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Tom Sheepandgoats Harley
Upstate New York
This is me in my best blue harness. My wife is looking at me with admiration. Who wouldn't? As for that grinning dope on my right, I have no idea who that is.Our marriage made waves, not so much in her family - they appreciate diversity, as in mine. "You want to marry a human?" my mom gasped. "Don't come crying to me when she buys a ton of furniture and you have to carry it on your back! Tell him, Fuzzy, " she said to my dad, "tell him not to do it." but all Dad could do was spit. But with the passage of time, they have come to love her as I do. she gives me three bags of feed each day and scratches behind my ears. Our family gatherings are quite pleasant, though some of her people get uptight when my relatives dump on the floor.
Interests: current events, religion, humor, creative writing, jehovah's witnesses
Recent Activity
The biblically literate Christian generally wishes that Hollywood would forget that Book exists. They butcher it each time they touch it. It is seldom through malice. Hollywood simply isn’t that spiritual of a place, and few can put themselves into... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
As the ultimate trump card of congregation discipline, to be applied when lesser measures have failed, is disfellowshipping cruel? It certainly could be, and increasingly is, argued that way. Undeniably it triggers pain to those who refuse to yield to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
See Part one here. One wonders if CultExpert did not become what he is as penance for having been so stupid as to join the Moonies. Later, realizing that there really aren’t enough Moonies to build a career on, he... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
Few are unaware that the Bible climax depicts the epic battle between good and evil, even if they know it in but inkling form. It is the subject of the final Book of Revelation. Foreglimmers of it appear in several... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
It was hard not to think of the human immune system at Sunday’s Watchtower. We all have them and if kept strong they are pretty good at warding off all manner of illness. But they are under assault constantly. It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
The term for a faith-based community of relatively recent origin is “new religious movement.” But if you really dislike that community, you resurrect a word already reviled and apply it to your target—you say it is a “cult.” That way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
I did not take my first commercial flight until I was in my 50's. It was very exciting. Successive flights increasingly became a pain, mostly for things having nothing to do with the plane but for the hassles in boarding.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
See this series' beginning here. The Old Testament tells some very strange tales and one of them is told at 2 Samuel. David, the Israelite king, on the ropes because he is facing an armed insurrection from his own son,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
(To work one's way through the entire thread, start here.) A former elder quits his faith and posts his reason here. It is the JW child abuse policy. Yes, he shines as a pillar of conscience. Point taken. Got it.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
From Boonville New York, we pressed on toward Lowville, through the Tug Hill Plateau. I told the man at the co-op that I had never before been in Lowville, saying it with a long ‘o’ immediately before hearing the radio... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
I don’t do horror, so I have read little @StephenKing, but he knows how to write as I would like to. Listening to ‘On Writing.’ Love the encouragement given him by his hardscrabble Mom. Did she live to enjoy fruits... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
It took the religious leaders of Jesus' day no time at all to hate his guts and to put out schemes to kill him. John chapter 11 is very frank as to why. Starting with vs 47: So the chief... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
Martha sent for Jesus. She knew where he was. He dragged his feet for two days before coming (John 11:6) and her brother Lazurus died. Martha knew it was Jesus‘ ‘fault‘. She said ‘Lord, if you had been here, my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
First, it may be well to catch up with Part 1. Jehovah’s Witnesses did fail in this regard. Let us admit it. They failed to ‘go beyond the law.’ The stakes are so high that law is thereafter reinterpreted to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
First of all, here is Part 1 Pawdaymu is an American sister serving as a need-greater in Myanmar. I know her parents well and I have watched her grow up. As is frequently the case with our young, particularly our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
What! Do you think I’m kidding? Yes, of course I’m going to link to it. It’s unbelievable. Covert says: “Hey guys, please read the correction below. Really sorry this slipped through, and we’ll tighten our process to make sure we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
From a certain person who hates Jehovah's Witness, a former Witness himself: “So you've found a reporter that serves the Org well. Good for you. BUT it will never make the facts different. So where did your Ms Chuck get... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
Daily my enemy has been hammering at the door of some woman’s rights groups, hoping that they will cooperate with him in his efforts to make trouble for his former religion. This strikes me as an extraordinarily disrespectful thing to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
Elizabeth Chuck wrote an article about Jehovah’s Witnesses and I would have preferred she write one instead about the PTA meeting in her town. It is a normal reaction, for it was news of a huge-dollar verdict against a religious... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
Volkswagen is ending production of the New Beetle, first begun in 1997. That beetle was the reincarnation of the original Beetle, which was itself ended in 1978. Every hippie on earth drove a Beetle back in the day. It’s time.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
The following excerpt is from Tom Irregardless and Me, written by yours truly. At the home of Victor Vomidog, an alarm panel light pulsed red. Victor read the incoming feed. It was serious. Someone was saying nice things about Jehovah’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
This seemingly is a separate subject, but rest assured, it will converge. The Watchtower recently published an article that pointed out that some women in abusive marital relationships exercise their right to separate for safety’s sake, yet others have determined... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
There was a series of tweets from former Jehovah’s Witnesses hoping to stir up discontent with present ones. The politics involved are likely not of interest to the general reader so I pass over it here. Suffice it to say... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
Sitting outdoors at the Mexican restaurant across from the east end of Ithaca Commons, you can look up one hill that leads to SUNY Ithaca College, and another that leads to Cornell University. Following the Ithaca College road, you find... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Sheep and Goats
The Bills went down 47-3 and @AdamChodak said ‘Opening day jitters.’ Next game they went down almost as bad and he just shook his head. Next week they trounced a supposedly much better team and he said ‘We’re going to the Super Bowl.’ He said this because he remembers, as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at The Sheepandgoats Travel Log