I have a new take on the 587/586 "controversy". This is of course, speaking for me over 3 years after I left. I realize that if you are first leaving, this is a big deal. So please know as you read this, if you are lurking or are newly out, I would never complain about the continued discussion of when Jerusalem was destroyed, as EVERYthing JW's believe is tied to 1914 and their fictional story of when Jerusalem was destroyed.
Sometimes though, people on this board start comical threads trying to figure when Jerusalem was destroyed. Ridiculous, one and all.
Now that I am out, I have to ask... (apologies in advance for the CAPS)
WHY THE HELL WOULD ANYONE DARE QUESTION LIFELONG HISTORIANS AND SCHOLARS WHO HAVE DEVOTED THEIR LIFE TO THE STUDY AND RESEARCH OF ARTIFCATS AND CULTURES AND WHO UNIVERSALLY AGREE ON CERTAIN DATES BASED ON INDISPUTABLE EVIDENCE? THESE SCHOLARS HAVE NO VESTED INTEREST, NO AGENDAS AT ALL IN ANYTHING EXCEPT DISCOVERING WHAT FACTS AND DATES ARE AVAILABLE TO DISCOVER!!!
Seriously, lets look at what is implied by the lying bullshit idiotic reasoning from the GB that somehow, all the "worldly scholars" have conspired to lie about when Jerusalem was destroyed to hide the truth from all but 7,000,000 people who hope to survive Armageddon because these scholars want to do the high bidding of Satan.
Oh, I am sorry, they are blinded by Satan. Riiiiiiight.
So what the GB hopes to do, bottom line, is to convince you that 7 billion people, including ALL scholars who ever study this shit have it totally wrong. And the only reason the GB has it right is because WWI started in 1914, a date that they have since hijacked beyond all reason.
Sorry for the rant. I don't want to argue with psuedo-Scholar or Lars or any JW who wants to try and bullshit that 607 is a real date. It is simple. You can learn the date from middle school. Stop it. It isn't a debate. The debate only matters to JW's as they try to fool people.
It's not a debate. Really. Honest.
I encourage all lurking JW's to really learn about this. It is important.
To any apologists, stop acting like you know better then people who have better then your typical 10th grade education. Really, get a life.