We have seen time and again how the GB comes up with a strange doctrine (such as not celebrating birthdays) by citing something in the Bible (the beheading of John the Baptist) and then claiming that the "connection" makes their teaching "biblical."
This got me thinking about how easy and fun it might be to create any "Bible teaching" by this type of specious reasoning.
I thought it might be fun to have a JWN contest to see who can come up with the most Watchtower-sounding rationale for a screwy doctrine of their own creation.
In another thread, I wrote a short satire on how the GB could come up with a "biblical reason" for preventing JWs from going bowling by noting that 10 is an important Bible number and then saying that knocking down 10 pins symbolizes breaking each of the Ten Commandments.
If I had wanted to expand that nonsense into a Watchtower-style article, I would have gone on to explain the importance of the Ten Commandments and then spend several paragraphs denouncing all the evils of lawlessness, culminating with Paul's warning about the "man of lawlessness" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. At the end of this exercise, I would have readers worked into a frenzy about the evils of bowling.
Does anyone doubt that if the WTS actually did this, JWs would immediately stop bowling and start looking down on worldlies who do it?
Can't you just imagine a Watchtower study where JWs dutifully answer questions explaining why bowling is so displeasing to God?
Would anyone else like to poke a little fun at the WTS by creating a weird doctrine and writing up a Watchtoweresque "biblical justification" for the teaching?