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20 Paul Bonanno in
in the early 1980s together with my brothers we decided to started collecting watchtower literature and have them neatly in a library at home.
with the help of our father he gave us all the books bought during the years that he had stored in a big wooden box.. after purchasing all the literature that we had missing from the kingdom hall we decided to write letters to the world headquarters of jehovah’s witnesses in brooklyn new york as well to the british and australian branch office.. unfortunately none of our requests bear fruit as they informed us: “it is doubtful whether they are available anywhere in the world….” (ca february 23, 1983); “unable to supply the old publications you request.” (sa: sg september 20, 1983) “we will keep your letter on our files….”(sa: sg january 22, 1983).. during the years we managed to obtain many of these early books going back to 1879 when this religious organization was started.. through barbara anderson we learned that in 30 columbia heights building new york they had a warehouse storage where they kept many old literature which don kommers the assistant of vern wisegarver was responsible for.
through these publications we learned what exactly was written by charles russell and joseph rutherford regarding predictions that never came to be.
56 minimus in
look at the new york post online today and watch the videos of mayhem and destruction to the city with fires all over manhattan.
the police vehicles are being destroyed and torched and the rioting just goes on and on.. i regularly went to nyc sometimes once a month for years.
now, who on earth would want to go to this hellhole??.
6 Giordano in
i promised mom i'd pioneer for a year after graduating hs.. but!
i didn't say where.. i chose a small store front kingdom hall in kane pa, one of the coldest places in nw pennsylvania.
they were impressed with their frosty weather.
30 Atlantis in
body of elder letters, announcements, and so forth will be next to "none" unless more elders decide to contact us and help out.. atlantis has lost three elders in the past two years.
two elders were disfellowshipped, and one disassociated and walk away a month ago.. when this happens receiving confidential documents is severed.
the last announcement we received was 2020-07-23. i was not about to send out a childish letter on "mold" in the kingdom halls.. there are people out there out of work and concerned about what they will eat tomorrow, and the watchtower is concerned with mold!.
12 road to nowhere in
i know several older retired witnesses who comolain abiut how little social security pays.
all of them made more than i ever did but were self employed.
they fudged the amount t they reported on taxes and thought they would never get old.
10 tresdecu in
this dude must have family that are jws...i can't imagine any "journalist" doing a piece on the wt and not highlighting any of their scandals.
the public does not care about jws why waste any time on them.. (link is video of interview with wt spokesidiot re: conventions, covid etc).
20 minimus in
my experience was that most jws wanted to have an elder “friend” just in case they got into any “trouble “.kinda like knowing that certain cop who might get you out of a jam.
of course there was another group who did everything they could to either kiss the elders’ ass or stonewall them anytime they came snooping around.. how did you and the “older men” get along?.
7 DATA-DOG in
i have a friend who would like to write an article all about the failure of jwism to protect children.
what sites do you think i could direct them too without sending them down a rabbit hole of craziness??
i’m definitely sending them to trey bundy’s articles.
1 neat blue dog in
sweden didn't lock down and are doing well.
so with the unified pro-lockdown message the jws are promoting, how are they handling things in that country?
are they still having meetings but keeping it quiet?