this alwayz used to piss me off for a few reasons:
a - no voting, yet we voted.
b - whats the point of voting if not allowed to question.
c - women not to question in the hall, only to ask husbands at home blah blah blah,
so it woulda been "political suicide" in that setting for me to actually ask
the questions i had over many of these "resolutions".
d - they would call it a "congregational" resolution, when basically it was a decision by the
boe that we had no real choice but to "support".
this is an excellent example of how we were to just blindly follow.
trust the elders. don't think, don't question.
that could have asked but didn't.
then again, they were somewhat in the same boat as the sisters politically speaking.
don't question the elders. this setup is political bs.
i did however respect it the few times they did ask "are there any questions"
and especially respected those bros that had the cajones to ask the questions i wuz thinking.
i did not respect it when the bro on the podium would answer the question with, "well, the elders went over this already, and this is their proposition".<BR><BR>too political.
i simply wouldn't put my hand up to vote
if i didn't feel i had been given the information i needed
to make an informed vote.
i also found it interesting that they never asked "how many against it". LOL.
Only the "for" votes counted.
it just seemed pointless to me to even hold the "vote".
they might as well have simply done what they were gonna do.
did they really think that by being asked my "opinion", in such a manner, i would be stupid enuf to think it was actually agreed upon by the entire cong? can you imagine how someone speaking up against these things would be treated? even just asking a question about it was frowned upon and whispered about. without a doubt they'd be hauled into the back room and quoted scriptures about dissention and about supporting those "taking the lead" among you.
bunch of bs if you ask me.