FOND FAREWELL TO THE BI-MONTHLY AWAKE!

by steve2 33 Replies latest jw friends

  • DaCheech
    DaCheech

    Awake 1990 4/8 page 27

    " The Prostate and Its ProblemsDO YOU have prostate problems? If you are a male and over 40, you could very well begin experiencing them. It is estimated that more than half of the North American male population over 60 years of age has prostate enlargement and about 95 percent of those who reach their 80?s will suffer from this trouble. But what is this gland called the prostate? Where is it, and what does it do?".....................................

    Bible?s Moral Standard a Protection

    "Good prostate health seems also to relate to the Bible?s high moral standard. All males would do well to note two principles in particular:

    Faithful

    to wife: Hebrews 13:4 admonishes: "Let marriage be honorable among all, and the marriage bed be without defilement." Since infection of the prostate gland may be the result of venereal disease, promiscuous sexual activity may lead to prostate trouble as well as other problems.

    Guarding

    one?s thoughts: At Matthew 5:28 Jesus Christ counsels: "But I say to you that everyone that keeps on looking at a woman so as to have a passion for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Following Jesus? advice can contribute to good prostate health. How? When passion is aroused in a man, the prostate gland prepares for intercourse. Dr. Brosman writes that repeated episodes of arousal without accompanying ejaculation cause an accumulation of fluid in the prostate and the seminal vesicles and can lead to prostate trouble.

    Today, many men seek sexual excitement by reading pornographic or sexually stimulating literature or by watching immoral movies or television programs. How much better to follow the apostle Paul?s advice: "Let fornication and uncleanness of every sort or greediness not even be mentioned among you, just as it befits holy people."?Ephesians 5:3; see also Philippians 4:8.

    Yes, the prostate is another marvel of our Creator. Without it, there would possibly be no procreation. So out of respect for his own body and God?s design, every man ought to take steps to keep his prostate gland healthy."

  • Euphemism
    Euphemism

    LOL @ DaCheech! That one's especially ironic considering the study last year that found that regular masturbation can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

    The key is that arousal without ejaculation--as in the case of a thought-repressing dub--is the problem. People who "read pornographic or sexually stimulating literature or [watch] immoral movies or television programs" and then do the natural thing afterwards are just fine.

  • wannaexit
    wannaexit

    Neo,

    Thanks for the clarification. Got to keep uptodate with the org.!!!!!!!!

  • JustTickledPink
    JustTickledPink

    The Questions Young People Ask... with the pictures of young bethalites all sitting around while some lame dude played the guitar. Yes, that is how I want to spend an evening, listening to someone play guitar.

    My mom used to really press the issue about reading those mags, of course they didn't help me a bit. Once I grew up I did exactly what I wanted to do.

  • franklin J
    franklin J

    my memories of the AWAKE...

    a cheaply written and bound missive; with not so objective secular information....good riddance!

    ...although I do think it would make good firewood kindling....

  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    I hope they do the same with the edition of the Watchtower magazine. Once a month is more than 'farging' enough!

    Yep, yep, Hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DY

  • peggy
    peggy

    I do have to say that the AWAKE saved my butt many a time through high school. I was a terrible student. A true procastinator! The night before a paper was due, was a good time to pull out an AW volume and plagiarize all the material I could for my report.

  • FairMind
    FairMind

    Watching The World. Trivia information designed to provide one with useless information to be used to impress others. Also to prove that the world was becoming increasingly worse.

  • TresHappy
    TresHappy

    The Awake - the wonderful tool used by the Borg to lure vulnerable souls....

  • steve2
    steve2

    I've got to poke my nose in again and share another memory about the Awake! magazine. It was sometime in the mid to late 60s (before Young People Ask was a regular feature) and the topic was "self-abuse" and it also spoke about "ships" and "canals" (Hey, I'm a good boy; if these terms puzzle you, I'm sure others will gladly provide definitions). Sad to say, I did not have a clue what it was talking about, but even as a pre-teen, it stirred up in me a dread of what could be happening in my own body. It was probably no different than the literature that was written by other fundamentalist-type religions at that time for their young people. I'd like to think that nowadays even the JWs are able to be a lot more open and balanced about the topic of sexual behaviour, and even if still "frowning" upon self-abuse, able to give less dread-inducing information to those young ones of impressionable age.

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