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Pre assembly blues

    AnonJW posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:10:00 GMT(3/11/2011)

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    Well, I’m off to the circuit assembly tomorrow. Two days of sheer joy and missed sports!!Two days of the same twenty or so brothers giving talks(it's who you know so I am told) and demonstrations, reminding us of how much they enjoy God bothering people on a Saturday. Two days of why we shouldn’t have big TV’s, games consoles and the latest mobile phones. Two days of "keep on the watch". I bet my life that today's earthquake is mentioned.

    I just had a conversation with my son, he is very enthusiastic about tomorrow (only for the young sisters that will be dressed in their best and gagin for it in my opinion) and tells me not to be a cynic!

    Yes ladies and gents, I have the “pre-assembly blues”!

    PS. Before it is suggested “don’t go”. It’s not an option at this stage

    d posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:15:00 GMT(3/11/2011)

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    When you come back ,please tell us what they were talking about.

    ShirleyW posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:19:00 GMT(3/11/2011)

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    Well, since "don't go" isn't an option, I feel your pain !

    Haven't been myself in more than twenty years, clearly remember telling my parents I'm going home, and left halfway thru the program, did that on several occasions.

    AnonJW posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:47:00 GMT(3/11/2011)

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    ShirleyW - That's an idea, I feel illness comming on

    sd-7 posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 19:00:00 GMT(3/11/2011)

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    my son, he is very enthusiastic about tomorrow (only for the young sisters that will be dressed in their best and gagin for
    it in my opinion)

    I can remember those days. So much pent-up tension...I think it's such a relief to not be there.

    And...you do have a choice. But since you feel otherwise, my advice is, bring your notepad and Bible, but read the Bible verses in their context, or just tune the speaker out and read the Bible. You can learn a lot that way. If anyone asks what you liked about the program, just say "that part where they said to humbly submit to the direction of the slave class." I'm sure it'll be in there somewhere...usually at the end of the program, without fail.

    --sd-7

    DavinciCodeBreaker posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 19:01:00 GMT(3/11/2011)

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    The absolute worst thing about these assemblies-the demonstrations. Usually a family setting or young ones doing what any normal teenager would, but in the middle of their so called debauchery they have a sudden epiphany...usually start out something like this; "wait...wait, now what would Jehovah think of this, he would not approve". Then go on to quote 25 scriptures and then "come to their senses" then everyone applauds. It is enough to make me sick and everyone you speak to agrees that the demos are so stupid and unrealistic, yet they keep shoving these scenarios down our gullible throats. BTW ANON JW my assembly is also this weekend, maybe we are at the same one. I will be the guy in the blue suit and tie with a bored disconnected look on my face-oh wait that is what all the clones will look like. OK that settles it, I will wear my Jesus Saves T-Shirt with the cross under my dress shirt. See you there!

    M ProdigalSon posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 19:05:00 GMT(3/11/2011)

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    They used to have great fried chicken at my circuit assembly when I was a kid. Other than that, it was like chinese water torture. I definitely feel for you.

    AnonJW posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:10:00 GMT(3/11/2011)

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    I try my best to sleep in the afternoons(bible on knee-elbow on bible-hand on head) but my wife or one of the kids usually gives me a nudge. At the moment I am going for the "drink a shed-load of alcohol tonight, headache and doze for most of the morning" tactic.

    Sadly, my cynicism is becoming apparent here (at home) and there are "falling outs".

    Reality79 posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 23:18:00 GMT(3/11/2011)

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    I'm so glad we no longer have to attend these boring assemblies which are just massive indoctrination centres and popularity contests. The last congregation we attended is having their assembly this weekend we've heard. We'll enjoy having extra sleep then going to Bluewater shopping centre.

    M jambon1 posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 23:24:00 GMT(3/11/2011)

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    Assemblies were shit. Made me miss watching my beloved football club & generally ruined my weekend.

    Oh, and PS - watching all the ass kissing of the Edinburgh elders & jokeying for position? Do me a ****ing favour.

    MrFreeze posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 23:51:00 GMT(3/11/2011)

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    Fortunately I don't get the pre-assembly blues anymore. I cured it with "Witness-be-gone". I'm gone from the Witnesses, and now I don't get the pre-assembly blues anymore. It's like magic!

    You too can have yours for 5 easy payments of $39.95. Order now and we'll throw in a free ice scraper!

    WTWizard posted Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:08:00 GMT(3/12/2011)

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    No more a$$emblies for me. I can think of a good reason to not get a big screen TV: The 27" TV in my apartment is plenty big enough for me. And I don't need the latest gadgets--but because I believe the FCC is soon going to start regulating it and Osama Obama is going to get his Internet kill switch. And I don't need the latest computer just in time to find my Internet is virtually wiped out or heavily censored.

    However, I do believe a game console is a good buy now. If you already have the basic necessities (batteries, chargers, and flashlights and lanterns) and access to food, getting a good game console will make a good value. Get a few really good games you are sure to enjoy for many years to come--Pokemon seems to be enduring quite nicely now, with the latest coming out in the US this past March 6. The trick is to get the games with excellent replay value--the ones you really get addicted to. Then, when hyperinflation comes, you will not miss going to the movies, eating out, and all the other entertainment quite as much. The best part: You will have to spend something like $35 and up for a real good video game. But, if you take good care of them, they will last a good many years with little or no further investment in them.

    The other thing you are not going to hear at the a$$embly is that you will do well to invest in gold and silver, as well as commodities. Getting into silver now, and then not letting go just because of a flash crash (they want to shake people out of silver so they will get in toilet paper dollar-based Treasuries and stocks, and take a bath for inflation), will give you a stable source of real money. That is money that inflation will not destroy the value of, and when people realize there is a real silver shortage, the price could go up to $6,000 an ounce even without hyperinflation. Of course, you are not going to hear that at your a$$embly--instead, you are going to hear about how they need the money. Which is the worst investment.

    Invest in silver, gold, and commodities, and profit. Invest in Jehovah (which they will insist is the safest investment), and you will take a bath.

    Dold Agenda posted Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:22:00 GMT(3/12/2011)

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    Thank God we are out of it... Spend lot of hours the day before to make the food... spend gas and 2 hour driving to the shit... and 2 hours home in the evening for two days... for nothing, exept to say "hello" to some old friends.

    I am so happy that i got my wife out of it together with me and my 4 children in time...!!!

    (Pheuw...)

    But it was close to divorse, ill tell you, before that....

    (yup,, spelling is like $hit.. but i am from Sweden)

    M jookbeard posted Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:08:00 GMT(3/12/2011)

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    this constant obsession of showing demo's warning of the flaws of latest gadgets and materialism never works because they are the most materialistic of people on the planet FFS! if anything it makes them even more inclined to buy the latest iPhone/Blackberry they'd have far more success if the shut TFU!Thankfully Ass'emblies are becoming more and more of a distant memory the CA was discarded well before my last meeting and memorial.

    scotinsw posted Sat, 12 Mar 2011 19:34:00 GMT(3/12/2011)

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    @jambon - happy memories of the Brunton Hall then?!? Same elders and families upevery time - boring! Although, the highlight for me was usually ice-cream from DiRollos .

    @Dold - nothing wrong with your spelling. It's as good (if not better) than a lot of native English speakers

    dontplaceliterature posted Sat, 12 Mar 2011 20:37:00 GMT(3/12/2011)

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    My Circuit Assembly is next weekend. I'll also be posting any noteworthy information.

    VM44 posted Sat, 12 Mar 2011 20:40:00 GMT(3/12/2011)

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    If you have to go to the assembly, then record all the talks and upload them for us to listen to!

    Meeting Junkie No More posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:35:00 GMT(3/14/2011)

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    How big are your assemblies? Stadium sized? Near the end of our involvement, just for entertainment, we'd bring out the binoculars, much to the chagrin of most around us, (who cares?) and spend the entire time scoping out who from our hall was snoozing through the borefest, munching on something DURING the sessions (a big no no), or occasionally, catching the eye of another binocular user on the other side of the stadium (and waving!) - this truly made for fun times! Tuff to do at the circuit assemblies - but you could start a new trend...great times spying, er...keeping up with the brothers...there's always hangman, too - just bring a pad of paper and pencils...very annoying to those around you for added impetus...

    edited to add: Dang, I see this thread is days old; too late for the suggestions. Let us know how it went anyways...

    punkofnice posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:50:00 GMT(3/14/2011)

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    The last arse-embly I attended was the overlapping new light one. It was beyond tedious!

    One demonstration was how a JDub wasn't speaking to her best friend anymore because QUOTE: ''She gave in to apostate thinking!''

    Ah, the 'mind cleansing' is so happifying!

    Sad my wife and daughter are still wasting their lives and money on these cult propoganda sessions............*SIGH*!

    Mr. Falcon posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:35:00 GMT(3/14/2011)

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    about the cellphones/PDAs/smartphones.....

    I think it's funny how they give these talks, yet the brothers who give them are usually wealthy and have all kinds of fancy telecommunication gizmos.

    I remember sitting in a meeting one time and there was this one important bigshot elder and he literally had 3 phones and a laptop with him.

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