I recently had to accompany an older family member out of state to a family reunion. It was a big reunion and not much was overtly made of the fact that I am "misguided" and not attending meetings (lost soul that I am) which was nice.
The thing I noticed that I was most struck by was all the dietary quirks in evidence during our 3 days together. This one couldnt have gluten and this one couldnt have MSG and that one couldnt have sugar or dye or whatever, you name it the list just went on and on.
Im surprised anyone could eat anything frankly!
Bear in mind I grew up with a lot of these people and we all used to eat hot dogs and drink cheap off brand grape soda and play in the hot sun all day with gusto.
These are not elderly people either. Most are in their 40s and 50s. They are all pioneers, elders, one is a missionary and one just got the boot at Bethel after 25 years.
So what I would love to hear from you guys is
1) Have you noticed this too among JWs more than the general population?
2) Is there some correlation between how high ranking or "spiritual" you are and how quirky your diet is?
3) If so, what do you think is really going on here?