Remember this: "The End of False Religion is Near!"

by Mad Sweeney 12 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney

    I was looking through some crap on a shelf the other day and came across a bunch of these un-placed tracts from a campaign a few years ago. The urgency in the language is palpable and the doomsday lightning bolt on the front is scary. Yet when I looked at the date of publication it was four years ago ( 2006 ) and there has to date been NOT ONE SIGN of religion ending, whether it's false or true.

    They keep using words like "near" and "soon."

    I don't think those words mean what they think they mean.

  • Hadit

    I think you need to purchase their dictionary so that you can find out what the words in the English language really mean! If we all order one we can get a special bulk rate. But we'd better hurry up - the end could come at any time

  • poppers

    Yeah, the exclamation point on the end says a lot - "Oh, finally, we can all rejoice now; isn't it just wonderful?" What a pathetically transparent attempt at manipulation.

  • miseryloveselders

    I mentioned in another thread, my Brother In Law and I were doing door to door in the winter a couple years back. We came to a house that we couldn't tell whether or not was occupied. I can't recall or not whether this track was behind the screen door or on the porch with a ton of other junk. But the tract still being there for that long just laying in obscurity was illustrative of field service to me in general. Looking at it laying there emphasized to me how I feel that I'm wasting my time in FS. Fast forward a few years later, and there still doesn't appear to be anything to indicate the world goverments will be making a play at religion somehow.

    The more I research history, I'm convinced the WT intepretation of Babylon the Great is incorrect.

  • blondie

    misery, I take it you mean the current one interpretation. Previously, the WTS felt it was the Papacy--Roman Catholic Church only.

  • StAnn

    The WTS is still going strong, so The End of False Religion has not yet come.


  • miseryloveselders

    Yeah Blondie I guess I'm showing my age. During my time, it's always been the world empire of false religion which means anybody and everybody thats not a JW. But interesting you mention the Catholic Church was the older interpretation, because in the literature today, you can still pick up on a heavy anti-Catholic mentality. I'd like to ask the younger generation on the Writing Department, what the Catholics ever do to you that Rutherford didn't instigate?

    I can't remember much during the campaign with this tract. I do remember the really awkward feeling handing these tracts off to people. There's too many faiths, particulary Christian faiths in my congregations territory. Placing this track isn't the same as placing a WT magazine on smoking. Plus I don't buy the whole exclusive God's channel/Faithful Discreet Slave teaching. To brush off EVERY other Christian faith as moot is too haughty for my liking. Some months ago, in a discussion with a brother, he was really critical of the Amish, the Quakers, and other seperatist like faiths. He essentially considered them cowardly for seperating themselves physically and socially to practice their faith. The irony of it all somehow got past him when considering how we as JWs do the same thing, though mostly socially. But the mentality of criticizing other faiths is such a part of the fabric of JWs that its impossible to be a JW without looking down on other faiths with utter disdain. The worst part of it to me, is when researching Revelation, Rome, Jerusalem, etc., it becomes difficult to still believe Babylon The Great is some world empire of false religion.

  • JediMaster

    Just wait, any day now they'll come up with their own meaning for those words: near & soon. Just as they did for "generation". Wonder what it'll be??? Any takers?

    Jedi Master

  • straightshooter

    Yes I remember. It is just like Armageddon and new paradise earth is near.

  • PSacramento
    I don't think those words mean what they think they mean.

    It's inconcievable !

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