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Nicolas King: JW celebrity and example of hypocrisy


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Nicolas King frequently sings with the Watchtower Chorus and had a supporting role in the DVD released at the 2014 convention. (He's on the bottom row, second from the right.)

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But he also is a jazz singer, traveling constantly performing at concerts, casinos, charity events, even a brief appearance on The Tonight Show. (Not much time left for service and meetings, now is there?) Besides that, he's hobnobbing with loads of worldly people, showing off on his Facebook page.

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So why is Sergei from the convention video not allowed to play his violin, but Nicolas can pursue his worldly career and get rewarded for it by the organization?

@The Librarian please add him to your list of JW Celebrities
 

 

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There is a awful lot of assumptions you are making here. The fact is he is a regular pioneer, Ministerial Servant and a Bethel commuter. As long as he is putting Kingdom interests first, living a mora

It's kind of odd to make a post calling out a specific Bethelite brother. Do you know him personally? Because if not, you really don't know if his career affects his Bethel service. Aren't we encourag

Let's hope that no one is stupid enough to do this (crushing aspirations), but endeavours to aid young ones to 'maximise their talent potential in achieving theocratic goals'

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Queria preguntar si esta tal JAY Testigo, es testigo de verdad o que es, porque sus comentarios aveces van dirigidos no ha comentar algo, sino a hacer daño a la Organización, tal como hace en este post, sin saber evidentemente si el hermano del que cita, tiene la autorización para hacer esto o no, sino simplemente lo critica. (solo hay que ver el titulo de su post)

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On 10/5/2016 at 05:28, Jay Witness said:

But he also is a jazz singer, traveling constantly performing at concerts, casinos, charity events, even a brief appearance on The Tonight Show. (Not much time left for service and meetings, now is there?) Besides that, he's hobnobbing with loads of worldly people, showing off on his Facebook page.

Jealousy wants what the other person has. Envy wants to deprive the other person of what they have. None of that here is there?

Most people hobnobb in connection with their secular work don't they?

I suppose this is what you call Chit-Chat is it?

 

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So Nicholas King has the best of both worlds. He has been lucky enough to have been born in a musically well-connected family and he can balance a musical career with theocratic interests.

On the other hand, poor Sergei was presented with an either-or scenario. The conservatoire was blocked off to him, but no other option was offered whereby he could pursue his musical talents and interests to a more professional level other than merely having it as a hobby at home. The boy was visibly crushed (he was a good little actor). As time went on, he lost interest in the violin (remember the video of the old Sergei in hospital and what he said when he saw the old photo of himself as a child with the violin?). That is utterly heartbreaking. No matter what one envisions about living one's dreams in the next world, it's still tragic that his God-given gift is left to wither away in this world.

It is particularly annoying to think that the videos will be used to crush other young ones' aspirations by compelling similar either-or decisions ('theocratic goals' versus 'reaching your potential with your talents'), when JWs like Nicholas King demonstrate that it is possible to have both. 

 

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On 12/31/2016 at 4:20 PM, Ann O'Maly said:

It is particularly annoying to think that the videos will be used to crush other young ones' aspirations by compelling similar either-or decisions ('theocratic goals' versus 'reaching your potential with your talents'),

Let's hope that no one is stupid enough to do this (crushing aspirations), but endeavours to aid young ones to 'maximise their talent potential in achieving theocratic goals'

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On 1/28/2017 at 1:27 AM, Eoin Joyce said:

Let's hope that no one is stupid enough to do this (crushing aspirations), but endeavours to aid young ones to 'maximise their talent potential in achieving theocratic goals'

Talents in many of the arts or in, say, natural sciences are not much in demand with regard to the Organization's 'theocratic goals.' So one would hope, from a JW point-of-view, that young ones would be encouraged to 'maximize their talent potential alongside achieving theocratic goals.'

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