I got this email recently from a JW friend:
One Person's Sobering Experience (please read)
I've recently had a very thought provoking experience.
I was playing basketball with some guys I used to know from High school.
Like all basketball players we were talking trash.
I noticed there was a DRESS SUIT hanging up on the fence.
So I said to one of the guys (who I knew from high school),
"After I finish beating you.. why don't you put on your suit and head
He then replied, "You know that's YOUR suit from pioneering!. "
I wondered to myself how does he know about pioneering.
So after the game I questioned him.
"What do you know about pioneering?"
By this time one of his friends had walked over.
They looked at each other and said
" We know a lot about your religion . . .
" I thought perhaps they may have studied before.
SO I QUESTIONED THEM SOME MORE
AND... I FOUND OUT THEY HAD STUDIED BEFORE.
BUT THIS WHAT REALLY SHOCKED ME ABOUT THEIR STUDYING HABITS.
They would only pretend that they were interested in studying,
and would only ask young single pioneer sisters to help them learn more
Once they gained their trust they would then convince the spiritually
to fornicate with them.
I thought to myself....these guys only wish they were able to do that to
I could not penetrate the spiritual ranks of our dear sisters in that
But then these guys started to name sisters who I personally knew,
and who were disfellowshipped because of engaging in immortality with
Afterwards, they were laughing and bragging about what they had
One guy said " Do you know how many I took out of the religion already"
Those evil words stabbed me and stayed with me for a while.
I thought to myself it must be tough, to be a Christian sister.
I mean, after all no one wants to be physically, emotionally or even
And some times many baptized brothers may not be eligible for a marriage
But how could they let their guard down for such low-life men in the
BUT THE TRUTH IS
Can you trust someone who is not a dedicated servant of Jehovah....
not to say all our Christian brothers are perfect.
But there are alot of predators who only goal is to destroy your
(And this counsel also equally applies to our Christian brothers).
Conversely there are a lot of sincere people honestly seeking the truth.
The faithful and discreet slave class suggest if we were out in the
and ran into some one of the opposite sex who is interested,
we should turn the call over to someone qualified and of the same sex.
This is really good counsel as well as common sense.
Consider why you need to apply this counsel, my good friends.
The main reason should apply it is the love you have for Jehovah.
Now my friend got it from a second hand source himself, so he can't verify whether it's true or not, but I strongly suspect this is made up, of course. There are many things that can be said about this story, but the first thing I thought was "why is someone carrying a suit with them while playing basketball?".