G'day fellow liars,
Considering themselves to occupy the moral high ground, many Jehovah's Witnesses™ are blissfully unaware that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society™ encourages™ them to lie. Many would run screaming “apostate lies!™” at the thought. Yet, according to the Society's own literature™, to lie and deceive in the interests of Jehovah's Earthly Organization ™ is scripturally approved™. In fact lieing was long ago included in their "theocratic war strategy ™ ".
Consider the following quotation: "A Witness™ of Jehovah™ was going from house to house™ in Eastern Germany when she met a violent opposer ™ . Knowing at once what to expect, she changed her red blouse for a green one in the very next hallway. No sooner had she appeared on the street than a Communist officer asked her if she had seen a woman with a red blouse. No, she replied, and went on her way.” Did she tell a lie? No, she did not. She was not a liar. Rather, she was using theocratic war strategy ™ , hiding the truth™ by action and word for the sake of ministry.™" The Watchtower 1957 May 1 p. 285. ™
The sister™ in red lied to keep out of trouble and it was a human reaction. The WBTS™ which claims to be "God’s organization ™ " lauded her for 'acting in a manner becomming of a christian™.'
How this jells with the requirement to maintain a Christlike personality™ is enough to give a man cognative disonance. Did Jesus congratulate Peter for his lie in denying that he was a follower? Did he urge his other disciples to emulate Peter in order to protect their faith? Jesus gave Peter such a look that Peter went out and wept bitterly Luke 22:61-62. ™ But in the above incident there is no evidence of remorse™ on the part of the sister ™ for behaving the way she did. And the Society™ used her lie as an example of for all JW's to emulate.
"Jehovah’s Witnesses ™ are an organization of truth ™ . We should want to speak the truth and be absolutely accurate ™ at all times ™ ." Qualified to be Ministers (1955) ™ 04™
JW's ™ are not: "under obligation to divulge truthful information to people who are not entitled to it." Insight on the Scriptures Volume II p. 245. ™
"for the purpose of protecting the interests of God's cause, it is proper to hide the truth from God’s enemies… This comes under the term ‘war strategy ™ ’." Watchtower 1960 June 1 p. 352 ™
The Society ™ automatically classes ™ all who question its teachings as "God’s enemies ™ " and all those 'outside the Society' ™ as being under the 'influence of the Devil' ™ Revelation—Its Grand Climax at Hand! 1988 pp. 271. ™
So the Society's reasoning™ provides JW's ™ with carte blanche to lie to most of the rest of the world ™ ! Lies™, deception™, blashemy™, scandal™ the society™ will stop at nothing to protect its interests and encourages™ the lowliest publisher™ to 'follow its fine example.™'
PS: Have any of you WTCD™ slueths found other references to "theocratic war strategy™"?
PPS: Please forgive me if the above quotes have been posted here before.