You will love this logic.

by Slidin Fast 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • Slidin Fast
    Slidin Fast

    I was thinking about one of the DC talks and the ridiculous twist.

    The premise of the talk was that we should avoid being "babylonish", how? By not being slack in "our" dress and grooming. The logic?

    People now go to church in casual dress even jeans. Therefore: any one who dresses casually or in jeans is "babylonish". Brilliant on so many levels.

    The logic forgets one little fact though. Where the f*@?k did the concept of Sunday best come from. Who started the practice of going to church in a suit and tie?

    Did anyone else notice this piece of reasoning, it is one reason why it is worth trying to stave off the convention coma and watch for the launch of the turds.

  • Silent_Scream

    They must've forgot where the vowels from the commonly used "Jehovah" came from... amongst many other things....

  • Slidin Fast
    Slidin Fast

    You've lost me SS.

  • sabastious

    Separation, separation, separation. One of the key factors in the Watchtower world is to separate the member, in every conceivable way, from the outside world. They accomplish this by using their erroneous "no part of the world" doctrine. Nothing the Witnesses believe makes sense by design, including what they believe is appropriate clothing and grooming. If what they believed made sense the Watchtower would not have a unique brand in a world where reasonable conclusions are coveted by many.


  • clarity

    Sliding fast,

    Not sure about the shirt and tie, but you have to know most women sisters, wouldn't be caught dead wearing flat shoes with a dress!!

    Enter the "high heeled shoe"!


    In the beginning of the 1700s, King Louis XIV of France used to wear heels as high as 5 inches, which would have elaborate scenes of battle on them. These heels later became popular as 'Louis heels'. During the century, heels evolved to become more thin, arched and more fashionable.

    As they were believed to make feet look more attractive and desirable, laws were passed over time, banning women from wearing high heels to 'capture' a man. Women who violated this law would be declared witches and would have to face trial.

    In the year 1791, high heeled shoes were completely banished by Napoleon. In spite of this, high heels made a comeback in the year 1790s, courtesy Marie Antoinette with her 2-inch heels. The heels worn during this period were relatively low, just about a wedge in size.

    Some critics, however, believed that wearing high heels gives rise to a promiscuous gait, while some believed that the high heel was symbolic of the curved claw of a witch or a devil.


  • MrFreeze

    You are using the term logic very loosely anytime you mention JW's.

  • OnTheWayOut
    People now go to church in casual dress even jeans. Therefore: any one who dresses casually or in jeans is "babylonish".

    People go to church on Sundays. Therefore: anyone who goes to the Kingdom Hall on Sundays is "Babylonish."

    There are so many places we could go with this.

  • paulnotsaul

    The phrase: Wolves in sheeps clothing comes to mind. I as a JW and my wife as a Baptist were made to dress up for meetings/church. We attend a church now were you aren't told/made to dress up. Its refreshing to come as you are. Instead of come as we tell you. Worship should not be a fashion show. Yea, sometimes we wear our Sundays Best because we want to. Big difference. peacefashionvictims paulnotsaul

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