Anyone else ever do this

by superman 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • Honesty
    Honesty

    Sometimes I would highlight the entire page except for the page # and the questions at the bottom of the page. It looked so spear-it-showall.

    1. Who really is the 'Fitful and Disgraceful Slavebuggers" whom Jesus disappointed over all his belongings?

    Page 326

  • Nowman
    Nowman

    At my last hall, I won the different color highlighting contest that we had because I was the world's best highlighter! I also won the world's smallest handwriting in the margins contest too. Ok, I am only kidding, but honestly I made it an art!!! I totally know what you mean! My parents were so proud when they would see all the beautiful colors and writing in the margins! Sometimes I was in the mood to be a good little JW, sometimes I was in the mood to be a bad little JW. In the end, at 18, I chose the bad JW route.

    Nikki

  • Bumble Bee
    Bumble Bee

    Yep, usually Sunday morning, just before I was ready to leave, flip open the WT and quickly highlight the main points. The answer was always in the first two sentances anyways, didn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out lol. Use a different colour for the A & B questions, scribble something in the margins. It was all for show, everything I did in that cult was for show.

    BB

  • lfcviking
    lfcviking

    Oh you are joking surely?!?

    I can't belive you did that.

    Were you really that desperate to fit in with the rest of the super spiritual Brothers?

  • Quirky1
    Quirky1

    In the beginning I was like most. I was honest and I studied hard, made lots of notes. After a year or two of that I started just highlighting main catch phrases and immediate answers. I was to mentally and physically exhausted to continue racking my brain against the bible that I became mundane.

    I got to the point that I didn't study, made jiberish notes at conventions and assemblies. Played Tic-Tac-Toe with myself, drew moustaches on the characters in the Witchtower and Asleeps.

    I'm already tired of talking about it. (yawn)

    Quirky1

  • MissingLink
    MissingLink

    A friend of mine was a pioneer, and I think it was a CO that noticed she hadn't studied her watchtower. I think she said she didn't have time, and he acknowledged this. His advise was - even if you don't have time to study - you should at least hilight some stuff in your magazine so it LOOKS like you studied because others in the congregation look to the pioneers as a good example. She thought that was odd.

  • megaflower
    megaflower

    I use to work on the houshold budget during the watchtower lesson, Its amazing how much I accomplished during that hour. People would think I was taking notes- haha little did they know.

  • Awakened at Gilead
    Awakened at Gilead
    His advise was - even if you don't have time to study - you should at least hilight some stuff in your magazine so it LOOKS like you studied because others in the congregation look to the pioneers as a good example.

    My wife is a diehard but that's what she does when she doesn't have time to study... Must set a good example for the others.... even if it just means scribbling some yellow lines whereever they may fall.

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  • NewYork44M
    NewYork44M

    Towards the end when I studied I would even call it studying, it was "I have to mark my lesson."

    The lines were not for me but for those judging me. I did not want to be judged "the elder with no marks in his watchtower."

  • Tired of the Hypocrisy
    Tired of the Hypocrisy

    Sad to say, a marked up wt is more proof of spirituality than having true knowlege of the Bible.

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