Wire-Rim Glasses

by berrygerry 26 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • berrygerry

    Stumbled upon www.towerwatch.com

    A Ministry of Misery

    Depression. What are some of the problems the Witnesses have? All kinds of mental diseases could be listed. Essentially, the main problems are depression, feeling of helplessness, worry, doubt, and conflicts in the congregation. The elders try to enforce extremely rigid rules. For a few years wire-rimmed glasses were condemned. If a person came into a Kingdom Hall with wire rims, that individual would have to sit down for a conference. He would be told, "We notice you are wearing wire rims. You are falling out of the truth. We are concerned about this. We think you need help." It becomes absurd after a while

    This rings a bell of the John Lennon era.

    Anyone else?

  • talesin

    This rings of horse puckey to me, Perhaps in *his* congregation, not mine.


  • Oubliette

    JWs love to make stupid rules to control and manipulate.

    I remember for a few years anyone with a shaved head would be counseled. This was circa 1998 - 2002 in SoCal.

    One time (not one of my finer moments) I was one of the two elders assigned to talk to a visiting speaker and tell him that he would NOT be invited back because he had a very short haircut.

    Fast forward two or three years and nearly every black man on the DC program had his hair as short or shorter.

    This was just one of the many things that started me questioning the legitimacy of this religion. So many stupid, petty, fucking rules. And they were always changing!?!

    No consistency.

    Let's review: It's a cult!

  • Barrold Bonds
    Barrold Bonds

    Oub: I was at Bethel during that time frame. Basically, black brothers could shave their head.

    White brothers could not do it unless they were already balding.

    I have no idea if that's changed at all.

  • berrygerry

    This rings of horse puckey to me, Perhaps in *his* congregation, not mine.

    Although I was quite young, I faintly remember this.

    My best friend was never baptized, and later on, when he was 16 or so and he had left home and the Borg, he wore a pair. At the time, we called them "granny glasses" (probably after Granny Clampett of Beverley Hillbillies).

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once
    I had a part on a CA with another elder discussing worldly trends such as "Starter" jackets. (The big sports team jackets.) It was such horse crap, hated that part. Got into an argument with the other elder jealous of my up and coming status at the time. What a fool. I didn't bend over for him and let him do all the talking. I rather enjoyed making him mad.
  • talesin

    We had an older elder (kind of a local patriarch) who wore them. Also, my grandfather (also an elder) wore the wire-rims. It really wasn't an issue 'down east' (remember, Toronto is not east! always get sick of that, but I digress hahaha). Must have been a regional thing.


  • berrygerry

    Toronto is not east!

    No, Toronto is Canada, right. (TIC) (Used to be anti-TO, but have grown up a bit.)

    Must have been a regional thing.

    Yes, this was prairies.

  • talesin

    lol, I'm not anti-Toronto, I am tired of national news broadcasts saying the East, in reference to Toronto and Quebec ,,,,,,,, as if we don't exist. That's all. We are only the seat of Confederation, but we "Down East" has been co-opted by Ontario and PQ.

    It's kinda rude, don't you think?

  • stuckinarut2

    Australia had an unofficial policy of requiring "spiritual" brothers to wear white shirts when giving Talks!

    no patterns allowed.

    some halls even had a spare white shirt in the back room for those that were asked to change!

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