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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
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They wanted to make him king? And he declined? “Therefore Jesus, knowing they were about to come and seize him to make him king, withdrew again into the mountain all alone.” (John 6:15) Few who have read the verse will... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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After my father died at 94 years of age, family members emptied out his home. I had never before peeked into his office den desk. I came across a heavy leather belt and I thought of keeping it because it... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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No bad things will be said about Milton Hershey at the Hershey Story Museum. Almost no bad things will be said at all. “Trouble ensues” when Milton’s father appears on the scene, but that trouble is only hinted at, even... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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I had someone contact me via email, trying to get me going, saying he was “physically in, but mentally out.” And—here’s the kicker—he said that after he placed literature he would later return to warn the householder not to read... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sheep and Goats
I took my appetite to Madame Mew, You know that neighbor cat that’s been taboo. She’s got a pad and she’s setting up so fine, but what she doesn’t know is for my dinner she’ll be mine. I told her... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
Did you tell him that? [that if he is going to ‘defend’ Jehovah’s Witnesses, he should not just hammer away at doctrine] No. His name came up yesterday in this thread or another ongoing one. It was many years that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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“There has also been another book by Greg Stafford, who might no longer be a JW.” Who is this guy? Opposers have likened me to him. “Perhaps his book is on Amazon.com, and the reviewers may have commented on who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Whenever a new version of Scripture appears that is colloquialized, paraphrased, or just plain dumbed down, the refrain is heard: “If it gets modern people to read God’s Word, it is worth it.” How far you want to take this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
The first institution of higher learning in the Western World, the Academy of Athens, was founded by Plato in 387 BC. Much of what is bedrock to Western civilization traces back to him. Plato recorded his concept of ideal government... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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[Dennis Christensen’s closing statement] First, I want to thank my wife Irina, who from the very beginning did everything in her power to help and support me. She took care of me, passed me clothes, groceries, medicines and other things... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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The present policy of God’s organization is not to “taste” apostasy. I would never say that that is wrong. In fact, it is all but required by the Scriptures, such as at Matthew 11:19–they criticize you no matter what you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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I don’t think I have ever been distracted in a prayer by rounds of ‘Poor Jud is dead.’ And folks are feelin' sad Cause they useter treat him bad But now they know their friend is gone for good Curly:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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The fellow was in a rush when I first contacted him, just about to leave to pick up the kids from school. He was apologetic about it, very nice, and allowed that I should visit some other time. When I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Excerpt: In fact, certain persons cannot go ‘beyond the law’ with impunity. A doctor in the U.S. absolutely dare not go beyond the HIPPA law ensuring confidentiality; it is a meticulously enforced law, leading some to wish that more major... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Srecko: “Simplified editions of text in WTJWORG publications is normal result and normal need, not just for poorly educated secular people, but because WTJWORG advises only few years of standard, basic education for JW members as something that is ALL... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
It is not for one bombshell to bicker with another as to which packs the most punch. Should not two potent videos in the war against child sexual abuse get along with each other? They should. Ordinarily, they do. Those... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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I never comment on what the lawyers are up to because it is a tangled mess that they must operate in where justice does not necessarily prevail. The courts, particularly the civil courts, are not so much a forum to... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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If we accept that the Bible is God’s prime method of communication to humans (which I do), sooner or later we are struck by the fact that very little of it is lecture. In contrast, if you went to college,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Q: But be serious on this one. Surely the Stock Exchange is still gambling ? Attend any business school or talk to any banker or businessman. Go to any retirement seminar. Talk to any financial advisor. Contact the Human Resources... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Don't get me wrong. I'm not judging. God does that to all of us. What I do is give an honest observation (assessment) on the behavior of others. You don’t even know that the people you are arguing with are... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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I had known that Erie Blvd east and west, stretching as though the wide brim of a top hat over downtown Syracuse to the south, had been named after the old Erie Canal. What I did not know was that... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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That sentence from yesterday’s Watchtower study called to mind an experience: From paragraph 17: “A brother recalls appreciatively: ‘I saw tears well up in the eyes of one elder as he contemplated my situation. That image will always remain in... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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AKA "Tight Pants Tony" You bring this up so frequently (and HOW old are you?) that I have become curious over something: Please post a full-length photo of yourself. If, as I suspect, it shows you wearing spray-on pants, that... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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Don't underestimate the power of a tract to spark a fire in an honest heart that cannot be put out . I don’t like the present series of tracts, but that does not mean that they are no good. I... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2019 at Sheep and Goats
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TTH's main problems seem to be that he does basically worship the GB / JW Org / Watchtower, and therefore will not have anything bad said against those things, even if the criticism is constructive and true. This is so... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at Sheep and Goats