J-Dubs and hypocrisy.

by corproal 9 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • corproal

    I went to Reno for Father's Day week-end and stayed at the Grand Sierra Resort (formerly know as Reno Hilton or the MGM Grand many years ago) and I happen to decided to head downstairs to do a little bowling and lo and behold I saw all of these men and women walking back and forth in ill fitting suits and dresses and was wondering what was going on. I decided to investigate and found out they were having a conventian at the hotel and casino. I though it a bit hypocritical for them to have the convention at this place so I went over and asked a guy who looked as if he were an elder and asked him why out of all places they decided to have a convention at a casino.His answer was there was no ther space available for that particular week-end .I know this to be an all out lie.The convention center is down the street a few miles and I inquired about availability and was told that there was space but the group that originally requested ,decided to go elsewhere.

    So my question is doesn't this sound a bit weird?You should have seen how miserable the teenagers were having to sit through hours of boredom.

    By the way I'm not a witness,my wife was ,but decided not to go back after being disfellowshipped for the last 15 years.

  • Gopher

    Was this a circuit assembly of the JW's? I know it's the time of year for District Conventions and not circuit assemblies, but the 2008 listing of American conventions does not list Reno as a District Convention city:


    If it was a circuit assembly, it would make sense because they would use a smaller venue -- only needing about 2,000 or 2,500 seats, as opposed to a larger district convention.

    In any case, it's a weird place to have a Witness event -- but the Witnesses have met in armories, and even at a Catholic University (Notre Dame in Indiana). They'll go anywhere they can get a really cheap price.

  • corproal

    It was a smaller venue,it just seems weird to have it at a casino.Wouldn't want any of the Dubs to be tempted now.

    I guess my main issue is they won't allow Dubs to go to YMCA or any other place like that,but when it suits their purpose , I guess its okay.

    By the way I know of a Kingdom Hall that is now a Catholic Church.

  • Homerovah the Almighty
    Homerovah the Almighty

    J-dubs and hypocrisy go hand in hand with one another,

    But it is true though they try and find the cheapest place they can find, we used to have a convention at a large High school years ago

    until a JW convention center was built here in Vancouver.

    and now they have moved the usual place for a DC to a smaller place out of town.

  • Gopher

    If the dubs hold a convention at/near a casino, the casino likely wouldn't get much JW business. The JW's who would dare go and play the one-arm bandit could easily be ratted out by other assembly-goers who were around (unless you waited until 3 AM when most of the elders / elderettes were in their hotel rooms).

  • WTWizard

    They ought to put the whole Worldwide Pedophile Defense Fund on a losing poker game. Hopefully they will lose the whole fund, and then the Washtowel Slaveholdery will have trouble defending their pedophiles.

    Or starting the whole world into the Second Dark Ages.

  • Hecklerboy

    I mentioned the samethng to my sister when she told me they were having their convention in my town at the National Gaurd Armory. Now if that isn't a conflict of interest I don't know what is. How can they say I can't work at a factory that makes military hardware but they can pay the National Guard to use they Armory.

  • mrsjones5

    Wow, my parents would have been having a fit...cuz they wouldn't have been able to play the slots...yeah they're jws

  • under the radar
    under the radar

    What a coincidence! I, too, was in Reno that weekend and stayed at the same hotel. My company sent me there on business and that's where they put me up. I saw the same folks when I was walking around downstairs and knew instantly that they were Witnesses. Later, I saw such-and-such Circuit of Jehovah's Witnesses listed on the Schedule of Events TV channel in my room.

    The building does have a casino, but it is confined to the main floor. Other parts of the bulding have different purposes, such as the world's largest auditorium. The room the Witnesses were using was a large conference room on the bottom floor, one of many such rooms on various floors that are rented out to just about anyone who will pay the tab. Hey, a Ron Paul splinter group of the Republican Party had their phantom convention in a similar room one floor up. It may have even been the same weekend. I don't remember, I was out there twice recently, two weeks apart, and the details of those weekends kind of run together now.

    Anyway, I am totally inactive, have been for years, and am NEVER going back, so I'm not an apologist for the Witnesses. It's just that what could be an invalid criticism weakens the many, many valid criticisms that could and should be made. Kind of like how those overblown "fantastic experiences" Witnesses love to pass around that turn out to be bull crap undermine whatever "real" experiences might come later.

    By the way, I didn't see a single lapel card in the bunch. I don't know if they don't use them at "circus assemblies" anymore or if they were told not to wear them because of the venue and the fear of "stumbling" someone. I did see a lot of the dubs upstairs in the shops on the same floor as the casino, but none in the casino itself. I guess peer pressure and the fear of being seen there kept them all in line. I wonder if any of them put on their "real" clothes later and came down for a little fun and excitement...

    Reminds me of that old joke about the 3 great religious truths of the world.

    One: Jews will never recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

    Two: Protestants will never recognize the Pope as Christ's Vicar on earth.

    Three: JWs will never recognize each other in the casino.

  • Gopher

    Welcome to the forum, UNDER THE RADAR !!

    The JW's discontinued wearing badges at circuit assemblies -- if I remember right, they stopeed this in the 1970's. Their main event that they want the public to notice is the summer district convention -- so they insist on having the sheeple wear badges inside and outside the convention center.

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