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My Dog has been Disfellowshipped

Some background: Josie the miniature schnauzer is now 12 years old, so she's old enough to know the difference between right and wrong. However, she insists on peeing in the middle of my beautifully tended lawn, which, as a consequence, is now covered in brown patches. I've remonstrated with her a number of times and each time she purports to show a diplay of repentance, that is, she slinks away on her belly with her ears flattened down tightly to her head. She also looks at me soulfully and nuzzles away at my feet hoping to regain my approval. However, she repeatedly re-offends, so much so that I gathered the family around in order to give her a public reproof, whereupon she did howl most piteously to be allowed back into the bosom of the family. Regrettably, Josie has sinned once again and another brown patch will soon appear as a testament towards her wrongdoings. Obviously her repentance was not genuine, had it have been so there would have been no repetition of her earlier behaviour. I believe that her conduct is indeed bordering on brazen, so I am minded to disfellowship her forthwith.But this is where I am faced with a dilemma: As Josie is still living at home, what association should I continue to have with her, if any? The WT said that it might even be possible to have none at all. Obviously our tummy-tickling relationship is now at an end as is our throw a ball and bring it back escapades. But what verbal contact should we have between us now? Should it be confined to absolutely essential matters or would a degree of doggerel be in order? And should I put her food bowl outside so that she doesn't join us under the table when the family are eating? Is this what my disfellowshipped dog needs to see? Or maybe I'm just barking up the wrong tree...  (Monday | post #1)

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Now they want money from the kids!!!

Yep - the widow's mite. On the other hand, the widows mite not!  (Saturday May 23 | post #104)

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Now they want money from the kids!!!

They shouldn't be laying such a guilt trip on kids. I recall back in the early 60's, when i was in receipt of 5 shillings pocket money per week, offering one weeks pocket money per month towards the new KH fund. I didn't want to give it, I just felt that I had to.  (Friday May 22 | post #44)

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How Many Disfellowshiping Offences in Scripture?

There is NO list of offences! If there is a list at all, the list is of types of people, and these are fornicators, greedy persons, idolators, revilers, drunkards, and extortioners. ( In another letter he appears to add "blasphemers " (1 Tim. 1:20). Notice that he does not say “someone who commits fornication” or “someone who commits idolatry.” He says, “a fornicator” and “an idolater.” Clearly he is referring to practicers of these sins, and these persons are not presumed future practicers or potential practicers. They are practicers. This explains why the entire congregation would be involved in the decision to remove the person from their midst--they are all privy to the person's conduct already.  (Thursday May 21 | post #3)

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How Many Disfellowshiping Offences in Scripture?

So what do you think?  (Wednesday May 20 | post #1)

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My Personal background as a Witness

This particular gentleman has been around the forums for some years now. About 12 years back he featured strongly at JWD with the same story.  (Monday May 18 | post #7)

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Who here has recieved a blood transfusion?

Don't be lame. What difference does it make to God whether or not you have a blood transfusion? Why the hell would he be so hung up on it? Good grief man, use your loaf!  (Sunday May 17 | post #52)

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Do JW's Recognise Right to Change Religion?

Happily, the answer is YES! https://questionsf orjehovahswitnesse s.files.wordpress. com/2015/05/captur e-change-religion. jpg So if you're a Jehovah's witness who's not convinced that JW's have the correct religion, then feel free to leave. After all, the JW's own site clearly states that you are free to reject any ideas that you disagree with.  (Sunday May 17 | post #1)

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Who here has recieved a blood transfusion?

It can only apply to eating blood as there were no blood transfusions when the word abstain was used. So obvious when you think about it. And we all are well aware that the command was there so as the gentiles wouldn't offend the Jewish Christians. Just in the same way that a good healthy belch after a meal is considered essential good manners in Arab lands while it would cause considerable outrage in European countries. Easy peasy. Don't get hung up on it. Just remember that assigning a kind and intelligent God with the kind of demanding stuff more attributable to paganism ain't doing the good Lord any favours, in fact, people who do such a thing with the blood nonsense could indeed piss him off mightily.  (Sunday May 17 | post #32)

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Who here has recieved a blood transfusion?

Yes, 6 units last July. Massive rectal bleed caused by diverticulitis. One of the diverticulii is sited on an artery. Now following a softening diet which appears to be working. I could have surgery to remove a piece of my colon but had that done once in 2004 and am in no hurry to repeat the experience!  (Saturday May 16 | post #14)

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Tell me we are not living in the last days......

In other words, when and if there is to be a period of time known as the last days, Jehovah's witnesses have no more clue than anyone else as to when they are occurring. Actually, everyone else is more correct than JW's because they don't continually engage in wild guessing games as the witnesses have done in the past. On that basis, JW's are the LAST people sensible persons should consult.  (Thursday May 14 | post #67)

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Watchtower's 1935 Problem

What Aneirin is trying to say is that everything Jehovah's witnesses haveso far predicted for the future has been incorrect. On the basis of their past reputation, can we look at their credibility rating and expect their later predictions to be correct or incorrect?  (Tuesday May 12 | post #5)

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A Witness joke

So this fella went up to heaven after he died and got shown around by Saint Peter. As they were walking around seeing the sights, they came across this enormous football stadium. As they got closer, Saint Peter looked at the newbie, put his finger to his lips and said: "Shhhhhhh! " "Why?" said the new fella, "What's the problem?" "Ah, said Saint Peter, "There's 144,000 Jehovah's witnesses in there and they think that they're the only ones up here!"  (Sunday May 10 | post #2)

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A Witness joke

So this fella went into a pub and said to another guy sat at the bar: "I think Jehovah's witnesses are all a**holes!" To which the guy sat at the bar replied: "Excuse me, I resent that remark." So the fella said "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realise that you were a Jehovah's witness". And the guy at the bar responded: "I'm not. I'm an a**hole!"  (Saturday May 9 | post #1)

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Is THIS why Gareth changed his name to Aneirin?

Hmmm...if only we could work out the origins of names such as Gareth and Aneirin! https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=rGyi CyPgISg  (Friday May 8 | post #3)

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