Watchtower on Changing Religions

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  • Marvin Shilmer
    Marvin Shilmer

    Watchtower on Changing Religions

    Today I uploaded a new article to my blog addressing Watchtower’s treatment of changing religions. To potential converts Watchtower paints one picture. But after conversion things change rather dramatically. This article includes excerpt from a never before published letter by a Watchtower lawyer.

    My article is titled Watchtower on Changing Religions and is available at:

    Marvin Shilmer

  • Scully

    "Hotel California"

    On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
    Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
    Up ahead in the distance, I saw shimmering light
    My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
    I had to stop for the night
    There she stood in the doorway;
    I heard the mission bell
    And I was thinking to myself,
    'This could be Heaven or this could be Hell'
    Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
    There were voices down the corridor,
    I thought I heard them say...

    Welcome to the Hotel California
    Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face
    Plenty of room at the Hotel California
    Any time of year (Any time of year)
    You can find it here

    Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz
    She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
    How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
    Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

    So I called up the Captain,
    'Please bring me my wine'
    He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine'
    And still those voices are calling from far away,
    Wake you up in the middle of the night
    Just to hear them say...

    Welcome to the Hotel California
    Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face
    They livin' it up at the Hotel California
    What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
    Bring your alibis

    Mirrors on the ceiling,
    The pink champagne on ice
    And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device'And in the master's chambers,
    They gathered for the feast
    They stab it with their steely knives,
    But they just can't kill the beast

    Last thing I remember, I was
    Running for the door
    I had to find the passage back
    To the place I was before
    'Relax,' said the night man,
    'We are programmed to receive.
    You can check-out any time you like,
    But you can never leave!'

  • steve2

    Thanks Marvin. I really enjoy your articles - they are well researched and argued.

  • thetrueone

    Religion can sure be a vile deviously corrupt business.

  • Scully

    Knowing that it's the Legal Department that's running the show at the WTS, there's not even the slightest glimmer of hope that Truth will ever darken the doors there anymore.

  • Marvin Shilmer
    Marvin Shilmer

    thetrueone writes:

    “Religion can sure be a vile deviously corrupt business.”

    You got that right!

    The letter excerpt quoted from Watchtower’s Lawyer was written to a long-time elder/Assistant Circuit Overseer/KM school instructor/Assembly Overseer who had resigned (effectively disassociated) due to exhausting himself in attempts to move the organization away from business and intimidation and toward love. The man had to find some peace in his older years! I plan to show and tell more of this story in future blog entries. By coincidence one of the characters in this story is now a sitting Governing Body member.

    Marvin Shilmer

  • MisfitMeL

    All religions are the same. They are very happy to have you join their exclusive club, but contemplate leaving them and curses be upon you! lol

  • thetrueone

    Religious corruption comes in at man's wanting attempt to self empowerment and the expressed

    desire to hold on to and expand upon that acquired power.

    Beware of the god players .

  • No Room For George
    No Room For George

    Thanks for posting that Martin. What a bunch of hypocritical corrupt people. How do they sleep at night? I swear the WT needs a regime change.

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