JW renaming things: "It's Not this, it's ....."
Or, They're not prophets, but during the great tribulation, the nations shall know "that a prophet had been in their midst."
It's not child rape, it's fornication. It's not a criminal offence, it's a sin.
S2: A "Spiritual" person is someone who gets at least 15 hours per month, and answers at least three times per meeting...."
and wears the right shoes, pants or dress. Also who never locks their car at the KH lending themselves to be an unwitting part in car theft and whatever may come from that.
It's not the Pope, deacons, priests or pastors it's the Governing Body, Circuit Overeers, Elders and Ministerial Servants! It's not a false prophecy - it was eager expectation. It's not "lack of natural affection" - it's a brotherhood of love. It's not a throng of medicated, miserable, fake smiles - it's JEHOVAH'S HAPPY PEOPLE. It's not an organization of people terrified to speak out because of the ramifications (ie emotional blackmail) - it's an organization of unity! For f*cks sake.
I always used to make jokes to my mother, because every Dec 25th she'd invite the entire family round and we'd have a huge turkey dinner, give presents and drink all day. It wasnt Christmas, no, no... it was simply because there was lots of turkey in the shops and we might as well eat it. And everybody's off work so we may as well get together. And there's lots of great toys and gifts in the shops at the moment so we may as well do our "suprise day" today seeing as we're all together.
But it wasn't Christmas. No, no. It's "a family get-together".
I used to wind her up by clinking glasses with the person next to me and saying "mazel tov!" - it wasnt "cheers" or "drinking to the gods" it was me saying "congratulations in Hebrew".
5 not at homes and 1 return visit >>>>> 2.5 hrs service time, or, got my time for the week
70 hours a MONTH >>>>> full time (is it still 70?)
pioneer >>>>> not a person headed west in a covered wagon
heavy weight >>>>> high ranking borg volunteer
"Older Men" = twenty/thirty year old elders that couldn't give a rats tail about anyone or anything not centered on themselves giving counsel to sixty or seventy year old people.
No clergy class.But Elders do serve as clergy.
In-group language is an attribute of cults.
It's not a church, it's a congregation/hall.
It's not a prophecy, it's an overly eager review of bible chronology.
It's not clergy, it's an elder.
It's not passing the plate, it's a donation arrangement.
It's not a religious holiday, it's wearing extra special dress clothes to a religious service with personal celebrations afterwards.
It's not a good person, it's an evil worldly person.