Words for the Watchtower

by Zep 16 Replies latest jw friends

  • waiting

    Hey, Zep,

    Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat. John Lehman

    Politics is derived from two words - poly, meaning many, and tics, meaning small blood-sucking insets. Chris Clayton

    The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that you have to spend much of your life defending sons-of-bitches. HL Mencken


  • Zep

    I give up...your the Quote master Waiting....

  • waiting

    But....I still don't know if you're a man or woman, Zep?


  • Zep

    I'm just a guy from OZ

  • Bodhisattva

    All I Really Need to Know About the Watchtower, I Learned in "The Matrix"

    Why am I drawn to sites that are full of apostate/reform ideas?
    Morpheus: Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain. But you feel it. You've felt it your entire life. That there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is but it's there, like a splinter in your mind driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?

    Even after deciding that not all is well in Brooklyn, why do I sometimes violently reject other ways of thinking?
    Neo: Why do my eyes hurt?
    Morpheus: You've never used them before. Rest, Neo. The answers are coming.

    Wow! The Watchtower may be dangerous to those I love. Should I share my enlightened new viewpoint with all my friends?
    Morpheus: The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around. What do you see? Business men, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it. Were you listening to me Neo, or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?

    Feel free to add. I found the transcript in two places:
    [url] http://homes.acmecity.com/thematrix/trinity/279/dialogue.html[/url]
    [url] http://www.primenet.com/~wherever/dialogue.html[/url]


    Edited by - Bodhisattva on 18 June 2000 22:46:55

  • waiting

    Hey, Bodhi,

    Thanks for the quote. I've seen the Matrix a couple of times - once you read/listen to dialogue without the action - takes a slightly different meaning.

    Very interesting.


  • rjharris

    People use incorrect words to categorize those they do not like. They use string words such as "liars" or "n-word" or "stupid" etc.

    I do not believe that individual Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventist, Mormons, Catholics, Lutherans, Baptists, etc are purposefully lying? I believe that they are in ERROR.

    Lying is too strong a word (and an incorrect word) to use to categorize the things "individuals" of the various religious groups teach and repeat. This is especially so in a world The Apostle John says is under the power of the wicked one. It is the wicked one who dispenses the lies in the air. These lies permeate and infest everything, especially religious organization.

    The lie is simply taught, the people accept the lie as truth and light, and they repeat it.

    Thus people are in error. Why? Because they do not know. Christianity claims it knows. It does not know either. Only Christ knows as he is our Teacher. (Luke 9:35)

    Easily calling other liars is not thinking as one should. If one knows one is in error, then this prevents condemning anyone. Something Jesus never did.

    Sadly, too many persons let the drug of "emotion" cloud their thinking. Thus, it is easier to think people are lying rather than being in error.

    Did not Jesus forgive the error of his persecutors and executioners because they "did not know what they were doing?"

    If one does not know then they are not liars, they are in error.

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