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  • betterdaze
    betterdaze releases information page on Jehovah's Witnesses. Beliefs, history, practices and controversies discussed

    "Accurate information on Jehovah's Witnesses is available but you need to know where to find it. presents an award winning PBS documentary on the subject of Jehovah's Witnesses. It is pleased to announce a new information page on the subject of Jehovah's Witnesses, which provides a detailed account of the history, beliefs and practices of Jehovah's Witnesses."

    Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) January 01, 2011 - Jehovah's Witnesses are a Christian religion whose modern day history that traces back to around 1879 with Charles Taze Russell and his associates. They were an independent Bible study group with loose ties to Adventist thought (not to be confused with Seventh Day Adventists).

    Russell and his associates came to the conclusion that much of the teachings associated with mainstream Christianity of that time were not in harmony with the Bible. They wanted to start from scratch, as it were, and go back to the Bible to see what it really said about such topics as the immortal soul, the time of the end, paradise, hellfire, salvation and heaven. They rejected the concept of human evolution and in 1916, the International Bible Students produced the Photo Drama of Creation, which aimed to show the scientific basis of Scripture. An estimated nine million people viewed the presentation in 1914.

    After Russell's death in 1916, Joseph F. Rutherford became the second to direct what became, under his administration, Jehovah's Witnesses, in 1931. His rough style and fiery manner were in stark contrast to that of Russell. With Rutherford, Witnesses placed increased empasis on house-to-house preaching. This method of evangelizing has continued until today.

    The site, presents and unvarnished account of Jehovah's Witnesses history, beliefs and practices, that is both accurate and unbiased.

    Some of the topics covered on the Knocking Jehovah's Witness page are,

    Sreading the Word - Charles T. Russell, The Watchtower Society & IBSA; Post-War Expansion; Missionary Activity and Expectation; Doctrinal Development and Eschatology of Jehovah's Witnesses; Jehovah's Witnesses and Entertainment Choices, Morality, Disfellowshipping; Jehovah's Witnesses Demography and Statistics; JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES AND CIVIL RIGHTS; Historical Background; Jehovah's Witnesses and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    The main page presents a 10,000-plus word article that covers nearly every facet of the topic of Jehovah's Witnesses. It is the most complete article on Jehovah's Witnesses that is available on the Internet.

    In the coming months, historical photos will gradually be added to the site. We encourage journalists and researchers to use the site for their research. The information is not produced by Jehovah's Witnesses themselves, but by a team of independent San Francisco journalists.


  • slimboyfat

    I would say the wikipedia articles on JWs are more detailed and better written.

  • jwfacts

    I find the information surrounding Knocking extremely irritating, in that Joel makes a big point of not being a JW and being unbiased, when what he writes is very biased. The article on the home page is whitewash, as much as the Proclaimers book is.

    As a side point, I have a question about the following statement.

    attends five one-hour meetings each week at their houses of worship

    Does the Watchtower still claim to hold 5 meetings a week? I always thought it a bit dishonest to say we attend 5 meetings when there as only 3. Now that it is only 2 meetings a week, do they claim 4 or 5 meetings?

  • jwfacts

    How biased is this statement?

    "Charles Taze Russell (1852-1916), the founder of what would become modern-day Jehovah's Witnesses ..."

    Only a JW would say modern-day JWs, since there have never been Jehovah's Witnesses in the past, either in name or belief?

  • wasblind

    Hey there JWFACTS,

    looks like the five finger grip has slipped

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