No Sports Cars Please!

by snugglebunny 39 Replies latest jw friends

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    but now--at nearly 68----i have these 2 MG's

  • Landy

    Lol - Love the registration Stan

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath
    yeah--Cantleave made me buy it--blame him lol
  • nowwhat?
    Pickup trucks are a no-no as well. Mini vans are recomended
  • DesirousOfChange

    It's a sure way to "gauge" the spirituality of a person.


  • Finkelstein

    Its true, its one of the things where there is expressive guilt as being selfish and materialistic.

    A 4 door car is service capable.

    Where is your devotion to Jehovah ?

  • out4good4

    Back in the early 90's there was a elder that refused to acknowledge me and the wife out in service because we drove a 2 Door Toyota sports car.

    It was one of my early awakening moments.

  • Fencing

    I definitely remember that people who bought 2-door cars were looked on suspiciously. I know of at least one case where a young man buying a 2-door car actually held him back from being appointed an MS, because the elders took it as proof that he wasn't "spiritually-minded" enough.

    But I can't recall anything from a CO or district convention saying anything so specific. I would assume it was just one of those "things" that's neither official or unofficial, yet somehow becomes law on its own.

    To this day I'm hesitant to buy a 2-door car, that's how much the unofficial policy affected me. Even though I haven't had anyone in the back seat in several years.

  • RubaDub

    It's more of a rural vs. urban thing here in the US. In areas where you are constantly driving from house to house, then yes, a 4 door car is definitely the thing to have to please everyone.

    In more semi-urban areas (as I live) where you drive, get out of your car, and then don't get back into your car until it's time to go home, it is a non issue.

    Of course in urban areas and cities, many people don't have cars anyway.

    So it really comes down to how likely you are to be in a car or just walking that, IMO, makes for the 2 door vs. 4 door car debate.

    Rub a Dub

  • lurkernomore

    Never heard of this unwritten rule. There were a few lads in our hall as I was growing get up. We had lots of 2 door cars between us, but still managed to squeeze in when going door to door as well as trips to parties and the occasional centre parks trip.

    I really miss my 2.2 litre Honda Prelude!

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