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    The real danger of playing chess is it's military nature, the equivalent of the maneuvers enacted by little boys with toy soldiers.
    Awake! - 3/22/73, pp.12-14

    Not sure I'll get a response, but I just wondered how you guys (robbie carrobie and Galveston75) feel about this? Do you think you may be in contravention of WT rules etc?
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    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Thread 118305
    Thanks, a quick look through shows that the usual obfuscation and denial ensues.
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    Originally posted by divegeester
    Thanks, a quick look through shows that the usual obfuscation and denial ensues.
    Oh yes, we'd expect nothing less. 🙂
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    21 Sep '14 16:52
    Originally posted by divegeester
    [b]The real danger of playing chess is it's military nature, the equivalent of the maneuvers enacted by little boys with toy soldiers.
    Awake! - 3/22/73, pp.12-14

    Not sure I'll get a response, but I just wondered how you guys (robbie carrobie and Galveston75) feel about this? Do you think you may be in contravention of WT rules etc?[/b]
    What about football?

    The sublimation of aggressive tendencies.
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    21 Sep '14 17:14
    Originally posted by JS357
    What about football?

    The sublimation of aggressive tendencies.
    As I understand it, JWs are discouraged from all sport as well as education. It's a strange and (in my view) a destructive religious cult.
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    21 Sep '14 17:191 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    As I understand it, JWs are discouraged from all sport as well as education. It's a strange and (in my view) a destructive religious cult.
    It's a well know fact that sports have pagan roots. In fact, the first "touchdown" was said to be scored by none other than Zeus himself.

    Just take a gander at the Olympics if you don't believe me. All those chaps running around naked worshiping pagan gods.

    Sure, robbie may run around naked by he would not stoop to any of the rest of this sort of behavior.
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    21 Sep '14 17:49
    Originally posted by whodey
    It's a well know fact that sports have pagan roots.
    Can you substantiate this? And do you therefore agree with the JW stance on discouraging sports, and if not why not?
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    21 Sep '14 18:541 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    What about football?

    The sublimation of aggressive tendencies.
    football (soccer) is a religion.
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    21 Sep '14 18:56
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    football (soccer) is a religion
    A cliche and not really substantive.
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    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    football (soccer) is a religion.
    Association rules football is a simple replacement for public executions. I assume you'd prefer to watch a game of football than a public hanging.
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    Originally posted by divegeester
    Can you substantiate this? And do you therefore agree with the JW stance on discouraging sports, and if not why not?
    Just having a bit of fun with Robbie.
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    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Association rules football is a simple replacement for public executions. I assume you'd prefer to watch a game of football than a public hanging.
    depends whose playing, id rather have my bottom boiled in a scolding vat of scotch bonnet chilies than watch England play football.
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    Originally posted by whodey
    Just having a bit of fun with Robbie.
    you're not supposed to have fun with robbie, you are supposed to stab and spear him. 😀
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    just to add a bit to your understanding, JW s are encouraged not to get involved with the "spirit of competition" and not to engage in activities that detract from their time spent in theocratic pursuits. Sports involve both of these factors and would work against one's spirituality. we are definitely for education and have been recognized as not only attending school but in addition attending a ministry school each week to learn more and be more qualified to teach others the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4, (God's)"will is that all sorts of people should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth." we can't do that without study and advancing in knowledge.
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