I read a similar thread concerning scars that a boy got from and alligator and from his loving mother and how that was related to scars in our life from Satan and God (Jehovah). Reading this and other threads here that shows how witnesses use material from "Babylon the Great" for spiritual uplifting made me think of an couple of experiences my wife shared with me during her field service.
One experience was when she was out in service with her dad. He would stop at a preacher's house and the preacher would accept the magazines and commented to her dad that he used them for material in some of his sermons.
Another instance was more recent when my wife and I were talking about how they deliver the literature door to door. I asked her did people accept them on a regular basis and she said yes and remarked that one woman uses them to prepare her Sunday school lessons. I thought about that then I remembered in Ray Franz's Crisis of Conscious book he stated that Bethel references material published by Christendom's church leaders in their writing department.
Does anyone, besides myself, see the lunacy in all of this? You have the Watchtower Society on one side claiming that all of Christendom's churches are of the great whore of Babylon while on the other side some of Christendom's churches criticizes the Watchtower Society over its false teachings. Yet they borrow each other's literature.
Has anyone else ever encountered householders who take the magazines and says that they use them at their church? On the flip side, can anyone here testify to the Watchtower Society actually using materials from Christendom at Bethel? It is already obvious that witnesses plagiarize anecdotal stories involving manners of faith in e-mails or so called testimonials.