Whats the strangest watchtower/awake article ever
Don't tell em' that, they might start doing things to their kids with needles.
I just read this and started laughing.
"Partly because of eagerness to be alive when Jesus Christ reveals himself in glory, there have been believers throughout the centuries who began looking for a particular period or a year for the windup of the ungodly system of things. this has happened right down to these 'last days.'"
I think the article was in the late 1960's or early 1970's and it was a discussion of how the organization's constantly changing positions on matters was simply like a sail boat tacking in the wind. When I read that one I remember a feeling of uncertainty coming over me which I quickly set aside as my lack of understanding and "Christian maturity". Oh how I wish I had followed my own feelings of doubt instead of thinking that my doubts were an indication of immaturity.
From a main article viewpoint, I think that I'd have to go along with the articles regarding the heart. Even as a loyal Dub elder, I just couldn't buy that. So, when it came to presenting the mags, I'd feature some other article. Do you remember the hokey dramas featuring the heart and the mind on opposite sides of the stage? What a hoot. Well, the dramas in general were a hoot.
Another thing that I found amusing was in the early 80's when they came down [no pun intended] on oral and anal sex between married partners, that it was a DFing matter. I believe it was in a January issue. Then, at the end of the year [I believe the December issue] they said that it wasn't a DFing matter, but was still not considered a good practice [as I recall].
Of course, in the meantime, there were marriages that were torn apart as a result of their stupid "ruling". And, of course, there were DFings. But, after they reversed their stance, of course, they didn't reinstate the DFd people. Why should they? They weren't playing by the then existing rules which were obviously flawed. "Mother" doesn't like it when she isn't obeyed. Even when she's wrong.
"Does that mean that a Loyal JW could give blood and the recipient would start comming to the Kingdom Hall?"
I thought I'd already read the quote of the day but this is very close.
Tacking article Dec 1/81 pg 27
I put in a vote for the 'Cow' article
"Injustice will continue until those who are not affected by it are as outraged as those who are."
I remember an old masturbation article in Awake that said that doing it can make you gay! It also stated that a certain percentage of young men (something like 10%) think about doing it with their mother (that is really sick)! Now honestly, is there anyone on this board that can lead credence to either of these claims?
Blackcat Another Watchtower classic....
1961 "The blood in any person is in reality the person himself. ... poisons due to personal living, eating and drinking habits ... The poisons that produce the impulse to commit suicide, murder, or steal are in the blood. Moral insanity, sexual perversions, repression, inferiority complexes, petty crimes - these often follow in the wake of blood transfusion." (Watchtower, Sept. 1, 1961 page 564)
I don't mean to make light of what you are discusing but that's funny LOL. If someone receives my blood he will began a career law enforcement? LMAO.
Will Power "Does that mean that a Loyal JW could give blood and the recipient would start comming to the Kingdom Hall?"
My thought exactly Will LOL.
The Watchtower about the Nethinim and all others that compared people or groups of people in the Bible to present-day elders, pioneers, and rank and file.
Servant that fell asleep while waiting for the groom to come=evil slave class=christendom/apostates etc.
Stuff like this made me happy at the time to have Jehovah's organization to reveal this light to me because I could never have have arrived at those conclusions myself even on a good study day.
How about this one, popularly called "Women Are Cows":
*** w61 12/15 767-8 Questions from Readers ***
O How can girls guard against temptation in this sex-crazy world?
When a girl reaches the age of puberty or physical maturity, her body has developed in the matter of sex more than in the mind. Young folks like to be together, first in groups, later in twos. If they have not been instructed by their parents in regard to the matter of sex, a boy and a girl are likely to become too familiar and to engage in what is popularly called petting or necking. They may practice this for a time and see no bad results. However, the time will come when there will be great danger in such actions. Why? In answer to this question, we can learn about nature and sex from the bovine family of mammals, both wild and tame.
Large herds of cattle, both male and female, wander over the plains feeding. Ordinarily the male or bull would not think of approaching the female or cow for sex purposes. If he did approach he would not receive a hearty welcome, but, rather, he might be gored by the cow’s horns. There is no petting or sex relations between bull and cow permitted, because the female is not in physical condition to breed. The bull seems to understand this and keeps in his own place. However, when the female of the species is in condition to breed, she makes the matter known. If there is no male in the herd, she will go elsewhere looking for one and she is unsettled until she finds one and then is bred by him. Now she is contented, and the end result is a calf. In this connection it is interesting to note that the male animal has no season at which he is not willing to engage in the breeding act.
If we humans would take a lesson from these creatures, we would learn something of importance in matters of sex, as to its purpose and the results of its operation.
As with a cow, when a young girl who has reached her puberty is in physical condition to conceive and become pregnant, her sex emotions are greatly aroused. If she has association with a boy, she is inclined to think that it is the sweetness of the “boy friend” that causes this delightful and new feeling, and so she becomes infatuated with him. If the boy friend should become sexually aroused and lets her know it and then she yields her body to the advances of the amorous boy friend, she is likely to become pregnant as a result of just one sex experience of this kind.
Some persons foolishly think that they know when it is “safe” to have sex contact with those of the opposite sex and thus avoid becoming pregnant, but this is a serious mistake on their part. Even learned biologists do not know exactly when there is no danger of conception for a woman. This is due to certain irregularities in the case of various females.
When the ovum, that is, the egg cell from which the baby starts, is at large or is on its way from the woman’s ovary through her Fallopian tube to the uterus, there it remains for an uncertain length of time, which varies greatly with different females. Then is the time when conception can take place if the ovum is met by a male life sperm. During that same time the female is sexually aroused and is ready for the sex act that at this time will cause a baby to result. This bearing of children is the sole privilege of the female. In fact, this is one main reason for creating the female of the human species.
There are cases where a girl became pregnant as a result of one sex interview with a boy. What a price for a girl, a virgin, to pay for a few minutes of satisfied sex emotions! When persons start in this dangerous and sinful course, they find it hard to overcome future temptations. When a young, unmarried girl falls to the temptation, the price she pays is terrible: shame, sorrow, a ruined reputation, endless troubles, with the danger of being disfellowshiped from a congregation if the girl is a dedicated member. It is high time for girls to understand the make-up of their bodies and its functions, especially with regard to sex. Then if a girl understandingly takes care of herself while the ovum is at large and is causing sex disturbance and cravings within her, she will be able to act like a true lady of irreproachable morals at all times. She will avoid the violating of her virginity and the shame and conscience-stricken state due to this; and wisely she will direct her young life so as to end up in the position of a clean, happy wife and mother of legitimate children, journeying to the new world of righteousness, where there will be no sex problems amid a sex-crazy population.
That is a priceless article. I love the phraseology used: "sex interview" , "ovum ...at large".
"If the boy friend should become sexually aroused and lets her know it..."
"Then if a girl understandingly takes care of herself while the ovum is at large and is causing sex disturbance and cravings within her..."(now would that be 'take care of' as in masturbation?)
Thanks for the hilarious info which was before my time. Have to dig up old bound volumes!