Beliefs, Doctrine & Practices
What Jehovah's Witnesses believe and why they do what they do
- Island Man in
i've heard is said many times that watchtower is a publishing company bringing in money from the proliferation of its literature.
how exactly does this process work?
i know that jws are encouraged to tell the householders of the donation arrangement to support the worldwide work.
- SonoftheTrinity in
saw an interesting short documentary about a woman who was a born covenant-breaker (which is baha'i for disfellowshipped) because she is the great-granddaughter of baha'ullah whose grandfather disagreed with the leadership, as well as the command that no baha'is should live in israel unless they are working for the universal house of justice (their bethel).
i also read somewhere that shunning in many amish communities has been watered down to having to eat outside at weddings and other communal events.
the more comparisons are drawn between jehovah's witnesses and so called false religions, the less they can claim to be the only true religion.
- 3The Searcher in
on the business card, right next to the jw dot org logo, it distinctly says - tm.
when was this business empire granted the trademark for their "golden calf"?.
and if they haven't been granted it, aren't they breaking some law over there in the u.s.a.?.
- dogon in
or at least fear it?
i know many of the young seem to be on it, but i also know many of the old dubbers seem to distrust it and think it leads to bad outcomes.
how many dubbers that are old that are dark on the web while their kids are all over it.
- 1maksutov in
i have nearly finished writing my 'apostate' book, which i will soon be publishing as a free e-book.
here is an excerpt from it on the subject of evolution and the misconceptions about it held by jws.
sorry it's a bit long, but i would appreciate any feedback.
- 12The Searcher in
atlantis provided a uk branch letter regarding a 3 levy per publisher to pay for the britain branch c.o.s 85 new cars.
with approximately 120,000 publishers in the uk, that will rake in 360,000. .
- 19Village Idiot in
when i first came to this forum i was of the belief that those of us who were still in due to family reasons were few in numbers perhaps one in a thousand in the jws.
soon i came to the realization that there were many more.
we have dozens of posters here who are mentally out but still in.
- 13FadeToBlack in
i think that since i am the sole wage-earner in our household, i need to make it clear to my wife that i don't want any of my hard-earned wages going to the wt.
i know she makes a monthly contribution to an animal shelter and i am fine with that.
what do you think?
- freemindfade in
i hate being lynched by my family for being skeptical or rational.
witness treat you as though all morality and good end with belief in the ot god yhwh.
so even if you met or exceeded their moral level and you even doubted his existence.
- 5pontoon in
i will say that one of the most distasteful teachings for me is the idea of praising, thanking, worshiping, god every day for all eternity.
what kind of ego needs that?
like if i ever saved a person's life i would say buy me a bottle of scotch and we'll call it even.