Will you out live the WTBTS?

by Coded Logic 10 Replies latest social humour

  • Coded Logic
    Coded Logic

    One year an Elder, his special pioneer wife, and their two aux-pioneer children flew out to NY so that they could tour Bethel. While visiting they noticed an old man standing on top of the headquarters with a pair of binoculars. The Elder was perplexed by this and asked their tour guide, “What's that old man doing on top of the roof?”

    “Oh, Brother Watchmen?” Said the Bethelite, “He’s our sentry. He keeps on the lookout for the return of Jesus and the four horseman of the apocalypse.”

    The whole JW family was surprised by this. They had known the end was soon - but they hadn't realized the Society was expecting it any day now. When their tour was over they asked if they could speak with the sentry. After getting permission, they were taken up to the rooftop and introduced to the old man.

    The Elder's exciment had been building over the past few minutes and, unable to contain himself, he enthusiastically asked, “Please tell us Brother Watchmen, what’s it like being up here keeping on the lookout for the return of Jesus?”

    The Old Man pondered thoughtfully and said, “Well, what can I say . . . it’s nice to know I have steady work.”

  • Dismissing servant
    Dismissing servant

    This sounds like an JW urban legend to me.

    Maybe I'm a very sceptic person?

  • Coded Logic
    Coded Logic

    Wow, okay, didn't expect that. I put this under the humor section but perhaps I should be even more clear.

    So going forward, just so there's no confusion, this story is a humors allegory and is NOT based on a real event!!!

  • Phizzy

    D.s I think this is a JW Joke, rather than legend.

    As to the question in the Thread Title, speaking for myself as a Senior Citizen, I will without doubt not out live the "religion" of JW's, now known as JW.Org.

    As for the WTBTS , is that not already irrelevant, both as an entity and as a name ?

    We have a slight problem here on JWN nowadays, we always have to explain our terms, because the "religion" in question keeps changing its identity.

    In the distant past we could speak of "The Society" when talking of the leaders, more recently we adopted "WT", and we could speak of JW's etc when referring to the Rank and File.

    Now, if we refer to JW.Org, do we mean the Leaders, or the R&F or both ? It is not clear unless we qualify our usage.

    Edited to add : Thought so CL, good one.

  • Dismissing servant
    Dismissing servant

    I see, I'm sorry...I did not observe what section it was it! My bad.

    It was a good one :-)

  • Coded Logic
    Coded Logic

    No problem

  • Witness My Fury
    Witness My Fury

    2000 years and still not a peep, 100 years should have been more than enough to know he was a fraud.

  • punkofnice

    Will you out live the WTBTS?


  • new hope and happiness
    new hope and happiness

    Thats like asking " will you outlive mans inhumanity to man" ...in my heart YES.

  • davidmitchell

    >2000 years and still not a peep, 100 years should have been more than enough to know he was a fraud.

    Indeed. There's a list of failed predictions about the end on


    I cannot think of any others...

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