When you look at the image above what do you see? A sneaker or an outward display that I am now following after another religious group?
Well yesterday I had a 10 minute conversation with an elder who finally got the balls to call me. A huge mistake on his part. The convo begins:
Elder: Good evening Brother SOOOOOOOOOANDSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO how have you been. You know something disturbing has come to the attention of the body tha tneeds to be addressed immediately. Twooooo (notice the emphasis) pioneer sisters said they saw you a few days ago in the store and you were wearing shoes that had religious icons on them. What can you tell me about that.
Elder: Yes, they stated that you had on Jamaican shoes with religious symbols.
Me: (Intense Laughing)
Elder: Brother SOANDSO as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and as a former elder I am sure you...
Me: Listen up for one second, you WILL NOT call my home and speak to me like I am your child lets get that straight RIGHT NOW.
Elder: I ....
Me: Do you understand meee. I am a grown man. Do not call me and speak to me like I am your child. As for my shoes yes they have colors which happen to be the same as the colors that are on a Rastafarian flag. They are also the colors of various other countries as well depending on the order. So are you wondering if I am a rastafarian... No I am not. THey are addidas. Addidas have 3 stripes. They just happen to be the colors on the shoe I am wearing end of discussion
Elder: Well you wife is from Jamaica, so I would think that you would be aware of the fact that the colors represent Rastafarians... be side I have addidas as well the come in a million types why those?
Me: Your wife is from America so can you never wear red white and blue? Can you never eat apple pie... this has to stop. If you want to get me for somethign just do it. Let me ask you this, some might reason that the car Mazda is a way of honoring the god Ahura MAzda. Should Christians not drive Mazdas... sure they are great on gas but we dont want to send the wrong message, right right right
Elder: You are taking this overboard, just as I would expect... you are diverting attention from your own wrong to something trivial that you can place on your brothers.
Me: So IIIIIIIII am taking something overboard??? IIIIIIIIII am making something trivial into something it is not... you are a joke. *Hang Up*
Now what will they not go to in order to take someone down? If you are a lurker and wondering why people are so fedup with this group just look at this foolishness. You want to disfellowship someone for the color of their shoes??? Wonderful group arent they