Are Jehovah's Witnesses counting service time in Seconds yet? Like 8 seconds?

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  • was a new boy
    was a new boy
    Jehovah's Witness gets 8 Seconds total in new 52 minute video,
    'IN THEIR OWN WORDS Pope Francis'
    closeup picture of (fuzzy 1:00-1:01), 43:48-50, and 44:54-59

    On March 13, 2013, at the age of 76, Jorge Bergoglio was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. SNAP Leader Mary McHale and our Communications Manager, Mike McDonnell, participated in Season 2, Episode 1 about Pope Francis. Mary was interviewed as a survivor advocate at the 37:29 mark, and Mike is interviewed beginning at the 43:44 mark in this 60-minute segment.

  • asp59

    Watchtower don't write bad stuff about other religions anymore. Not like they used too in every magazine. Org is in so much trouble that they stopped pointing fingers 👉👈

  • smiddy3

    It`s well documented in their own WT literature how much they hated the Catholic religion labelling them the main principle religion out of all Christendom as the counterfeit Kingdom of God.

    If my memory serves me correct.

  • FFGhost

    You've probably read about the "15 minute" provision that's been in place for probably 10 or so years - elderly / infirm JWs, with "permission" granted from the service committee, can count their "time" in 15 minute increments. Just 15 minutes in a month keeps you from being "irregular" or "inactive".

    Since the COVID lockdown began, they've waived both the "15 minute" and "permission" pieces. If you have "witnessed" for any amount of time (yes, even 8 seconds) you can report simply that you were "Active" in the ministry for that month. On your (now electronic) publisher card, the secretary will enter "active" for the month and you will be considered an active publisher.

    If you had more time (that can be measured in hours), you are still expected to provide the number.

    I don't recall if this "even one second is enough" policy was announced just to elders, or to everyone in the congregations.

  • Rattigan350

    The 15 minute thing with approval was so stupid. What is to stop anyone from counting 15 as an hour? We all would round up anyway. And this You need permission to Aux pioneer, is stupid. Why? We stopped getting free magazines in 1989 so what benefits are there from Aux pioneering?

  • FFGhost
    what benefits are there from Aux pioneering?

    Your name gets announced from the platform. You get a round of applause. You appear to be "spiritual" for a month. If the CO is visiting you get the "privilege" of sitting in for his hour long meeting with the regular pioneers.

    Short answer: Temporary prestige and an ego boost.

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