Elders receive a report that I am openly displaying false religious symbol

by confusedandalone 113 Replies latest jw experiences

  • EndofMysteries

    need to cut out dodge rams as well, they are the symbol of satan.

  • blondie


    What about wearing shoes named after the greek goddess Nike?

  • blondie
  • whathappened

    Only in Watchtowerland would this ever be an issue.

  • love2Bworldly

    Oh man, this gave me the best laugh I have had in a long time, I may be bipolar but the JWs are just bat shit crazy

    Thanks so much for sharing this

  • blondie

    jws definitely strain out the gnat and gulp down the camel.

  • adamah

    Holy crap, dude: are those the "Adidas men's superstar hemp" with the tricolor rasta symbol?

    Sorry, bud, but I'm changing my vote, and siding with the elders on this one: as an ex-elder, you certainly KNOW the tri-color stripes are associated with rastafarian beliefs (and smoking a blunt listening to da riddims of Bob Marley); the tiny green label on the side (the one that says HEMP) makes it clear that the wearer is a stoner who smokes weed! That's crossing a JW line big-time ("no part of the World"), and in a teen JW you know that it implies rebelling against authority in a passive-aggressive manner.

    And fwiw, I'd be more worried about horrifying the sensibilities of local teens in your area than the local BOE, if I were you: unless you're under 25, you have no business wearing that style of footwear associated with youth culture, unless you're willing to face the taunting disapproval of the fashion police, LOL! I dunno, maybe you can pull off the look, but....

  • Oubliette

    Separation of Powers,

  • Band on the Run
    Band on the Run

    Idiocy. It reminds me of the Gertrude Stein quote that a rose is a rose is a rose. I just saw some nice bright colors. Fashion houses adopt Pantone colors each se ason

    Our color choices are limited. Try getting navy home decor fabric in a sage year. How do they determine your intent? Neutrals were popular. Now they aren't. Remember when black was cool. It provides drama for pops of color.

  • Island Man
    Island Man

    Yeah, that be Rasta colors - which are actually the colors of the Ethiopian flag. But it could also be just colors. Those three colors on their own aren't enough for someone to state categorically that your shoe has Rastafarian religious iconograpy - unless the person has a preconceived negative view of you and is looking for an excuse to rat on you.

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