A day in the life... Thursday Morning 6:30 AM - Wake Up. Feel guilty for having erotic dream last night. Promise God that you will go out in service one extra hour to make up for it. Head for kitchen to make breakfast. Open package of sausage, pause to read ingredients to confirm no "blood products" present. 6:45 AM - While making coffee, realize that the WTBTS prescribed "Daily Text" has been sitting next to the microwave since last December, and you still haven't used it once, except to swat a fly. Promise God that you will read the daily text tomorrow. 7:00 AM - Turn on morning news on TV. Cluck your tongue in disgust at the latest comments from the Pope, President and UN. Imagine that you, an uneducated janitor Elder could run the world better than the current leaders. Wait anxiously for President to say "Peace and Security" so you can be the first to predict Armageddon. 7:15 AM - Send kids off to school bus. Remind them to work hard to get into the technical high school of their choice, but not to consider any college. Imagine that all your children's friends will die for not becoming Witnesses. 7:30 AM - Leave for work. Get in your 4-door Elder approved car, suitable for field service. Stop at Dunkin Donuts for coffee. Leave a WT Tract in the tip-cup, thinking that life-saving information is worth much more than your 75 cents change. Leave a back issue of the Awake! on a table in Dunkin Donuts, and count one hour of field service time. 7:45 AM - Arrive at work at local hospital. Change into your janitor uniform. Start off day by cleaning up the operating rooms, imagining how all those sad pathetic physicians will die in Armageddon and you will be able to choose one of their homes to live in. You see the blood products marked "O+" and imagine how it would have been nice if your baby could have had blood to save his life, but you simply could not allow it, and now you will have to wait till the "new system" to meet your third child. As it turns out, just a few units of blood would have saved him from a childhood illness. 10:00 AM - Coffee break. Leave a few tracts and brochures in the Hospital waiting room, count another hour of field service. Wander over to the emergency room, and see a patient chart with the name of a "sister" from your congregation. When you take a look, you see that "sister" Sue is at the ER because of complications from an abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic. You jot down a few notes to bring to the other Elders so you can form a Judicial Committee against her, despite Federal Law and Hospital policy forbidding you from disclosing such information. 10:25 AM - Back to work. Time to mop the hallways. You imagine what it would be like to have gone to college and obtained some real education. You see the hospital administrator's office, and realize that he makes 12 times what you do in salary, but feel better when you think that he will die a painful death in just a few months at armageddon, and you will be an Elder in the New System. 3:00 PM - Kids get home from school. One calls you at work asking permission to join the basketball team. You remind him that he should be storing up treasures in heaven, not on earth, and he should consider pioneering instead. This is your nice way of saying NO. You pause to think that your 6 foot - 4 inch tall son could probably get a full ride scholarship to college if he played ball, but he will make a nice elder when he turns 18. 5:00 PM - Arrive home. Discuss weekend plans with family. Wife wants to take a weekend in the mountains at a nice family resort...kids want to go to the game at the local field. You have to remind them that the Circuit Overseer is in town, and your family must set a fine example by going out in field service on Saturday, to the Meeting on Sunday, and out in service again on Sunday afternoon. There is simply no time for family fun this weekend. 6:00 PM - Shower and put on $199 JCPenney suit for meeting. Leave for Kingdom Hall at 6:30. Arrive in time to open doors and select seats in 4th row from front. Scurry off to the library to "meet" with the other elders, who are preparing to disfellowship a "sister" for using her computer to learn about the WTBTS membership and support with the UN. 7:40 PM - Nudge wife to wake up. She dosed off again at the meeting. 8:25 PM - Give local needs talk to congregation on masturbation. Explain how it really is forbidden by God, and it could lead to being homosexual. End the talk by announcing that your book study group has cleaning detail tonight, and must stay late to vacuum the hall. 9:00 PM - Family vacuuming hall. You are off in the Library with "sister" internet abuser who is in tears, as she simply clicked on a link to an innocent looking site called www.Jehovahs-Witness.com and figured it was a discussion board for JWs. She was wrong. 11:00 PM - Time for bed. You check around your trailer - home and see that the windows are closed and the door is locked. You wish you could afford a "real home" instead of a trailer, but you are dedicating your effort to spiritual things, not material ones, and this will get you a ticket to paradise. 11:30 PM - Roll over and go to sleep hoping not to have another erotic dream.`
Maysun - you need look no further than POs son's response......lol, that was soooo funny (and very true, sadly)
PO's son, excellent.
well, no one else has to reply to this thread...
POs son said it best!...
Bang On my friend!!!!!!
POs Son - Absolute quality!!
Thats one of the best posts I've ever read.