Why Do Kingdom Halls Have no Windows?

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    foolsparadise posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 03:22:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    Another fear tactic to make members paranoid?

    M asilentone posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 03:26:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    no, I think it has less distractions than a KH with a window.

    Emily24 posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 03:29:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    Some do have windows. The majority without windows I always thought it was because the Witnesses are cheap and it's alot cheaper to build a building without windows than one with windows. (Holy run on sentence Batman!)

    M Tuesday posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 03:35:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    I thought this was the set up to a joke like:

    Do you know why Kingdom Halls don't have windows?

    Because they want to control all the light that the members see.

    Why do Kingdom Halls not have windows?

    Because this way even though you can see through the teachings you won't be able to see through the building

    Why do Kingdom Halls not have windows?

    Because they don't want anyone looking into THEIR building to see if THEY'RE home.

    That's all I got for now...

    F AudeSapere posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 03:35:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    When I first started attending in Englewood NJ in the 70's, our hall had windows.

    After the sound system was stolen a few times the windows were filled in with concrete.

    The street entrance was all glass and last I saw (about 10 years ago) it was still glass. But the windows were still gone.

    -Aude.

    M Finally-Free posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 03:42:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    Every hall I attended had windows.

    W

    F penny2 posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 03:54:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    I've never seen a hall in Australia without windows.

    Satanus posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 04:00:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    It's so the demons can't spy on jay hoovers sheople.

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    M jwfacts posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 04:14:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    All the Australian halls I went to had windows. In some African countries the halls don't even have walls. I think it more of an indication of the crime rates in some countries.

    garyneal posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 04:17:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    http://www.4witness.org/jwhelp/jw_hall_windows.php

    cameo-d posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 05:05:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    Pyramids don't have windows.

    Watchtowers don't have windows. (But some have very tiny windows near the top.)

    No windows should give you a clue that you are in a church jail.

    F mrsjones5 posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 05:59:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    Congregations I attended in my childhood (Menlo Park, Madera, & Belmont Ca) all had windows. They were older halls. Halls and convention halls that I attended built in the late 70's and 80's (San Carlos (Redwood City), Madera (kingdom hall and convention hall on same lot), Fremont (convention hall)) no windows. Even went to a quick build of a hall in Fresno (around 84 or 85) that hall has no windows.

    I've seen halls in Indiana, Ohio, California, and driving through Missouri (from the highway) and the halls that I've seen have no windows. And all those halls, except for the ones in Ohio (they were in the hood) were in pretty nice neighborhoods.

    OUTLAW posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 06:17:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    #1: So no one Jumps!..

    How many times..

    Can you listen to the same Dam thing..

    Over and over?

    #2:To drive A Kingdom Hall..

    Full of Window Washers..

    Cleaning WindowsCleaning WindowsCleaning WindowsCleaning WindowsCleaning WindowsCleaning WindowsCleaning Windows

    Hammer Head CRAZY!! Hammer Head

    ................. ...OUTLAW

    Out at Last! posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 07:05:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    A few I had attended had windows that were regularly broken out by vandals or apostates. So when remodels come around, the windows were removed and the openings were bricked up. Both of the halls noted were in very rural areas.

    F blondie posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:25:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    Around here when HVAC came in, windows started disappearing in some KHs. There is the issue of the construction cost of putting windows. But there is no official directive or unofficial that I ever saw not to install windows. As jws and even now some of us have a narrow global view. What a tool Google can be. There are many more pics of KHs with windows.

    3/13/09

    Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Warren Road, Woodingdean, City of Brighton and Hove, England

    WTWizard posted Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:52:00 GMT(10/26/2009)

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    You can't look out a window that isn't there.

    F mrsjones5 posted Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:29:00 GMT(10/27/2009)

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    Some halls do and most built in the late 70's and 80's don't. I just googled the convention hall in Madera ca, it's at 2799 Sunset Avenue and that assembly hall is so stark, not a window to be seen. You can only seen the front from the street but that's how the building looks all the way round. Oh and there's a kingdom hall just to the right of the assembly hall, the same only in minature.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=2799+sunset+avenue+madera+ca&fb=1&gl=us&hnear=2799+sunset+avenue+madera+ca&cid=0,0,11345349891978203935&ei=9zzmSp-bBYGesgOYsZm6Aw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CAwQnwIwAA

    jonathan dough posted Tue, 27 Oct 2009 02:37:00 GMT(10/27/2009)

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    So you can't get out.

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