Oh Boy! Beards are "stumbling blocks" again ... from Stephen Lett

by freddo 96 Replies latest jw friends

  • freddo

    So this week's midweek meeting video about stumbling others has Lett spouting and gurning rubbish again.

    If you can't take the whole 9 minutes go from 5:50 to get the context and 6:45 for the "beard" mention.


    Oh, well - at least they shoot themselves in the foot with this doublespeak.

    Every. Single. Time.

  • careful

    Yes, they seem to be sending out two different messages about beards. Also noteworthy to me is the change in the rev. NWT at 1 Cor. 8:9. Old NWT: "this authority of yours": rev. NWT: "your right to choose"

  • blownaway

    What an asshat

  • sir82

    Never really could figure out this whole "stumbling" thing.

    On the one hand, anyone who causes another to "stumble" is better off dead, per Jesus' words about the millstone.

    On the other hand, Psalm 119:165 says "Abundant peace belongs to those loving your law, and for them there is no stumbling block".

    So, if someone stumbles...

    Does that mean he is "unrighteous"? Whose fault is it? The guy who caused the stumble, or the stumbler who, by virtue of "stumbling", is not "righteous" per Psalm 119:165? If he were "righteous" he wouldn't have "stumbled", right?

    If you go around avoiding doing things because you might "stumble" someone, pretty soon you'll just be living in a hermetically sealed bubble with no contact with anyone. Some idiots are offended by what color socks you wear (we've got one in our KH).

  • scratchme1010

    Don't understand why people keep broadcasting what they say. We already know he's full of it.

  • Freedom rocks
    Freedom rocks

    I've never got the beard thing coz In bible times they all had beards. Jesus apparently had a beard

  • Diogenesister

    At least he uses an example of a scolding elder instead of the usual example of those sinful young women always featured in the videos.

    How absurd to think a beard could cause another person to sin.

    He fails to add Paul also mentions any celebrations, New moons, festivals don't matter and shouldn't become a big issue.....so birthdays anyone?

  • carla

    Heavy make up is rather subjective isn't it?

  • SplaneThisToMe

    What about those of us stumbled due to: disillusionment from failed unfulfilled promises/prophecies, being victims of sexual, emotional, spiritual abuse, being shunned by family and friends, not being able to make our own choices in dress, grooming, education, being talked down to and lied to, and the list goes on?

    Lett’s reference to anyone causing these little ones to stumble being better off hanging a block around their neck and jumping in the ocean applies to Watchtower.

    Can he mention the actual things JWs are stumbled by?

  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad
    Sir82 says: "Some idiots are offended by what color socks you wear (we've got one in our KH)."

    While GB Tony Morris (now there's an idiot) gets stumbled every time he sees someone wearing tight pants...in a recent video he literally says he's O.K. with 'happy socks'...go figure! 🤣🤣🤣

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