I just got in from my daughters homecoming(She is a cheerleader and these guys make a huge deal out of this stuff). They play 3 football games of various age groups. At 7:40 4 WITNESSES get out of the car and start setting up a witnessing booth. ( I have pictures but not sure how to get them on here.) First off, I laughed as hard as I could because it took them about 20 minutes to set up this little collapsible table and take out the signs.
They new nothing of the 8 men Brooklyn being the faithful and discreet slave, nothing about C.T Russell or Rutherford, nothing of how Jesus came and selected them as his chosen people in 1914-19, in fact the only thing they knew about 1914 was that that was when the first world war started, nothing about Malawi and Mexico, never heard of Candace Conti or any of the sex abuse scandals, nothing about the 2 witness rule, nothing about the elders being chosen by the Holy Spirit, nothing about 'new light', nothing about the Orgs involvement with the UN, nothing about the blood fractions changes They knew almost nothing at all about the majority of their own organisations core teachings.
For people who have a paralyzing fear of dying, to where it seems like it's this horrible, stalking monster, JWism is a powerful sedative.
I can’t give any more details than this because of my family members who are devout JWs. I cherish a larger picture in my heart without anybody knowing it—TRUE WORSHIP means LOVE AND COMPASSION, (Luke 10:25-37) not belonging to any organization or having a set of belief system! There are good and bad people in all religions—including JWs, hence no religion is better than the other. Hence I do not follow JWs’ strongest command to shun the apostates.
It may seem like a stupid question but who was responsible for translating their version of the Bible? I heard it was Ray Franz, several governing body members. Does anybody have any legitimate info that can prove who exactly translated it? Witnesses supposedly do not know and say it is because that whoever did translate it wanted to remain humble about it. I think that's hysterical but I guess that's how they reason not knowing.
So I hadn't talked to my friends on Facebook for a while because I had been too busy on my page (now two pages) and my job, and my girlfriend. after learning TTATT, I have dreamed of ways to tell him and his family to stay away from JW's, but I hadn't had the courage to do so because of a) wanting to get my family awakened first, and b) noticing the horribly bad reaction of the very few people I have actually talked to (three persons)...
I know that this has been discussed in the past but I wanted to get some fresh opinions. There are many out there that recognize the "rot" that is in watchtower but still feel that there is a "wholesome" side to it and are trying to bring about change or reform from within.