If the entire Governing Body admitted to being gay, that they had all had blood transfusions and they confessed that they had lied about all JW doctrine - that might rip the heart and soul from the Witness organizaiton. But I doubt it. There would still be a few million brainless members who would just keep going on and excuse this as just the product of a few imperfect men who still had Jehovah's holy spirit operating on them and gave us direction straight from Jehovah.
The WTS will not collapse anytime soon. No matter what is revealed in Barbara's upcoming post - the WTS will not collapse. At least not very quickly. Don't expect that.
Just anticipate something that we can all use to further expose the WTS for what it is, and then use it accordingly. It's not going to be any great revelation from the new GB members. Do you really think they would have chosen anyone except the most non-thinking, company minded men?? Come on, any real free-thinker would have been disfellowshipped long before they would ever have been considered for the GB.
No - this will be for thinking people. And further evidence for anyone considering joining the JWs to just quickly and quietly walk away.
Quite right S4, people will forever make excuses for the Watchtower, whatever happens. They are always right about something. Once you prove something about the WT is wrong, they will say well they're right about that, so i'll believe them. Its like banging your head against a f***ing brick wall, and i'm fed up with it.
Although serious, the child abuse thing doesn't cause a mass exodus, simply because they are individual experiences which cause a lack of faith anyway.
I disagree; I have no personal experience with this, but this one sent me OUT the door. When I realized that the same men who made this criminal policy also wrote DOCTRINE, that was it for me. The level of moral bankruptcy it takes to keep this policy is breathtaking.
I am keeping my expectations low. If we can get one more serious thinker/poster/letter writer per state, that would be a very good thing.
Yes, it sent you and very, very many out of the door Pistoff, but i didn't notice any change on the level of my congregation or circuit. We were all given a rote response to questions asked about it in the ministry, and it was easy to cover up because JWs could just point to Awake! articles talking about how bad child abuse is. My father still excuses the WTS saying that its not them thats commited the crime, that there is a policy in place for dealing with abusers and that Jehovah will work it out in his due time. My parents were not phased, because they worship the WT like it was God. They've invested their whole lives in this cult, and to drag it from under them would devastate them. They would have no hope, they would lose face in front of everyone, something which they are not prepared, under any circumstances, to do.
Most of all though, i'd like something that could free my parents or at the very least, give me a good enough reason to discontinue going to meetings.
ANY reason that is good enough for YOU......is good enough to keep you away from the ever-boring and same-old same-old meeting of wilted spiritual lettuce.
You don't need permission or any "news" to make you realize that the WTS are lying and deceptive frauds. Anything we may be hearing in the next few days is just frosting on the cake.
Sunspot, i know what you're saying, but i don't feel strong enough at the moment to just leave for no "good" reason. Everytime i think of leaving everything behind, i start to feel really sick and anxious and it gets me down. The honest truth is: i'm afraid.
Dorayakii of the "really not feeling good today" class
p.s. What is "UADNA" and why does Nathan Nata not want to discuss it??