What do you think?

by Flowerpetal 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • Flowerpetal

    Some of you that have been away from the Borg for a while may not know that the segment of the meeting when the CO visits the congregations, called New Things Learned, is no more. Instead we are given another talk.

    I am of the opinion that it was discontinued because too many far out answers were being given for one question--and it may have prompted discussion after the meeting that would result in speculation and/or leanings toward apostate teachings.

    What might you guys think is the reason?

    The way it is now, we are all relagated to answering questions out of a book, on Thursday nights, which is the book study--but the whole congregation meets at the hall. That's 45 minutes--and then 1/2 hr. talk by the CO. And that's it for his talks until Sunday.

  • Mutz

    They really are dumbing down the troof. Reading some of the newer publications is like going back to Junior School.

  • stillajwexelder

    And all CO talks are now from outline -- he at one time could make up his own -- it is going more and more to centralized control

  • Enishi

    Although I do like our current CO, most of his talks still revolve around the tired old "field service is more important than anything, do more more more!"

    Sometimes I wonder if the guy even agrees with everything the Society tells him to say.

  • metatron

    The written review is gone too. Dumbing down is the simplest explanation.


  • DanTheMan
    The written review is gone too.

    Really? I didn't know that.

    Brings down the attendance numbers I guess.

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