So that's called the "find a brother" arrangement? Sounds like a recipe for getting a Glasgow kiss if you ask me.
Hey hamilcarr, how come you are so up to date on these things? You still attending?
"woman could be asked if there's a man at home."
Isn't that a little chauvinistic? I can see them not being encouraged to give their spiel to children but do they think women aren't capable of thinking for themselves?
hamilcarr wrote: ...or a woman could be asked if there's a man at home.
OMG! If you were a woman, how would YOU answer that question?? Would you really tell these UNINVITED strangers that there is no man around?
As a single female homeowner (since the age of 27), I can tell you that the question is horrifically insulting.
I always thought they liked targeting women after all that’s how they got to my family through my mother.
Plus women make the perfect converts they have no say or position in the congregation yet do all the donkey work (ministry, cleaning etc...). We also make great baby making machines boosting ranks without all that house to house nonsense.
Too bad they didn't have the "find a brother" arrangement back in 1995 or 1996--that is, too bad for them. Had they not insisted that I stick to just meeting men, it would have been one less "brother" they would have had to find. And now it's too damn late for them--once they pull that s*** on me once, I will never trust them to do better again. And I hope most of the "brothers" in end up leaving, or trying to join the Value Destroyer Training School and then flopping in their assignments.
I agree that the new Kingdumb maladies are not worth listening to--without ever hearing so much as a note of it. They are lazy enough to just throw a few notes together without providing any enjoyment, and have no incentive to pay attention to quality. And they need to indoctrinate people with the "music(??)"--hence, I would be extremely surprised to find even a trace of quality in their "music(??)". Not like the Christmas songs, where if they suck, they don't sell and the artists lose their contracts and lose money.
"Find a brother" arranagement. Maybe it's a new arrangement to find lost, inactive brothers like you LOL.
This is to find inactive ones and bring them back to the Cong. They were going to call it "Find a slacker" or "ressurect a spirtually dead one" or "Hunt down a Brother".....but they went with "find a brother."
I also noticed they don't even bother to include our names in any of the groups any more because we have been inactive for a while.
I'd be happy about that. It means you are less likely to be "shepherded." I was still on the list five years after I attended my last meeting.
Chavinistic? YES Surprising for JWs? NO
Think of all the extra privileges brothers have. Think of how a sister needs to still respect a wordly head of the house. This is not a change for them, it reflects the same disgusting inequality they have always stood for.
Hmm - saturday afternoon to find a man on the door-to-door ministry? I would respectfully suggest that the local pub would be a better bet , especially if it shows football.
" It was a rather depleted, decrepit and depressed crowd. " A good description of many congregations. And , may I add , an excellent example of alliteration.