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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
It is revealing to me that those who taunt JWs endlessly over just how “inspired” are the ones at the helm today seem to take for granted that there should be ones who are that way. It gets even more... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sheep and Goats
If this hadn’t ended in a threat, I would have forgotten all about it. Even so, I am not sure that it was worth the effort to put together. Don’t I have other things to do? And didn’t the Librarian... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sheep and Goats
“Did you find everything you were looking for?” the clerk said. I told her that I had. But then I added that it had taken me all day. In fact, more than all day. I had arrived last night and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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I haven’t written any Bob Dylan posts for a long while, and I wouldn’t have written one today, except that the dryer broke. That meant—with my wife looking on approvingly—that I would be spending precious time hanging stupid wash on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sheep and Goats
If you fill to near capacity a 40,000+ seat stadium for a volunteer event, put on by volunteers, surely those of the local media will be impressed. Not the Phoenix New Times reporter! who is “weirded-out” by aspects of the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sheep and Goats
I think he means that with Jehovah’s Witnesses there is a combination of pure teachings that are found no where else. Some of them are individually, but the combination is not. They involve such things as the Name, the kingdom,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
“I came to start a fire on the earth, and what more is there for me to wish if it has already been lighted?”—Luke 12:49 What fire? How did it get lit? Doesn’t it refer to God’s ways versus the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
Emily Baran hatched a hagiography when she wrote Dissent on the Margins, according to one reviewer. Perhaps I should not admit it, but I had to look up the word. Having done so, as with all new words, I afterwards... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
What surprises me as I go through the sequential schedule of Bible reading, now focused on the letters of Paul, is how well they anticipate current “anti-cultist” complaints—about being brainwashed, misled, duped, and so forth. What would appear to be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
When Anthony Morris, at the 2016 Regional in Atlanta, spoke of coming down south, and his sons had asked him ‘What is a redneck?’ he replied that they “would know them when they saw them.” He was having fun with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
Something is greatly off-base about the New York Times review of Amber Scorah’s new book ‘Leaving the Witnesses’ and it is not Amber. It is the reviewer, C. E. Morgan, who tackles her task with a humanist fervor that merits... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
Can you believe these blockheads, carrying on about Sanderson the way that they do? Here is Mark Sanderson, of the Governing Body, and a team of international Witness delegates, present at the appeal trial to lend support. He has been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
This chapter alone is written for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Or rather, it was. It is culled from various posts written in real time as events unfolded. It, and some of the chapter that follows, is the only chapter of its sort.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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“When you have the TRUTH ... we would not have to knock on THEIR doors ... they would be knocking on OUR doors.” No. I don’t think so: “And the 70 returned and they were bummed. The Lord said, “Why... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
Yes, I know, I know. The application of the Man of Lawlessness is to the emergence of the clergy class in the early centuries. That point was repeated in the discussion of Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
The day after the Supreme Court decision, Steve Inskeep of National Public Radio interviewed Andrew Roth, a Washington Post correspondent, and expressed bewilderment that Jehovah’s Witnesses should be placed in the same category as ISIS.1 The latter related the inside... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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I always walk laps at the dog park. I am the only one I have ever seen do so. I don’t know why. When there are other people, they just stand around; sometimes they chat with each other. I am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Anton Chivchalov covered the July 14th appeal with the following tweets:1 By human logic, we can’t win this appeal since everything seems to be decided, but nobody knows what Jehovah wants to do More than 100 people already gathered by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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During the 1940s, after the U.S. Supreme Court held that American Witness children could be required to salute the flag, a wave of violent reprisals broke out from ordinary citizens suddenly turned thugs. Elanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, spoke... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
“I realized that I did not fully understand those scriptures in 1 Thess. 5.” “Perhaps you might want to peruse the article to confirm that there is nothing beyond what is written in the scriptures.” If they had really wanted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
Something is greatly off-base about the New York Times review of Amber Scorah’s new book ‘Leaving the Witnesses’ and it is not Amber. It is the reviewer, C. E. Morgan, who tackles her task with a humanist fervor that merits... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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One college kid asked, when I proposed returning, “To what end?” It was a question I’d not been asked before. I explained that in my ideal scenario I would return 100 times and engage in 100 different conversations and on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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“As much as I hate "conspiracy" theories” As near as I can tell, Jehovah’s Witnesses buy into conspiracy theories in no greater proportion than the general population. It is a little surprising, since they have become privy to the greatest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
During the 1940s, after the U.S. Supreme Court held that American Witness children could be required to salute the flag, a wave of violent reprisals broke out from ordinary citizens suddenly turned thugs. Elanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, spoke... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) was among the first to break ranks during my youth. “No Viet Cong never called me nigger”21 he declared and refused the draft into the Vietnam war. Exactly. What quarrel did he have with persons halfway... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at Sheep and Goats