Why are alot of JW's Fascinated with Sci-Fi?

by NoMoreHustle 44 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • NoMoreHustle

    I am still in & gradually fading. I have always wondered why alot of JW's that I know are really into alot of Sci-Fi stuff like Star Wars, I Robot, X-Men stuff etc. I mean they take it another level with this fantasy stuff. They don't miss a movie, buy the DVD, quote movie lines. It's actually pathetic!

    Isn't it a double standard in the way alot of JW's dismiss movies or just anything else that they deem unholy? But isn't Sci-Fi in the same boat as well?

  • OneEyedJoe

    Being a jw sucks pretty hard, so it's not surprising that a good number want to escape into an alternate reality.

  • Londo111

    It's fun to JWs and non-JWs alike! I find more meaning in sci-fi now than I did when I was in.

    Everybody has different tastes.

    Live long and prosper!

  • prologos

    because they like FICTION period --- like

    exporting our warring ways into the cosmos.

  • jam

    JW's view it as history, facts the truth. It's easy when you live

    in a fantasy world. When I was told not to see Raiders of the lost

    Ark, because it's satanic. What does that tell you, Satan made a movie...

  • NoMoreHustle

    JAM: That's exactly what I mean. Certain movies are taboo but some are excepted (always seems to be Sc-Fi flicks). They just don't know what the hell there talking about! Go SMURFS!!!!

  • kairos

    The Matrix should be "required viewing".

  • Oubliette

    Because it's a relatively innocent "guilty pleasure" and you can't get DF'd for it.

    That being said, I had a CO once tell me it was wrong, as in WRONG, for JWs to watch Star Wars movies.

    I asked him why he thought that. He said because it "teaches" evolution and the "false" idea that there are other sentient beings in the Universe.

    I asked him how he knew there were no other life forms, sentient or otherwise, anywhere in the Universe. He said it's in the Bible. (You can probably guess what's coming next ... ).

    I asked him, "Exactly where in the Bible does it say that there are no other living things anywhere else in this vast Universe?" He hemmed and hawed a bit and said it was disrespectful to Jehovah and a "spiritually mature Christian" would never watch it.

    I replied, "Yeah, well, I'm a fan. You DO know it's fiction, don't you?"

    That was pretty much the end of that discussion.

  • kairos

    When I first started studying in '88, the older couple were very vocal about how wrong Star Trek was.

    I should have bailed...

  • AlwaysBusy

    My cat, Ana says, "Live long and Paws-Purr." She's a real, honest-to-gosh Trekkie.

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