1969 "fact": You will never grow old in this present system of things

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  • LongHairGal


    If somebody reads that scripture and thinks the label ‘weak in faith’ applies to them (because only THEY can truly know this) that is their private business to deal with.

    However, it does not fall to you or me to be saying this about somebody else. For those of us who are out of the JW religion we have to rid ourselves of the atrocious habit of labeling and judging people!

    Of course, this point is moot to somebody with one foot in or intending to go back. Good luck. I’m just glad I’M out.

  • Disillusioned JW
    Disillusioned JW

    Magnum, I am sad to that you work so many hours. I don't know how a human body can take that much work; I know mine can't (or at least I very strongly don't think it can), especially if with the amount of commuting time you claim to have. If I were to work that many hours per week I think I would drop down dead within a few months or so.

  • Disillusioned JW
    Disillusioned JW

    I think the 1-1-89 Watchtower (that said in this Twentieth Century) mentioned the missionary work instead of the general preaching work, coming to an end by then.

  • zooooooo

    Thank you LongHairGal for your comments and explanation.

    In the comment in my first post on this thread, I don't feel that I was labeling anyone.

    'I also think that it affected people who had faith in God and his word more than those who had weak faith, their lives were adversely affected. At least some I know were.'

    As suggested by Romans 14, there are people who have weak faith and the expression isn't necessarily a JW term. In 1Timothy 4:12 it talks of being an example in faith. This suggests I think that some are models in regard to faith.

    As far as not being a JW. I left 25 years ago after I invited the elders to my house and explained my views and parted amicably.

  • hoser

    The writers of the 1969 never grow old article attained their goal to a certain extent. It kept their adherents uneducated and in fear. People are easier to control that way. Many volunteered to print and sell the magazines which ultimately gave the writing department a living. They ate and had a place to live. If everyone went to college and saw through the bullshit the religion would have fallen apart.

    I see this as a wasted generation. The 1975 generation. My parents are part of this generation having spent the better part of their lives waiting. It is sad to see how the misguided can affect the lives of so many.

  • LongHairGal


    Thanks, I do understand! Yes, those scriptures mention that about ‘faith’.

    Unfortunately, I saw that others use that as an excuse to judge those who aren’t following to a ‘T’ what is said in trying to micromanage people’s lives...It was my personal experience they certainly go beyond what the scriptures say with their ‘rules and regulations’. Not to mention the hypocrisy in targeting some (like me) but not others (older JWs in the hall with affluent lives who WERE in the workforce). The poverty being pushed for me certainly wasn’t for THEM.

    Not meaning to hijack the original thread..and getting back to the point:..I’m thankful I didn’t follow the popular attitude mentioned in that famous 1969 article or I’d be so screwed it wouldn’t be funny.

    Glad you’re Out.

  • minimus


    They LIED! No question. No JW can honestly disagree.

  • Rocketman123

    Its both shocking and disturbing how the WTS had so much control over people's minds back then.

    I know I was there.

    Lying corrupt religious charlatans hyping and bullshitting to gain more coverts and increase their literature circulation.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    Facts …

    I was born in 1979.

    I definitely am growing old in this system.

  • Rocketman123

    There is no question or doubt the WTS back in the 1960's were lying and deceiving people with its expressed doctrines, using world events to validate their doctrine of the end times.

    There shouldn't also be any doubt that they exploited their proclamation that god had chosen them to dispense spiritual food at the proper time as they proclaimed.

    The workings of devious men proliferating their own publications to the public.

    The WTS publishing corporation has been in the business of creating delusions for over a 100 years and still enacts itself upon that manner to this day..

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