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    Here is the weekly material for the next 2 weeks November 26–December 2 and December 3-9, 2018 . TB Watchtower WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26, 2018–DECEMBER 2, 2018.pdf Watchtower WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26, 2018–DECEMBER 2, 2018.doc MEETING WORKBOOK week of November 26–December 2.doc MEETING WORKBOOK week of November 26–December 2.pdf MEETING WORKBOOK week of November 26–December 2 text only.pdf MEETING WORKBOOK week of November 26–December 2 text only.doc CBS November 26–December 2,2018.doc CBS November 26–December 2,2018.pdf Additional Highlights - November 26–December 2, 2018.doc Additional Highlights - November 26–December 2, 2018.pdf Watchtower WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2018.pdf Watchtower WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2018.doc Watchtower par. 15 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2018.doc Watchtower par. 15 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2018.pdf MEETING WORKBOOK week of December 3-9,.doc MEETING WORKBOOK week of December 3-9,.pdf MEETING WORKBOOK week of December 3-9, text only.doc MEETING WORKBOOK week of December 3-9, text only.pdf CBS December 3-9, 2018.doc CBS December 3-9, 2018.pdf Additional Highlights - December 3-9,2018.doc Additional Highlights - December 3-9,2018.pdf
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    The more you read up on Dylan, the more intriguing he becomes. Though THE counter-culture icon of the 60s, he writes that he was never into it. He wrote those type of songs because they sold. He knew he had to break into the business somehow, and here was a sure point of entry: https://www.tomsheepandgoats.com/2011/05/bob-dylan-triggers-journalistic-wrath-in-beijing.html (Wow, was I wordy. The relevant part doesn’t begin until halfway through)
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    Usually there are opportunities to visit other residents in the nursing home with a cheerful smile, upbuilding comment or scripture if you are “time conscious” while visiting the JW.
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    I was determined to carefully consider all the things posted above, but I fell asleep, and woke up with reverse keyboard imprints on my forehead, and drool on the table top, and a series of "y"s in a file, about a half million characters long... I guess. It all boils down to "How credible are the opinions of those who know, or PRETEND to know the answers about ANY subject." Fairy tales from a theologian can be almost always dismissed without even thinking ... but fairy tales from a genuine Fairy ... wings and all ... you probably want to pay more close attention. 1.) How many times has whatever counselor you have been RIGHT in the past? 2.) How many times has whatever counselor you have been WRONG in the past? Would you put on a parachute this person has packed ... and jump out of an airplane, after he has asked you to leave your wallet with him? I remember a prayer "Please God, save me from those people with the very best of intentions who try to rule my life, as right or wrong ... they intend to be rulers of my life!" People with the very best of intentions have ruined more lives than invading armies, as they believe they have the blessings of God, and after they totally screw up your life, still have a free and clear conscience, knowing absolutely that the fault was yours.
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    Not sure where exactly though. If you know... please reply.
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    My mother started studying with Jehovah's Witnesses in the late 1950's, and we used to celebrate Christmas. I think I was seven years old when I heard that Santa Clause had been shot down over North Korea, in late December 1952, by a Soviet pilot flying a MIG25 Fighter plane. I remember thinking about those machine gun bullets strafing the sled full of toys, and the exploding reindeer, and Santa falling over the side, spinning to Earth over ten thousand feet below, almost cut in half. Later, I listened to the recording of what United Nations Intelligence had recorded from the MIG pilot, in Russian, and he shredded the hopes for Christmas that year 'Eat Lead, Capitalist Toymonger!". As a toddler, after the end of World War II, I too had sung Christmas Caroles ... "Oh little town of Hiroshima, how still we see thee lie ... Beneath those cold and bombed out seas, the strontium clouds roll by. And in the twilight's gleaming, the Bombs's unearthly light ... The hopes and fears of all the years, were blown to hell, tonite. " Happy New Year Billy!! I still have a freezer full of those old guys from previous years passed, in the togas.
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    We as Jehovah's Witnesses have the lamentable custom of having personal opinions, and teaching them as Edicts from God ... which does convince those not aware and educated about the very real difference between a deeply held personal opinion, and an Edict from God. There IS a difference. It is intellectually dishonest to have a deeply held personal conviction, and not clearly label it as exactly that, and no more. Emotionally, I have a deeply felt belief in the "Rainbow Bridge" Intellectually, I would never teach that, because it is ONLY a deeply felt complete fantasy. There IS a difference. I hope Jehovah God, and the people whose lives we ruin because of our adamant cultural fantasies, will forgive us, for screwing up their lives, and condemning them to a lifetime of isolation, of loneliness, and of unnecessary fear and paranoia.
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    True. And the entire idea of Thanksgiving was to try to instill a positive political message about an atrocious period of U.S. History.
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    "Is the holiday based on an unscriptural teaching?" -https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/jw-celebrate-holidays/ This question from their web is interesting. Because all of us who are familiar with WT history knows very well many of WT "unscriptural" teachings. Also, all WT teachings together, scriptural and unscriptural, living and influencing in parallel mode the whole life of JW members.
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    I'll just throw out my #1 from my memory.... Karen Carpenter
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    But then you have to deal with other Christians, be it a group or a single soul who do not obverse such holidays, one example being Thanksgiving, whereas you can feast but on that same day it is a day of mourning for others.
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    Always a favorite good to see they’ve made it to Texas.
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    Enjoyed all the comments. I also think Jay would get the point and the spirit behind the comments. (Love the reference to Matt 23:23,24) However, the Word of God is alive an these scriptures can reinforce some of the points. True Christians are never on holiday from their service to God. They serve him full time in thought, word and deed (1 Cor 10:31-33) 31 Therefore, whether you are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory. 32 Keep from becoming causes for stumbling to Jews as well as Greeks and to the congregation of God, 33 just as I am trying to please all people in all things, not seeking my own advantage, but that of the many, so that they may be saved. True Christians serve God with their power of reason - they use their minds and conscience (Romans 12:1) Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassions of God, brothers, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason. True Christians are interested in doing good work and helping others at all times (whether they can report the activity or not) (Colossians 3:22) You slaves, be obedient in everything to those who are your human masters, not only when they are watching, just to please men, but with sincerity of heart, with fear of Jehovah. Do what you have resolved in your own heart for God and your neighbour. Enjoy your service and be happy. God will not forget your good work and the love you showed for his name (written down or not written). Agape
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    Luis Miguel fue abucheado por no aparecerse en el escenario inmediatamente después de que empezaron a sonar las notas de la canción "La fiesta del mariachi". El intérprete cantó la última parte del tema, por lo que sus fans reprobaron el retraso. Incluso, el evento que se realizó la noche del lunes en el Auditorio Nacional de la Ciudad de México tuvo una demora de 30 minutos. "El Sol" también empezó a deleitar con retraso a sus seguidores en la canción "El Bajalú", hecho que hizo que fuera resaltado con chiflidos. El cantante ignoró lo sucedido y respondió cantando "La Bikina". A pesar de que el intérprete intentó reanimar a sus seguidores demostrando su talento vocal e improvisando al estilo "scat", el público no volvió a conectar con él. La gente manifestó su enojo publicando críticas hacia el evento en sus cuentas de redes sociales.
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    They are fully content waiting to enter paradise. No, they are fully content believing the lies of the GB and Elders. It means they don't have to think for themselves.
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    I doubt he was a drunkard in the video shown above. I think he was just fooling around on the farm.

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