What Is The Stupidest Rule You've Encountered As a Witness?

by minimus 90 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    One rule that I never could understand is that if you were studying with an unbelieving husband, you could associate with him, even as couples, but if a person was considered a "weak" Witness, it was best to avoid any association until that person changed......What dumb rule or belief comes to your mind???

  • Narkissos

    Too great a choice!

    Well... not clinking glasses when having a drink with some friends; not saying "bless you!" when someone sneezes (but this one is perhaps especially French, for the formula is "à vos souhaits" = "to your wishes")...

  • FlyingHighNow

    Don't read apostate literature. Throw it in the trash. Get caught with it in your house and you might just get the ax.



    NO BIRTHDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!! you could celebrate anniversaries but not birth days. Could never work that one out.

  • JH

    To shun people even if you don't know why. Shoot and ask questions later...

  • jst2laws

    Houston Texas, Bellaire congregation

    You cannot listen to the radio out in service. It distracts you from the theocratic nature of the work.


  • minimus

    Unless you committed the "unforgivable sin", once and elder----always an elder. But ministerial servants are always under the gun........Another thing: elders can gossip but no one else can.

  • Special K
    Special K

    Not being able to talk to disfellowshipped ones....

    It felt it so.. inhumane...when I didn't talk to them.

    I would always meet their eyes with mine though.. and say hello.. (I guess that was wrong to the J.W's too)


    Special K

  • FlyingHighNow

    Oh yeah and then there's that rule that you can have only one husband at a time.

  • minimus

    It's ok to get "feeling good" on liquor but admitting that you were "a little drunk" gets you before the elders. If you "momentarily" touched a breast, it's "uncleanness". If you keep your hand on a breast past a "moment", it'sa "loose conduct". You can get disfellowshipped for phone or computer sex but not simply for masturbation. You can count a Bible Study only if you "study" with the person 3 consecutive times.

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