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2017-12-07 07:41:19 AM  
I've been hearing that song a lot lately.
 
2017-12-07 07:48:52 AM  
No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.
 
2017-12-07 08:14:20 AM  

PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.


But do they cook? Do they run the heating? Have the wires or boiler been inspected?

Smoking isn't the only cause for a fire.

/Business Insurance Underwriter here.
 
2017-12-07 08:24:31 AM  
Subby....A+ for using a Bob Dylan Song and writing Jehovah's Witnesses in the same headline.

Excuse me, there's a man here who wants to dig my Earth. I'll be right back.
 
2017-12-07 08:27:16 AM  

steklo: Subby....A+ for using a Bob Dylan Song and writing Jehovah's Witnesses in the same headline.

Excuse me, there's a man here who wants to dig my Earth. I'll be right back.


I was never a fan of Dylan, I liked the Hendrix take on the song more.
 
2017-12-07 08:27:32 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.

But do they cook? Do they run the heating? Have the wires or boiler been inspected?

Smoking isn't the only cause for a fire.

/Business Insurance Underwriter here.


I'm sure everything will be on the up and up. After all, the building was sold to Jared Kushner's company.
 
2017-12-07 08:27:57 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.

But do they cook? Do they run the heating? Have the wires or boiler been inspected?

Smoking isn't the only cause for a fire.

/Business Insurance Underwriter here.


Cooking, heating, and wiring aren't sins according to the JWs, nor a clever allegory in a JW thread.
 
2017-12-07 08:29:48 AM  

steklo: Subby....A+ for using a Bob Dylan Song and writing Jehovah's Witnesses in the same headline.

Excuse me, there's a man here who wants to dig my Earth. I'll be right back.


I could have sworn my whole life that this was a Jimi Hendrix song.
 
2017-12-07 08:30:27 AM  

rummonkey: I was never a fan of Dylan, I liked the Hendrix take on the song more.


I happen to be a big Dylan fan and enjoy both versions (and most all other versions) of the song. A good song is just that, a good song.

It's been rumored that even Bob is highly respectful of Hendrix's version and often times tries to perform it like Jimi did.
 
2017-12-07 08:30:57 AM  
The Joker sold the building to the Thief.

Or is that the other way around?
 
2017-12-07 08:34:22 AM  

wedun: steklo: Subby....A+ for using a Bob Dylan Song and writing Jehovah's Witnesses in the same headline.

Excuse me, there's a man here who wants to dig my Earth. I'll be right back.

I could have sworn my whole life that this was a Jimi Hendrix song.


Lots of people aren't aware that it was written by Bob Dylan. The original recorded Dylan version is much slower and is done on acoustic guitar and I think his famous harmonica is featured too. I think it was a fantastic idea for Jimi to "re-boot" it using electric instruments, knocking it up a few notches and that solo, dear good, people today are still trying to figure out how Jimi got those sounds out of his guitar. I tell ya, that solo is on my top 10 fave electric guitar solo list for a reason.
 
2017-12-07 08:41:24 AM  
The Dumbo buildings.
Heh.
 
2017-12-07 08:43:43 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.

But do they cook? Do they run the heating? Have the wires or boiler been inspected?

Smoking isn't the only cause for a fire.

/Business Insurance Underwriter here.


Generally, no... theres no kitchen or other cooking mechanisms.

Kingdom Halls are largely built on the same pattern with minor aestheic differences...  large windows are not incorporated to both save on construction costs and also serve as a security measure (JW's are often not welcomed with open arms by the local churches).   This has the added/unfortunate side effect of seemingly closed off to their surrounding neighborhoods.
 
2017-12-07 08:44:16 AM  

PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.


The one they built down the road about five years ago has a couple of half width windows in the front.  I thought it was weird when I saw them.  I had several friends when I was growing up who were JW.  Only a few stayed with it.  When I see them nowadays they have this smug look on their face about how they are gonna be one of the 144,000 to make it in to heaven.
 
2017-12-07 08:48:37 AM  

steklo: rummonkey: I was never a fan of Dylan, I liked the Hendrix take on the song more.

I happen to be a big Dylan fan and enjoy both versions (and most all other versions) of the song. A good song is just that, a good song.

It's been rumored that even Bob is highly respectful of Hendrix's version and often times tries to perform it like Jimi did.


Obviously the Cylons did it best.
 
2017-12-07 08:49:20 AM  

steklo: rummonkey: I was never a fan of Dylan, I liked the Hendrix take on the song more.

I happen to be a big Dylan fan and enjoy both versions (and most all other versions) of the song. A good song is just that, a good song.

It's been rumored that even Bob is highly respectful of Hendrix's version and often times tries to perform it like Jimi did.


Nothing against Dylan, I grew up on Hendrix as a kid and that is just the direction my sound prefers to go.
 
2017-12-07 08:53:11 AM  
CSB

Growing up there was a family across the street. Mom was from Germany, the dad was Italian and they had 3 BEAUTIFUL daughters. (Model material if they chose) Anyway, I was in grade school with one of them and it came time for the Pledge of Allegiance and she stood up and didn't put her hand on her heart. So during recess I questioned her about it.

She told me her religion didn't let her say the pledge. Which confused the hell out of me because I didn't know back then there was more then one religion.

Through the years, I watched her and her sisters grow up. One day a big box truck pulls up in front of her house and drops off like 10,000 Watchtower magazines and the mom comes out and in German makes the girls stack them and put them in their car. With the German accent, it sounded pretty harsh. It was a hot day, and then once the Watchtowers where all stacked, binded and placed in the car, she made the girls do the yard weeding. ALl the time saying "Mach Schniel" and sounding like a female version of Hitler. I always felt bad about that.

Through the girl's teen years, they were not allowed to date, which was a shame as all 3 were very pretty. It wasn't until the oldest turned 18 that she was allowed out on a chaperoned date and the whole while kept telling myself that it was so sad their lives were dictated by an off-skew version of an already bad fairy tale.

I know "to each their own" but the way I see it, they didn't have a chance to be themselves.

/CSB
 
2017-12-07 08:53:55 AM  
The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is moving to upstate Warwick.

Goddammit.  That town is right next door to mine.  If I get one thumper knocking on my door, they're going to report back to the hive that there is a crazy lady whose house needs to be avoided at all costs.
 
2017-12-07 08:56:29 AM  

rummonkey: steklo: rummonkey: I was never a fan of Dylan, I liked the Hendrix take on the song more.

I happen to be a big Dylan fan and enjoy both versions (and most all other versions) of the song. A good song is just that, a good song.

It's been rumored that even Bob is highly respectful of Hendrix's version and often times tries to perform it like Jimi did.

Nothing against Dylan, I grew up on Hendrix as a kid and that is just the direction my sound prefers to go.


And you are 100% entitled. I love both Bob and Jimi as artists (among others too) Both have played a large part of my life.

Have you seen this?

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Fender just released this limited edition Jimi Monterey Strat. Not bad, I think its around $899.
 
2017-12-07 09:03:19 AM  
I was wondering when they were going to unload that sweet-sweet tax-free valuable real estate.  I can say one thing about that organization, though their missionaries handing out literature on the subway and knocking on doors every day are annoying as hell, they sure know how to buy real estate in the right place at the right time.
 
2017-12-07 09:08:35 AM  

PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.


Mormons do not smoke JWs might be allowed to.
 
2017-12-07 09:10:56 AM  
If you read the article, you would have noticed Jared Kushnor gave hundreds of millions if dollars to the JWs in this deal.  You could probably use that to really screw with the Domionist.
 
2017-12-07 09:11:32 AM  

winedrinkingman: PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.

Mormons do not smoke JWs might be allowed to.


They aren't.  Can drink though.  

/same body-as-a-temple belief.  Different interpretation.
//they wear underwear made from back issues of Awake! magazine
///#notreallybutmaybe
 
2017-12-07 09:11:40 AM  
American Pickers will be along shortly to buy the letters.
 
2017-12-07 09:12:05 AM  

Eravior: Straight Outta Wells Branch: PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.

But do they cook? Do they run the heating? Have the wires or boiler been inspected?

Smoking isn't the only cause for a fire.

/Business Insurance Underwriter here.

I'm sure everything will be on the up and up. After all, the building was sold to Jared Kushner's company.


Mother Farker. Is there now a link between pedo-enabling, pedo-hiding, pedo-participating, racketeering criminal Jehovah's Witnesses and Trump?
 
2017-12-07 09:14:03 AM  

Reyito: Straight Outta Wells Branch: PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.

But do they cook? Do they run the heating? Have the wires or boiler been inspected?

Smoking isn't the only cause for a fire.

/Business Insurance Underwriter here.

Generally, no... theres no kitchen or other cooking mechanisms.

Kingdom Halls are largely built on the same pattern with minor aestheic differences...  large windows are not incorporated to both save on construction costs and also serve as a security measure (JW's are often not welcomed with open arms by the local churches).   This has the added/unfortunate side effect of seemingly closed off to their surrounding neighborhoods.


Additionally, there are activities that occur inside Kingdom Halls that the JWs do not want advertised.

Cults are like that.
 
2017-12-07 09:14:58 AM  

Harlee: Reyito: Straight Outta Wells Branch: PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.

But do they cook? Do they run the heating? Have the wires or boiler been inspected?

Smoking isn't the only cause for a fire.

/Business Insurance Underwriter here.

Generally, no... theres no kitchen or other cooking mechanisms.

Kingdom Halls are largely built on the same pattern with minor aestheic differences...  large windows are not incorporated to both save on construction costs and also serve as a security measure (JW's are often not welcomed with open arms by the local churches).   This has the added/unfortunate side effect of seemingly closed off to their surrounding neighborhoods.

Additionally, there are activities that occur inside Kingdom Halls that the JWs do not want advertised.


Like what pray tell?
 
2017-12-07 09:15:39 AM  
I love it when they come around to my house. I'm never rude to them. I let them say what they need to say and then I interject with questions and bring up scientific facts and quite often are thrown by my sense of disbelief and make it known that I don't subscribe to any form of fairy tales as a religion and even when I tell them I'm atheist at best, they still invite me to their hall for juice and cookies.
 
2017-12-07 09:16:12 AM  

steklo: CSB

Growing up there was a family across the street. Mom was from Germany, the dad was Italian and they had 3 BEAUTIFUL daughters. (Model material if they chose) Anyway, I was in grade school with one of them and it came time for the Pledge of Allegiance and she stood up and didn't put her hand on her heart. So during recess I questioned her about it.

She told me her religion didn't let her say the pledge. Which confused the hell out of me because I didn't know back then there was more then one religion.

Through the years, I watched her and her sisters grow up. One day a big box truck pulls up in front of her house and drops off like 10,000 Watchtower magazines and the mom comes out and in German makes the girls stack them and put them in their car. With the German accent, it sounded pretty harsh. It was a hot day, and then once the Watchtowers where all stacked, binded and placed in the car, she made the girls do the yard weeding. ALl the time saying "Mach Schniel" and sounding like a female version of Hitler. I always felt bad about that.

Through the girl's teen years, they were not allowed to date, which was a shame as all 3 were very pretty. It wasn't until the oldest turned 18 that she was allowed out on a chaperoned date and the whole while kept telling myself that it was so sad their lives were dictated by an off-skew version of an already bad fairy tale.

I know "to each their own" but the way I see it, they didn't have a chance to be themselves.

/CSB


I work with a couple of younger guys who were brought up strict baptists and talking to them about their upbringing blows my mind. They were, what I would have thought of as, grounded their whole lives and home schooled
 
2017-12-07 09:16:39 AM  

steklo: CSB

Growing up there was a family across the street. Mom was from Germany, the dad was Italian and they had 3 BEAUTIFUL daughters. (Model material if they chose) Anyway, I was in grade school with one of them and it came time for the Pledge of Allegiance and she stood up and didn't put her hand on her heart. So during recess I questioned her about it.

She told me her religion didn't let her say the pledge. Which confused the hell out of me because I didn't know back then there was more then one religion.

Through the years, I watched her and her sisters grow up. One day a big box truck pulls up in front of her house and drops off like 10,000 Watchtower magazines and the mom comes out and in German makes the girls stack them and put them in their car. With the German accent, it sounded pretty harsh. It was a hot day, and then once the Watchtowers where all stacked, binded and placed in the car, she made the girls do the yard weeding. ALl the time saying "Mach Schniel" and sounding like a female version of Hitler. I always felt bad about that.

Through the girl's teen years, they were not allowed to date, which was a shame as all 3 were very pretty. It wasn't until the oldest turned 18 that she was allowed out on a chaperoned date and the whole while kept telling myself that it was so sad their lives were dictated by an off-skew version of an already bad fairy tale.

I know "to each their own" but the way I see it, they didn't have a chance to be themselves.

/CSB


Just so you know, each of the three girls had undoubtedly been raped multiple times by the time they were pubescent.
 
2017-12-07 09:22:33 AM  

Eravior: Straight Outta Wells Branch: PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.

But do they cook? Do they run the heating? Have the wires or boiler been inspected?

Smoking isn't the only cause for a fire.

/Business Insurance Underwriter here.

I'm sure everything will be on the up and up. After all, the building was sold to Jared Kushner's company.


See: tax bill allows churches to donate to, campaign for political causes and candidates.

/Coincidence?
//*Checks bill for Kushner marginal scribbles*
 
2017-12-07 09:23:30 AM  

chitownmike: I work with a couple of younger guys who were brought up strict baptists and talking to them about their upbringing blows my mind. They were, what I would have thought of as, grounded their whole lives and home schooled.


Same here. With their mom being German and never using English, it sounded like a Jehovah's Concentration camp. The girls were always out in the hot summer sun, doing meaningless yard work, weeding, and did more landscaping in their yard then I've ever had to do.

One year in summer, the girl my age was out in the hot yard doing yard work and I felt do bad that I asked if she wanted to swim in my pool. She says; "let me ask my mother" and I said, "why do that, she's only going to say no."

She goes into the house for about 5 minutes and comes out in a beautiful, tight, skin hugging one piece bathing suit and towel. "Lets go!" she says, so off to my backyard we go.

It was such a treat that I had a new pair of water goggles that day. The splits she was doing under water was amazing. First Jehovah's cameltoe I've ever seen too.
 
2017-12-07 09:23:51 AM  

steklo: I love it when they come around to my house. I'm never rude to them. I let them say what they need to say and then I interject with questions and bring up scientific facts and quite often are thrown by my sense of disbelief and make it known that I don't subscribe to any form of fairy tales as a religion and even when I tell them I'm atheist at best, they still invite me to their hall for juice and cookies.


I answer the door naked. Seems to make my point, rather quickly.
/poor guys
//wearing a tie and riding a bike will give you an aneurysm
 
2017-12-07 09:33:31 AM  

Revek: PreMortem: No there does not. Most Kingdom Halls have no windows, they look like death traps. Lucky for them they don't smoke too much.

The one they built down the road about five years ago has a couple of half width windows in the front.  I thought it was weird when I saw them.  I had several friends when I was growing up who were JW.  Only a few stayed with it.  When I see them nowadays they have this smug look on their face about how they are gonna be one of the 144,000 to make it in to heaven.


*Checks Heavenly Serial Number app*
#144001
Damn.
 
2017-12-07 09:36:05 AM  

Harlee: Just so you know, each of the three girls had undoubtedly been raped multiple times by the time they were pubescent.


I knew this family very well. Their father was from Italy and took me in as his son he never had and would let me ride the Vespa he brought back any time I wanted. We would go fishing, and he would drive us around in his Alfa Romeo car up and down the street at outrageous speeds. He owned a very popular 4 star restaurant which he was always at and at 16 worked there for a few years. I seriously doubt any of those girls were abused by him. Now, their Hitler mother? I wouldn't put it past her.

As a bad joke while waiting at the bus stop, I would ask the girl how her Hitler Mom was doing. Not realizing how degrading that comment was. I was a mean kid growing up with an odd sense of humor. But the girls adored me cause their dad liked me. Their dad was not into that religion cult thing and hated that the wife was raising his daughters that way. I could tell it was a struggle for them.

When it came time for prom, I didn't have a date and I knew that the one girl wanted to go, I asked her out to the prom and did it in front of her mom, declaring that a chaperone would not be necessary as I was a gentlemen and would never take advantage of their daughter knowing full well the consequences.
 
2017-12-07 09:42:41 AM  

steklo: Subby....A+ for using a Bob Dylan Song and writing Jehovah's Witnesses in the same headline.

Excuse me, there's a man here who wants to dig my Earth. I'll be right back.


'Scuse me while I kiss this guy.
 
2017-12-07 09:46:35 AM  
This must be one of the most depressing threads I've read in a while.
 
2017-12-07 09:48:19 AM  

chitownmike: steklo: I love it when they come around to my house. I'm never rude to them. I let them say what they need to say and then I interject with questions and bring up scientific facts and quite often are thrown by my sense of disbelief and make it known that I don't subscribe to any form of fairy tales as a religion and even when I tell them I'm atheist at best, they still invite me to their hall for juice and cookies.

I answer the door naked. Seems to make my point, rather quickly.
/poor guys
//wearing a tie and riding a bike will give you an aneurysm


Just last week, on a Sunday morning the door bell rings. My dog (a toy doxie min-min) goes ballistic whenever the doorbell rings and I open the door and can tell straight away there are two Jehovah's at the door. I tell the dog to "attack" and you had to see those two poor women jump back so quickly. The glass screen door was in so the dog couldn't get to them. I laughed, stepped outside to talk to them as my dog has no clue what "attack" means.

I told them it was too early on a Sunday to debunk their fair tale and asked them why they weren't in church like the rest of their cult on a Sunday morning.

The one woman turns to me and says, "I was asked to spread out word instead of going to church and since its a nice day, thought I would take them up on the offer."

"Oh, you were asked? You guys get free will over there?"

I took their Awake pamphlet and thanked them and when they left, I threw it in the trash. My wife reminded me that since it was paper, it should have gone to the recycle bin and I reminder her that I didn't want that Awake pamphlet to become another Awake pamphlet down the line.
 
2017-12-07 09:49:48 AM  

dryknife: The Dumbo buildings.
Heh.


Down
Under the
Manhattan
Bridge
Overpass
 
2017-12-07 09:57:37 AM  

wedun: steklo: Subby....A+ for using a Bob Dylan Song and writing Jehovah's Witnesses in the same headline.

Excuse me, there's a man here who wants to dig my Earth. I'll be right back.

I could have sworn my whole life that this was a Jimi Hendrix song.


Bob Dylan wrote like 95% of all songs from the 1960's.  His carpel tunnel syndrome must have been ferocious.
 
2017-12-07 10:00:09 AM  

steklo: chitownmike: steklo: I love it when they come around to my house. I'm never rude to them. I let them say what they need to say and then I interject with questions and bring up scientific facts and quite often are thrown by my sense of disbelief and make it known that I don't subscribe to any form of fairy tales as a religion and even when I tell them I'm atheist at best, they still invite me to their hall for juice and cookies.

I answer the door naked. Seems to make my point, rather quickly.
/poor guys
//wearing a tie and riding a bike will give you an aneurysm

Just last week, on a Sunday morning the door bell rings. My dog (a toy doxie min-min) goes ballistic whenever the doorbell rings and I open the door and can tell straight away there are two Jehovah's at the door. I tell the dog to "attack" and you had to see those two poor women jump back so quickly. The glass screen door was in so the dog couldn't get to them. I laughed, stepped outside to talk to them as my dog has no clue what "attack" means.

I told them it was too early on a Sunday to debunk their fair tale and asked them why they weren't in church like the rest of their cult on a Sunday morning.

The one woman turns to me and says, "I was asked to spread out word instead of going to church and since its a nice day, thought I would take them up on the offer."

"Oh, you were asked? You guys get free will over there?"

I took their Awake pamphlet and thanked them and when they left, I threw it in the trash. My wife reminded me that since it was paper, it should have gone to the recycle bin and I reminder her that I didn't want that Awake pamphlet to become another Awake pamphlet down the line.


They came back to our house for the first time in years last month. The problem is my wife would sooner burn than be ungracious, which is hard to distinguish from a keen interest and consideration of buying whatever they're selling. And they stayed away for years after I answered the door once and told them very bluntly (but politely) that we had no interest in any of it and did not want them to return. They knew my wife's name and I assured them that she was just being polite but didn't want to waste their time either. No goofy and aggressive games - though I'd have happily escalated to those if they kept bothering me.

But I've also got a 10lb dog who flips out for the doorbell too, and I will just have to give her some "attack" commands for strangers.
 
2017-12-07 10:00:39 AM  

steklo: wedun: steklo: Subby....A+ for using a Bob Dylan Song and writing Jehovah's Witnesses in the same headline.

Excuse me, there's a man here who wants to dig my Earth. I'll be right back.

I could have sworn my whole life that this was a Jimi Hendrix song.

Lots of people aren't aware that it was written by Bob Dylan. The original recorded Dylan version is much slower and is done on acoustic guitar and I think his famous harmonica is featured too. I think it was a fantastic idea for Jimi to "re-boot" it using electric instruments, knocking it up a few notches and that solo, dear good, people today are still trying to figure out how Jimi got those sounds out of his guitar. I tell ya, that solo is on my top 10 fave electric guitar solo list for a reason.


it played on the radio during my shower this morning and you're absolutely right about the solo.  I was standing there going "holy hell, how did he do that?"
 
2017-12-07 10:06:54 AM  

Skyking Skyking Do Not Answer: steklo: wedun: steklo: Subby....A+ for using a Bob Dylan Song and writing Jehovah's Witnesses in the same headline.

Excuse me, there's a man here who wants to dig my Earth. I'll be right back.

I could have sworn my whole life that this was a Jimi Hendrix song.

Lots of people aren't aware that it was written by Bob Dylan. The original recorded Dylan version is much slower and is done on acoustic guitar and I think his famous harmonica is featured too. I think it was a fantastic idea for Jimi to "re-boot" it using electric instruments, knocking it up a few notches and that solo, dear good, people today are still trying to figure out how Jimi got those sounds out of his guitar. I tell ya, that solo is on my top 10 fave electric guitar solo list for a reason.

it played on the radio during my shower this morning and you're absolutely right about the solo.  I was standing there going "holy hell, how did he do that?"


I can tell there's a Wah-Wah pedal and some kind of delay thing going on, but even some experts don't know how it was done. I can remember as a teen waiting for it to come on the car radio so that I could turn up the volume for the solo and make all my friend's deaf if they were in the back seat of the car.

I would say, "enough of your Eddie Van Halen, this is how it's really done" and then crank the volume knob to right until it couldn't go anymore.
 
2017-12-07 10:44:47 AM  
Additionally, there are activities that occur inside Kingdom Halls that the JWs do not want advertised.


What? The only off thing I've seen in a Kingdom Hall was that one drunk guy who tried to hit on me. He was invited to bible study by someone else, who obviously didn't know he'd show up drunk.

Oh, and the baptismal pool under the stage.  I always thought that was kinda neat.
 
2017-12-07 10:44:47 AM  
Bad Story Bro time:

Knew this 'tard redneck in high school who was really anti-JW due to the whole "un-American won't pledge to the flag" thing. One particular Sunday he drove his truck right up on the Kingdom Hall lawn, parked it on top of the front double-doors, the only doors on the building, and he ran a chain through the door handles and locked them, then drove away. Despite the extreme asshole-shness of that moment, I hope it taught them all a very valuable lesson about having only one set of doors, and windows so small and narrow that not even a child could be passed through them even if they could be opened or knocked out. Mind you, this was before mobile phones were a thing, so likely they had to wait in there for the better part of a day before someone came looking for them.

Never did care for Curtis much. No love lost between us, good riddance to such an ass. I don't rightly care for JWs at all, but I don't see the point in harassing them either.
 
2017-12-07 10:57:18 AM  

thespindrifter: Bad Story Bro time:

Knew this 'tard redneck in high school who was really anti-JW due to the whole "un-American won't pledge to the flag" thing. One particular Sunday he drove his truck right up on the Kingdom Hall lawn, parked it on top of the front double-doors, the only doors on the building, and he ran a chain through the door handles and locked them, then drove away. Despite the extreme asshole-shness of that moment, I hope it taught them all a very valuable lesson about having only one set of doors, and windows so small and narrow that not even a child could be passed through them even if they could be opened or knocked out. Mind you, this was before mobile phones were a thing, so likely they had to wait in there for the better part of a day before someone came looking for them.

Never did care for Curtis much. No love lost between us, good riddance to such an ass. I don't rightly care for JWs at all, but I don't see the point in harassing them either.


Since they're JW, not Amish, wouldn't it be more likely they used their old-timey landline phone to request assistance?
 
2017-12-07 11:02:43 AM  
Badgerlad:

Since they're JW, not Amish, wouldn't it be more likely they used their old-timey landline phone to request assistance?

Oh so they couldn't pray their way out of their own church?
More proof that praying is useless.
 
2017-12-07 11:09:17 AM  

Badgerlad: thespindrifter: Bad Story Bro time:

Knew this 'tard redneck in high school who was really anti-JW due to the whole "un-American won't pledge to the flag" thing. One particular Sunday he drove his truck right up on the Kingdom Hall lawn, parked it on top of the front double-doors, the only doors on the building, and he ran a chain through the door handles and locked them, then drove away. Despite the extreme asshole-shness of that moment, I hope it taught them all a very valuable lesson about having only one set of doors, and windows so small and narrow that not even a child could be passed through them even if they could be opened or knocked out. Mind you, this was before mobile phones were a thing, so likely they had to wait in there for the better part of a day before someone came looking for them.

Never did care for Curtis much. No love lost between us, good riddance to such an ass. I don't rightly care for JWs at all, but I don't see the point in harassing them either.

Since they're JW, not Amish, wouldn't it be more likely they used their old-timey landline phone to request assistance?


I recall them being in there for quite a while, so either most everyone they could call was with them or not at home, or perhaps they had no phone. That was a relatively under developed 'hood back in the late 80s, so either way its possible. I stand by my assessment that having only one way in or out only works for bank vaults and crematoriums.
 
2017-12-07 11:15:02 AM  
Former JW here. While they are most certainly a cult, there was never anything nefarious going on during their meetings. We were always told the lack of windows was to limit distractions so that we could better pay attention to the speakers. When I left, which was around 6 or 7 years ago, they were building KHs with plenty of windows and whatnot.
 
2017-12-07 11:19:48 AM  

iskatezero88: Former JW here. While they are most certainly a cult, there was never anything nefarious going on during their meetings. We were always told the lack of windows was to limit distractions so that we could better pay attention to the speakers. When I left, which was around 6 or 7 years ago, they were building KHs with plenty of windows and whatnot.


So by them adding windows, now it's ok, not pay attention to the speakers?  I mean, logically speaking.  heh-heh.
 
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