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Thread started 09/26/07 3:27am

funkyhead

A JW follower confirmed that they do not accept Prince yet ...

so,i was talking to one of our Accountants here in the U.K. who is JW born and bred and i started raving about our man and the fact that even at the last aftershow on the 21st he still gave praise to 'the King' [assume he didn't mean Elvis!]. Anyway the chap screws up his nose and nods sadly, informing me that no one he knows takes P seriously 'because of all that dancing he does'!.
I then mention that P apparently went to one of the meetings whilst on tour, to which he says 'anyone can go to those'!
Just how narrow minded is this 'religion', not that i want to start a whole debate but it seems far too restictive for someone who IS the music.
Anyway, just to hack him off whilst he was number crunching I played Head really loud!.[childish but wholly satisfying]
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Reply #1 posted 09/26/07 4:00am

wlcm2thdwn

About 3 years ago, I read that Prince was studying with Jehovah's witnesses, I've never heard that he actually was one except for online rumors.. But I would suggest you look up the religion thru Google or thru the library instead of asking these people, if you want accuracy.
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Reply #2 posted 09/26/07 4:01am

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Well, I know that there are plenty of Witnesses that are members of this cummunity and don't seem to have any problem with P and his dancin' ....(lol)
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Reply #3 posted 09/26/07 4:08am

Lilith

Here there r JWs who does not accept his make up..... he he he I will hang a Marilyn Manson poster razz

I dont c anything wrong in Prince dance...
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Reply #4 posted 09/26/07 4:12am

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As long as we accept Prince on the Org it's all good lol
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Reply #5 posted 09/26/07 4:13am

funkyhead

wlcm2thdwn said:

About 3 years ago, I read that Prince was studying with Jehovah's witnesses, I've never heard that he actually was one except for online rumors.. But I would suggest you look up the religion thru Google or thru the library instead of asking these people, if you want accuracy.
[Edited 9/26/07 4:01am]

it has been well documented that he had the Bptism done, various visits to the Kingdom halls, door knocking! etc. Why would I want to google it when i have a born and bred JW telling me the real perception of prince amongst the community?.
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Reply #6 posted 09/26/07 4:59am

Heiress

funkyhead said:

wlcm2thdwn said:

About 3 years ago, I read that Prince was studying with Jehovah's witnesses, I've never heard that he actually was one except for online rumors.. But I would suggest you look up the religion thru Google or thru the library instead of asking these people, if you want accuracy.
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it has been well documented that he had the Bptism done, various visits to the Kingdom halls, door knocking! etc. Why would I want to google it when i have a born and bred JW telling me the real perception of prince amongst the community?.


Oh please, we have all kinds of people in our community.

Some liked Prince before he became a Witness, like me. smile Others will find him odd no matter what he does... just like non-JWs.
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Reply #7 posted 09/26/07 5:13am

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i think prince's dancing was very tame now considering what he could be doing or has done in the past i find it hard to believe that people dont accept him as a jw just because of the way he danced its not like he is parading around in his underwear humping his guitar smile

i think like many religons the people within them have different personal opinions and just because one person doesnt believe/ accept prince as a jw doesnt mean they all dont i dont think he could demonstrate his beliefs much more than he did at the aftershow on the 21st when during come together he said 'we dont need sky news to show us...jehovah god already taught us' (or something along those lines)

and the playing head thing to the accountants i would like to say i wouldnt do the same but ..... lol
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Reply #8 posted 09/26/07 8:21pm

PleasurePrinci
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Prince dances?

...joke-haha-funny razz
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Reply #9 posted 09/27/07 12:42am

PekeKeki

I think people shouldn't state an opinon as fact

That's what I be thinkin'
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Reply #10 posted 09/27/07 3:21am

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It's not "they" maybe your co-worker (as an individual)! Until he actually meets Prince and knows him for who is he may change his mind!

With Prince's past it may be hard for others to get past the provocatively obscene and bizarre image he portrayed and realize that he has made drastic changes! As fans who have seen him through the years it's pretty obvious since many have commented how they miss the "old" Prince. He no longer swears, his references to his former religious beliefs are replaced reflecting his new understanding, he doesn't simulate sex scenes, and any other "fams" can comment on the changes better than I can.
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Reply #11 posted 09/27/07 4:17am

lovebird

Who cares if they accept him or don't. God loves Prince and 'accepts' him and that's all that matters.
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Reply #12 posted 09/27/07 5:18am

Heiress

wildgoldenhoney said:

It's not "they" maybe your co-worker (as an individual)! Until he actually meets Prince and knows him for who is he may change his mind!

With Prince's past it may be hard for others to get past the provocatively obscene and bizarre image he portrayed and realize that he has made drastic changes! As fans who have seen him through the years it's pretty obvious since many have commented how they miss the "old" Prince. He no longer swears, his references to his former religious beliefs are replaced reflecting his new understanding, he doesn't simulate sex scenes, and any other "fams" can comment on the changes better than I can.


yeah, it's clearly not the same perspective, is it? lol
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Reply #13 posted 09/27/07 6:16am

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I also doubt he is taken at all seriously by most JWs. I have not read much about them, but I have known a few. And from what I gather they are even stricter than Baptist and he certainly would not pass their test.
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Reply #14 posted 09/27/07 8:01am

funkyhead

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Reply #15 posted 09/27/07 8:09am

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It's not really his dancing that JW's find questionable so much as it is him associating with people like Beyonce who dance so provocatively.

I'm not a JW anymore, but that was my mother's problem with him, as well as with other JW's I spoke to.
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Reply #16 posted 09/27/07 8:18am

IRISHFAN

lovebird said:

Who cares if they accept him or don't. God loves Prince and 'accepts' him and that's all that matters.


Exactly - plus I accept him - always have and always will. I respect people and their religions but in my opinion its sad that any religion doesnt "accept" certain people or groups - isnt that a contradiction??? Is my sycnism sneaking through.... confused
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Reply #17 posted 09/27/07 9:05am

excessex

Since nobody else is doing their homework on this I'm gonna tell u what happened when I did mine. Prince isn't a JW. Stop listening to chinese whispers and do your research. He isn't a JW and that's that. It's easy enough to find an official denial.


IRISHFAN said:

lovebird said:

Who cares if they accept him or don't. God loves Prince and 'accepts' him and that's all that matters.


Exactly - plus I accept him - always have and always will. I respect people and their religions but in my opinion its sad that any religion doesnt "accept" certain people or groups - isnt that a contradiction??? Is my sycnism sneaking through.... confused

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Reply #18 posted 09/27/07 9:22am

Pajoe

Wake up 2 The Joy Fantastic, orgers lol As i & many others keep saying, wot keeps him in the claws off the JW's is the aspect of his wealth. From wot i gather the JW cult claim a certain percentage off their so called pilgrims.
Other than that they would turn their back on him due 2 his lifestyle. eek
PJ
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Reply #19 posted 09/27/07 9:25am

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i know that there is JW that likes Prince and loves how he dances. it was probley the man age lol
while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting. - 2 Corinthians 4:28
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Reply #20 posted 09/27/07 10:34am

funkyhead

i would really like to know what the general feeling amongst JWs is with him supporting Amy Winehouse. How would a drug user be looked upon in the faith?.
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Reply #21 posted 09/27/07 11:54am

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but amy winehouse isnt a JW, what do you mean?
while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting. - 2 Corinthians 4:28
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Reply #22 posted 09/27/07 12:03pm

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Considering he's been on this train for well over a decade, if he aint in by now he needs to give this shit the fuck up lol
2010: Healing the Wounds of the Past.... http://prince.org/msg/8/325740
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Reply #23 posted 09/27/07 12:20pm

PimpandCircums
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Amen. wink

lovebird said:

Who cares if they accept him or don't. God loves Prince and 'accepts' him and that's all that matters.
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Reply #24 posted 09/27/07 12:22pm

RodeoSchro

funkyhead said:

so,i was talking to one of our Accountants here in the U.K. who is JW born and bred and i started raving about our man and the fact that even at the last aftershow on the 21st he still gave praise to 'the King' [assume he didn't mean Elvis!]. Anyway the chap screws up his nose and nods sadly, informing me that no one he knows takes P seriously 'because of all that dancing he does'!.
I then mention that P apparently went to one of the meetings whilst on tour, to which he says 'anyone can go to those'!
Just how narrow minded is this 'religion', not that i want to start a whole debate but it seems far too restictive for someone who IS the music.
Anyway, just to hack him off whilst he was number crunching I played Head really loud!.[childish but wholly satisfying]


Wow, you work in an office where you can blast "Head"? That's cool.

We have to be quiet at my office. No tunes at all.
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Reply #25 posted 09/27/07 12:24pm

jn2

confused woot!
Anyway, just to hack him off whilst he was number crunching I played Head really loud!.[childish but wholly satisfying]
lol
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[Edited 9/27/07 12:26pm]
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Reply #26 posted 09/27/07 12:29pm

PimpandCircums
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Ultimately God has the last word, not any one religion.
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Reply #27 posted 09/27/07 12:53pm

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Interesting! I had a woman who's a JW at home for dinner last weekend, and when she saw that I had paintings of Prince on my walls, she said that he's not a "real" JW...she certainly didn't like him...It all ended with that I defended Prince and we almost ended up in a row. She claimed that real JW:s don't care that much about money and success and that many famous people have given up their careers to devote their lifes to Jehovah and to spread the truth instead...
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Reply #28 posted 09/27/07 1:00pm

jujubeans

I can think of several things Prince has done since becoming a Witness that violate Watchtower teachings and I dont think the elders would approve of Witnesses even owning copies of Prince's older music but I know that doesn't stop some from keeping them in their collections.Not all Witness have given up their entire independent thought over to the organization.
I pray Prince does come more into a one on One life changing encounter with God as opposed to slavery to a self-righteous group that thinks they alone are the true Christians and hate and try to shame anyone who disagrees with them. I read how sarcastic some of the Witnesses on here are towards anyone that challenges their programmed beliefs and know exactly why Jesus's worst enemies were the religious people.
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Reply #29 posted 09/27/07 2:33pm

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jujubeans said:

I can think of several things Prince has done since becoming a Witness that violate Watchtower teachings and I dont think the elders would approve of Witnesses even owning copies of Prince's older music but I know that doesn't stop some from keeping them in their collections.Not all Witness have given up their entire independent thought over to the organization.
I pray Prince does come more into a one on One life changing encounter with God as opposed to slavery to a self-righteous group that thinks they alone are the true Christians and hate and try to shame anyone who disagrees with them. I read how sarcastic some of the Witnesses on here are towards anyone that challenges their programmed beliefs and know exactly why Jesus's worst enemies were the religious people.


Jehovah's Witnesses have never hated and shamed anyone who isnt a JW lol, why do you think they go door to door not to get as many people as they can in there religion, there not bothered how many people that they have, but to let people know about the good news of the kingdom. They want to save people. Its like finding a cure for cancer, you wouldnt keep it to yourself you want everyone to know and to save as many people as possible.
And regarding Prince as long as he is happy, thats all that matters and like i've have said before I am glad he is with the JW because he seems very happy and at peace.
while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting. - 2 Corinthians 4:28
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