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- 2SecondRateMind in
...which was kind of her.
i find i like most christians, even mormons, and jw's.. she sent me a leaflet, which asks: where can we find the answers to life's big questions?
- 3Phizzy in
i know we often talk of the mind control and how jw's believe what they are taught because they are controlled as to the information they receive, but i think the mind control goes frighteningly beyond simply keeping information away from them.. the jw mind is in lockdown.
it simply cannot accept facts, evidence, reasoning or whatever that goes against what they believe.
they cannot assimilate and consider an argument, it is not that they are being awkward, or willfully blind, their minds are so shut down they are incapable of taking in what is being presented.. i am aware of how, in common with other cults and high control groups the j.w org achieves this state among its members, but how on earth do we open such a solidly closed mind ?.
- 12snugglebunny in
some people are of the opinion that it doesn't make any sense to be proud of one's nationality because we had nothing to do with where we were born.
the decision wasn't ours.
they opine that it's ludicrous to be proud of our countries' prior achievements if we had no part in those achievements because we weren't even around then.
- 2pale.emperor in
overcoming servile mind and a slave mentality.
"care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
" —lao tzu.
- 11doubtfull1799 in
"jehovah takes the initiative to bless his loyal servants.".
this statement is a contradiction or on oxymoron or something.... if they already had to demonstrate loyalty before he acted then he did not take the initiative!.
our faith is not complete unless we are convinced that jehovah will reward....yes faith involves the certain expectation of gods promised blessings.. so they condemn people for "serving to a date", the carrot if you like, and being disappointed when there blessings do not materialise at the promised time... yet say that the carrot is an important part of faith!!!.
- 1OrphanCrow in
this may be important to somebody who reads this.
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- 9zeb in
the 25th april is the day australia and new zealand remember their war dead.. on the 25th april 1915 troops from many nations including australian and new zealanders landed on the shores of turkey.
the anzac forces at a place called gallipoli or galliboli by the turkish people.. the concept was to land move inland attack constantinople and there by force turkey out of the war (1914-1918) and bring it too a swift end.
the whole operation was a monumental stuff up with the anzacs being landed in the wrong place up against steep cliffs.
- 9compound complex in
greetings, pet owners and lovers:.
while i have no pets of my own, i do care for dogs and cats and have cared for bunnies and guinea pigs in the past.
i'm working on an essay with an 11-year-old student, and the subject is symbiotic relationships and how humans learn from their close interaction with animals.. here is a portion of the reference material under study:.
- 4Brokeback Watchtower in
the governing body mistaken belief that higher education is evil and part of satan's world and that you can't trust science when it contradicts their ancient superstitious holy book manual(bible),, shows a classic denial response of an organization's that has made a living off peoples ignorance and wt's wishful thinking calling themselves by a made up title based on an ancient parable about a slave who was faithful when his master was away.. ignorance is their stock and trade!
so what should we expect in this information age that is not just growing linearly but exponentially?
trouble for these fuddy duddies.
- 2neat blue dog in
the following quote from the july issue of awake is in turn a quote from a secular publication:.
“the more children seethat they are part of something larger than them-selves—a family, a school, a community—the morereadily they perform acts of kindness that benefiteveryone, not just themselves,” says the book par-enting without borders.. .
this is what will be offered out in the ministry, in an effort to portray jws as normal, but it couldn't be further from the truth as they deliberately try to remove themselves from local culture,including non-jw 'family, school and community'.. .