I know the poster LOST GENERATION made a fantastic thread on this July 15th Apostate article, however - I noticed some very powerful points on pg. 17 paragraphs 9 - 11 which weren't brought out that I feel needed to be touched on.
As was brought out in his thread this article told JW's to avoid apostates because they are " mentally diseased " allegedly and to avoid their Web sites, not read their literature, watch T.V. programs, or comment on their blogs.
But notice how this article refers to " false stories " and who is behind them. It states in paragraph 9 & 10, " The apostle Paul warns us about one of Satan's insidious strategies - " false stories " . What are false stories, and how can we avoid paying attention to them ? " It continues in paragraph 10, " Paul uses a Greek word that can refer to fiction, myth, or falsehood. According to The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, this word refers to " a religious story that has no connection with reality " . Perhaps Paul had in mind religious lies promoting by sensational tales or fanciful legends. Such stories only " furnish questions for research " - that is, RAISE FRIVOLOUS QUESTIONS THAT LEAD TO POINTLESS RESEARCH. False stories are a ploy of the archdeceiver, Satan, who uses religious lies and godless myths to sidetrack unsuspecting ones. Paul's counsel is clear : Do NOT pay attention to false stories ! " First of all we see clear tactics used here by the WT society to instill FEAR into JW's to prevent them from doing alleged " frivolous research ". The formula is : False stories = Satan = frivolous questions & pointless research . So Witnesses are just supposed to accept it on face value that ANY research they do OUTSIDE of the WT society's publications is considered frivolous or inspired of Satan ! So THAT is the way they are able to prevent JW's from doing ANY outside research ! Just put it down as " false stories " , " frivolous " or " pointless " and that Satan is behind it - then superstitious Witnesses will NOT check it out on the Internet ! Typical fear and control tactics used by the WT society. When in actuality if Witnesses DID research many things on the Internet exposing the WT society- they'd find it to be true !
Paragraph 11 states, " The expression " false stories " can apply to any religious lie or myth that could turn us " away from the truth ". Satan, who pretends to be " an angel of light ", has made clever use of false religion in misleading people. " Well, who knows ? If there WAS a Satan ( which I disbelieve ) perhaps he's using the WT society to turn people " away from the truth " ! LOL !
Anyway, I find it amazing how the WT society continues to amp up their fear and control tactics on it's JW members in order to prevent them from researching what might not be " false stories " but absolute truths on the Internet exposing the WT society for what it is- a dangerous mind control cult ! As always - I look forward to your input, comments, observations, and takes on this article. Take care, hope you all are doing well, and Peace out to all of you . Mr. Flipper