I asked this question to my mother and her husband the other night in a heated debate about the falsehood that the WBTS is teaching its members. I reasoned that their teachings are a contradiction and how can one live their life IN TRUTH, in honesty, without deceit or lies if they accept contradiction within ones faith?
So again I asked them, "What is truth? You say that the WBTS teaches truth. Yet, here we are and you've admitted that there are a lot of falsehoods and deceptions being taught and or are going on within the organization. So how is that not a contradiction to the statement 'Jehovah's Witnesses have the truth?' Clearly, they do not."
This sparked something with my mom. She usually goes into a tirade about how the organization is Jehovah's chosen org blah blah blah But what I got was silence, and her husband jumps in and says, "ooookay, lets not go into that right now. I think what you need to understand is that we understand your point and we agree where you're coming from, but where else are we to go if this is not the truth?"
I replied, "For one, that is not what was said nor the context it was being said, and another thing, I rather not "be with" an organization that is false and hypocritical, committing the unforgivable sin. I can't believe that with the amount of bullshit the both of you have gone through, the amount of abuse you've suffered, that you still think that this is God's organization."
That is just a smidge of the conversation that went on for 3 hours that night. How would you all respond? What should I have said or not have said? This conversation is one the reoccurs often sol I'd like to be better prepared the next time.
The dictionary defines truth as: (I wouldn't put it past the WBTS to ban reading the dictionary soon)
1 the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth. 2. conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement. 3. a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths. 4. the state or character of being true. 5. actuality or actual existence. 6. an obvious or accepted fact; truism; platitude. 7. honesty; integrity; truthfulness. 8. ( often initial capital letter ) ideal or fundamental reality apart from and transcending perceived experience: the basic truths of life. 9. agreement with a standard or original. 10. accuracy, as of position or adjustment. 11. Archaic . fidelity or constancy. Thanks, had to vent...again.