Aug 12 Awake: Students who cheat are like a fake brand-name

by Listener 12 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Listener

    This comment was found in the August, 2012 Awake

    Students who cheat are like a fake brand-namewristwatch that only looks good

    This seems a rather odd thing to say considering JWs should not be materialistic.

    Generally most fake brands are copying expensive designer brands otherwise they wouldn't bother making them. This comment suggests that these designer brand items are very desireable objects. The article is addressed to teenagers and it has been mentioned on here before that they seem to be trying to relate to them and the real world but they sure are getting it wrong.

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    Does the systematic use of dishonesty by the WT's own writing department make the WTS a fake brand?

  • iamwhoiam

    it seems they are scraping the bottom of the barrell for analogies these days.

  • cantleave

    This is Wtachtower.... not even a good Fake!

  • Disillusioned Lost-Lamb
    Disillusioned Lost-Lamb

    Tisk tisk, cheap evil knock offs indeed, because obviously none of the genius wash-towel writer bible students cheated to get where they are.

  • Mr. Falcon
    Mr. Falcon

    Another incredibly enlightening article from the Watchtower Society. I stopped reading that drek years ago.

  • WTWizard

    And they wonder why people stop reading them or donating for them.

  • saf0828

    Fake goods are sold the world over, inexpensive knock offs made to look like trusted brand name items. However, some anti-piracy activists want to target the customers who intentionally purchase phony items. In the future, those who do so could face fees and maybe even jail time. Consumers next target of anti-counterfeit crusaders?

  • Chemical Emotions
    Chemical Emotions

    Bad analogy. Sheesh.

  • NewChapter

    WOW---first they constantly tell the kids that they shouldn't be too trendy and concerned with brand names. Then they tell them they should be thrifty. This ultimately leads them to fake brand names---trying to be stylish but still living within these limits. That's if they get new clothes at all. Nothing wrong with second-hand, I love it, but it seems to be even more important to the group that is the lowest paid among all religions. But now---cheating is like fake brand names?

    Does this equation work in reverse? Are fake brand names like cheating?

    Bastards. They are so freaking awful to kids---why not just smash them with a load of bricks. There is not one normal f**king thing that they do that is considered okay.

    It brings back a memory though. The kids were always told they should avoid Teen magazines. They were vain, the morals were loose, and why would you want to look like the world anyway? So this sister I knew had some friction in her house, because her normal teenaged daughter was attracted to teen fashion magazines, and she had laid down the law. But then there was this article aimed at teens and they quoted---------SEVENTEEN Magazine! She was so upset. All this tension over these magazines, and the society was quoting from them. She even went to an elder and told him about it, and how that made a really negative impresion on her daughter and weakened her case. The elder just looked at her like she shouldn't be questioning the org. Crazy.


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