Meetings, Ministry and Modification of the Flesh

by slimboyfat 5 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • GrownMidget

    Here are few from me:

    No smoking.

    No excessive drinking.

    No drugs.

    No pornography.

    No reading the zodiac or fortune telling.

    No hypnosis.

    No idolatry.

    No metal or rap music (or basically any other genre because someone might stumble).

    No art, movies, games, books, comics or any other form of entertainment that include any of the previous stuff or violence/sex/money.

    No remixes or covers of Kingdom Songs (I remember when this was read in the meeting).

    No any sort of research about the Watchtower organization or Jehovah's Witnesses.

    Women must cover their head when translating during meetings.

    Do not marry a person that is not one of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

    Do not study or have hobbies (either at all or try to heavily avoid).

    Use only straight domain instead of search engines when going into

    You should especially come to the meetings when District Overseer is in the city.

    Must do field service to get to paradise (I once asked an elder that what is the absolute minimum requirement to get to paradise and he said that field service).

    house alone with member of opposite sex not married to

    I think this applies to staying over night but you should also add that it also includes same sex, if one (why not both too) is known to be a homosexual.

    No prohibited sex practices within marriage
    Why not just include that it means anal, oral and watching porn together as a couple? Practicing them (within marriage) also leads to disfellowshipping.
  • careful

    What does this mean?

    Avoid the "pioneer walk".

    I know of one CO who set the example of not closing his eyes in public prayer when publishers would take him out to a restaurant for lunch. He would say a prayer in conversation, looking around the table at everyone, and then, along with his wife, would begin eating. We all looked at each other and began eating too. He cited Matt. 6:1, 5 as support. Granted this is perhaps unusual, but at least one WTS authority figure modified the usual practice.

    Aren't men, even elders, in the UK allowed to grow beards, or has this changed since I faded? I was in one liberal congo in the States where one young married brother had a beard and the elders used him to read the WT, carry microphones, offer prayer, etc. Everyone knew that he wanted to look older than he was since he'd married a sister who was 15 years his senior.

    I used to not sit up straight in my chair as did others and nobody ever spoke to me about it, even in non-liberal congos.

  • GrownMidget
    You should especially come to the meetings when District Overseer is in the city.
    I accidentally wrote District Overseer when I meant Circuit Overseer, but I can no longer edit the post so I mention it in this one.

    Anyway, got few more in my mind and I add them into the list:

    No excessive eating.

    No cursing.

    No dating without chaperone.

    No voting.

    Must accept that the Governing Body is The Faithful and Discreet Slave.

    If judicial committee decides that you are to be disfellowshipped, you must leave before they start the closing prayer.

    Must shun a disfellowshipped person despite if s/he is a family member or a close friend.

    Using the old Watchtower logo in the walls of Kingdom Halls is prohibited.

    Do not miss any of the meetings, even if your livelihood is dependent on it.

    Do not read any of the old publications made by the Watchtower organization.

    Prayers must go via Jesus.

    Cannot work as police officer when handling a gun.

    Cannot work as a military official.

    That's it from me. For now, at least...

  • tim3l0rd

    Where is the instruction that couples shouldn't hold hands during a prayer. I've searched the WT Library and can't find the reference.



  • xjwsrock

    I don't have anything to add to the list. Just wanted to say I think this is a thought provoking thread.

    It gives another slant to the Behavior Control that is so prevalent in cults and cult-ish groups.

  • OneEyedJoe

    No piercings other than the ears. Multiple ear piercings are frowned upon.

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