Running Ahead of the Organization

by Sea Breeze 21 Replies latest jw friends

  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    That was a phrase that used to irritate me to no end.

    Good thing this woman wasn't a JW. Some people just can't wait.

  • blondie

    I would tell them that running ahead of the organization was not the same as running ahead of god; that was post-1975 and I would point to that, humbly or course.

  • snugglebunny

    What did it mean to run ahead of Jehovah?

  • blondie

    This is a catch-22 situation.

    Running ahead of the organization IS running ahead of god.

    Running ahead of god IS running ahead of the organization.

  • OnTheWayOut
    Blondie, I think the post is just a joke about this lady having a pet tiger before Watchtower's paradise arrives.

    Anyway, if that's not what it is, I am confused.
  • punkofnice

    The Organisation(TM) is so far behind that a limping snail, going in the opposite direction could be in the lead by miles.

  • Phizzy

    This used to irritate me too this phrase, because I used to think "well, if Jehovah is directing this Org, why arn't they up to speed ?"

    The expression did not, if you took it at face value, infer you were doing anything wrong, just getting to the right destination first, so what was so wrong with eagerness like that ?

    Of course the underlying accusation, unspoken, was that you don't have the right to choose the destination, you should allow the Org to lumber on and see where it goes, and follow. Like a brain dead sheep.

  • LongHairGal


    As far as I was concerned, this was a bullshit phrase to get you to stop thinking or voicing an opinion on something about the religion that was wrong.

  • blondie

    OTWO, joke or not does not invalidate what I said.

  • joe134cd
    That is one thing that gets me is just how slow things travel through the org. Sometimes it can be weeks/months latter that my father will be discussing something I’ve found out on the internet. Case in point, I remember when that GB died and the news was almost viral on the internet, 48 hours before jwdotorg announced it.

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