by blondie 6 Replies latest jw friends

  • blondie

    Sounds like this guy is not totally convinced. "THEY kind of remain neutral on politics...THEY BELIEVE" I wonder if he is a husband getting dunked to please his wife?


    Knocking on heaven's door

    Ralph Wynder, leader of the 38th Democratic Ward, declined a nomination last week for another term, stepping down after 18 years to move in what he called a more "spiritual direction."

    Wynder, who said he hopes to be baptized next year as a Jehovah's Witness, has been contemplating an end to his political career almost since the last time he was nominated as ward leader four years ago.

    "They kind of remain neutral on politics," Wynder said of the Jehovah's Witnesses. "They believe not so much in the kingdom of man as in the kingdom of God."

    Wynder spent a lot of time knocking on neighborhood doors in his four decades as a community activist. He let out a good laugh when we noted that Jehovah's Witnesses are well-known for knocking on doors to spread the word about their religion.

    "I've got a lot of experience going into what I'll be doing," Wynder told us. "I think this is just work on a higher level."

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  • Scully

    I think he's just making the statement less subversive-sounding. Maybe he's trying to avoid ending up on a watch-list by not saying things like "JWs believe that Satan the Devil is controlling all the political systems of the world and are going to be destroyed at Armageddon, and since I'm joining them that's what I believe too."

    He'll fit right in. As a politician, he's thoroughly versed in bull$h!t - aka Theocratic War Strategy™.

  • JWoods

    Maybe they did another one of those "stealth" bible studies on him and there are some things he has not figured out yet...

  • DaCheech

    this guys probably older and is thinking that he gonna be meeting the creator any year now........... he better straigthen out his spirit

  • blondie

    Is this the same Ralph Wynder?

  • OnTheWayOut

    While I imagine he's sincere, I also imagine that he has some issues that made him consider "retiring" from office.

    It's another life that Watchtower can brag about in their yearbooks or at conventions. It's another life ruined.

  • minimus

    He'll make a fine elder!

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