Jehovah`s Witnesses Do Not Have a Clergy Class.

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    All Baptized Dubs are considered “Ordained Ministers”, so they are considered “Mandatory Reporters” where the law requires.

    Thats a lot of “Ministers” to sue...


  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    Probably one of the most 'hypocritical' claims they make is that say they 'don't have a clergy class'

    They have a committee for this, an overseer for this, an elder for this, a system for that.

    They may not call it a 'clergy' class because they don't want to be affiliated by their interpretation of 'Babble on the Great''.

    But they sure act and operate to the contrary.

  • jp1692
  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    A pyramid structure. Just a different paint job. To fit the Witnesses way. But it's structured like any other 'organization'.

  • jp1692

    A key difference is that Catholic priests are highly educated having a minimum of a Bachelor's degree followed up with 2-4 years of seminary studies. Many also have a Master's degree as well; whereas JW elders are almost universally not very well educated.

    The couple of hours or few-days-long workshops that JWs have and call "Elder Schools" are a joke.

    JW elders are completely unqualified for their roles in the congregations. It's a wonder they don't cause more damage than they do, and I'm well aware of the extensive damage they cause.

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    A large number of elders are hardly worthy of putting your life in their hands. Like that of congregational discipline(loving disfellowshipping arrangement)

    Mostly just janitors and window washers.

  • sir82

    Love that graph.

    Although it is slightly out of date - District Overseers went away 4 or 5 years ago.

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