WT attacks religeous freedom...but what else is new??

by Newborn 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • Newborn


    Haven't been here for a while and I'm sure most of you have seen this site already but for you who hasen't...



  • WTWizard

    They want me to waste all my time going door to door placing littera-trash. They want me wasting my postage stamps, which I calculated (using the ultimate goals they are shooting for, at 4 1/2 hours a day, 7 days a week of letter writing, that they are going to hound until it's reached) will cost $118.80 a day in stamps alone. They want children to waste their time placing littera-trash instead of playing, studying for tests, doing homework, or going on school trips. Anyone that fails to do so is "murdering" anyone they might have reached, and will be held responsible for any sins they commit.

    Yet, when someone tries to post it online so it can reach millions at once, the Washtowel squashes it. One can reach more people with a single mouse click than they could ever hope to in a lifetime of wasting big bucks on postage stamps, cell phone charges, gas, and littera-trash donations--yet the very organization that wants everyone to join will sue for "copyright infringement". So, why don't they sue those going from door to door for unauthorized distribution, or make this mass-distribution in the category of authorized distribution to "save" lives?

    Or, could it be that they are trying to put a stop to us apostates having access to bootleg copies of the Kingdumb Misery, the Washtowel Kool-Aid editions, or other materials 6 weeks before active witlesses get it? Most of my Grand Boasting Sessions have been in July, yet I already know what is coming out (and have a good idea of what it is about) before the end of May. They have to waste big bucks in booking motels, parking hassles, gas, Worldwide Pedophile Defense Fund donations, food costs (eating out like this does cost money), and suit expenses to get this information in July or August. On the other hand, for about a penny's worth of electricity and wear on my computer, I can get most of the same information (and spend only 10 or 15 minutes instead of the whole weekend) before June even gets here. And so could others that are not able to get to the Grand Boasting Sessions for whatever reason (money, health, etc.).

    They go after people for putting their littera-trash online so others (apostates) can see it 6 weeks before active witlesses do. Yet, they defend pedophiles within the congregations, not even allowing parents to decide whether or not to allow their children to associate with known pedophiles (and have ample information to base their decisions on). Why does anyone keep donating to their Worldwide Pedophile Defense Fund? If people continue putting in those $20 bills like they are water, pretty soon they are going to do more than just protect pedophiles--they are going to seize control of the government and plunge the whole world into the Second Dark Ages!

  • QuestioningEverything

    Why don't they publish the Daily Text themselves? I never understood that. Now, I could care less. Seems like if they wanted to reach 'everyone' they should be using all resources-radio, TV, Satellite radio, etc...

  • straightshooter

    At every District Convention, they emphasize the need to consider the Daily Text every day, yet it is not online.

    That just doesn't seem right.


    The daily text is a private initiative that started because we personally had a need for it. Very soon we understood that many others had the same need. We have done this blog since 2006.

    Publishing a small part of a book this way can be done legally based on "fair use".

    If this is something that bothers you please feel free to contact the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

    So it was a surprise that we were contacted by the legal department of the Watch Tower after more than three and a half years of operation, see below.

    Notice of Claimed Infringement
    From: [email protected]
    Sent: Wed 7/22/09
    To: [email protected]
    Re: Notice of Claimed Infringement—
    http://examiningthescripturesdaily.googlepages.com; and

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Without authorization, the above-referenced Web sites contain copyrighted materials of Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania’s (Watch Tower). The material reproduced and made available for transmission is taken from Watch Tower’s publication, Examining the Scriptures Daily.

    We appreciate that you may have good intentions in compiling and posting such information. However, Watch Tower has not given you permission to reproduce and distribute its materials. Hence, such unauthorized use of these materials violates copyright law.

    We hereby request that you take all steps necessary to remove all the infringing material that belongs to Watch Tower from the referenced Web sites and that you advise us in writing within ten (10) days of the date of this electronic message whether or not you will take the requested action.

    I have a good faith belief that use of the materials in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
    I hereby state under penalty of perjury that this information is accurate, and that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the infringed materials.
    Yours very truly,
    Richard D. Moake
    Associate General Counsel
    Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
    100 Watchtower Drive
    Patterson, NY 12563-9204, U.S.A.
    [email protected]
    The WBT$..Attacks it`s own Supporters...LOL!!
    Crazy 1
  • US1t6D

    Another site taken down but this one is a "good and obedient" witness.


    An End to the Daily Texts.
    Due to the discovery of copyright issues, I will be unable to post any more daily texts online.
    I am so sorry to all my readers out there!

    If you have any questions about the Bible, then please feel free to contact me by email at [email protected], and I will do my best to answer you as well as I can.

    There is also an official Jehovah's Witness Website at:
    that you can go on, to find out anything that may be of interest to you.

    If any of my brother or sister Witnesses calls on you, then please feel free to ask them anything that may have been brought up on this site to do with the Bible. We are always there to listen, and to answer any question you may have about the Bible.

    If you wish to have your own copy of Examining the Scriptures, published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, I'm sure they will be happy to provide you with a copy, along with any other of the many Bible study books that have been printed to help anyone searching for the Truth.

    May Jehovah keep you safe in His care, and may you come to an accurate knowledge of His Truth.

  • US1t6D

    Seems like this one too was taken down: http://followthechrist.blogspot.com/

    Due to the discovery of copyright issues, I will be unable to post any more of the 'Come Be My Follower' book online.
    I apologise for any inconvenience to you.

    If you wish to keep studying this book, then you can send for a copy at:

    Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York Inc.,

    Alteratively, you can contact your local Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, where they will be happy to deliver any book or tract you are interested in, either personally or, if you prefer, by post.

  • US1t6D


    I love this part quoted below:

    What is so much worse is how the Watch Tower the organization behind Jehovah’s Witness silences children that have been abused by pedophiles within the organization.
    A scary thing is how the Watch Tower silences victims of sexual abuse and rape. Jehovah’s Witnesses harass, threaten and persecute everyone inside the organization that tries to protect the children. The Watch Tower organization takes away the freedom of speech among its members. Even thou the Jehovah’s Witnesses now allows you to go to the police and authorities if you have been molested or if your child have been molested the reality is that in many cases you will end up in much trouble within the organization because you contact the police and authorities and not keep silent.
    Many have been disfellowshipped (excommunicated and shunned) from Jehovah’s Witnesses without any or with little possibility of defend themselves just because they tried to stand up for molested children and protect them from pedophiles within Jehovah’s Witnesses organization.
    If you question Jehovah’s Witnesses about these things you cannot rely on them telling the truth not even in the court.
    “While malicious lying is definitely condemned in the Bible, this does not mean that a person is under obligation to divulge truthful information to people who are not entitled to it.” - Insight-2 p. 245
    Do Jehovah’s Witnesses protect pedophiles within the organization? Yes, they do. The policy of Jehovah’s Witnesses is that if a congregation has a known pedophile only a few of the elders in the congregation knows about it. Today the elders, that know they have pedophiles in their congregation, are not allowed to warn and protect the congregation. This is the current policy of the Watch Tower.
    Here is an illustration: Everyday around the world parents leave their children in daycare. What if the daycare manager saying: “Your children are welcome to play here at the playground. There are anti-personnel mines here and there and I know where most of them are. But where they are I will not tell you, this is none of your business. Let’s hope no children steps on them and got hurt or killed. You can feel save to leave the children in our care.”
    NO LOVING PARENT would leave their children to a daycare in a situation like this. Still this is EXACTLY what happens in the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Only a few elders knows who are known pedophiles in the congregation but the rest of the congregation are denied, not allowed to know who are pedophiles and can therefore NOT PROPERLY PROTECT THEIR OWN CHILDREN!
    A pedophile is also encouraged to visit people from door to door by the elders (leaders) among Jehovah’s Witnesses and this means that if you open the door for a Jehovah’s Witness you might have a pedophile in front of you or your children. And if you are a Jehovah’s Witnesses and preaching in service you can have, unaware to you, a pedophile in your car group together with your own children!
    Jehovah’s Witnesses must take community responsibility and NOT allow known pedophiles preach from door to door!
    Please help to get all these things changed! You can call or write to Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarter or local branch. You can do it both if you are a Jehovah’s Witness or not.
    +1 718 560 5000 is the telephone number to the headquarter in USA. Ask for the Governing Body, Administration Offices or Legal Department.
    Here you find the address to Jehovah's Witnesses office in your country
    Request them to remove the copyright restrictions. Request that known pedophiles should not be allowed to witness from door to door. Request the right to protect our children! Request them to answer you in writing!
    If you get a visit from a Jehovah’s Witness ask them to explain why nothing is done to rectify these problems within Jehovah’s Witnesses.
    When will there be a public apology from Jehovah’s Witnesses organization to the world? Their policies are behind the pain and suffering for so many children and their families.
    It is time to take a stand and protect the CHILDREN!
    In a five year legal battle with the Watch Tower Legal Department with an estimated one million plus in world wide work money being used to pay lawyers to prevent victims from receiving compensation. (Think of that next time you put your money in the contribution box at Kingdom Hall or contribute with money for Jehovah’s Witnesses literature.) At the end when discovery was going to allow clear evidence to be presented to a jury of negligence in dealing with abuse. The Watch Tower Legal Department pulled out the World Wide Work Check book and paid around $17 million with gag orders on the sixteen victims to prevent them from disclosing to the public how elders at the direction of the Governing Body were negligent and allowed multiple children to be molested and silenced after they were abused.
    “Over a five day period in February 2007, 16 civil child sex abuse lawsuits against Watchtower (the Jehovah’s Witness headquarters in New York City) were quietly settled in three states (CA, TX and OR). The victims involved were essentially coerced into signing ‘gag orders’ that prevent them from discussing the cases.
    We learned that 16 victims were paid the largest settlement in history of Jehovah’s Witnesses but forced to sign a gag order that forbids them from speaking about their abuse.
    Attorney Jeff Anderson successful in over 600 lawsuits over abuse states, “When victims are forced to sign gag orders it is a continuation of the coerced code of silence from church hierarchy. Jehovah’s Witnesses silenced molested kids before the elders and now they are doing it in the courts.”
    For more information about the child abuses within Jehovah’s Witnesses:
    http://www.silentlambs.org and http://www.silentlambs.org/press/index.cfm

    Quote above from http://examiningthescripturesdaily.blogspot.com/

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