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SueFrog

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About SueFrog

  • Rank
    Seasoned Member
  • Birthday 11/25/1966

Personal Details

  • Gender
    Sister
  • First Name
    SueFrog
  • Relationship Status
    Married
  • Displayed Location
    Spain
  • Publisher
    Yes
  • Baptized
    Yes 2016

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    I am from a non religious background. I used to work in a bar and the Witnesses would sometimes come to the bar where I worked and meet up for coffee at the end of their field service. Over time they informally witnessed to myself and other staff. At first I was not the least bit interested but one day I heard them discussing the subject of evolution vs creation. When I was at school evolution and genetics had been a big interest of mine so I sat down and listened to the conversation and begin to ask questions. With my interest well and truly ignited in the bibles scientific accuracy, the witnesses returned to see me with literature and eventually I started to study. I devoured the Teach book and Gods Love book and loved studying. I was baptised two years ago and thank Jehovah each day for sending the witnesses to me and also for helping me to actually hear and take to heart their message💗

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    History, especially bible history, swimming, reading, walking
  • My favorite books
    I read so any different genres, but my favourites of recent times were The Two Babylons by Rev Hislop and The Bible as History by Werner Keller
    My other favourites are Wuthering Heights and David Copperfield and Mist Over Pendle
  • My favorite music
    Soft Rock, 60s 70s
  • My favorite movies
    Ice Age and Madagascar, Nick Parks animations, Dirty Dancing
  • My favorite quotes
    Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need.
    Isaiah 41:10

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  1. I've just watched this video. It's well worth watching. Very inspiring how Jehovah's people refused to be intimidated by earthly governments despite knowing that they faced torture or death for doing so. My non witness husband watched it with me too and found it enlightening because he had no idea how Jehovah's people were affected during the war
  2. Here in the southern Costa Blanca I prefer sunscreen but others in the congregation wear hats too.
  3. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/l/r1/lp-e?q=bt Not sure if this is what you are looking for. I hope it helps.
  4. @retroHelen, Thank you Sister for such a comprehensive posting, not only about the content of the film, but also the facts about diseases of the blood and the efficacy and truths of various treaments. I totally agree that forewarned is forewarned especially regarding the blood issue. Your comments have been a bit help in this respect. As a matter of interest in the same subject, there's another tv drama (release date July 2018), called Apostasy starring Siobhan Finneran. It also tackles the blood issue. the short synopsis reads " Devout Jehovah's Witness struggles with the edict of her faith to never accept blood transfusions despite suffering serious anaemia. Her older sister questions their religion to the dismay of their mother and the elders. " The drama is described as, among other things, " a bold exploration of faith, fundamentalism and the potential prison of religion" I couldn't believe it that there are two media productions attacking our beliefs, both being released within a short time period.
  5. Definitely cockroaches😨. Heights. When I was younger, heights never used to bother me but these days I get a bit giddy. I'm ok on top of a tall building for example, but the thought of standing on a ledge or something and not being protected by a wall or fence terrifies me. Similarly, ladders because they are too rickety. I'm a bit skittish in the dark too. 😂. My imagination tends to see all sorts lurking in corners. This stems from reading and watching too many horror stories when I was young. Even now that I know the truth, sometimes I get a bit panicky in a dark place. It just shows how the fears and ignorance of our youth can shape our lives
  6. Despite having searched before I posted, I have missed a previous thread relating to this film. I'm not sure how to the in the threads but I think this commentary from @retroHelen gives us a good idea what to expect😕. I didn't realise the film had been out for so long. Maybe it's a new release in the uk. Either way, I won't be watching it, 😬 Well, be prepared for those who regard themselves as intellectual or sophisticated, who will be going to see this movie by a well known popular author and atheist Ian McEwan and then getting fired up against us by this twisted one-sided view of us depicted in this movie. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emma-thompson-stanley-tucci-star-934573 It is based on Ian McEwan's book that was actually regarded by journalists at the time (2014) as an anti-religious rant with a 'clunky' heavy plot-line of a failing marriage on top of that to carry it into a novel rather than what could be summed up in ashort story - according to The Telegraph & The Guardian newspapers. 2014 The Children Act by Author Ian McEwan This is a 'middle/upper-class 'intellectual' atheist popular author whose book from 2014 is now to be made into a film starring English Actress Emma Thompson as the female High Court Judge and her husband played by Actor Stanley Tucci.  A story about a woman supposedly a brilliant High Court Judge, married to her intellectual husband, living the 'high life' that such well paid 'intellectuals' can afford, yet suffering all the ups and downs of their troubled marriage and selfish outlooks.Then the Judge is called upon to intervene in a hospital case where an equally talented young Jehovah's Witness of 17, who along with his parents, is refusing a so-called life saving blood transfusion. She sees how talented he is as he quotes verbatum lots of old literary junk the World regards as clever and plays the violin, but is stuck with the ethical dilemma of whether to 'let him die' at his own wishes, or intervene as the hospital staff want him to. Quotations about the Author from various articles: "McEwan described the denial of medical help on religious grounds "utterly perverse and inhumane", according to the Telegraph, arguing that "the secular mind seems far superior in making reasonable judgments". "The novelist has long been suspicious of organised faith, sayng that he has "no patience whatsoever" with religion,, something that’s not been hard to detect since his 1997’s book Enduring Love, where a north London science writer’s agreeable domestic life is threatened by a religious stalker. (Christopher Hitchens once suggested that McEwan’s hostility to 'irrationalism' had “something of the zeal of the convert”) In The Children Act, however, his exasperation comes close to being damagingly shrill." "Before reaching the central plot, he limbers up with an Orthodox Jew who wants to deny his daughters a proper education, a Muslim who abducts his own child and a Catholic couple who would rather both their Siamese twins died than one be saved by surgery. Having put all of them right, Judge Fiona is then faced with Adam, a 17-year-old Jehovah’s Witness whose parents won’t allow a blood transfusion to treat his leukaemia. -the author's obvious desire to remind us of religion’s annoying persistence." "When the judge, Fiona, braves the “shabby tangle of London south of the river” to visit Adam in hospital, she finds a boy of impressive precociousness who, among much else, “could recite a long part of an ode by Horace”. Yet, while he initially sides with his parents, he’s no match for a brief touch of Fiona’s secularism. Once she’s ruled in favour of transfusion, he reacts with huge gratitude – and undisguised gobbets of the author’s message: “My parents’ religion was like a poison and you were the antidote… It was like a grown-up had come into a room full of kids.”” "In the end – especially given the choice of Jehovah’s Witnesses as the chief target – the feeling persists that McEwan’s considerable intellectual and literary fire-power is here being used for little more than shooting fish in a barrel." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/11061406/The-Children-Act-by-Ian-McEwan-review-diminishing-returns.html https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/14/new-ian-mcewan-novel-the-children-act-religion One sided Prejudice and discrimination disguised as film plot. The man gets acclaim for his researched descriptions of lives of intellectuals, the workings of the courts and other 'clever' workplaces, yet it is obvious - because he dislikes religion so much - he does no research on the religions he is making broad sweeping biased statements about. Neither does he research the treatments and alternatives to transfusions that help with leukemia or the fact that Blood Transfusions may, in some cases, seem to alleviate symptoms, but is not a life-saving cure for the cause of the leukemia and in many cases may only give a few more weeks of life if the leukemia has really taken hold and may only prolong suffering if the leukemia is not able to be treated with other treatments as the immune system is suppressed by the foreign blood & treated like a foreign organ in the body.
  7. I've seen trailers for this new film called The Children Act. Here's the Wiki synopses A High Court judge is asked to rule in the case of a minor whose parents are refusing to allow their child undergo a life-saving blood transfusion for religious reasons, which is primarily the teaching of the American Worldwide group now called Jehovah's Witnesses who regard the instruction of the early Jewish tradition forbidding 'life-blood' ingestion [Deuteronomy Chapter 12 vs 23&24 in particular, but there are others] whereas, as in the film, this belief is applied and extended to the forbidding of any medical blood transfusions within JW communities. Emma Thompson, as Hn. Mrs Justice Haye in the film, has to rule between the JW teaching and a medical remedy that will save the life of a teenage minor despite the parents' objections to the blood transfusion. Has anybody seen this film? I wondered how it portrayed our stance on the blood issue. I imagine that people we meet in our ministry will believe everything that the film says, whatever that might be
  8. Oooer! My secret is out 😂 Also, your smoothies sound delicious. Practical, economical and very healthy 💛. Very creative 👍
  9. I'm in agreement with you Katty. I've never been involved with other forums but I used to be on facebook. I felt like it was taking up too much time and if I'm honest it was like a back door way of keeping in touch with worldly associations that I was trying to leave behind. It provoked negative feelings in me that I didn't like and even though I wasn't actively commenting on what people were doing, or where they were going, and who they were associating with, you can be sure that in my head I was commenting! I also found it interesting what you said about Instagram. I've no experience of it, but I can relate it to facebook. I used to post photos and stuff, but like many other people, I only posted pictures when we went out somewhere for the day of if something special had happened. As my Christian conscience became a little more finely tuned, I started to wonder "Do I sound like Im bragging or showing off" by my posts? I had to question myself deeply about what I wanted others to feel when they saw my posts and I'm not proud to admit that there was an element of smugness on my part which is not an attractive quality. I can see that for some people social media can be very helpful and a great way to keep in touch with family and friends. For me personally, I have no family on Facebook and the friends who I want to keep in touch with I can do so by e mail or even by putting pen to paper and writing letters. It's funny that even in this day and age people love getting letters or postcards in the post. I should add that I'm of the generation that wasn't brought up with social media, so for me it's a case of, "tried it but decided its not for me"
  10. if I had this plate of strawberries, I would make.... A fortune at Wimbledon ?
  11. @Tortuga I've just listened to it on you tube. Very funny and unfortunately oh so true
  12. I'm am sooo sick of tv commercials trying to sell us funeral plans / life insurance. (British tv I refer to. Can't speak for the rest of the world). All those happy people on tv fantasizing about how great their funerals will be and how irresponsible it would be, to be so inconsiderate as to die without such a plan in place, thereby depriving your family of a cracking day out celebrating your demise, complete with a marching band, a marquee and caterers. Aaaaaaargh ( Rant over)
  13. Anybody remember this pop classic? "Star Trekkin" by The Firm.
  14. Ah, Blakes 7. Now there's a blast from the past. My favourite Star Trek was The Trouble with Tribbles. Absolute classic😂
  15. I think this is the best transport idea ever. Enlist help from the animals to aid our travels. Not only horses and camels and the usual ones, whale drawn boats maybe, dolphin drawn jet ski type things. I wonder if enough eagles or albatross could be persuaded into harness for air travel???
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