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11 Sour Grapes in
about 25 years ago i gave a talk about how when the bible talks about the heart that it is the literal heart and how the heart and the brain are connected by nerve tissue.
the watchtower even stated that some people who received a heart transplant would take on some of the personality of the donor.then all of a sudden the borg changed and said that when the bible refers to the heart that it is figurative.
then when ever the watchtower referred to the heart it always put the word figurative in front of it.. does anyone know why there was a change in the use of the word heart?
16 Newly Enlightened in
mike & i have been getting a lot of questions asked of us about a lot of things since we've been in the ex-jw community since 2012.. apparently someone is spreading some things about steven unthank never going to court.. we don't have a dog in this fight but we're getting tired of so many involving us in their fights, drama & mis-information.
(please see our "coming to jesus meeting part 1 link below).
this is what i found.. first steven's old website that has the information about these hearings:.
9 Diogenesister in
so apparently the new watchtower russia exhibition features a pretend cell for jws to take pretend "persecution selfies' and wallow in the glorious suffering that is essential for watchtower theology to work - yet is strikingly missing from the lives of 99% of witnesses.. in fact most governments go to great lengths to protect the rights of witnesses, spending millions in public funds either directly to watchtower - in the form of grants ( norway, germany etc) - in various types of tax relief, or in the money spent in court cases establishing watchtowers rights and freedoms (& protecting their kids, whether they know it or not).. i'm interested to know how everyone feels about this...particularly terry walstrom and other guys who have spent time in jail in the name of watchtower's freedom of conscience.
personally i think it reeks of desperation by watchtower and is another example of the type of fantasizing that witnesses regularly indulge in.. also....funny how the end is soooo close that they've had time to build a museum of watchtower history!!
anyone else see the irony in that?!!.
15 stillin in
what does being a "spiritual person" mean to you?
the religion would have had us to believe that our place in the organization is definitive of that.
or how often we pray.
35 stan livedeath in
what i'm trying to do is ask what theists think god is like.. also--why is he invisible.. how big is he ?.
in fact--why is god a he--not a she.
or is he / she hermaphrodite ?.
25 minimus in
in my experience, there were three types of witnesses.
some were barely witnesses while others were extremely conservative types who followed the letter of the law.
and then you had those in the middle who just went with the flow.. i knew many witnesses who “felt safe” being in a stricter environment.they were actually proud that they belonged to such and such congregation because it was filled with strict bethelites..
7 minimus in
i hear some people say that if you are a republican or democrat that you must not be very educated, intelligent or monetarily stable.
do you think it’s proper to paint any person as less than favorable because of their political opinions?
5 AndersonsInfo in
san diego — matt smyth’s secret was revealed in his senior year of high school with a knock on the front door of his family’s fallbrook, calif., home.. two plainclothes sheriff’s detectives were investigating reports that smyth’s former assistant scoutmaster — the one who’d driven kids to boy scout meetings, chaperoned camp-outs and hosted fishing outings on his bucolic property — had molested several boys.. to the shock of his parents, smyth shared that he’d been a victim, too.
but the bombshell stayed close to home for decades.
13 waton in
the 10-20 wt study "how to save relatives".
according to wt writers, it is the unique beliefs, doctrines are what saves people at armageddon.
but not a peep about them, instead it is love bombing.