Guys, you've been out too long. This was the "New light" on the rain thing...
So I guess this is another one of them. ------ False interpretation of the scriptures told as if it was the truth. And we would have risked getting DF'd for questioning it. This is what scares me because if they can mess up something like that, than what about blood, DF'ing, etc. etc. etc.......
It seems that the new light comes only after the science sheltered Witnesses FINALLY realize that something is completely impossible.
After all these years, up until '98 I'm told, nobody ever thought it may not be true that the eco-system as we know it was formed a few thousand years ago?
This is the perfect example of picking scriptures apart and relaying them as truth. I believe there is no way to accurately poke through, word by word, the scriptures because too much time has passed. Languages morph and human ideas are expressed in different ways from one era to another.
From what I see 90% of the problem with religion is just that. Arrogant writers realize these books have been thoroughly interpreted. To make a mark some may embellish for the shock appeal and think "Ooh, he/she has an interesting p.o.v"! I guess that's the name of the game.
I wish the Bible said somewhere "When it rains it means God is crying". Just to see how that was taught. It may have at one time for all we know and it was removed just like all the other convenient edits throughout time.