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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
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I came across a person through reading who spent all his time playing Second Life. It is a popular online game in which a player, represented by an avatar, interacts with other players who are represented by their avatars. There... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sheep and Goats
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Two of the four Witnesses who testified at the April 20th Moscow trial were highly educated. Probably they were selected for just that reason. If the world understands nothing but education, give it to them in spades. But the 50/50... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sheep and Goats
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Mark is still carrying on about efforts of congregation elders to meet with him, and broadcasting it to everyone under the sun, (they certainly have been determined, assuming his account is accurate, which I have no reason to question), so... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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Fleas, fleas, fleas…. What would you do if I swallowed your cat? Would you stand up and walk out on me. Give me a break; he was juicy and fat. You should take it not so personally. Oh I get... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sheep and Goats
Come now. You know that this [“shunning” or “avoiding”] has already happened, unless he has been secretive as to his activities and intent. Social media is full of complaints of those saying that they have been “shunned” though no DFing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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Was it only me who was surprised to see specific counsel about sex in the Bible? “Let the husband render to [his] wife her due; but let the wife also do likewise to [her] husband. The wife does not exercise... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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Playing the discontent card, like Bruce the timeshare salesperson did, does not work with me or with anyone who has learned the secret of the apostle—how to be content with much and with little. The line “My kids do not... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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I came across a person through reading who spent all his time playing Second Life.1 It is a popular online game in which a player, represented by an avatar, interacts with other players who are represented by their avatars. There... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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Okay, I get it. Religion is not a core concern with Russian State-controlled media, except for that of the Russian Orthodox Church—it perceives that its task is to guard “House Church” interests and to shoot down the “competition.” It is... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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A cotton grower in the 1800s had to wait 6 months to get paid. Export markets were in Europe, sailing ships were slow, and few growers could afford to wait so long as 6 months. A handful of financiers who... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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Fake news is everywhere, and some of it surfaced about the Russian ban: ‘Church members of Russia have united! They have launched massive protests against the government in behalf of the Witnesses! President Trump rebuked Russia and invited its entire... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Attending church back in the day at St Philip’s in Charleston, you wouldn’t sit just anywhere. You would sit in your box pew—you and your family. Nobody else would ever sit in your pew. It was yours. Once a year... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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“Now we speak wisdom among those who are mature, but not the wisdom of this system of things nor that of the rulers of this system of things, who are to come to nothing.” (1 Corinthians 2;6) If they speak... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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At 6:15 AM on February 15, 2019, Timofei Zhukov and his wife were awakened by furious pounding on the door, as though someone would break it down. They didn’t answer and the pounding ceased. Half an hour later their balcony... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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The apostle writes, in chapter 8 of the first letter to the Corinthians, about not doing what one has every right to do so as not to stumble new or weak ones: “Now concerning foods offered to idols: we know... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Yeah! once again, the Terminator, brash as he is, nails it. I like this reproduced letter, and judging from the wording, I even imagine I know which helper wrote it: While I appreciate the concern of the brother who “witnessed”... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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“Were you called when a slave? Do not let it worry you; but if you can also become free, rather seize the opportunity.” (1 Corinthians 7:21) I like this. Improve your circumstances if you have opportunity, but if not, don’t... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Imagine, Nemo trying to spin it that they live high on the hog there at HQ! What is wrong with him? During my years at Bethel, two GB members came down with pneumonia. Nobody could figure out why, because they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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My brother’s treachery knew no bounds even as a child. I was the undisputed leader of the gang controlling betting on Scrabble. It was my gang. MINE! I even had a special gesture that, when I made it, everybody knew... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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“Some are puffed up as though I were in fact not coming to you. But I will come to you shortly, if Jehovah wills, and I shall get to know, not the speech of those who are puffed up, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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“Tom, you’re on here quite often justifying or defending some pretty horrible doctrine. I get it, it’s your faith and you’re probably a decent guy IRL so I hope one day you’ll find a religion that won’t require you to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Two or three days after the Atlantic storm I set my toe gingerly in the water with the following, expressed in the Twitterese language: TTH: 1 Not reporting: bad 2 Covering up: badbad 3 Committing: badbadbadbadbadbadbadbadbadbadbad JW leader yes on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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The Old Testament tells some very strange tales and one of them is told at 2 Samuel. David, the Israelite king, pressured facing an armed insurrection led by his own son, enters a town where loyalty is not assured. As... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
“Let us take a look into the future. If for another ten years or so the government keeps putting Jehovah’s Witnesses in prisons and correctional colonies, there will be about 200 of them in each penal facility. Imagine four congregations... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Guarding the Assembly Hall overnight, the way we used to do, sitting in that guardhouse with hourly walkarounds, it was peaceful and anything but exiting. I checked the logbook of previous shifts, updated hourly. “All’s quiet” “Peaceful “ “No problems”... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at Sheep and Goats