Beliefs, Doctrine & Practices
What Jehovah's Witnesses believe and why they do what they do
- 7RubaDub in
it seems like we are all getting pigeon-holed into a category that may or may not be applicable to us.
personally, i am a "d" but i am sure there are a few (though statistically insignificant) who would otherwise fall into an "o" or other category.. it just seems like society needs to label us in the l g b t q c g d communities.. rub a dub.
- 5Phizzy in
the stupid word in the topic title is a piss-take on the bloody silly jw word "needgreaters" that i have seen them use.. but my question is genuine, i know it is a cyclical thing, we get what seems to be a lot of newbies, and then things quieten down, but not just on here, elsewhere on social media i am seeing stories of people finding the courage to leave, having woken up for a variety of reasons, but usually the child abuse scandal, and the spiteful, judgmental nature of many jw's, who, though supposedly friends, will run off to the elders to snitch on you, not talk to you.
is their a real increase in those leaving ?
i do hope so, so many more finding real freedom and happiness !.
- 29Nevuela in
i can't say much out of fear of getting caught, but i overheard a jw i know on the phone with a friend talking about "how close we are to the end.
" yeah, yeah, i know.
we've been on the brink of armageddon for well over a century, but what struck me about this particular instance was what she said next.
- 57_Morpheus in
i find people railing against the so called “two witness rule” puzzling.
i think its a complete and total non issue.
for those that protest, argue or advocate for change in that rule, why?
- 7nowwhat? in
felt terrible then i realized we are not to believe reputable media outlets.
because the reports must be apostate driven lies.
- 10Vanderhoven7 in
a part of me would like to ask jws the following questions...but i know it would be rude and counter-productive.
so i also know i can expect some flack.. how well do you know your organization's history?
1. when, according to the wts did god promise to usher in a safe and secure new world order before those who witnessed the events of 1914 pass away?
- 11TerryWalstrom in
first things first!let us define our terms: doctrine and dogma.doctrine: a codification of beliefs, taught principles, or positions.
dogma a set of principles laid down by an authority (in this case, the governing body, acting as the faithful slave of christ) as incontrovertibly true.
_____in the catholic church, dogma never changes but doctrines have over time.this sets me to wondering.
- 8DATA-DOG in
i didn’t know this was a thing.
is someone making significant money from this?
- 16FatFreek 2005 in
the title says it all.
is it true?.
- 12Crazyguy in
smurf girl, i believe is her youtube name, an exjw with a youtube channel.
she claims that if you go all over the jw.borg website you will no longer be able to find any mention of the organization or the fds being gods channel of communication.
so what’s your thoughts on why the change?