Beliefs, Doctrine & Practices
What Jehovah's Witnesses believe and why they do what they do
- 2berrygerry in
but, god hates him because he's not a baptized jw.
If the Jehovah's Witnesses were really the Faithful & Discrete Slave active today, they wouldn't be full of Bullshitby Finkelstein in
if the watchtower corporation and the jehovah's witnesses were really the faithful & discrete slave active today, they wouldn't be full of bullshit .. this is a logical statement given the history of this religious institute / publishing house.
i said it before and i'll say it again, that the majority of the doctrines created by the wts were intensionally focused toward enhancing the proliferation of the wts own publications.
this has been a constant underlining agenda for the wts all throughout the last century, the end of the 19th century and still to this day.
- 5SonoftheTrinity in
are they stricter or laxer?
i've read comments on this board that the spanish speaking congregations are stricter.
somehow i imagine pacific islander congregations are laxer because they aren't as at odds with the culture.
- 1InquiryMan in
i was listening through the 138th gilead graduation program on tv.jw.orghttp://tv.jw.org/#video/vodprogramsevents/pub-jwbgg_e_201503_1_video.
listen from 12.08..... isn`t this kingdom song somewhat different from others, being more upbeat and lively than usual?kind of new sound by jws terms.
- 7economy in
we are incapable of grasping stories that do not follow rational sequence of cause and effect.
one such typical example is book of job:.
1) it presents a god who tries to please his adversary at the cost of great suffering to his beloved ones..
- 11neat blue dog in
let's see... the wts has released only very brief clips of the photo drama, a vhs quality transfer of the new world society in action on jw broadcasting, and fleeting clips from heritage and the color convention films.
heritage is available on youtube in low quality.
does anybody know of availability of other films, especially the much hyped god cannot lie?
- 6cappytan in
here's the link: http://tv.jw.org/#video/vodprogramsevents/pub-jwbrd_e_201503_5_video.
first thing after the introduction is a video about growth is an interesting propaganda quote while a map of the us is on screen:.
"thanks to jehovah's blessing, we've seen outstanding growth in our branch territory.
- 21OnTheWayOut in
i have a 2011 new year resolution to avoid reading jw literature or watch their videos.i am not "religious" about it, and will watch/read excerpts, but pretty much stick with that resolution as it only angers me when i read the stuff.. well, someone posted their video of philippines disaster relief due to a 2013 typhoon as a response to a news article to demonstrate that they are not really helping and that it is just propaganda.
i watched the video and was immediately able to see what the hell is wrong with jw's and their leadership and, as i figured- i was angered.. so i will post this link, but then go back to not watching/reading.
it just isn't worth it.. in the video, when they knew the storm was coming, the pre-planned disaster relief people texted elders to warn them to evacuate.
- 1gone for good in
this wonderful walt whitman quote is featured on a page of a fabulous website - www.journeyfree.org.
marlene winell posts great essays on the destruction and harm caused to those exposed to fundamentalist teaching and tactics, and more importantly, how to support those courageous enough to walk away from an entire worldview fabricated from false truths.. excellent informative reading from an intelligent articulate author .. your observations would be most welcome.
- 4Socrateswannabe in
i wonder if jehovah and the faithful slave lack an understanding of basic human psychology.
i think its pretty common to succumb to things that you are being constantly warned against.
your thinking is, if they want so much to keep this from me, its probably something that is very good, and i should try it.