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    Cheepcheep reacted to Outta Here in I hope the disfellowshipped ones do not attend the Memorial   
    My experience of the vast majority of disfellowshipped ones who are courageous and humble enough to attend the Memorial is that they are well appraised of their position and do their best to avoid any embarrassing interaction.
     
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    Cheepcheep reacted to The Librarian in I hope the disfellowshipped ones do not attend the Memorial   
    Actually, we want the opposite. A letter was sent out to the BOE's almost two months ago. The elders were instructed to contact all Da's Df'ed and Faders to invite them to Memorial and also leave with them a copy of Return to Jehovah.
     
    Try to let love motivate your actions .
    As for their unrepentance, let Jesus be the final Judge.
    Our current JW.org policy says we should continue to not acknowledge their presence once they do show up. I can see where that might confuse you. However it is good for them to not forget the love from which they have been banned. 
     
    oh... and not ALL worldly people are fornicators and idolaters. just sayin'
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    Cheepcheep reacted to Srecko Sostar in Women Being Used To Do Roving Microphones ?   
    In those times cell phones not existed and regular home telephone was very rare, too.  He can not made a call, or forget to do that ... 2-3 times :)))))) 
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    Cheepcheep reacted to Melinda Mills in Women Being Used To Do Roving Microphones ?   
    This might sound surprising but in the early sixties when I was a teenager I was asked to conduct the Tuesday night Book study about two or three times when the conductor did not show up.  There were a few men there but they asked me to do it because I appeared to be qualified to do it.  Laugh.
     
    The Book Study was at my home and my head was covered, of course.
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    Cheepcheep got a reaction from Melinda Mills in Women Being Used To Do Roving Microphones ?   
    In times past, the sisters were left to look after the congregations as the men were imprisoned. Sisters took the roles of the then "congregation servant" until the roles could be filled by a brother. During the Tribulation it may be that the brothers are incarcerated leaving the sisters to fill those roles until some younger brothers are able to fill those roles.
    Here sisters may act as attendants of the contribution boxes, or they have at times been used on the roving microphones.
    In a local sign language group, the interpreters are sisters. The direction from the brothers shows some things need a head covering while other things do not, but it may be more practical to wear one right through a meeting. There they will normally have one sister sign each half of the meeting, rather than have several smaller parts. These ones sign all the talks by the brothers, but these are not considered teaching roles but translation.
    Some difficulties they can face are talks about sexual matters, as sign language is explicit, or the memorial talk. Prayers may also be a difficulty for some sisters, but they are filling a need, a role, where no capable brothers are able to fill them. There are fewer brothers learning sign language than sisters. But for a time, it's nice to see the sisters filling a vital need for deaf.
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    Cheepcheep reacted to The Librarian in The Value of Our Theocratic Sisters - Samuel Herd   
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    Cheepcheep reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in New Light   
    paper cut?
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    Cheepcheep got a reaction from Nana Fofana in New Light   
    I'm not an expert in sailing, but I believe sailing both with and into the wind is possible. I think they change the type of sail on modern boats. The above scripture I think is about control, steering and sails. If you lack control you'll be blown aimlessly in any direction. But if you have some control, since we can never have complete control,  then you can steer through a stormy sea, raise or lower sails depending on the wind strength. This implies, for us today, that thinking ability is needed when navigating tricky situations. That many of life's challenges aren't so straight forward, but made up of many layers, that take time to go through. But thanks for your research!
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    Cheepcheep got a reaction from Srecko Sostar in New Light   
    I'm not an expert in sailing, but I believe sailing both with and into the wind is possible. I think they change the type of sail on modern boats. The above scripture I think is about control, steering and sails. If you lack control you'll be blown aimlessly in any direction. But if you have some control, since we can never have complete control,  then you can steer through a stormy sea, raise or lower sails depending on the wind strength. This implies, for us today, that thinking ability is needed when navigating tricky situations. That many of life's challenges aren't so straight forward, but made up of many layers, that take time to go through. But thanks for your research!
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    Cheepcheep got a reaction from Nana Fofana in New Light   
    Hi sis, welcome to the fold!  In the last 5 years we've had more "big" adjustments than in the previous 10 years of "smaller" adjustments in our understanding. These are the "tackings" the poster was referring to. Each adjustment is like a small turn, the big ones are bigger turns or changes in direction. Like the Chariot of Ezekiel it can suddenly move at right angles at the speed of lightning, without turning or slowing down as it moves in the new direction. These too, are like strategic "tacks". Our appointed Commander and Chief is Jesus, Head of the Congregation. But it is Jehovah described on the throne in Ezekiel. Later in Revelation chapter 4, we get a glimpse of same throne, perhaps at a different more peaceful time since the one sitting on the throne is no longer surrounded by a rainbow with energetic flames flowing forth, but a peaceful emerald rainbow. It is our nature as a people to adjust or "tack" but some do no like it. If you compare the churches who prefer to stay the same, with no changes, it's good to ask those ones, what is better? There are advantages and disadvantages to both ways of thinking, so long as we all recognise that no one knows everything  except God.
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    Cheepcheep reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in New Light   
    The problem with the "tacking", is the front of one shoe is nailed to the floor, and any "progress" is made in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise circle.
    Creating an artificial sense of urgency WILL motivate you ... but so will setting your hair on fire.
    It is quite proper to follow "Jehovah's Chariot", wherever it goes ... but when following a clown car .... make sure you check the route, the weather, and the gas.
    .... and don't follow TOO closely.

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    Cheepcheep reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in New Light   
    I have thought the exact same thing ... with the exact same example.
    It is real crying shame that most JWs have no idea what the value is of such simple education.
    It's worth looking up .... and meditating on.
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    Cheepcheep got a reaction from Srecko Sostar in New Light   
    We have consistently reported that light means our understanding of things. However, we must differentiate between light-itself, and reflected light. For God is the source of light and he does not change. So light cannot be understanding since our understanding shifts constantly like the reflected light of the sun on the landscape as the sun rises up until noon or full daylight, when the day is at it's brightest, rather than a full or complete day as the sun sets. In that is another implication, that of the sun reaching its apparent peak at noon necessarily means that it wanes following the peak, that is if like the actual sun, it keeps moving forward and does not remain stationary   Of course, if it's a cycle, it will return to daylight eventually. Our understanding keeps changing yes, our viewpoint or perspective keeps changing, yes. But the light source has little apparent change if any. Also, too, the scenery changes over an extended time. What was once mountains and valleys may now be filled in oceans or covered in cities or roads. So the scene of this world keeps changing too. But we have stated that what we look at does not change, but our understanding or perspective of it. While true, if I stand outside my house on one side at dawn but simultaneously move one meter every hour clockwise, I will see both a different perspective and a different reflected light, than if I remained in front of the house all day long. So it does make me wonder, are we also moving around the object we're looking at as well as the sun moving across the spiritual sky? As this would be quite significant... It reminds me of the five blind sages who went to "see" an elephant story!
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    Cheepcheep reacted to Anna in 2017 Regional Convention Outlines   
    You don't need to tell us what you are going to do......why not just do it
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    Cheepcheep reacted to TrueTomHarley in Is it time for this forum to close its doors?   
    The secret is to ignore all such fine print as @The Librarian takes us all to the cleaners.
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    Cheepcheep got a reaction from Bible Speaks in Women Being Used To Do Roving Microphones ?   
    In times past, the sisters were left to look after the congregations as the men were imprisoned. Sisters took the roles of the then "congregation servant" until the roles could be filled by a brother. During the Tribulation it may be that the brothers are incarcerated leaving the sisters to fill those roles until some younger brothers are able to fill those roles.
    Here sisters may act as attendants of the contribution boxes, or they have at times been used on the roving microphones.
    In a local sign language group, the interpreters are sisters. The direction from the brothers shows some things need a head covering while other things do not, but it may be more practical to wear one right through a meeting. There they will normally have one sister sign each half of the meeting, rather than have several smaller parts. These ones sign all the talks by the brothers, but these are not considered teaching roles but translation.
    Some difficulties they can face are talks about sexual matters, as sign language is explicit, or the memorial talk. Prayers may also be a difficulty for some sisters, but they are filling a need, a role, where no capable brothers are able to fill them. There are fewer brothers learning sign language than sisters. But for a time, it's nice to see the sisters filling a vital need for deaf.
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    Cheepcheep reacted to JW Insider in Women must not instruct men, even by singing a theocratic song.   
    They also say that David, as a shepherd, was out-standing in his field.
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    Cheepcheep reacted to JW Insider in Women must not instruct men, even by singing a theocratic song.   
    I can imagine a situation where it was a sister's fault that the entire songbook had to be updated again. And, although it's pure speculation, it wouldn't be the first time something like this happened. They say it was a sister who got celebrating anniversaries approved. They say it was a sister who got the idea of approving multiple blood fractions. Ultimately it was a sister (Audrey Mock) who got the rule changed at Bethel that if a brother got married, he had to leave Bethel.
    In this case, imagine a brother as high up in the hierarchy as the Governing Body itself who has a wife. Now every time this wife sees her husband glancing for too long at a younger sister she knows she can't say anything directly, so she just starts humming the tune of: "O Guard Your Heart, you . . . "  After all, these songs have become the playlist of our lives, and I must have a thousand triggers that immediately get me to start humming any one of a hundred different Kingdom Songs.
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    Cheepcheep reacted to The Librarian in WHAT WAS THE 1ST WORLD POWER?   
    You may want to break this up into 7 individual questions 
    Such as "What was the 3rd world power?"
    maybe then you could take all seven questions and combine the links on one post. Just a thought.
    My "Librarian" side coming out again...
    I'm sure when they get into the details of Persia versus Greece this could get very difficult to navigate.
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    Cheepcheep got a reaction from Scherryl in Watchtower Library CD-Rom   
    Hi dear,  Watchtower Library 2015 updates itself each year dear. All you need is an internet connection and the program updates by itself on your computer.  So you do not need to get a new one each year. It contains all the pictures and some audio media, that has never been on the previous editions because the DVD rom has so much more room. Your best bet is to ask your local elders, who may have a link or some may have the ISO for you to burn onto a disc or setup and run directly from your computer. Hope that helps.
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    Cheepcheep got a reaction from Melinda Mills in Watchtower Library CD-Rom   
    Hi dear,  Watchtower Library 2015 updates itself each year dear. All you need is an internet connection and the program updates by itself on your computer.  So you do not need to get a new one each year. It contains all the pictures and some audio media, that has never been on the previous editions because the DVD rom has so much more room. Your best bet is to ask your local elders, who may have a link or some may have the ISO for you to burn onto a disc or setup and run directly from your computer. Hope that helps.
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    Cheepcheep reacted to The Librarian in How do JWs pronounce COBE?   
    The acronym is COTBOE, with a silent T, pronounced "ko-bee". 
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    Cheepcheep reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in What will people do once technology takes all the "jobs"?   
    Artificial Intelligence has been touted since IBM came out with the PC Jr., with the chicklet keyboard, which they crushed and buried in landfills by the millions. 
    How many people here remember the BASIC program Eliza, which was a fairly good psychoanalysis program?
    You will know when Artificial Intelligence is perfected.
    It will be six months after they perfect Artificial Stupidity.
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    Cheepcheep reacted to The Librarian in What will people do once technology takes all the "jobs"?   
    @Cheepcheep And humans are much higher still when it comes to "storage", "retrieval" and overall teraflops of "computing" power..... but that gap is closing fast.
    In the end a human receives optical input from the eyes and the brains "sees", interprets and records our surroundings. At some point we may create something that comes very close to a "neural network" that might fool the average person into questioning "consciousness".

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