What is R&F

by Drifting Away 15 Replies latest jw friends

  • Drifting Away
    Drifting Away
    I see the letters R&F often, but I dont know what that stands for..Can someone tell me? TIA
  • konceptual99

    Rank and File.

    Your average Joe Witness without position or privilege.

  • jookbeard
    its a good term sums up the sheep, I remember one particular apologist on here hated the term so its good to make regular use of it.
  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    We are the 'rank and file', the 'commoners' of this ever evolving religious movement. Although many in my immediate and extended family are 'royalty', which makes me a not so common 'commoner'.


  • punkofnice

    Rank and file. It's a name the watchtower corporation has given to the average cult member. I saw the quote somewhere but can't locate it currently.

    It illustrates the low opinion the cult leaders have of their sheeple.

  • Vidiot

    re. punk's post...

    Yup, always important to remember.

    They came up with the label, not us.

  • rawe

    Hi Drifting Away,

    I'm not 100% sure but I believe "rank and file" is a Chess reference. Where each row is a "rank" and each column is "file". Thus rank and file gives reference primarily to the pawns on the board.



  • Wild_Thing
    I thought it stood for Radical and Fanatical!
  • millie210
    I would love to see that quote if anyone has it!
  • prologos
    I thought the file (defile') ranks, that is why the leaders turn their noses up on them.

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