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Fluffy_Tone_2274

Sound cars. Used for preaching. They used to wear sandwich boards and carry gramophones around too. During the 'Religion is a Snare and a Racket' era.


Jerswar

What kind of preaching are we talking about, here? Just spouting Bible verses, or something more focused?


Fluffy_Tone_2274

The sound cars were used to announce public talks and the gramophones would play sermons.


Zembassi8

Looking like those "The End Of The World Is Coming" folks on the streets of a busy city. . . . .😒


PassageProfessional7

They only had three failed end of world by that point so they were more confident.


freelivingaussie

Sound cars were used for lots of things to spread a message. Religion, politics, news, medical advice etc. JW’s definitely did it.


Incognigomontoya

Back in the 1920's to the 1950's, sound cars were common (watch the movie, Back to the future, and you'll see a sound car promoting the candidate for mayor, Goldie Wilson). Watchtower is known for exploiting the technology of the day, and making it "their own".


dream_of_dreams1

>Watchtower is known for exploiting the technology of the day, and making it "their own". and all this time i thought jws invented sound cars... this is the same thing they're doing with zoom today. literally everyone on the planet is using it but jws claim that its a provision from jehovah. a hundred years from now you'll tell a jw that they didn't invent zoom and they won't believe you


Abalabi_jw

“Millions now living will never die” was proclaimed from a sound car.


DLWOIM

Preaching also used to just be bringing a record player to people’s houses and having them listen to one of Rutherford’s talks.


Jerswar

>Preaching also used to just be bringing a record player to people’s houses and having them listen to one of Rutherford’s talks. I can't tell if this is a joke or not.


DLWOIM

Nope. The theocratic ministry school was started by Knorr because no one actually knew how to preach.


ExJdub607587

Yes, a relative of mine actually represented the witnesses in NY legally to allow them to continue using the sound cars when they ran into some issues.


KVaill

My grandfather did this. Also had a radio show weekly.


cloak_dagger_exjw

Advertising, advertising, advertising 🤣


Desperate_Habit_5649

"What were these used for?" Driving people nuts with beliefs that would be replaced with New Light.


cloak_dagger_exjw

They used to say advertise, advertise, advertise the kingdom of God.


krakatoa83

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