I've suggested this course of action (advertise) many times, both here and on Silent Lambs. Most of us are quite skilled at speaking to strangers at the door. I think the public would rather WE knock on their door and explain the child abuse issue and many others than listen to JW's giving out the same spiel year after year. I don't know anyone who hasn't heard about the Catholic Church scandal concerning child abuse. How much do you think the public would be interested to learn that the JW's are ten times more guilty?? Especially since they trash all other religions and rub the world's nose in it? And yet they try to act like they are squeaky-clean in all matters?
I think that many TV shows will start to pick up on this. I know that if all of us email our friends, post on newsgroups, and tell our neighbors about this, that within a year, the entire country will know. It has been debated endlessly how long the WT has left before it dies. It may never completely die, but when this hits the fan, the damage will be fatal to them. I believe, and fervently hope, that some day no JW car group can pull into a development and they all get out to form groups to cover the street. I hope that before they even divide the houses amongst themselves, that the police show up, or the public pours out of their houses, or whatever is necessary to convince them that they are wasting their time.
For over one hundred years, the world has had to tolerate the lies, hypocrisy, deaths due to faulty medical advice, and all the other garbage from a group of people who are uneducated, close-minded, and self-righteous. It's time for the WT to die.
As far as "persecution" is concerned, why is it persecution when decent people object to a rotten religion?? Aren't there stories in the Old Testament where good priests or kings refused to go along with the majority because they had turned evil and the few good prophets were trying to warn them? We can't WE be the ones God is using to expose "his people gone bad"?? Where is it written that the GB is always right? In fact, I'd like any JW to show me the phrase "governing body" in the Bible and in a context that indicates that there is one today in Bethel.
I applaud the hard work of all who have lost families, jobs, friends, health, and their sanity to do the right thing by leaving this child-raping, lying cult. My thanks to Randy, Bill Bowen, Danny in Maine, Blondie (so many good posts), and all the others who have contributed so much to help people. Maybe this is the beginning of the end for the WT. I'm agnostic, so I can't pray to God to finish them off. I'll just hope that they implode.
Today, I found the new tract under my door. Even my father, who hates them for hurting me, saw the hypocrisy on the page where it mentions that false religion tolerates leaders who molest children. I cannot fathom how they have the gall to print such a statement in view of their own behavior. Talk about "seared consciences". I am reminded of Adolph Hitler who may have thoroughly believed he was serving God by his actions and would be surprised as Hell to be told otherwise.
As was stated, we know you elders read this site. Have you no shame at all?? How can you get up on the platform and rant and rave against "apostates" when YOU are the biggest apostate religion in the world? You disgust me. You are moral pigs. I would say I'd leave your fate in God's hands and not judge you, but I don't believe in God. Therefore, I WILL say you deserve to die, and the sooner the better. I wouldn't lift a finger to save any of your lives. Just like you would drive past a DF's old woman walking to the hall in the rain or snow just because she is DF'd. Not a shred of human decency. Not only are you NOT the true religion, I don't even think you should be called a religion at all. You are a book publishing, real estate corporation whose "topic" happens to be religion. I'd say "the Bible", but you don't follow it.
You may weasel out of this court decision, you can shred the evidence, you can delete the files. But you WILL go down in flames. Every day more and more people learn about your actions. People are quitting the WT in droves. The "truth" hurts, doesn't it?
Again, my best to all. Oh, Anitar, very good points as usual.