Watchtower — Bait & Switch?

by Marvin Shilmer 9 Replies latest jw friends

  • Marvin Shilmer
    Marvin Shilmer

    Watchtower — Bait & Switch?

    Today I uploaded a new article to my blog addressing a discrepancy between what Watchtower tells potential converts prior to baptism compared with what Watchtower tells converts after baptism. In each case Watchtower tells the individual something in straightforward terms. Problem is, the two things said are polar opposites, and the legal ramification is significant.

    My article is titled Watchtower — Bait & Switch? and is available at:

    Marvin Shilmer

  • minimus

    Great point!

    And they do the same with what they write vs. what they say.

  • clarity

    And the hot topic now ... soliciting money. Anyway and all ways they can!


    Initially they attract 'victims' by the assurance that no collection plate is passed and no solicitations!


  • jookbeard

    huge points Marvin , comparing the first segment to the second equates to nothing short of complete and utter lies , I've never picked up on the 2 quotes before likewise nor have the millions of R&F.

  • Marvin Shilmer
    Marvin Shilmer

    jookbeard writes:

    “…comparing the first segment to the second equates to nothing short of complete and utter lies.”

    I just added a new image from a very current Watchtower publication (2009 printing of something originally published in 2005).

    The baiting continues to this very day.

    Marvin Shilmer

  • JW GoneBad
  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad

    Just another reason for me to be Ashamed and Embarrassed by this Organization's underhanded and deceitful ways!

    Thank you Marvin. In my book you are a Gem! Keep diggin and I'll keep readin!

  • Marvin Shilmer
    Marvin Shilmer

    JW GoneBad writes:

    “Keep digging”

    Digging? This stuff screams louder than my neighbor’s wife! Not only that, I just pick something off my library shelf and the article practically jumps from the page onto my blog! This stuff is alive I tell you!

    Marvin Shilmer

  • PinkPajamasx

    Thank you Marvin, I save all the images from your blog on my iPhone in hopes that one day my in-laws will listen

  • sizemik

    Thanks again Marvin . . . for doing the leg work.

    I recall the perception I was fed 30 years ago . . . and this being a feature of it . . .

    They "bait and switch" using a longline with multiple hooks . . . there are no collections . . . the literature is free and produced by voluntary labour . . . the door 2 door ministry is 100% voluntary . . . JW's are free to come and go as they please . . . we are united only by the love of God . . . blah blah blah

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