Many find that against the rigors of the practiced non-believers their faith fails very quickly.Why do you seem unable, as a ‘spirit anointed Son Of God’ to help in any way with their crisis of faith?It seems to me that most people that come to this situation didn't have much faith to start with. At least it's hard for me to relate to people that so quickly relinquish something that they ought to consider precious. It appears that once a seed of doubt and distrust is planted that it is very difficult to uproot that. Paul likened apostasy to a rapidly spreading gangrene and I think that that is a good analogy. People fool themselves though by going through the motions for years, but then when confronted with something that confounds them they experince what Paul called shipwreck.
Over the years I have recieved comments and emails from numerous friends thanking me for helping them sort things out. But I have no illusions about being able to snatch more then a few out of the fires of doubt.
I have noticed that you seldom is ever tackle the topics on this forum that are leading JW’s to paths of atheism. Why is this?I think that discussing the philosophy of evolution and related topics with people who formerly had faith is like giving CPR to a crash test dummy. According to the Bible only a senseless person would come to the conclusion that Jehovah doesn't exist. My dealings with JWs turned atheist causes me to agree with that observation. There's not a whole lot that I can do for those who are so spiritually dead as to imagine that Jehovah doesn't exist.
Surely a person of your obvious intellect could well throw up a protective spiritual barrier to these ‘lost’ and ‘losing’ souls by focusing on basic issues, rather than detailed exploration of prophecies that are at the end of the day *all* matter of opinion.That's not the way I see it. Faith in God's word and the fear of Jehovah is the real protective barrier. And if any person retains a shred of that fear of God and respect for his word then their considering the possibility of how Jehovah's prophecies may yet unfold is not mere opinion but is a genuine basis for faith.
NYT, did not fall into any of the categories discussed above. I hope Robert that you are not trying to defend the behavior of a JW who encourages a son to commit a obscene act with his own mother and laughs at the misfortunes of others.I don't know what the flap was over NYT. I would never defend that sort of behavior. I just thought I would point out Simon's obvious hypocrisy in selectively deactivating certain posters and not others. / You Know