I've never seen JWD/JWN so obsessed re. Sparlock

by UnConfused 27 Replies latest jw friends

  • WTWizard

    There is a good reason. The Sparlock situation unveils the tyrannical, killjoy attitude of the Washtowel. In that video, they reveal that the organization expects children to obey and not be excited as children normally are--and in ways that previously were not expressible. Sure, the littera-trash did this to some degree (Young People Ask--Answers That Do Not Work). The policies did, too (no college, dropping out of high school, pious-sneering, no careers, wasting school vacation in field circus). But, this video puts it in the language that most people instinctively understand. This is why you are going to continue hearing so much about it--and it will continue, because this is much more than a Sparlock issue. This is a fun-issue, an issue about stealing childhood from those who are born in. Many can relate to this, especially those who were born in.

    Unlike this, the "A generation" issue only attacked a doctrine. College only attacked one facet, not the whole childhood experience. The generation issue dealt with the instability of washtowel doctrine, not on personal effects on children. Danny Haszard demonstrated what happens when the witlesses are too pushy, and what risks they are taking on when they continue pxxxing people off. However, none of these things touched people the way Sparlock did. Sparlock is about ruined lives, ruined childhoods, lost opportunities, and that being one of Jehovah's Witlesses means no fun. As such, I suspect you are going to be seeing more posts about Sparlock long after it "should die out".

    As with any topic you do not have interest in, my suggestion is simply not click onto them. With the exception of moderators who have to go through everything, we have the option of skipping topics that do not interest us. Many of us who were recruited were not touched in such ways by the Sparlock fiasco as those who were born in, and those whose parents were more liberal were not as affected as those whose parents were strict. But those whose parents managed to snuff out every bit of fun from their childhoods, who had to pious-sneer every school vacation, who never got to make worldly friends, who lost class trips for the religion, who never got to do anything but field circus after school, who missed college, who never got to listen to real music or watch real movies or TV (or, these days, YouTube videos), who were stuck with their noses in the religion from the time they got up to the time they went to bed, Sparlock represents them. Caleb is what they could not express in their own lives. Yes, those of you who were not immersed that deeply will probably be bored. But, for the sake of those whose lives were so tightly bound by the Washtowel, let's continue putting up with this and accept that this topic is not going to die out.

  • I quit!
    I quit!

    I think the whole thing is hilarious. They're being pre-ridiculed. The video hasn't even been released yet to JWs at the assemblies as they planned to and it is already being mocked world wide. It is like you are this dummy who thinks you have come up with the best idea in the world and when you present it everyone just laughs at you because the flaws in your idea are so obvious. Good on em. I wish them many more totally stupid ideas.

  • headisspinning

    It's because the WT had inadvertently created a brand and dumped it into our collective laps! This is pure gold. Money can't buy something this rich. NOW we finally have something to show people. Something that the average person can look at as say: What the heck is going on here? Duh! Cult!

    I've shown the video to a cross-section of non-JWs and they all react the same as we do. You don't use fear and guilt to control and manipulate little children. That's the bottom line.

    I am seriously considering getting a Sparlock tattoo. I have three tattoos right now and they all have deep meaning. For me, a Sparlock tattoo stands for the loss of what should have been a relatively carefree childhood. The loss of my teen years. My twenties and the early part of my thirties. And for what?

    Sparlock is a silly plastic toy.

    BUT... Jehovah hates magic. So he hates Sparlock. And if I like Sparlock, where does that leave me (asks the 5 year old... asks the 10 year old... asks the 35 year old... )

  • I quit!
    I quit!
    I am seriously considering getting a Sparlock tattoo.

    That would be pretty funny. I was thinking it would be cool have him painted on a surfboard but in my case it might lead to divorce.

  • Morbidzbaby

    I am seriously considering getting a Sparlock tattoo.

    I'm thinking Sparlock and Smurfette in flagrante delicto...Smurfette in a black corset with hooker boots, garters, and thigh-highs...Sparlock with his, um, wand...

  • lisavegas420

    I love WTWizard's comment above. I came on here just to see what everyone here was saying about Spurlock. I used to come here every day and stay for hours, reading and reading. This site totally changed my life. I even met Simon Greene and his wife in Florida in 2003. I am happy and free and doing amazing things. Come find me on facebook and I'll share it with you.

    I was here for most of the before mentioned dramas. I would be sitting on the edge of me chair hitting refresh over and over. hahaha.

    I have had no contact with my parents since 2003. Only mininmal contact since 1985.

    My daughter is going to show the Caleb/Spurlock video to her children/my grandchildren whom have never been exposed to the JW's in any way, or nor do they have any religion or bible knowledege. and record thier reaction.

    When I see Caleb I see myself with the Cupie doll someone gave me. It was thrown out because of the little wing buds on her back. You know angels and all that was in 1964/65.


  • Amelia Ashton
    Amelia Ashton

    Sparlock is my hero.

    Mine too x

  • transhuman68

    WTWizard. LOL, it is funny- this DVD will be watched once by most Witnesses, then thrown into the back of the cupboard with all the other crap merchandise from Watchtower; but yeah- for us it is a big deal... the DVD showcases everything that is dysfunctional about a Witness childhood. Let's hope its a best-seller, LOL.

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