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A scary place for most Jehovahs Witnesses. Most Kingdom Halls (their churches) have one or two rooms in the back where:

1. Parents spank their kids for making noise or not sitting still during the meeting.

2. Elders have private “judicial hearings” on members who have committed a sin. These hearings determine whether they are allowed to stay a memeber, or if they will be disfellowshipped (excommunicated and shunned).
If you don’t get your act together they’ll take you to the back room.
by JW Terms January 12, 2019

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Depending on the context, “JW” may be short for:

1. Jehovah’s Witness: see JWfacts.com

2. Just wondering: commonly used in online forums immediately preceding or immediately after asking a question, often to justify the question itself

3. Joss Whedon: American screenwriter. Has a cult following due to his early acting career in Star Trek Next Gen, and subsequent cameos throughout American pop-culture

4. Jungle Warfare: techniques used by the military to survive and fight in the jungle

5. Junior Warden: position in the Masonic Lodge or the Anglican Church

6. Johnny Walker Scotch
“JW, are you a JW?”
by JW Terms October 13, 2018

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A play on words referring to the Jehovah’s Witness religion.

Jehovah’s Witnesses commonly refer to their religion simply as “The Society,” “The Organization,” or “The Org” for short. The online ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses community started drawing comparisons between the religion and the Borg race of Star Trek, and thus the phrase was born.

In the words of John Cedars, a well-known ex-Jehovah’s Witness: “The fictional Borg were half organic and half robotic. Individually, they were all formerly independent people who were at one time captured and 'assimilated' by the Borg, at which point they were robbed of their humanity and everything that made them an individual. Once appropriated into the Borg, one cannot think or act as an individual, but only as part of the collective. It's a worryingly accurate metaphor that plays on the Society's obsession with unity and organization.”
The best decision I ever made was to leave the Borg.
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by JW Terms November 14, 2018

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In the Jehovah’s Witness (JW) religion:

Any baptized JW who openly disagrees with or speaks out against either the JW religion or the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (WTBTS).

Apostates are considered dangerous “followers of Satan” and are therefore shunned.
JW1: I haven’t seen Kyle recently. Where has he been?
JW2: You haven’t heard?! He’s an apostate!
JW1: Too bad. I liked him.
by JW Terms January 12, 2019

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When used by Jehovah’s Witnesses, refers to any person, thing, or practice NOT associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses.
You’ll never find happiness if you marry a worldly person.
by JW Terms December 08, 2018

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An extreme form of excommumincation and shunning practiced by several American-based Christian sects such as Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons.

Generally, disfellowshipped people are not allowed to even even say ‘hello’ to their former friends and family still in the religion. If a member of the religion chooses to associate with a disfellowshipped person, they risk being disfellowshipped themselves for doing so. Depending on the strictness of the local elders, a parent may even be disfellowshipped for associating with their disfellowshipped minor child.
I can’t reconcile a loving religion disfellowshipping people.
by JW Terms December 08, 2018

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The state of no longer being one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Short for the phrase “out of The Truth.”

The phrase could refer to someone that has been disfellowshipped, has been reproved, has been branded an apostate, or has publically disassociated themselves; however, it could also refer to someone that is technically still one of Jehovah’s Witnesses but was able to fade from the religion with receiving any official punishment for doing so.
I can’t believe you’re out. You’re the last person I thought would leave The Truth.
by JW Terms November 17, 2018

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