BSc in Celestial Education
A promising title.
The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is in an all-out war against education. From convention and assembly parts, to Watchtower study articles every other week, to the current Jeremiah book, additional learning is being demonized without scriptural evidence.
A few months ago we had a Zone Overseer’s (I hate that term) talk in which he said that we definitely don’t need more than a high school education. We could stop after that and Jehovah would provide the highest education in its place: a Celestial Education (sounds allot like the philosophy of LDS church member Michelle Stone, who has been touting that term).
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In my country this lunacy has caused very subtle, but stinging divisions among witnesses. “X and Y are bad association because they are attending college, you know the kinds of people that hang out there, right?” The uber-zealous tend to think the worst of college attendees and hardly fail to make it know. “You’re in college? So when do you go to service, have you ever pioneered?”
Despite the paper thin logic many of the next generation of Witnesses (16-20) seem to be gobbling up the rhetoric, the majority of them barely scraping through school to rush off to pioneer fresh out of high school. They love to boast and throw the term Celestial Education around as well. “I’m forgoing college to gain a Celestial Education.”
They will know in a couple of years that no amount of Celestial Education will put food on the table, or will be recognized by any sane employer.
What’s happening in your of the world regarding how those just leaving high school are responding to Watchtower propaganda on education?
I am just gobsmacked they/anybody still buy into this thinking. Gobsmacked I tell you!
Shouldn't that be "BS = Celestial Education"?
Just sayin'... it's more honest. ;)
Shrewd is the one that has seen that calamity, and proceeds to conceal himself/herself. What is the ultimate calamity? I think growing old and dying is pretty calamitous. So far every single generation before us has died. SO we should plan ahead.
What if the 50's generation had just stopped learning?
The fact of the matter is this: The WTBTS made 375 million off their last real estate deal. The don't feed the hungry, or clothe the naked, or house the homeless. If you want to work in a foreign field, guess what? They will not help you with any expenses. Not food, not clothing, not a passport, they won't sponsor you, they will not find you a home. They also will not pay you medical bills, or help you when you are old. They WILL take your money at every stage of your life, including death.
Since they won't pay my bills and take care of me as one of Christ's sheep, then I must be shrewd. If an Elder wants to know why my kid works or possibly furthers their education, then I will ask them if the WTBTS will pay my bills.
Hey Dagney! Sounds like you are picking up on some words from The OC...No not Orange County lol...The Other Continent...The United Kingdom. lol
I have never been Godsmacked in my life (that I know of) but over something as ridiculous as a Celestial Education, then by golly, it's about time I got
Godsmacked too! lol
Just Lois in The North Pacific
Sorry...Not God+smacked. I just googled it to see if I ever had been...Gob+smacked. And come to find out, yes I have been astounded and speechless with amazement!
Can you tell us in which area you heard this stupid eruption of words? Because honestly, I have heard some real winning theocratic stupidity from the platform, but this is taking the cake.
I mean hahahahaha stupidity. lol
Says The 8 Popettes in Brooklyn in begging voice, "Please don't get an education. We need our slave labor, we need someone else to clean our toilets and cook our meals. We don't have Driver's Licenses. We need someone to drive our car for us".
Yes! Welcome to the new world! GOBSMACKED!