Biblical living: Man who followed every rule in the bible for a year...

by mkr32208 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • mkr32208

    I found it interesting that one of the groups he went to to find out about the "rules" was Jehovahs Witnesses. How the hell would THEY know?

  • Satanus

    "I actually invited a Jehovah's Witness over to my apartment, and I think I'm the only person in history who out-Bible-talked a Jehovah's Witness. After three hours, he looked at his watch and told me he had to leave."


  • the dreamer dreaming
    the dreamer dreaming

    JWs have rules for everything, so it seems a good fit

  • jgnat

    Yeah, LOL, and I bet he didn't come back, either! What a very, very neat idea. I like the guy and his approach. Here's some quotes of his I really like. I might just have to pick up a copy of his book.

    One thing I learned is that the outside affects the inside, your behavior shapes your thoughts.
    There are parts of the book where I take the Bible literally and show that that is not a good way to read the Bible.
    Parts of the Bible say that the man is the head of the household and should make the decisions, which did not translate into reality in our household. She found that a disturbing part of religion.
    Some people call that cafeteria religion...It’s all about picking the right parts. You want to take a heaping serving of the parts about compassion, mercy and gratefulness—instead of the parts about hatred and intolerance.

    Looking back, my conversion to Christianity was because "it worked". A Christian full of compassion and love helped me wean myself away from an abuser. More and more I pick up the parts that work, and discard my interpretations that don't. Parts I've discarded include blindly following my elders' advice, or believing that a perfect raising results in problem-free children. Yes, give away oodles of mercy, provide tons of compassion, and marinate in gratefulness.

  • greendawn

    This guy is obviously a Jew not just due to his name but because what he in fact tried was to abide by the Mosaic law in the OT something a Christian would never do since to him that law is not only obsolete but also a cause of enslavement, fortunately it died on the cross with the Christ. That's what his Biblical living means.

    As for him choosing the JWs I am not surprised since they are a strongly Judaising religion and don't even have a Christian heart.

  • jgnat

    Greendawn, it would have helped if you had read the article before determining this man's stance. He describes himself as a reverent agnostic. This is after his year-long experiment. Before that, he called himself a plain agnostic. Not only that, he consulted several "experts" before he conducted his quest.

    Before this stunt, he read the Encyclopedia Brittanica in a year.

    I believe his literal choice of observances were picked for their extremity, as it would make for a better book. His description of his attempt to "stone" an adulterer is hilarious. I'm seriously considering buying his book.

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