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James Thomas Rook Jr.

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  1. Just because someone is elected to office, does NOT make them smart. Central control of everything only works with The Borg.
  2. Use "Almighty True God", and all bases are covered. ...or, its "blahnblahblah", the rest of your life.
  3. ZERO But, like picking at scabs that itch ... it makes a lot of people feel better, and other people see the bleeding scabs, and moonwalk..
  4. A LOT of things were true before 1985, when they changed the rules of who and what you were dedicating your life to. 81 years ago was 1939. Disfellowshipping and shunning at that time by the Society was considered a barbaric affront to God, and people ,... only practiced by Catholics and similar false religions. We did not even remotely as an institution have a disfellowshipping policy back then. Brothers and Sisters were "marked" by individual congregants as their conscience dictated. ( By the way ... that's why we HAVE a theocratically trained conscience ...)
  5. At my second marriage, it was in English AND Spanish, and I knew that James in Spanish was "Santiago", which has a nice solid sound to it, and which I was expecting, and I was surprised and slightly ticked off when the the Brother officiating the Spanish part referred to me as "Himee". Who knew? Did you know that "Woolyburger" does not translate at all to Spanish?
  6. I used to know some Dooyaateehda Ajigaleidii's, from either Pakistan, or India, near the border, where they used to both test atomic bombs. The Dooyaateehda K. Ajigaleidii family was very nice, and congenial, but the Dooyaateehda P. Ajigaleidii family were mean and contentious. Sometimes they had feuds, like the Hatfields and McCoys, of Chatteroy, West Virginia, and the Eustace M. Phenackerbitian family would try to moderate.
  7. Dooyaateehda Ajigaleidii ... May I call you DA? What about my post did you find objectionable, and more to the point, WHY did you find it objectionable? This is the place to clarify all sorts of things.
  8. Whatever it was I was doing, I was NOT guessing .... my intent was to tell a joke, which for those with a well integrated knowledge base would be funny.. Almost all humor has to have some element of truth, and I was counting on the assumption that it would be recognized that years ago it was repeatedly touted from the Watchtower that Baptism was the most important decision you will ever make ... even more important that who you choose to marry, or even getting married or not, in itself ... and required a great deal of maturity to enter into such an adoptive covenant arrangement. Now ... 8 year old girls are being baptized, which when extrapolated according to previous statements, means they are mature enough to get married, which is absurd. If it is absurd that they are not mature enough to get married, it follows that it is absurd that they are mature enough to get baptized. Since 1985, when they changed the terms of baptism as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, the terms of the dedication oath require fealty and allegiance to the WTB&TS, as well as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. So, what a girl does when she is eight years old makes her liable to be ostracized, shunned, and disfellowshipped at a later date, and banned from associating with everyone she ever knew. Even Jesus Christ, the perfect Son of God, waited until he was in his early 30's to be baptized. If we are to follow Jesus' example, what's with letting 8 year old children getting baptized? ...and what is the new younger limit? Three years old? That was not a guess .... that was a lament.
  9. After WW I, there was only one populated place on Earth that had no cases of the "Spanish Flu" American Samoa, in the Pacific Ocean ... because they locked down their borders 100%
  10. You're GUESSING! You yourself said that the GB has no idea how to account for donated funds (paraphrased). Let me know when you have hard data for either topic..
  11. My wife and celebrated the Memorial last night about 9PM ... I bought a bottle of Chianti wine, and she prepared the unleavened bread. THEN ... I realized that the wine bottle had a cork, and not a screw off cap. Who knew? I did NOT have a corkscrew, but did have a portable, battery operated Ryobi tire inflator, which had a fitting to insert into basketballs and such, to inflate the balls ... a hollow needle to insert into the ball. So I pushed the needle into the cork as far as it would go, and turned on the inflator.... pressurizing the wine bottle ... and the cork slowly pushed itself up out of the bottle, while my wife kept yelling "It;s gonna explode! It's gonna explode!", and retired to another room. We read the entire Matthew and Luke account of the Passover and first Memorial, and followed that example, and after the closing prayer, we tasted both the bread and wine. I ate the bread and shared it with my seven dogs, which several loved, and several ignored.. It is my understanding that all dogs naturally go to Heaven. ... cats, perhaps 5%.
  12. And the thought just occurred to me .... I have never, EVER seen a LOAF of bread at the Memorial ... its always as flat as a road kill squirrel.
  13. ...sometimes .... when they open the reports slip box, they will find a well chewed pacifier .....
  14. They will count baptized children, down to the age of three, or if they have been potty trained, down to the age of two.
  15. I have an observation now. For many decades occasionally I would express the wish that sometime, before I die, I would like to hear a Memorial Talk given ENTIRELY from the Book of Luke, who gives details found nowhere else ..... but in over 50 years that I have been paying attention, the complete account has NEVER been spoken of from the platform. This Tuesday will be the first time. if I make a recording of my own ten minute Memorial.
  16. The worst that could POSSIBLY happen is that Joe Biden wins the Presidency on a Joe Biden/Hillary Clinton ticket, Joe goes completely senile after two years of being Clinton's hand puppet, and BroomHilda, the darling of Benghazi, becomes President.. That WOULD be the Zombie Apocalypse.
  17. Sometimes ... you have to choose the lesser of two evils. My considered estimate was that Trump would destroy the United States economy in 50 years due to national debt. My considered estimate was that Clinton would destroy it in six years due to Liberal Snowflake corruption and mismanagement. With Trump ... I will be safely dead.
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