Do JW's Still Shout "Aye!" at Assemblies?

by snugglebunny 7 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • snugglebunny

    Got my curious head on again.... I recall shouting "Aye!" in 1958 and again in 1963 and 1969. In the '63 resolution the WT put the UN on notice in an assembly resolution worded something like "the nations further refused the surrender of their sovereignty to God's Messianic kingdom by setting up ... the United Nations, ... This international organization stands for world sovereignty by political men. For years men without faith in God's kingdom have endeavored to get all people to worship this international image of human political sovereignty as the best hope for earthly peace and security, in fact, the last hope for humanity. To date 111 nations have given worship to this political image by becoming members of it. However, we, as witnesses of the Sovereign God Jehovah, will continue refusing to engage in such idolatrous worship."

    And again in 1969 another resolution was passed at International assemblies, but what it was about escapes me. Probably someone or other being yet again put on notice that they were doomed. Sorry about that. I do recall however the tingle I felt at being a part of 40,000 people all shouting "Aye!" when the speaker requested us to do so after we declared our allegience to whatever it was. The downside was that after every resolution we'd have to go from door to door distributing copies of said resolution to baffled householders. ( I learned later that the excited tingle of shouting along with thousands of fellow believers could be easily re-experienced at a lively soccer game.)

    So I was just wondering if the dubbies still do the resolution thingy? Anyone done it? What was the declaration about?

  • nowwhat?

    As a matter of fact at the last assembly everyone yelled "dilly dilly!"

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  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    Hey Snuggs..if you can remember a 58 assembly you must be even older than me.

  • snugglebunny
    Hey Snuggs..if you can remember a 58 assembly you must be even older than me.

    ..Just a boy giving it all away..

  • stillin

    All of that peer pressure and shouting of "Aye!" should have tipped me off years ago...

  • Jehovah lol
    Jehovah lol
    If you can remember the 60s then you weren't there.
  • pomo6780
    Reminded me of a Scottish guy agreeing with someone.

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