WTS in trouble in Denmark

by zed is dead 36 Replies latest jw friends

  • Vidiot
    “The rhetoric has become more intense in recent years, when they have begun to use terms such as ‘mental illness’ and ‘Satan’s workers’ in relation to former members who now oppose the religious community,” said Dal.

    Dal makes an error there that I think attention should be paid to.

    The WTS doesn't just use those terms in relation to "former members who oppose"; they - for all intents and purposes - paint anyone who dares to leave with that brush.

    You could live the rest of your life never saying a bad word about the WTS again and it wouldn't matter.

  • whathappened

    There needs to be a humbling at Watchtower Headquarters. I hope they go after them with a vengence!

  • thematrixguy

    Where do new members say hello ?!?! :D

  • steve2
    Where do new members say hello ?!?! :D

    Hi MatrixGuy and welcome!

    I don't think there is a 'welcome' area that you can post to but that would probably be a good way to welcome new posters.

    Here's a suggestion in the meantime: Start a new thread saying Hi and introducing yourself. That appears to be the way most new posters start.

  • rebel8

    This just in!

    Why True Christians Do Not Eat Danishes

    THE danish is loved and craved by millions of people. The Encyclopædia Britannica calls the danish “the principal symbol of breakfast.” Nevertheless, true Christians do not Eat Danishes. Why not?

    An important reason is that Jesus Christ did not eat danishes. The Greek word generally translated “danish” is den·mark′. It basically means “a Jehovah-hating country that has outlawed our hate speech.”

    These demonic pastries are coated in a mysterious frosting that gets all over your fingers. At conventions, that would mean either the sisters and brothers would need extra napkins, which would cause a serious financial burden on the Society, or they would have to seductively lick their fingers, stumbling each other and causing fornication to break out right there on the floor of the auditorium! They've admitted to experimenting with many different flavors, which de-sensitized them to a sense of fidelity and threatening their marriages and hence relationship with Jesus.

    Many conscientious ones among Jehovah's people today have wondered if Christians should eat danishes. They have become popular in modern days. Why, we have even noticed some of our own brothers and sisters eating them during convention sessions! The issue is of life-or-death importance since to stumble a brother that Christ died for is tantamount to "putting a millstone around the neck and being threat into the sea". Clearly our eternal salvation is involved.

    There are numerous reasons why a Loyal Dedicated Servant of God should use his Bible-trained conscience to arrive at a proper understanding of why Danishes are not for Christians. Consider the following facts with an open mind:

    It was a common practice in ancient Egypt to eat danishes in Pagan worship ceremonies. As the popularity of this Satanic treat grew, the Egyptians began to draw pictures of danishes on their pyramids. As Christians we are to "guard ourselves from idols" and "worship no other gods".

    If you look at a danish, you will see serpentine-like swirls of pastry. Such snake-like influence could lead to Satan worship, and thereby "grieve Jehovah's spirit" with tragic consequences.

    Danishes were most likely present at Herod's birthday party when John the Baptist was beheaded. Clearly then, as loyal Christians, why would we even want to associate with pastries that are without a doubt of such bad influence, remembering "bad associations spoil useful habits"? To invite danishes in our house may result in the same grave consequences as suffered by John the Baptist. Clearly, God disapproved of this party. Should we not then disapprove of danishes the way God does? Surely!

    Nowhere in the Bible are any type of danishes spoken of in favorable terms. In fact was it not manna in bible times that was associated with scorning of Jehovah’s gifts?

    There is no evidence that for the first 300 years after Christ’s death, those claiming to be Christians used the danish in worship. In the fourth century, however, pagan Emperor Constantine became a convert to apostate Christianity and promoted the danish as its symbol. Whatever Constantine’s motives, the danish had nothing to do with Jesus Christ. The danish is, in fact, pagan in origin. The New Catholic Encyclopedia admits: “The danish is found in both pre-Christian and non-Christian cultures.” Various other authorities have linked the danish with nature worship and pagan sex rites.

    Why, then, was this pagan symbol promoted? Apparently, to make it easier for pagans to accept “Christianity.” Nevertheless, devotion to any pagan symbol is clearly condemned by the Bible. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18) The Scriptures also forbid all forms of idolatry. (Exodus 20:4, 5; 1 Corinthians 10:14) With very good reason, therefore, true Christians do not Eat Danishes.

  • scotoma

    Rebel 8,

    However, a Danish and a cup of coffee is permitted if you have put in at least 1 hour of riding around in a car making return visits.

    The bitter coffee to wash down the sugar coated pastry is an appropriate reminder of the dual aspect of our message - hope and judgement.

  • steve2

    Rebel 8 skates on thin ice when she says such unkind things about my ancestral home. I do know that 'growth' of JWs in this most enlightened of Scandanavian countries has stagnated around 13,000 to 14,000 since - wait for it - close to thirty years. Check publisher numbers for the early 1980s with those for each successive decade: The witnesses have literally flat-lined in Denmark. Perhaps Rebel 8 is correct - unkind yes, but correct.

  • thematrixguy

    Ah thanks! I still don't know how to start a thread, it was bad enough trying to register! :P

  • steve2

    Scroll to top of this page and you'll see button marked new topic - click on it or, if using ipad or tablet, touch it and new page will appear for subheading for your thread and space below that to write. Best, steve2

  • Vidiot
    matrixguy - "Where do new members say hello ?!?! :D"

    Anywhere you want.

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