Prepare to 'Phone Bethel!

by The Searcher 5 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    Forewarned is forearmed! Here's a little tip for anyone who decides to 'phone Bethel:

    Bethelites are trained to be paranoid with telephone callers, and they ask you the following, "Who's calling; where are you calling from; (if you've withheld your number!) are you one of Jehovah's Witnesses?; what congregation are you in?"

    If you give your name, they will normally refuse to give you theirs afterwards, so here's how to put them in a corner - when they ask you for your name, don't give it yet, just ask, "To whom am I speaking, please?"

    They realize they cannot refuse to tell you, otherwise you will do the same!

    When they ask the other questions, simply say that you 'phoned up to ask a question, not to give out personal information.

    Bethel 'phone-picker-uppers must now be at DefCon 1!

  • Magnum

    Is this new or has it always been like this? I think they're going to get more and more paranoid as time goes on.

  • punkofnice

    Thank goodness I won't ever have to ring them. If I did it would be a prank call: "Hello, is Peter there?"

    "Peter who?"

    "Peter Flie." "

    "I don't know any Peter Files."

    "Really? I hear you have plenty there."


    How about Pedro Files??


  • The Searcher
    The Searcher
    From personal experience, this is what I've experienced over the past several year from London Bethel - right up until yesterday's conversation with them!
  • notoneoftheboys
    Bethelites have always been trained to be that way, guarded answers for questions. EG; when I was at HQ for a tour I asked how many hours the bethelites had to get in field service, answer: we strive to do the national average. So then I asked that's 10 hrs a month rite? answer: every bethelites hours are between him and Jehovah. So then I asked is it true that your rooms are monitored for inappropriate reading and viewing material. Answer : we are not monitored in any way we are free to choose our own reading and tv viewing. 3 more questions and then I was taken aside and asked for name, position, address, congregation. Suffice to say I gave them BS.

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