I saw a comment in one of the posts about JWs not having nursery or Sunday school for kids, saying "In Jesus' day, the children listened in the synagogue". What scriptural backing do they have for that? My mom gave me that excuse before, too, but no scripture to back it up. Is there any? Why should children sit through a bunch of stuff they don't understand? Wouldn't it make more sense to teach them on their own level, so they might actually learn something and (gasp) enjoy themselves?
My mom is always talking about how "bad" my little cousin behaves at some of the meetings. My son (her grandson) is the same age, and one of the most energetic (yeah, hyper) kids you'll meet. My son and I are not JW, so I ask her, "well, do you think _______ would be able to sit through a 2 hour meeting? Does that make him "bad"?" This shut her right up, as she wouldn't dream of calling her grandson bad. It is disgusting the standards they try to hold those poor kids to.