Why is the Governing Body Taking A CA Web Site owner to Court?

by YoursChelbie 8 Replies latest jw friends

  • YoursChelbie

    If a man in Canada maintains a web site with Watchtower publication Quotes, Why on earth would the Governing Body take him to court?

    Shouldn't they thank him for spreading the Watchtower Society's message? Isn't it a good thing if we all "Know the truth" since the "truth will set us free"?

  • jstalin

    The site is http://quotes.watchtower.ca. They are suing the web site owner because he posts old Watchtower documents on the site which are an embarassment to the organization. The site promotes critical thinking and the questioning of the ever-changing doctrine of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

  • Honesty

    Why is the Governing Body Taking A CA Web Site owner to Court?

    Because JW's who visit the site and read Watchtower Society literature posted there soon become ex-JW's and the Watchtower Babble and Trick Society can not survive the onslaught of this website's message of truth about the organisation.

  • sf

    Because they want their cake and to eat it too. Yet cry in their ink when anyone else expresses free speech.

    The cliche of "WE ARE NO PART OF THIS WORLD" must have really meant outer space. Because when it comes to the world called Earth, they are very much a part of It. So thusly, they are liars when they decree such..."A fraud, a sham, an outrage even."

    HELLO TED: How is it going? How much Worldwide Contributions have you Klowns used thusfar in your endeavor with Quotes, you fool? You won't win this one. Let's make a wager brother...LOLOLOLOL!! If you win, I will seek re-instatement and I will strive to become the best jw that ever lived in this wicked world. If you lose, EVERYBODY WINS!! Fair? Good...let's shake on it.


  • YoursChelbie

    34. As a result of his activities, the Plaintiffs have suffered and will continue to suffer damages, including but not limited to loss of reputation and goodwill.

    So, It's OK for the Watchtower writers in essence to preach and print: "All false religions [except the Jehovah's Witness religion] that make up the Harlot Babylon the Great will be destroyed at Armageddon due to their bloodguilt, etc." Thus bringing a loss of reputation and goodwill to those religions, but it isn't OK for someone to seek to understand the doctrinal and prophetic discrepancies in the Watchtower Society's "Bible Study Aides"?

    I can't see any logic in that, event though I try.

  • Mary

    Well, according to the WTS's own hand, the answer is: yes, we should expose corruption: *** w66 3/1 pp. 131-132 Should Falsehood and Corruption Be Exposed? *** What is more, it is considered uncharitable and unkind to expose the lie or publicize the wrong of another. People feel that it may not be the best policy to deceive and be untruthful, but to make known deception and uncover falsehood is regarded as being even worse. To do so often opens one to greater censure than is received by the person who commits the wrong. This apathetic acceptance of corruption and falsehood is also noted in religious matters, especially now when ecumenical efforts are seeking to unite the many different religions. The teachings and practices of a religious organization may admittedly be false, misrepresenting true Christianity, yet to expose them as such is viewed as unchristian. What if a person used even stronger condemnatory language, saying: “Woe to you, theologians and clergymen [or even the Governing Body perhaps?] , hypocrites! because you shut up the kingdom of the heavens before men; for you yourselves do not go in, neither do you permit those on their way in to go in. . . . Fools and blind ones! . . . Woe to you, theologians and clergymen, hypocrites! because you resemble whitewashed graves, which outwardly indeed appear beautiful but inside are full of dead men’s bones and of every sort of uncleanness. In that way you also, outwardly indeed, appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. . . . Serpents, offspring of vipers, how are you to flee from the judgment?” Would such language immediately cause you to label the speaker an intolerant bigot? Many people may consider such speech entirely improper and unchristian. Yet these are the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, spoken to the respected religious leaders of his day! The only change in this direct quotation from the Bible is the substitution of the terms “theologians and clergymen” for “scribes and Pharisees.” And this is most appropriate, for those men were the clergy of the first century among the Jews, even wearing distinctive garb to draw attention to their office, as many clergymen do today.—See John 8:44 and Matthew 23:1-36. But why did Jesus speak in this way about those men? It was because they had misrepresented God and his teachings. Their false religious traditions and practices had misdirected people from the pathway of righteousness that leads to the kingdom of God. On an earlier occasion Jesus had said to certain religious leaders: “You have made the word of God invalid because of your tradition. You hypocrites, Isaiah aptly prophesied about you, when he said: ‘This people honors me with their lips, yet their heart is far removed from me. It is in vain that they keep worshiping me, because they teach commands of men as doctrines.’” Matt. 15:6-14. So, then, when religious leaders and organizations of Christendom misrepresent God’s Word by teaching traditions of men, is it wrong to expose their false doctrines? When they claim to be following Christ and yet mix in worldly politics, (like maybe being affiliated with the UN?) is it a bad thing to publicize that their actions are unchristian and condemned by God? Should the truth be suppressed because it exposes falsehood and corruption? Never! Jesus never hesitated to speak the truth, even though he was killed at the instigation of the angered religious leaders for doing so.—John 17:14; Jas. 4:4. (I love this part): Therefore, how will you respond when pointed statements are made about false religious teachings and corrupt practices? Will you immediately condemn the person or organization making the exposé? Do you feel it is all right to teach lies and misrepresent God’s Word, but wrong to expose the error? Contrary to what some may think, it is not unkind and unloving to lay bare falsehood and corruption. Remember the example of Jesus Christ. He was the most loving and kind person to walk the earth. He was tender and compassionate, even with sinful harlots and tax collectors. Lovingly he forgave them their transgressions and helped them on the way to life. Rather than advertise their sins, he covered them over. Yet, at the same time, in some of the strongest language recorded in the Bible, Jesus exposed the stubborn, haughty religious leaders. This was really a loving service, for the false teachings and practices of those religionists were leading their followers to the pit of destruction. The people needed to know the truth if they were to gain God’s approval.—Matt. 23:15. Therefore, it is right and proper to speak out strongly against falsehood and corruption. A person or organization that, in imitation of Jesus Christ, has the courage to do so deserves attention and respect. I certainly hope that Quotes is going to use this article when he goes to court.......amazing isn't it how the WTS wrote all this stuff against "Christendom", but they never thought for a second it would come back to bite them in the ass.

  • YoursChelbie

    w66 3/1 pp. 131-132 Should Falsehood and Corruption Be Exposed?

    Thanks for the research Mary! The Watchtower Society has basically said in their own publication that It's perfectly acceptable to question religions and point out misrepresentations. That just follows right along Jesus's own example.


  • gumby

    Of course the WT isn't guily of quoting sources of any kind. Their liturature is FULL of quotes from various sources. They have been sued for misquoting authors of various books time and again. They take statements continually out of context of "wordly" sources, yet have the nerve to sue when direct and exact quotes are taken from their own literature.


  • Mary

    Ah, Gumbastard..........if only you and I were a-runnin' the WTS.......with the changes we'd make, we'd have a membership of half the freaking world!!

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