Blondie's Comments You Will Not Hear at the February 19, 2017 WT Study (DECEMBER 2016)(ANXIETY)
I sure am glad that we decided to hold our Elders meetings at this bar. Leave a few tracts around so that we can count our time. Lets have one more round before we call on Brother and Sister Depressed and Anxious. Five minutes of prattle and platitudes sprinkled with a few stock scriptures should shut them up and get the Circuit Overseer off our backs! SALUT!
"The watered down versions of meetings, with videos, publications on i-pads that somehow no longer contain demons. Unsingable songs, elders who still bumble through the scripted parts, the only good part is no longer having to give talks in the school
Associate with people who judge you, lucky if they say hi as they quickly walk by, to encourage their real friends on the other side of the hall. Nobody wants to be dragged down by your problems."
This above comment is spot on. My anxiety went away when I stopped forcing myself to waste 6 hours of my week going to a building with people who did not have the "love amoung themselves" that is supposedly one of the "identifying marks" of the true religion!! Haha
i hope your new job is rewarding😊
Thank you Blondie for your review of this week's WT. So sorry for what you went through as a child. Still Totally ADD
DOC, watching political shenangians is worse. ~ Blondie
I don't know.............at least the political shenanigans are people dealing in reality -- good or bad -- still, reality. JWs are off living in their fairy tales of Panda Paradise. Despite the multitude of failed prophesies, they are still clinging to their fantasies.
My elderly mother called me saying that some younger JW in her "car group" said that they had been told by someone that JWs had wrongly predicted THE END in 1925. The young JW said that just was NOT true!! Mom wanted to know if that was in the "Proclaimers" Book or somewhere she could show the young JW that it WAS TRUE!! If only they really knew the real "JW Heritage" rather than their re-written shenanigans of "truth". . . . Doc
"--Mom wanted to know if that was in the "Proclaimers" Book or somewhere she could show the young JW that it WAS TRUE!! If only they really knew the real "JW Heritage" rather than their re-written shenanigans of "truth". . Doc. .
Proclaimer book page 78 par. 2,3 : "-1925 will mark the return from the dead of Abraham, Jacob---and the faithful prophets of old-- to the condition of human perfection--" some hoped that they would receive their heavenly reward in that year. --" ***
like this week's wt, then blame the gullible victims/believers for the depressing debacle that followed, when the princes were not Abraham, Jacob, Israel, but the company servants/ elders. ha ha.
*** cited from the booklet " Millions now living will never die" the masterpiece that got the wt elected to be the F&D Slave in 1919.
Hi Blondie, i hope you get your new job. Enjoy.
Some folk just have a sensitive nervous system without there being any causative factor.
"Some folk just have a sensitive nervous system without there being any causative factor"- snugglebunny
Very true snugglebunny. But you don't think that the Governing Body(tm) is actually going to do any real research on the subject so that they can 'positively know the appearance of their flock'. Platitudes and well worn scripture references is all they really use to 'help' their fellow congregants, while they wait on Jehovah to solve all their problems for them by destroying the 99% of the human race that does not share their dogma.
14 Some anxiety may be caused by a person’s past actions or failings. He may be plagued with guilt about something he did in the past, even many years ago. At times, King David felt that his ‘errors loomed over his head.’ He admitted: “My anguished heart makes me groan aloud.” (Ps. 38:3, 4, 8, 18) In that situation, what was the wise thing for David to do? What did he do? He trusted in Jehovah’s mercy and forgiveness. With conviction he said: “Happy is the one whose transgression is pardoned.”—Read Psalm 32:1-3, 5.
But what about the other repentant adulterers and murderers in the nation of Israel? Did God show them mercy and forgiveness? Why do we not read of any ordinary Israelites not being shown mercy?
Great comment from Blondie! God seems to forgive grave sins but somehow kills ordinary citizens for petty sins. Here are a few examples I found on COMMONSENSEATHEISM.COM
God helps Samson kill 30 men because he lost a bet.
In Judges 14:11-19, Samson loses a bet for 30 sets of clothes. The spirit of God comes upon him and he kills 30 men to steal their clothes and pay off the debt.
God demands you kill your wife and children for worshiping other gods.
In Deuteronomy 13:6-10, God commands that you must kill your wife, children, brother, and friend if they worship other gods.
God incinerates 51 men to make a point.
In 2 Kings 1:9-10, Elijah gets God to burn 51 men with fire from heaven to prove he is God.
God kills a man for not impregnating his brother’s widow.
In Genesis 38:9-10, God kills a man for refusing to impregnate his brother’s widow.
Top of pages 22,23 Practical Ways to Reduce Anxiety: 1-7:
2: have realistic Expectations Ecc. 7:16 : comment:
relax, don't worry about Armageddon. The wt anointed generation started to overlap after 1992, after the death of Fr. Franz. We are less than 24 years into the overlap.
Some Laplanders*** live to +107 years, even after a baptism at 9. so : relax, be realistic, 2075 is far away, go to
1: Set appropriate priorities : --right. make the best of the next 60 years. and the wt leaders will pass away, they will end before the end.
*** whether Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish or not.