Lieu20 days ago
The problem with JWs is that it is an US American religion. One that got stuck in the fabled 1950s television land. A complete life of make believe.
Couldn't agree more, hence the NO BEARD RULE, VERY UN-AMERICAN NOT UNCHRISTIAN to be specific, very unamerican 50's macarthy no commies here clean cut preppy look. I had a best friend whoose father had one , a liberal intellectual in the early 70's when his teacher wife converted. Clever man, designed aircraft but so clever he knew to keep his marriage happy he would have to convert. So. How to keep the vultures at bay?KEEP THE BEARD. GENIUS. When his beloved wife died a horrible death youngish of lung cancer having given her all to the org he fell apart.
Love thy neighbour? Never was there a religon that cared less about one's neighbour. In pain? Armaggedons coming. Worried sick? Forget it big A's coming. Child dead? Stop moaning armaggedon comin'. And the worse thing is it made genuine good people feel like they were sinning if they gave time or money to good causes, but gave a pat on the back to the meanies who only flogged their mags.