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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
I pay attention to politics and most Jehovah’s Witnesses do not. Witnesses are politically neutral. They don’t do politics. Most of them feel it is best to go light on the topic for fear of being drawn in, taking sides... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sheep and Goats
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And the sons of Israel proceeded to come out of the Red Sea. They congregated and Moses addressed them: “We came out of the Red Sea. It was very red and very wet. Nobody else could have done what we... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sheep and Goats
Thoughts gleaned from Genesis 27: Am I right on this or does Isaac seem more of a placeholder than a factor in himself? Abraham & Jacob are good stuff. But Isaac slobbering over Esau, for the game he could bring... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sheep and Goats
There are faithful sisters (and brothers, too) who must cope with opposed, sometimes even apostate, mates. One of those mates posted: “I told my wife that maybe there will never again be meetings as before. I hope the JWs will... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sheep and Goats
Social distancing’—a term unheard of two weeks ago—today deemed as vital as breathing air. Read Genesis to see examples of it. Having a whole bunch of animals seems to be all you need to do the trick. “Now Lot, who... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sheep and Goats
It took no time at all for the anti-cult crowd to latch on to that recent Stephen Lett video about how the brothers are doing worldwide in the face of Covid 19. (6 have died in Italy). Of course, he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
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I probably go off on too many tangents and even a few meanderings. Still, ‘Dear Mr. Putin - Jehovah’s Witnesses Write Russia’ is the best of its kind, if for no other reason than it is the only of its... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
It’s a little dicey to bring up Jesus straight out of the blue, yet that’s what my #3 talk assignment has me doing. On the other hand, everyone has heard the name and everyone holds him in good light, even... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
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It is important in this new age of Corona not to touch your face, and that’s not easy to do—dozens of times per day most of us do it. There is a clip somewhere of officials doing it even as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
That God should ask Abraham to sacrifice his own son makes no sense at all and is even offensive—even barbaric. ‪It only makes sense when seen as forerunner for God sacrificing his own son in order to redeem others. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
Like any nation, you must fight with the army you have, not the army you wish you had. We want our people to be Rhodes Scholars who never misjudge, who hold their own easily among the brightest the university has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
The professor is up to his old tricks again and he calls to mind “that blaggart who uses the science of speech more to blackmail and swindle than teach”—teaching Christianity up there at the university. It is okay if you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
Jesus was a carpenter. So says the New Testament. The professor concurs that he probably was. He does not concur because the Bible writer says it was so. He mistrusts the writers to convey historical truth accurately—they are too busy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
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HA! Right off the bat I opened up an 8 point lead! My brother is such a lousy Scrabble player! Okay, okay, so it’s 80-8. I’m just getting started. (What a cheater!) Words like ‘stealing’ occur easily to my brother.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
4000 years after Abraham bargained with God—the verses read as though he got the better of Him!—along comes a writer who suggests the man was autistic. Only if you had autism would you be so completely unaware of the impropriety... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
Whenever the religionists come around trying to tell me of God’s “omniscience”—let alone his “omnipresence”—I play the Abraham card: “Then Jehovah said [to Abraham]: “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is very heavy. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
“Can you imagine having a conversation with God?” someone asks reverently—but maybe too reverently to strike a chord with the general population. “The very thought inspires awe—the Sovereign of the universe speaking to you! You hesitate at first, but then... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
During Mike’s fanatical and zealous ministry days, he worked part-time in a parking lot. During my steady-as-she-goes balanced days, I worked as a cleaner. Sometimes in the ministry I would accompany him. When householders would slam the door in his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
The New York Times today reports the torture of a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Russian campaign to eliminate the faith. It is the second such instance of torture coming to light. [edit—several more came within a few days]... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
All day long I had expected the meeting to be canceled due to snow and plunging temps. When the snow did not come, I texted the elder of my service meeting group: “I can’t believe you guys aren’t cancelling the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
For whatever it’s worth, If I see evidence of military service at someone’s home, I will ask about it. When there is a plaque that a son or daughter is a proud Marine or Navy or Army member, I’ll make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
The one area where detractors have some validity is in saying that the children of Jehovah’s Witnesses did not make the same choice as did their parents. The parents searched, sometimes for decades. They weighed both paths carefully before choosing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
I don’t follow any Twitter villain as a matter of routine—once in a while I peek—because if I do so I am tempted to respond and if I do that he is nothing but taunting and contemptuous. It is not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
This is the present pinned post. The former pinned post (regarding Russia) is here. If there has been kickback on ‘manipulation’ and ‘control’ charges, and if there has been kickback on ‘flip-flopping’ charges, then I would like to see kickback... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at Sheep and Goats
OH NO! I just texted the congregation secretary that I had so many hours in the ministry during January, so many return visits, and I had shown sex videos. It was supposed to be SIX videos! Curse that auto-correct! May... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2020 at Sheep and Goats