The WTS hides the goal posts, you don't know if you're a yard away or 50 yards away. And just when you think you're close, they move the goal post.
The real analogy is that the time ran out at quarter to eight and the runner still hasn't reached the line and the stupid coach is telling him to keep running when everyone else is packing up and looking for the next game. The runner is uncertain whether the rules have changed so now he's merely jogging so as not to look too stupid but also so his coach can't accuse him of quitting.
"But, then the tv camera shows the halted player looking at the time clock on the score board. The tv camera pans to the score board. It is sponsered by www.freeminds.org The player leaves the field. The whole crowd is irate. They boo (shun) him and he loses all of his fame and fortune. And so, folks, that's how Jehovah and His angels in Heaven feel about us when we don't take our mission seriously and are stumbled by apostates.
The real analogy is that the f...g goal post keeps moving: 1914, 1925, 1975,.......
JW's will tell you there are sooooo close to the end zone, but they can't tell you at how many yards...
You guys write GREAT ANALOGIES! Are you JWs? Writing Dept will be recruiting you.
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