Has the WTS removed the 'offending' publications? Or just retired them due to time?

by AK - Jeff 24 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • punkofnice

    I remember one circus over-sneer saying you can throw away publications over 5 years old. I never understood why.

    I wonder if the CDub Roms of the future will have even less dublications on them?!?!

    Ignorance is bliss! Remove the 'old light', don't let the dubs onto the internet other than the WTB$ sites, control them to the nth degree....they'll obey. It'll stop them turnig up the contradictory or stupid statements. Then they can live happily ever after in dubby dreamland!

  • Terry

    Watchtower Cover of September 15, 1982
    Change Forced by Liquor Company

    Each issue of THE WATCHTOWER is later reprinted in a bound volume at the end of the year. But the issue of September 15, 1982 was reprinted with a different cover picture. (Foreign editions printed after the U.S. English edition also featured the new cover.) Why? What made the Watchtower Society stop using the original red sunset porch silhouette and replace it with a scene of trees and mountains? The answer is so shocking to Jehovah's Witnesses that the Society is trying to cover it up.

    A leopard can't change its spots, but THE WATCHTOWER can change its cover. And that's exactly what THE WATCHTOWER did, when it got caught red-handed 'borrowing' a liquor company's picture. Here's what happened:

    Since the middle of 1981 the red sunset porch silhouette liquor ad appeared in several major U.S. magazines. Then THE WATCHTOWER's issue of September 15, 1982, was published with the same picture (slightly modified) on its cover. When questioned, official Watchtower spokesmen at first claimed their artist had drawn the same picture simply "by coincidence."

    However, Comments from the Friends, in its October, 1982, issue, publicly exposed what THE WATCHTOWER had done. Ex-JW's also ran newspaper ads, made phone calls, wrote letters, etc., making known the source of THE WATCHTOWER's cover picture.

    Original Watchtower Cover

    In the midst of such publicity the liquor company found out what had happened. Not about to swallow the "coincidence" story, they had their legal staff contact the Watchtower Society. Caught red-handed with the liquor company's picture on its cover, and eager to avoid further embarrassment, the Watchtower Society agreed to an out-of-court settlement. Obviously included in this was the provision that they stop using the liquor company's picture in their publications. Here is the original Johnny Walker picture:

    Whisky Ad

    So, when the year's WATCHTOWER magazines were reprinted as a bound volume at the end of 1982, the cover of the September 15th issue featured a different picture. (Foreign language editions printed weeks after the English edition were also changed.)


  • punkofnice

    Awake! January 8th 1947, disfellowshipping has pagan origins:

    Where, then, did this practice originate? The Encyclopaedia Britannica says that papal excommunication is not without pagan influence, "and its variations cannot be adequately explained unless account be taken of several non-Christian analogues of excommunication." The superstitious Greeks believed that when an excommunicated person died the Devil entered the body, and therefore, "in order to prevent it, the relatives of the deceased cut his body in pieces and boil them in wine." Even the Druids had a method of expelling those who lost faith in their religious superstitions. It was therefore after Catholicism adopted its pagan practices, A.D. 325, that this new chapter in religious excommunication was written.

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  • biometrics

    With today's technology every WT article ever written (including images) could fit on a single DVD.

    If all these articles are truly "The Truth" why not publish every one of them on their website, or have a torrent?

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