Rule #11 is one I never about. Now why can't you both make noise when its half the fun? LOL
All those stupid rules, and to think the witlesses were continually hounding me to go to Beth Hell. A rule for everything! And they structure it so leaving will pose a major hardship on the one leaving.
I have a hard time with rules beyond "No initiatory force, threats of force, or fraud". The rules on this forum are relatively easy to abide by--most of the time (which is not good enough for Beth Hell). But, having to dress up just to cross a damn street--why? And what a complete waste of time and dry cleaning money!
At Bethel, fear and intimidation are used to motivate brothers. Similar to what happens in many congregations, except on steroids and non-stop.
Does anyone know if the complete "Dwelling Together in Unity" book is online?
VM44 - Does anyone know if the complete "Dwelling Together in Unity" book is online?
I think the booklet you are looking for is:
Was this not a forerunner to the Organized book? It's name changed with different editions if I remember correctly.
Only two flipping pieces of pizza on pizza night
Was that rule for everybody, even the hungry young teenage boys? That's disgusting.
PS - Welcome to the forum Queequeg - looking forward to hearing more from you
This is a great thread!! Thank you so much everyone for your interesting stories! Was anyone around during September 11, 2001?
RebeccaChi - do a search on the threads pertaining to that date. There are some very telling stories from people who were there(by both JW supporters and detractors). It was not the society's moment to shine, for sure.