This in regard to Mary's post of the July 15, WT "See the Goodness of Jehovah's Organization"
There have been a number of important and exciting developments in the Society during the first half of 2006. Firstly, a large number of Bethelites are being evicted (I wonder if the
scenes are reminiscent of Big Brother where you get voted off). The vitriolic rhetoric towards apostates and higher education has increased in talks at conventions and in WT aticles.
A "very small number" of God's people, high up in the organization are providing food at the proper time to doubting and disgruntled Witnesses, consisting of BOE letters, District
Convention talk outlines and the Branch Manual. Among the "very small number of God's people" are elders and ministerial servants who attend the Kingdom Ministry School which
takes place every two years or so.
Barbara Anderson has produced a number of highly informative articles about life at Bethel and the actions of various GB members, along with exposing the false doctrine called
the "Nethinim" or "given ones."
The Society, already in damage control mode, has successfully shut down two exJW sites - Quotes, and another one, whose name I forget. However, the exJW movement is like
mythical Hydra, a monster with many heads - cut off one and you still have several more. The Watchtower Society is reactionary - it will only change in response to being backed into
With this change comes even more vitriolic attacks against those who "expose" the "earthly part of Jehovah's Organization" - it has been said that at least one member of the GB
mentioned they should discard everything and just start again. I am sure there are those in Bethel who know the whole organization is just a farce, but they have invested their lives in the
institution and are not about to bite the hand that feeds them.
The damage control is in high gear - they now acknowledge that "a very small number of God's people" are disgruntled. I find this an interesting statement.
Firstly, they are "God's people" - not disfellowshipped apostates or disassociated ones
The phrase "a very small number" - could be interpreted as below ten OR it could be 'theocratic warfare' used to minimise the real number of homegrown opposers they already have
in the organization.
This is a significant statement - they have cut short of saying that "the very small number of God's people who are disgruntled" are organised in any way, thereby giving the impression
that these disgruntled ones work alone.
As on this board, we have seen requests for documents, quotes etc, soon to be followed by requested items. This board is organized in a way, but loosely. There are those working
towards reform, no matter how impossible it may seem. There are those who are high up in the organization working for change, exposing dangerous policies and providing the JW
community with insider information. These tireless workers have to live a double life to please family and friends, and sometimes to maintain the status quo for their own peace of mind.
Yes, the day has come when the Society has acknowledged - in limited terms - a number of active witnesses who are voicing their concerns over false teachings, flip-flopping doctines
and child abuse cover-ups.
In order to maintain absolute theocratic authority, the dicatatorship has rashly shot itself in the foot - by saying that "Jehovah is in complete control of his organization and that Jesus
is aware of developments in each congregation" they have crossed the thin line that separates foolish talk from incriminating damage - if Jehovah and Jesus are in complete control,
then why are all these terrible situations allowed to happen? Why does God permit suffering - within the organization? Why does God permit wickedness - within the organization?
Thus, the Society have only contributed towards weaker ones already wavering faith in "Jehovah's protection"
Watch this space - I have a feeling that things are moving in ways the Society does not expect - they consider themselves in the seat of Jehovah's chariot, but that chariot has no driver.