Fishing and JW's???
So I was just reading a thread and came across a completely new JW 'rule', that of not being allowed to go fishing!.
At least it's new to me as I always enjoyed fishing as did others in my old congregation. Anyone else heard of this or had this imposed on them in they're JW lives?
Please do not believe everything you are told. This is just plain old-fashioned stupidity.
We were never allowed go fishing unless it would be to obtain food. As a sport it was never "done".
Again seems like a variance from hall to hall. Stupid cult!
More grom country to country I guess.
I was surprised that some missionaries who had served in Belize used to Carry a Shotgun with them when going into the Bush for a couple of days.
Not allowed to do anything that would limit the preaching time.
This can include
Or any combination of the above
Fishing and hunting is part of the culture around here (midWest US) and I've never heard it spoken against. I'm sure if someone went overboard with it that would be another matter.
Combining 1 and 3 seems a new handicap.
Fishing was frowned on where I came from in the UK. It could be justified if it was for food but not fly fishing for sport. People who liked to fish would tend not to advertise it. I don't think anybody ever got DFd for it
Plenty of JWs fish and I even know a few that hunt, on the east coast of Australia.
Plenty of self-righteous JWs judge those who hunt or even fish.