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- 2Freedom rocks in
was on the bus today and got into a discussion somehow with the driver and ok be ood his work colleagues about whether there's life in other planets, evolution and creation.
the driver believes there must be other life out there, i agree with him that life can't be unique to this planet out of the billions that exist.
his colleague who i think might be a jw by his attitude and reasoning skills thinks we're the only planet with life on it and it was made perfect and exact purposely for humans.
- 4stumbledbyothers in
some of these kh letters may have been mentioned already:.
starting sept - $14 per publisher toward taking care of the needs of the co in us.. love never fails 2019 regional conventions.. memorial april 19, 2019.. there will be jw contact cards with blank space to write notes..
- 5SonoftheTrinity in
they seem to be rebelling by studying every aspect of the military behind their mother's back.
i tell them to keep their noses clean and become coasties if they must trod that path.
is this par for the course?.
- 19new boy in
i have been on the phone the last to two weeks calling people i've known over the last forty years most of who are still jehovah's witnesses.
some of these people who didn't know i was "out" talked to me and some who knew i was "out" still talked to me.
some of the those people are even elders.
- 6Bad_Wolf in
check out the oct 2018 wt study on 100 years since 1918. .
"at this meeting, held on january 5, 1918, several prominent men who had been dismissed from bethel attempted to gain control of the organization.
richard h. barber, a faithful traveling overseer, opened the meeting with prayer.
- 14stuckinarut2 in
ah...this is funny!.
my instagram is set to public .
i have nothing to hide.
- 15Fred Franztone in
this is my 192nd post, so i thought it'd be fitting to ask a somewhat banal question which i've occasionally pondered over the years.
does anyone know what's behind the wt's penchant for 192-page books?
is there some kind of logistical reason for this?
- 8Fred Franztone in
i'm not a god-fearing individual, but when i was still a believer, many suns ago, it occurred to me that the blood doctrine had an idolatrous foundation; it was one of the initial anti-wt thoughts in my mind that eventually led to me leaving the religion and ultimately (and somewhat ironically) to atheism.. the bible says that one should 'abstain from blood', and putting aside whether this is a mistranslation of bloodshed (which i've never bought), the wt are quite picky about which commandments they follow; they don't observe the sabbath, and they've even provided justifications for lying, so why the preoccupation with the blood commandment?
and why is it so serious a matter that it's a disfellowship-worthy offence?
the justification i was always given by elders was that blood is sacred, it's a symbol of life, and whilst the commandment to abstain from blood clearly meant that one shouldn't eat it, it's not unreasonable on the surface to extrapolate it to include transfusions (although some would disagree).. the problem with this reasoning of course is that by abstaining from blood transfusions, death from massive blood-loss is a possibility, unlike with abstaining from eating it.
- 6pleaseresearch in
this is good from the pope and really puts a lot of shame on our gb.
i could never see them doing this.. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45249109.
pope francis has condemned the "atrocities" of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world's 1.2bn roman catholics.. the letter to "the people of god" calls for an end to the "culture of death" in the church, addresses failures to deal with abuse and asks for forgiveness.. last week a grand jury report detailed seven decades of abuse in pennsylvania.. the landmark investigation found more than 1,000 identifiable minors had been abused by 300 priests in the us state.. thousands more are thought to have fallen victim.
- 71minimus in
whether you like him or not.... it doesn’t matter.
do you think he will be impeached?