All religions are false, but god is true.
I've been out since 2000. And for a year or so I continued to pray to Yahweh, Jehovah, after leaving and even after being df'd. I've learned from within myself that the religions of the world, especially the ones following the bible god, are so vile and conflicted and causing so much evil against each other, there is nothing in them that reflects TRUE GOD. Especially the religions who claim to represent the name of Yahweh, Jehovah.,Allah
But the Truth never disappears. Oppressed and hidden, it will always struggle to be exposed. The worst thing that can be done to the Truth is to forbid it. The opposite effect will be produced: it will emerge with more strength and violence .
What is the first thing that would have to be hidden?
Firstly, it would be necessary to eliminate the idea that beyond the inefficient Yahweh creator god, another God exists, superior to him and infinitely perfect.
In order to hide this part of Truth, the idea that the creator god and the Unknowable God are the same thing has been invented, that together they form the only existing god: the inferior Yahweh, creator of heaven and earth.
At the beginning of christianity, the great Gnostic Master Marcion stated it very clearly: "the god of the old testament, Yahweh, is not the God of the new testament. They are two different gods. The first is a god who applies the law and punishes, whereas the other is a God of love who always forgives. The two are irreconcilable".
What can be done to conceal this? It was Origen who came up with the following brilliant idea: "There are not two different gods, one fair and the other good. It is the same God, and he is fair and good". This is how the Yahweh god came to be good and perfect.
Secondly, this is how the difference between the unknowable world and the created world has in this way been eliminated as well. Anyone who refers to the existence of the two irreconcilable kingdoms will be derogatorily labelled as "dualist"; as if describing reality just as it is were a bad thing. The conspirators reduced everything to only one kingdom: the kingdom of the creator god, Yaheweh.
Thirdly, if the creator god Yahweh is good and perfect, who can we blame for all the bad things that exist in the world? If the divine attributes of the Unknowable True God have been transferred to the creator god,Yahweh, what about Yahweh's attributes of evil and ineptitude, plagiarism and lying?
This is why the idea that the Yahweh, the inferior creator god is not satan and that satan is someone else has been invented. The Yahweh god has become good and perfect, stripped of his satanic features. All the evil now comes from this new satan who is outside of him. The evil of the Yahweh god has been taken outside, to a satan different to the creator. Now it is this new satan who likes blood, the smell of burnt flesh, the slaves, wars, rituals, sacrifices, conspiracies and genocide. Now it is this new satan who enjoys the fact that men bow down before him in adoration and make covenants or blood pacts with him, in exchange for power or earthly wealth. It is easy to discover that all the characteristics which satan now has were taken from the creator god of the bible.
This is why the idea that the creator god, Yahweh, is not satan and that satan is someone else has been invented. The creator god, Yahweh has become good and perfect, stripped of his satanic features. All the evil now comes from this new satan who is outside of him. The evil of the Yaheweh god has been taken outside, to a satan different to the creator god. Now it is this creator god, Yahweh who likes blood, the smell of burnt flesh, the slaves, wars, rituals, sacrifices, conspiracies and genocide. Now it is this new creator god Yahweh who enjoys the fact that men bow down before him in adoration and make covenants or blood pacts with him, in exchange for power or earthly wealth. It is easy to discover that all the characteristics which satan now has were taken from the creator god of the bible, Yahweh.
So this is what we have: the Unknowable True God does not exist, his attributes have been transferred to the inferior creator god Yahweh, and the attributes of the Yahweh god have been transferred to a satan outside of him. What does this great conspiracy, this big scam, now need? What is lacking is someone who we can transform this satan into. It has to be someone who we very much hate, since satan is the most wretched figure that we can conceive of.
Fourthly, this is how the brilliant idea of this conspiracy emerged: it occurred to someone that the most appropriate way would be to disclose the fact that this evil satan is no other than Lucifer. In this way, not only is the inferior creaotr god, Yahweh, cleansed" of his satanic nature, but the figure of Lucifer is also completely distorted. The Angel of Light, sent by the Unknowable True God to save mankind, was transformed into a monster whose function is to keep man enslaved. A great idea by the creator god's Earthly representatives and timely revenge against Lucifer, the eternal enemy of the true satan: the creator god, Yahweh.
The WTS./JWS may have pointed out some weakly expressed doctrines from out of Christendom in a whole but they also created
a numerous amount of false doctrines themselves, connected no less to the WTS's literature proliferation endeavorers.
The ever present agenda by these individual religious institutions is to create an image they they alone are the correct or purer
form of Christian practice and observance among other religious institutions.
The WTS. does this as well, so there is always going to be self supporting dogma by these religions.
The WTS states that since they continuously change their doctrines that they are in fact receiving spiritual directed light from
god's holy spirit. The other religions don't change very much so they are not being spiritually directed.
...... and so the story goes.
I'm partial to the Goddess Epona myself.
"I was a JW for many years. During those years I learned how to identify a false religion. All the other religions were easy to prove false." -
And you stopped there. Santan, forget satan. Don't you think it's about time to research god(s)?
The Lord placed two types of people on this, His only planet that matters:
(1) Those who critically analyze and evaluate all available information, making decisions, including those involving their belief systems, based on thought, facts and reason; and
(2) Folks who have been blessedly spared such tedium.
If there is no right religion then there can be only those who love and serve God and Jesus. Some of these might not have all the truth you have and they may be trapped in cults like you were. Some may have more truth than you. There is no true religion, but there is one true God, and one true church made up of all these people who know Father and Son. Your job is to find these and worship with them, in a house, in a school, in a church building, not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together.
BTW there are a number of Bible Student assemblies throughout the world that have held to doctrines to which you cling.
For example (where James Penton fellowships or at least used to before his illness)
I still believe in God. Looking around me. The beauty of autumn, the power of the sea and the laughter of children.
So, simply said, I too believe all religions are based on falshood and there is a True God to whom I pray. It definitely is not the inferior creator god, Yahweh of the Old Testament. It's my Heavenly Father, True God.
I was a JW for many years. During those years I learned how to identify a false religion.
No you didn't. You learned what the Society wanted you to know about their doctrines, and never saw half of the scriptural support they actually use for those teachings.
People who come away from the JW religion thinking they know a lot about ANY SUBJECT AT ALL are a sad breed.
No joke Apog! Thats like saying "I've eaten at a crappy restaurant all these years so I know what a good restraunt looks like" No you dont. If crap is all youve had then how do you know what a really good restaurant looks like. By then anything will impress you.
How can it teach you how to judge other religions if it in itself is false?!?
" People who come away from the JW religion thinking they know a lot about ANY SUBJECT AT ALL are a sad breed."