I agree with you Vampire. When I was in as a elder I would tell others the word worldly was wrong to use. Because it was a prejudice viewpoint against ones who were not JW. It would always stop the one I was talking to in their tracks. They would think about it and usually agree with me. Even then I was unconsciously questioning this cult. Totally ADD
I hate JW jargon!!! (Alternatives please!)
I was very surprised when I discovered that JW's call parables "illustrations". I mean why, for goodness' sake?
"The convention was encouraging" = "I attended the convention. Right now I can't think of anything I learned or was actually interested in. But I want you to know I was there."
"They're blinded by Satan" = "They just won't swallow this shit like I did."
"Immorality" = "Screwing around"
"Self-abuse" = "wanking"
"Wait on Jehovah" = Shut the fuck up.
"A test of our faith" = "A test of how far you'll stay obedient to us when every sense of logic tells you it's bullshit."
"Marry only in the Lord" = "Marry another JW. That means if one of you does the wrong thing, we'll always have an informer."
"The slave" = "Your ruler."
back in the late 60's----"BEHOOVE"----spewd forth from the magazine.
we went out on field service--no--not farming --but door-knocking----it was called "the EFFORT"---
---then it became "the RENDEZVOUS FOR SERVICE"
for krice sake.
A Privilege: A responsibility nobody else wants
They love their special words, phrases and meanings...it sets them apart from the crowd and makes them feel part of a club. I'm almost surprised they don't have a secret handshake
Oh,I accidentially hit submit when I had nothing to submit,carry on. lol.
Headship Principle/Submission - can you tell I was at a witness wedding this weekend? Why can't a man and woman simply love and respect each other and cooperate together to create a good life for themselves?
sheep - JW's
Goats - all non-jws
Field Service - slave labor
kingdom melodies - Really Bad wan't to be music!
Kingdom hall - A building that a cult owns
quick build - no it takes a year like any other building
The new system - a pipe dream that they all made up
the "real" life - cult mind controled
spiritually weak - starting to think