So yesterday was the WT on vows.
It spoke, in part about two vows. The vow you make in dedication and the vow of marriage. Here's how it describes them.
The most important vow that a Christian can make is the one with which he dedicates his life to Jehovah.
There is no way to undo a dedication vow....He will be accountable before Jehovah and the congregation for any serious sins that he may commit.
The second most important vow that a person can make is the marriage vow.
their marriage is meant to be a lifelong bond.
couples entering marriage must have the view that divorce is not an option
Both seem pretty serious, yes? Both should require much thought, care and consideration, yes? Both should require a level of maturity and experience before being entered into, yes?
This certainly is reflected in how marriage is portrayed.
Here is the image of a couple getting married.
Both clearly not late teenagers or even young adults. They have used similar images in the past - here's one from August 2016. Again, clearly a mature couple.
So that's the second most important vow one can make sorted. How about for dedication and baptism - the most important vow you can ever make? What are the images like for this?
Here's one from 2015...
Is that a person of marriageable age or a young person having made the most important vow they can ever make?
This is an image from a recent JW video aimed at very young children...
Clearly this is setting out the scene that it's perfectly OK for a young child, perhaps only around 10 years old or less, to get baptised - which by implication means dedication.
This is complete double standards on the part of the WTS. On the one hand, they stress the importance of not entering into marriage lightly, something that should only be done once past the "bloom of youth" yet are more than happy for total minors to take the most important vow they will ever take.
Of course kids can answer the questions before baptism. They can also say "I do" really easily too.
How can the most important vow be taken by someone incapable of taking the second most important vow? Easily if you live in WT World.