Why is the sky blue? What is the meaning of life? How is the weather in Florida?
What is the most offensive/idiotic piece of WT literature you've read from the past 20 years (approximately)?
Miz, I don't think ANY "experiences" in the Watchtower are true. They are an amalgam of several experiences overlaid with whatever point the Borg is trying to make.
Here are the parts of that story that are probably true:
There is presently a young woman pioneering in Ethiopia
She got good grades in school
Someone heard something about a job that pays pretty well
I like this line in the December 15 2010 WT, "If you were thrown into prison, how many kingdom songs would you be able to sing from memory?"
If I was sharing a cell with a violent sodomite, my biggest concern would be that I couldnt remember the words to "Shulamite Maiden."
Yeah, great suggestions, all of these. And there is a real embarrassment of riches when it comes to bizarre JW comments in the literature. Still, I have to go with "overlapping generations." It tastes like bullshit even for those who rather like the taste of bullshit. I recall having a discussion with a JW a couple years back. He was important enough to have advance information on this new light. I honestly couldn't believe what I was hearing when he laid it out. This one is just naked nonsense, and I think even the real JWs know it.
If I asked a JW about 1914, could they explain this new light? Do they believe it without understanding it? I can give them a chart with 15 changes on the subject. What if they changed the blood issue (won't because of lawsuits?). Trusting God is a rock. Trusting man is fatally foolish.
godrulz, I would guess that fewer than 50% of JWs would be able to explain the overlap doctrine in the "correct" way the Borg has articulated it.
The different types of "wrong" you get might range from people still believing the OLD light from the 70s and 80s, or the ridiculous new light change from 1995 (fewer than 5% IMO EVER accepted this), to people who use the word "overlap" but still don't really lay it out the way the Borg wants them to.
What was version 1995.0 again? This seems like core WT doctrine to me. If I knew they have changed 15x, it would undermine my confidance. For a Christian, it is an irrelevant issue, just moot/academic (1914 is not objectively of prophetic significance from a biblical point of view- newsflash; neither are the WT conventions prophesied in Revelation?! Cmon!?).
Yeah... Can ANYONE explain to me the "overlapping gen."? I mean, c'mon... Please. How can anyone buy that load of crap?
I remember that "Jws and School" book, a little. That freaked the sh*t out of me. I thought school was practically evil.
Does anyone know if they still recomend it?
NO ROOM FOR GEORGE /MAD SWEENEY - yeah this "experience" in today's WT was a real hum-dinger...
In fact, last night my wife says to me, "There's an experience in tomorrow's WT you're not going to like. I didn't like it."
I replied, "Oh, the one about the Ethiopian who threw away her life to pioneer?"
"Thats the one."
Today, I took French leave as the WT started - I knew I would scream.
My wife later reported how the conductor painfully labored over this paragraph.
She said, "I think they make some of these experinces up."
There is hope....
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