New Letter from the GB

by Coded Logic 13 Replies latest social humour

  • Coded Logic
    Coded Logic

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    It has come to our attention that many you, especially in the developed world, have chosen to outfit your homes with artificial lighting. While there is nothing wrong with husbands wishing to see more clearly while studying - or for sisters to want to add some extra lighting when cleaning the home - we need to be careful how we choose to use this technology. Yes indeed, it is crucial for us to ask ourselves when is it appropriate and inappropriate to use artificial lighting!

    For example, would it be acceptable to fully light our homes after sunset? Many in the world choose to extend daylight inside their houses by many long hours well into the night. But ask yourself, how would Jehovah feel about this? Consider, for a moment, the account in Genesis in which we learn that Jehovah made a division between night and day. He called the darkness night and the light day. Would fully lighting our homes at night show we respect this arrangement? Would using the night for daytime activities really be appropriate?

    Consider too that many bad places in the world use artificial lighting - sometimes all night long - like casinos, brothels, harry potter conventions, etc. Surely we would not want to make our homes anything like these debase institutions of the world!

    Of course, there are appropriate times and places for artificial lights. We know from the Bible that olive lamps were used to guide people through the night. So a little lighting at night is not necessarily a bad thing. So long as we are not disrespectfully trying to turn the night into day.

    In conclusion, we know that Satan is ever trying to deceive us. He is even known as the "shinning one". Let us not fall prey to his traps and instead use discernment when using artificial lighting in our homes.

    Sincerely,

    The Governing Borg

  • Finkelstein
    Finkelstein

    Does this mean the Watchtower Corporation is going into the light bulb business ?

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    Sincerely,

    The Governing Borg

    P.S. And another thing...since sickness and death for the entire human race was part of Jehovah's purpose and was to serve as a punishment for Adam and Eve's disobedience, it would be unconscionable for a true Christian to try to rid him or herself of illnesses of any form (including eyeglasses or dental work) or to prolong his or her life in any way.

  • stuckinarut2
    stuckinarut2

    Except of course if it is "NEW LIGHT".

    That is PERFECTLY acceptable!

  • smiddy
    smiddy


    I love your logic coded

  • Coded Logic
    Coded Logic

    Old Light: having the lights on at night is forbidden

    New Light: since the days get longer and shorter during the winter and summer it is okay to use lights at night for short periods of time right before and after sunrise/sunset.

    New-new light: lighting "fractions" are okay. Red bulbs, black lights, etc. Anything that isn't using the entire color spectrum.

    New-new-new light: brothers and sisters must now start reporting their lighting cards clearly documenting when they have the lights on and off - especially in the bedroom.

  • SadElder
    SadElder

    I'd say they can't see the light of day.

  • yoko N
    yoko N

    wow, is this real? Can i have a link, please.

  • Lostandfound
    Lostandfound

    Overlapping fluorescent tubes are OK to use though

  • Muddy Waters
    Muddy Waters

    Bwhahahaha!!! Perfect! This is gold! -- It sounds exactly like something they would say! -- Even down to their wishy-washy, double-talking, speak-out-of-both-sides-of-their-mouth ways! So clever!

    Thanks for the laugh and brilliant mimicry! Enjoying the comments and responses, too! Haha!