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No More 3 Day District Conventions?

Submitted by Jaymes on July 12, 2012 - 9:22 am 116 Comments
Rumours are that there will be no more 3 Day District Conventions

Randy and Susan at the Twickenham, London District Convention

Rumours are rife that this series of Jehovah’s Witness District Conventions will be the last time we’ll have to sit through 3 entire days of complete and utter boredom.

Nothing’s concrete at the moment, but word from District Convention committee members is that there will be no 3 day district conventions planned for 2013. No stadia are being booked, hotels aren’t being pressured into lowering their room rates and finally, we won’t have to listen to any more experiences from Brothers and Sisters who lost their jobs because their boss didn’t allow them to take the Friday off.

If it’s true and we’ve just witnessed the final 3 Day District Conventions, I am sure you’re all wanting to know why the boffins up in Watchtower HQ decided to pull the plug. JWB intelligence tells us that it’s the culmination of a few things:

  1. The contributions are drying up
    1. The Watchtower Society isn’t raking in the donations like it used to, so why bother with a 3 day convention when it can just as easily put up a 2 day convention.
  2. Cost of renting stadia is going up
    1. I’ve ever only been to the Twickenham (London, England) District Conventions. It costs thousands to rent out stadia like Twickenham and as the above point shows, it’s just not worth the Watchtower Society’s while.
  3. Change is good – change shows we’re in the “Last Days”
    1. Have you noticed that the word “Change” is changed to the term “New Arrangement” once you’re in “The Truth”? Whenever a “New Arrangement” comes along, the Brothers & Sisters get excited. They’re not sure why they’re excited, so we start to hear some sound bites to the tune of “Well, this shows that the end must be really near”. Or, “Whenever the Organisation make a change like this, it must mean Armageddon is right around the corner.”
  4. Friday’s are a killer
    1. Since I can remember, the Watchtower Society has been trying to get all the Jehovah’s Witnesses to take Friday off from work and attend the first day of the District Convention. Here are some examples that we’ve been told over the years. Bear in mind, these examples have a slight JWB element added to them.

Does this District Convention Experience Bring Back Memories?

A couple of months before the big day, we’re told about Susan, a loyal and god-fearing Sister. She’s a single mum as her husband had an affair with hundreds of women since finding out his wife wanted to become a Witness. Susan is also a regular pioneer and works shift work at her local supermarket.

In the 10 years as a Jehovah’s Witness, our Susan has never missed the opening day of the District Convention. Each and every year, she knows that she’ll have a real struggle with her Atheist boss. He’s a good man, but doesn’t believe in God and so can’t understand why Susan wants to take a day off.

Before Susan approaches her boss, she prays to Jehovah – the supreme being who created the plants and then the sun – and asks him to open up her Atheist boss’ heart so that he can allow her to take the day off.

The next day, Susan asks her boss if she can take the following Friday off as she needs to attend the FREE 3 Day District Convention.

“Susan, I am sorry, but it’s just not possible this year as you’ve had all your days off when you went to that Pioneer School thing. Besides, haven’t you heard your religion is involved in the biggest payout of any religious organisation in a child abuse case?”

Susan thanks her boss. Deep inside, Susan can picture the day when birds peck out her boss’ eyes. She hopes that something can change her boss’ mind, but she’s running out of time.

The next day, Susan approaches her boss and resigns. Her boss is distraught because he has always tried to hire Jehovah’s Witnesses because of their honesty and well-mannered ways.

Susan is a single mum, a pioneer, and now she’s out of a job. She’s decided to look for a job after the District Convention. Susan has decided to put the Kingdom first in her life and fully relies on Jehovah to support her.

On Thursday (a day before the District Convention), Susan is out on the ministry alone (with two hunky angels by her side). She’s been assigned to knock on the doors of some very large houses. As she approaches one, it takes her fancy and she can picture herself living in it after Armageddon.

When she knocks on the door, a man answers the door.

“Hi, my name is Susan…”

Before she can finish, the man says, “Hi Susan, I’m Randy. Please come in.”

Susan is taken aback. She follows the man into the house and towards his office.

“Now Susan, the job is only on a part-time basis, but the pay is excellent and if you can prove yourself, I’ll up your pay even more.”

“But Randy, I… I am not here for an interview, I came here to talk to you about…”

“Susan, you’re a Jehovah’s Witness, right?”

“Yes, I am!”

“Well Susan, I only hire Jehovah’s Witnesses and if you think you can file, write some letters for me and post them promptly, the job is yours if you want it. Also, don’t you have one of your conventions coming up?”

“Yes, it’s tomorrow in fact.”

“Okay. I’ll tell you what. I’ll come with you. What time should I pick you up?”

Susan looks over at her hunky angel companions and whispers “thank you”.

Brothers and Sisters, do you see how putting Jehovah first in your life can lead to better opportunities… or a Window Cleaning business?

See you on Friday.

  • Alfred Marquez

    Uh… no…. Armageddon is not coming. So stop dreaming about pet pandas and lions.

  • Marie Roxanne

    Steve – in the past 3 months I have learned a lot, and I have forgotten I had written this. (I received an email about your comment.) I have to apologize to Shannon and to you for being so ignorant. Thanks for being mature in your response to my comment.

  • Steve McRoberts

    It is the Watchtower that claims that Shannon (and all apostates) are “mentally diseased.” This poisonous hatred is then dutifully absorbed by the Witnesses and spread to their family members. Her mother and sister would never go against human nature to shun a family member if it weren’t for the Watchtower telling them it was their duty to do so.

    So, it is obvious that you have gotten it backwards, Marie: the Witnesses are the ones being divisive here, out of DUTY; while Shannon (the apostate) is the one freely acting out of LOVE.

  • Steve McRoberts

    Hi M,
    You don’t really have your own freewill if you are a loyal Witness. The Governing Body requires you to surrender your freewill and to just “listen and obey” whatever they may tell you — even if it sounds wrong to you! http://www.jehovahswitnessblog.com/watchtower-bloopers/do-you-trust-the-governing-body/
    To regain your own freewill you have to escape the clutches of the Watchtower organization. I wish you well in that journey.

  • Steve McRoberts

    Or maybe an “idiot” is someone who can’t understand what a “rumor” is, and who needs three days of listening to the rehashing ad nauseam of the utter nonsense that he should already know by heart.

  • Truth Withstands Any Scrutiny

    It’s easy to judge from the outside looking in but I promise you its not nearly as simple as you think. Just for starters…deciding to leave almost always includes the decision to lose your family and all of your friends. If you had to face the thought of your parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, best friend never speaking to you again you might not think it was a “lol” matter.

  • Marie Roxanne

    It’s too bad you are not doing it out of LOVE instead of DUTY. Then you would be less angry. Your judgemental mother and self-righteous sister are in judgement with Jehovah. Do you honestly think Jehovah doesn’t know what his people are doing? He is not stupid! There will be hypocrites in the truth because people are imperfect and sometimes are not in the truth to serve Jehovah but their own selfish desires and whatever. Remember the JEWS, how 90 % of them were hypocritical stupid people in the days of Moses, Jeremiah, and even Jesus? Try Serving Jehovah instead of judging those who pretend to serve him, and only then will YOU find happiness.

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  • Kimbal Summers

    Denise – Jehovah does force one to do things they don’t want to do. I was “forced” at 6 years of age to start witnessing and then “forced” to get baptized at the age of 14 just before 1975 and then “forced” to obey the organization rules to please my spiritual family and God. I did not want to do these things but was way too frightened not to. When I say “forced” it was on – the pain death at Armageddon – which is also another form of – mind control – Mind control through emotional fear. When such organizations dominate other humans through – False Evidence Appearing Real – or – F.E.A.R. – they are far from loving and God-like.

  • Kimbal Summers

    Love-under-law – what you fail to be aware of [ and check with Father Satan if you don’t believe me ] – that Jehovah ( known as Nanna-sin ) and Satan ( know as Nergal Lisser ) have a gentleman’s agreement you could say ( they are brothers in arms ); where the two of them are in cohoots with each other to control and bring down humanity or turn humanity to serve the other. Man was created as a food source for the Elder gods. Religion was the means to do this. Like you I was a J.W but now a practicing Occultist. As your aware – It is far better to rule in Hell, than to serve in Heaven ! That is not dead that can eternally lie and with strange Aeons even death may die. Kutulu Ftagn !

  • Kimbal Summers

    dontbeahater – What you fail to take note of is – there are numerous groups using “God’s name” in their title. There are – Witnesses of Jehovah, Yahweh’s Witnesses, Yehowah’s Witnesses, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and some white supremacist groups such as – The cult of the house of Yahweh., plus many more. Jw’s dont have a monopoly on the name – that is a fallacy.


    http://www.jehovahbaptist.org/ (Baptists)

    http://www.jehovahlutheran.org/ (Lutherans)

    http://jehovahchurch.org/ (Lutherans)

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  • https://www.youtube.com/user/loveunderlaw Loveunderlaw

    I spelled it that way on purpose, it’s nice to know I’m getting all of you Abrahamic JW shill’s panties in a bunch :) AVE SATANAS ! HEIL MASTER LUCIFER !!!


  • Kally

    Evil Cult! LOL What are ya’ll afraid of. It’s a matter of choice. To be or not to be that is your choice. Get real people it’s a lot more stuff going on in this world then worrying about a 3 day convention. Again, it’s a matter of choice LOL