learntoswim: The UN/DPI is obviously part of the UN i agree but an NGO registering with it doesn't become part of the UN, its that simple. as 3w rightly pointed out,
learntoswim, please scour the UN/DPI's Web site for any mention of an ability to "register" with them. There is no such relationship to the UN/DPI. Associating to the UN/DPI doesn't make a non-governmental organization a part of the UN, but it DOES make them a part of the UN/DPI.
The UN/DPI's chief objective is and has always been the promotion of the UN's objectives. Therefore, the objectives of the UN/DPI are contrary to the Bible and the organization (UN/DPI) is under judgment by God, according to JWs.
The Society outrightly lies when they mischaracterize the nature of the relationship as one of registrant to registrar. No one APPLIES for registration, learntoswim. No one awaits a three to six month review to determine if they qualify for registration. Since this small lie is easily disprovable and is consistently maintained by the Watchtower Society even on direct questioning, one rightly wonders what else they might be concealing. However, treating ONLY with this small lie, the reality converts their innocuous relationship into one of voluntary associate membership to the UN/DPI.
Note: I did NOT say they were members of the UN. A non-governmental organization cannot be. I said they were members of the UN/DPI, not registrants. They joined those disapproved by God and maintained that voluntary relationship for 10 years. While this membership doesn't incorporate the associating organization into the UN system, it DOES incorporate the joining organization into the UN/DPI.
Thus my questions. According to Jehovah's Witnesses is the UN/DPI among those approved or disapproved by God? Did they join the UN/DPI? Hint: The answer to both is, YES!
Do they lie about having done so to everyone who asks? Yes. Do they minimize the wrong, claiming that the relationship was of a different nature than it actually was, calling it a registration while Paul Hoeffel of the UN/DPI maintains they have never had a registration available for any NGO relative to the UN/DPI? Yes. Do they attempt to shift the blame for any trouble this relationship caused to Satan, apostates, or the person asking them about it? Yes.
They joined the UN/DPI and maintained that relationship for 10 years. Now, they lie about having done it. Is that repentance? Is that candor? Is that honesty? Is that representative of Jehovah?