Has the WT ever tried to explain all the misquotes?

by suavojr 11 Replies latest jw experiences

  • suavojr

    With all the misquotes the WT has publish in over 100 years! Have they ever tried to explain it in any of the publications.

  • Simon

    I can't recall it - any changes are proclaimed as wonderful new light and proof that they always have the thruth (even if the beliefs have just done a 180 degree turn).

    The misquotes in the Creation book were what first convinced me that things weren't quite right and they weren't honest.

  • laverite

    Wachtower Corp does not take any responsibility for any mistakes it makes. Whenever there is fault ot assign, everything is the fault of the rank and file.

  • ShirleyW

    They're not misquotes, it's new light

  • clarity

    AAHHHHHH NO......when they are wrong.......they are still right!

  • Londo111

    They practice eisegesis with the Bible...so they are used to cherrypicking extracts from texts.

  • Gopher

    The Watchtower really never admits it does anything wrong. The Society encourages ignorance and discourages research, so their loyal members will not call them on it. If anyone calls them on the misquotes, they would be cast as a doubter or someone who is "running ahead of Jehovah's organization".

    In Watchtower-world, facts do not matter. Loyalty to the Watchtower's brand of "truth" is all that matters.

  • AndDontCallMeShirley

    There's really no need for WT to explain anything, as any misquotes or flawed doctrines are god's fault:

    "It is vital that we appreciate this fact and respond to the directions of the "slave" as we would to the voice of God, because it is His provision." Watchtower 1957 Jun 15 p.370

    Besides, the WT is completely trustworthy, so lies and misquotes are still true:

    "Since Jehovah God and Jesus Christ completely trust the faithful and discreet slave, should we not do the same?" -Watchtower 2009 Feb 15 p.27

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    They don't need to explain anything. The WT is too busy with it's Real Estate speculating

  • sir82

    They are very careful - the words between the quotation marks are always correctly transcribed.

    Very often, the quote are taken out of context and the author is making a very different point - at times the complete opposite point - from the one the quotes are used to support.

    However, to discover that, the typical JW would have to read the entire article or book being quoted.

    And why would he do that? To look for an error? "Love believes all things", especially "all things" written by the FDS. Why on earth would a JW doubt them?

    The only people who know of the "misquotes" are apostates who are just "looking to draw teh disciples after themselves".

    Why would the WTS apologize to a bunch of apostates?

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