by Phil 8 Replies latest jw friends

  • Phil

    The word "BIGOT" seems to be a word frequently used by JWs. I have also noticed that it is used frequently by participants on this board. I have been called a bigot a couple of times by JWs because I ask too many question they cannot answer.

    Bigot..An intolerant adherent of a religious creed or opinion.

    I am not religious nor am I intolerant. However, does cutting a debate on JW doctrine short by calling me a bigot make me a bigot or is the JW the bigot?

  • minimus

    What's the point?

  • StinkyPantz

    I think your definition is a bit simplistic.

  • Hamas

    That is true, you bigot.

  • Francois

    Bigot - A person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his own opinions and prejudices.


    Bigot - A person who obstinately favors his own opinions and prejudices rather than mine.

    I think you'll find that the JW definition of bigot is the latter of the two presented above, which is a loose paraphrase of Ambrose Beirce in his Devil's Dictionary, which I can't find at the moment.

  • Jayson
    JW doctrine short by calling me a bigot make me a bigot or is the JW the bigot?

    JW's are intolerant towards anyone with a point of view based in the reality of their history. They are zelots and believe that they are so rightous that they are exclusive to the elusive truth. You can not force someone to look at their own bias. That has to be something that is willfully done. Some people need the shackels of their slavory. Personal freedom and independent thought scares the hell out of them. If you do not believe that JW's have one ioda of "truth" to thier beliefs because of research and or personal experience on your part or even through others no, you are not a bigot. They just can't handle the truth. If you do not believe that they have truth because it is the Catholics or Moonies or the KKK who have the exclusive truth as you are part of one of those groups then yes, you may be a bigot. For me I believe that even if I ever find the elusive "truth" God will change it. It's the hunt for enlightenment that makes the journey worth traveling. I have no more access to superior truth than any JW. But, I do not seek to hurt others nor to control them. That is not God's will, it's mans pride. All cults miss that point. And that is why I call them evil.

    @ 84 posts Phil welcome to the board.

  • funkyderek

    Close, Francois.

    Bierce's definition is: "One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain. "


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    5 Fr < OFr, a term of insult used of Normans, apparently a Norman oath < ? ME bi god, by God 6

    1 a person who holds blindly and intolerantly to a particular creed, opinion, etc.

    2 a narrow-minded, prejudiced person —SYN ZEALOT

  • Stephanus

    Someone oughta round up all those bigots and send 'em back where they came from!

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