What are apostate lies?

by vitty 63 Replies latest jw friends

  • free2beme

    Okay, here is one .

  • NewYork44M

    When the society or an elder talks about specific "lies" of apostates they use a strawman technique.

    The strawman technique works like this:

    1) apostates lie about jehoba's people

    2) I heard one apostate say that witnesses eat their children

    3) We know that it is silly to say that we eat our children

    4) Therefore you can't believe anything an apostate says because they all lie.

    (if I recall these was a very similar line of reasoning in a Wt several years ago. Does anyone recall this example?)

  • Leolaia

    New York....I gave an example on the previous page. :)

  • under_believer

    Leo--this post went into my permanent reference file, excellent work!

  • Narkissos

    Fascinating stuff Leolaia.

    Just a question: do the two first scans (in German, one in typesetter script and the other in Gothic print) come from two versions of the same document, or two different documents?

  • Leolaia

    The first one is from the Watchtower letter to the Reichskanzler. The second one is from a German copy of the Declaration, distributed at the 1933 convention.

  • DannyHaszard
  • FlyingHighNow

    The society will tell witnesses not to believe shows like 20/20 when they cover stories about child molestations and the Watchtower coverup. They will claim the charges are by lying apostates.

  • M.J.

    Here's another answer to "apostate lies". Interesting how they refer to themselves as a "sect". I never heard of them doing that.

    ***g00 6/22 p. 8 The Manipulation of Information ***

    But by then a Moscow television channel had already launched a new assault on the sect, telling viewers that the Jehovah’s Witnesses had collaborated with Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany—despite historical evidence that thousands of their members were victims of the Nazi death camps." In the mind of the misinformed and possibly fearful public, Jehovah’s Witnesses were either a suicidal cult or Nazi collaborators!

    Edited: Argghhh how do you keep the indent? Try again...
    AND AGAIN...
    one more time...

  • juni

    They told us not to talk to apostates or take any "apostate" literature outside of the DA sites.

    They said it was all POISON. Then they put up a huge banner above the stage with this picture and said that this is what you can expect if you become apostate. This occurred after a Judicial hearing.



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