Are the "POs" feeling the pressure of possible legal problems, so the org is spreading the liability to settle nerves?
BOE letter: "presiding overseer" becomes "coordinator of the body of elders
A skunkcabbage by any other name would stink as badly.
A rose by another name is still a rose. Talk about alot of todo about nothing,, a name change that is,,, the questions begs though is the motive for the name change based on an reaction to some legal battles they have fought in the past or are presently facing?? In an effort to distance themselves from liability by leaving elders who have followed thier advice high and dry when legal issues are violated?
I'm sure past lawsuit settlement have gotten the the old foegies on the GB to reconcidered things of a legal nature to protect thier a$$ets. This type of thinking could possibly lead less control over bodies of elders. Lets hope.
This is nothing more than changing the label. I have seen this deceptive practice many times--including a label that says "No MSG" only to have "hydrolyzed soy protein" on the label. It does exactly the same thing, but the label is clean.
Here, by eliminating one term and substituting another, we are witnessing a "clean label" on the congregation. That is an attempt to foil law enforcement (obstruction of justice) as well as make the congregations look like they are going mainstream. And it is a needed source of excitement for the members, who are getting sick of the waste of paper distribution campaigns as sources of excitement.
Lipstick on a Pig...still a Pig !
I agree with watson - this is a legal move.
Fits in with jeffreywhat's thread six months ago.
caring for the flock of God
Ever wonder why god needs a flock?
In the beginning, humans became herders and shepherds because many animals were required for blood sacrifice. Every time there was infringement of rules and law, blood sacrifice was required or bad would happen to the whole clan. Rules and laws were made by the watcher angels to keep themselves fed with blood sacrifices (life is in the blood) so they could materialize in this dimension.
Even today "god's flock" is human sacrifice...watchtower slaves. They give over their whole lives. That is an unnecessary sacrifice and in reality, a sacrifice to the god satan.
So, does a 'Coordinator' not sound like he might be the same as someone who 'Oversees'?
Do they not have a dictionary, or someone who can read and understand a dictionary in Crooklyn?
Bizarre, but very confirming of the stupidity of Jehovah's Witnesses!
Now, j hoover is the 'Supreme Overseer'. I wonder if they sent him a letter to let him know of his new label.
The mic handler could be relabelled the mic coordinator, lit serv the lit coordinator, field service coordinator, etc. Much ado about titles in the little boys' club.