Perhaps the society in their abundant wisdom have decided the huge proportion of their members suffering from various mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety caused by mental conflict, guilt, feelings of worthlessness and stress are "taking it too easy" and need a kick up the back-side.
WT Attacks Being 'Easygoing' October,1,02 WT
Exactly right! Which, of course, is why the WT Society does the exact opposite!
Their emulation of the Pharisees (who disdained Jesus) is stunning. More work, you're not doing enough! But we love you (wink, wink), you amha'arets (people of the ground).
Yep...Ballistic...or the hours are down....not enough urgency....
The easygoingness of the stupid becomes a problem to them - check out jwism ladder climbing techniques.
I have always been an easygoing person,so therefore,according to them,I am lazy,stupid and foolish.GOD FORGIVE ME,I KNOW NOT WHAT I DO !
The WTS chooses to use the word "easygoing" in that text whereas other versions read differently, then they condemn the act of of being easygoing!!
What type of circular reasoning is that from the WTS!!
Thought-control is in evidence here.
BTW the NIV uses the word 'Complacency"
*** w95 2/15 23 Dominican Republic-Still Open to Discovery *** Today, is populated by people of many races and colors, whose ancestors immigrated here. Even so, they seem to have many of the fine traits of the Taino, being basically a friendly and easygoing people. This, coupled with a sincere belief in God and respect for the Bible, has made the preaching and teaching work of Jehovahs Witnesses remarkably successful in this land.
Oh no.......we have been new-lighted!
Edited by - ISP on 21 August 2002 21:42:51
*** w86 11/1 14 How I Conquered My Driving Ambition *** For 28 years I served as an elder in the Wairoa Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses. Wairoa is a town of only 5,000 inhabitants, with a rural population of some 7,000 more. They are predominantly Maori, and like all Polynesian peoples, they are friendly, easygoing, and generous. This spirit was reflected in our congregation, which grew to over 90 active publishers of the good news.
Whether it's easygoing or complacent doesn't really matter - but doing it when your a fool seems to - someone in these bible studies they arrange needs to explain these scriptures back to them - they shouldn't be so complacent - makes them look foolish.
Edited by - a paduan on 21 August 2002 22:29:30
"Most People would probably feel that it is a compliment to be thought of as an easygoing person"
Most people are going to be killed at Armageddon, so it must be true!
Most people would, y'know, report a pedophile to the police!