J.W's Forbidden To Use The Word "Lucky"

by Rapunzel 27 Replies latest jw friends

  • auxillaryapostate

    Look up the word "fortunate", My dictionary says "..a favorable chance" "lucky" so the word "lucky" and "fortunate" mean the same.

  • auxillaryapostate

    NewYork44M, another word is "golly."

  • NewYork44M

    Golly, It has been a long time since I used that word. I now replace the actual word with the euphemism.

  • Tired of the Hypocrisy
    Tired of the Hypocrisy

    I have always seen elders scowl when someone says the word LUCKY. What I find hypocritical in the wt's use of the word fortunate is that the Bible says to not put faith in the gods of Good Fortune. These asswipes wouldn't know their pricks from a hole in the wall.....

  • daniel-p

    This thread is making me hungry... gonna go eat some Fortunate Charms....

  • Velvetann

    I remember back in the 60's when it came out that we couldn't say sland words like dime or nickel. we had to say 10 cents or 5 cents. Now that I think of it, it sounds so stupid and controlling. Who cares and how petty to nit pick about little words when the important thing is love of God and your family and friends.

  • choosing life
    choosing life

    We weren't allowed to use lucky or fortunate in my congo. We had to say something like, I hope it works out well or I hope you have success. It got pretty complicated at times.

    Petty and crazy.

  • chickpea

    there was one elder in particular who harped on " lucky"... he would always grumble " i dont believe in the god of luck"..... guess that is how he got to be an unmarried, cleaning services elder.....just a heap o' blessings i reckon

  • Hope4Others

    Despite its evilness,

    I rather use the terminology freely now!

  • B_Deserter

    It's a ridiculous and arbitrary line drawn between what's "pagan" and what's acceptable. Just about every aspect of our daily lives have roots in "pagan" religions. Wedding rings, pinatas, the calendar, are all things the witnesses find acceptable despite their origins in pre-Christian ritual. Their justification is that no one views those things as pagan anymore.

    Perhaps someone forgot to send them the memo that no one views Birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and using the word "luck" as pagan anymore, either! No one would look at a JW celebrating Christmas and say "OH I DIDNT KNOW YOU WERE A WORSHIPPER OF DIONYSUS!" The origins are mere footnotes.

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