The Organization = Jehovah in the minds of the GB
April 15, 2013 Watchtower - p. 22-26: Organization-Obsessed Much???
cedars: Twice the magazine implies that Jehovah's Witnesses are preaching ALL OVER the Earth when they are virtually absent in Arab and Communist lands.
Jehovah's Witnesses are everywhere, except where they're not.
p. 27: "Are we personally in step with this wonderful organization?" [and "wonderful organization" on p. 26]
p. 31: "What a privilege it is to live in these last days and to be part of Jehovah's incredible organization!"
Oh yuck. I personally know an elder who will just lap this up. He's intolerable as it is, regularly dropping in his favorite expression "magnificent organization."
Another 2 articles puffing out their chests with their overblown views of themselves. *Sigh*
Had to laugh at this on p.23 (The More Important Things):
There are many things that Jehovah chose not to include in his written Word. For example, he did not provide details about how the brain works or how the universe functions, even though such information would have been very fascinating! Rather, Jehovah provided information that we need in order to understand his purposes and to live our lives in harmony with them. (2 Tim. 3:16, 17)
No kidding! It's a theological book, not a scientific one! Duh!
Slidin Fast - "Bloody Hell how Orwellian does it get?"
Well, they already rewrite their history to make it appear more favorable...
I read a half-joking post somewhere else here about the WTS discontinuing the use of the Library CDs, and making it only available for download via JW.org.
At that point, it'd be a pretty simple matter to assign some poor Bethel schmuck to be their Winston Smith...
I cannot believe the glorification of the organization. Pretty soon it'll just be the "Big O". I could see how some people could worship that....
It sure is pretty sickening to read this crap, I just want to scream to the ones I care about "wake up"!
It is truly surprising that the rank and file are not embarrassed by such blatant attempts at intellectual seduction.
Can it be that they are unable tell the difference between teaching by instruction and indoctrinating by propaganda?
C.Beef:"seems like a golden calf moment to me."
I'm gonna use that line!
There are many things that Jehovah chose not to include in his written Word.
Yeah, like how a worldwide flood that covered 100% of the earth's surface a mere 4400 years ago could leave not one single iota of geological evidence behind...
their outright lies and dishonesty are really quite breathtaking with these boasts and claims that they cover the entire globe with this crappy massage, their are many nations with outright bans enforced , they have virtual zero presence in the Islamic nations and the entire Middle East save the odd Filipino housekeeper and show lousy figures in their report within India and China that have populations of well over 2 billion, the simple fact is and I will say till the day I die there are billions living on this planet that will never hear thier message within thier lifetimes