Something I've been meaning to ask for a while since coming here, is wsup with the Writing Department's use of exclamation points? I'm no literature buff or anything, but to me personally, the exclamation points cheapen whatever they're trying to get across. Here's some examples from the new Jeremiah book.
How thankful we can be for the teaching done by Christian shepherds!
Think how this must have pleased Jeremiah!
Imagine how Jeremiah must have felt on learning of Josiah's death!
Did that make Jeremiah a failure? Far from it!
Did the prophet stop preaching because so many were apathetic to the message? On the contrary!
How easily one might start to minimize the wise, balanced advice from the faithful and discreet slave class about additional education and start to miss meetings!
What an impressive way for Jehovah to teach his people!
What a recomendation!
Yes, every faithful Christian today can learn from Jeremiah about choosing companions wisely!
Maybe I'm being petty, I don't know. Personally, it comes off like a really bad comic book. Think Batman on TV during the "Bam!" "Pow!" days. Did the exclamation points motivate you any? Did it make the articles more exciting? For any former Bethelites, anybody know where this style of writing originated? Who's template is this?