Regional JW "Culture" - Did you experience any differences that surprised you?

by Diogenesister 11 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • sir82

    Went to international conventions several decades back. German JWs drank beer at lunch break.

    Scandinavian elders can wear beards (although i think it is still forbidden for assembly speakers).

    In very hot circumstances, even in some places in western Europe, ties are not required for field serve-us.

  • mentalclarity

    It makes a huge difference where your congregation is located and the body of elders you happen to have.

    In Latin america, depending on where you ended up things could be super lax. Lots of parties/drinking/people dating non witnesses/going to bars and nightclubs. But then they were crazy about demon type stuff- like watching japanese anime cartoons.

    Here in the US, I've been in congregations that were so strict and it seemed like the elders wanted to see everyone df'ed for all kinds of things. I remember being called into a committee meeting for gossiping as a teen.

    I guess each region has its priorities....;.

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