Silentlambs, The Letter, The World, and Justice.

by BeautifulGarbage 101 Replies latest jw friends

  • pomegranate
    >>God is the figurative basket that people put their faith into. Doesn't mean he's real. Those Heaven's Gaters had faith, too.<<

    There's true faith and there is false faith. True faith is given out by God. False faith is made up by man.

    >>God has nothing to do with this. It's just people being people.<<

    God has everything to do with true faith.

    >>Chill, Pom, our disbelief shouldn't make you panic.<<

    Your disbelief is no source of panic for me. You will believe exactly as you will. I couldn't care less, nor can I make you believe any different than you do.

    >>The fact that you believe in God just means you've put a spiritual face to your desire for immortality.<<

    That's your opinion which is not true.

  • pomegranate
    Folks like "Pomegranate scare the HELL out of me-

    No need to panic!

    the mindset that this poster had as a jw is exactly the Same-

    First, you don't even know me to make that statement. Second. That is way untrue. JW's teach they can save you by you believing them. I teach no such thing...

    how sad-- that perhaps after all those years of being a jw they have not learned to understand what it means to Criticize someone in a Constructive manner really is.

    That makes no sense. Recheck your grammar and rephrase so I know how to respond...

    in wt world anyone who dared to criticize ANYTHING was automatically view as NOT SUPPORTING THE CAUSE,

    In pomegranate's world, he expresses his beliefs to express them not to change anyone or make them believe what he believes. To me, it's y'all that got ya pants all up in a ball over nuttin.

    Edited by - pomegranate on 7 October 2002 18:22:27

  • Francois

    Have you all noticed that this thread is really TWO threads?

    There is the original thread started by Beautiful Garbage in her experience in business re-directed to fit the situation now being experienced by Bill Bowen and Silent Lambs. She certainly made a valid and timely point that in order to be effective, the public must be addressed as much as possible so that the court of public opinion has a chance to operate on behalf of the abused little kids of the WTBTS. The people who make up the court of public opinion do not understand a hundredth part of what goes on behind the doors of a kingdom hall nor between the pages of the watchtower. The arcane and occult arguments and reasoning of the WTBTS and how the GB should be held to its own standards doesn't mean squat to the average Joe on the street, so why get into it at all. I think BG is saying "tailor your arguments to fit your audience" and in that she's right. The attention span of an adult human isn't that long when the topic under consideration is something they're interested in. Trotting out all the phoney-baloney arguments of the WTBTS isn't going to hold the public's interest for five seconds.

    On the other hand, there's another thread going on mainly being generated by Pom. And his thread is shot through and through with issues of faith and whether God is interventionistic and speculation about whether He is involved with SL, and if He is then we don't need to do anything but watch as God lays 'em low up in Brooklyn. It's almost as if the two camps involved in this thread are barely aware of each other. And I don't think such theological speculation is going to further Bill's efforts get get justice for the little watchtower kids.

    Of course, Pom has the right to bring up his point of view. However, there being a time and place for everything, I think it would be more helpful if everyone got behind Bill and helped as much as possible.

    I agree with BG that now that Bill's got their attention, he keeps the pressure on now by directing ALL HIS FORCE toward the general public. And that he do so in plain simple non-watchtower jargon designed to explain in plain language to Joe Six Pac what's happening to little kids who are being drug through the horror of the WTBTS without a hope nor a prayer. If this is successful, there goes the main reason the JWs exist - to keep piling up money somewhere for some purpose no one knows. And I'd hope that Pom and the people who agree with him, would put their secondary debate off to one side and help Bill as much as they can.

    My two cents worth.


  • Jesika


    The wording you have chosen makes me uncomfortable and from reading other posts, I am not the only one.

    If you still believe in "god" good for you. Other than that, I don't see where you have contributed to this thread at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "god is behind this" is that the only thing you can contribute??????????? What exactly have you DONE as far as silentlambs goes??? I have seen nothing as far as that in your corner!! other than "god" is behind this----OH BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what are YOU DOING??????????

  • Reborn2002

    Oh, this is gonna be fun.

    I said:

    Why not use examples taken from history NOT in the Bible (which can be verified and are not part of a fairy tale book IMHO) or even from our modern day? NOT using the Bible. Where has your God intervened?

    referring to atrocities in which God did NOTHING, and Pom responds with:

    Everytime a child is born.


    Reproduction between animals can be attributed to semen fertilizing an egg, combined with several months of pregnancy prior to birth. You only attribute this as a miracle because your faith insists that you do so. Again, stick to scientific facts, not your unsubstantiated emotional wishes.

    So, your logic is, because He doesn't intervene on YOUR time and schedule, He is the reason for all the bad?

    Again, your circular reasoning manifests itself. You attribute God as being the law, as though He is in authority or in charge of something. When I present clear cut cases in which your allegedly righteous and loving God did NOTHING, you evade the matter at hand, and somehow blame me as though these events are on my time schedule! HAHHAAH

    So let me get this straight. You attribute childbirth as a miracle of God that happens every single day. Yet horrific disasters in which millions of innocent people are murdered are someone else's fault.... when God is the law? He is omnipotent, and yet he does nothing? Birth is his blessing, but death is someone else's problem? You have GOT to be kidding me. Your running yourself around in circles here.

    What do you have for answers? NOTHING.

    Don't put words into my mouth kiddo.

    I have a very simple answer. There is NO God. He is a delusional fantasy that is a destructive influence on society. Has that thought ever crossed your mind? Show me an example proving God exists without the merit of your Scriptures. Childbirth has a scientific explanation. Everything you have attributed to Him has a logical and scientific explanation. You praise him for good things and find excuses for the bad things. This is truly pathetic.

    I have contentment in my belief. All you have is discontent in your disbelief without any counter explanation FOR ANYTHING at all... you are MISERABLE and UNHAPPY

    Who are you to tell me if I am happy or not? Now you are resorting to ad hominem attacks. This certainly should not be the modus operandi of a loving Christian. Address the issues, do not attack the other poster. I have had a rather rational explanation for everything you have said. You instead choose to not address the issues.

    I said:

    And please, for the sake of not making yourself look foolish, do not quote further Scriptures.

    to which you responded:

    I am free to use whatever I feel to your liking or not.

    Indeed you are, but again you are missing the point. Using the Bible to substantiate your spiritual claims is an illogical fallacy. That would be comparable to the Watchtower magazine supporting one of their claims by referencing another Watchtower magazine. Show me FACTS that can be verified which demonstrate your God's existence? You have yet to do so.

    Edited by - Reborn2002 on 7 October 2002 18:45:36

  • pomegranate


    When did you get to be referee on who is posting "correctly" or "on topic" or not? In my opinion, my post(s) are just as worthy as anyone's, and I personally would not have the gall to judge negatively ANYONE's posts as you have done to mine. Me, I'd let them roll and see where they go letting people speak their minds without penalty whistle's. Unless of course it gets rotten ie foul, personal, threatening...but I guess you see otherwise eh?


    The wording you have chosen makes me uncomfortable and from reading other posts, I am not the only one.

    My words have no power over you or anyone my friend, I can assure you

    If you still believe in "god" good for you. Other than that, I don't see where you have contributed to this thread at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well, I see otherwise.

    "god is behind this" is that the only thing you can contribute??????????? What exactly have you DONE as far as silentlambs goes???

    Well, for one, I have not spoken ONE negative word regarding SL. That's more than I can say for some.

    I have seen nothing as far as that in your corner!! other than "god" is behind this----OH BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what are YOU DOING??????????
    Speaking in favor. Judge me now...
  • Siddhashunyata

    There does seem to be two things Bill Bowen is confronting. (1) protection of children (2) the general hypocrisy of the WTBTS. It might be useful to list the pros and cons of co-mingling these two issues . One expressed "con" seems to be that public support is endangered by co-mingling. Another is that important resources are misdirected away from the victim's cause. Are there any "pro's" , that is positive effects from co-mingling the above issues under the auspices of Silentlambs?

  • Francois

    Pom, I never got to be any referee. I'm doing exactly what you are doing - expressing my opinion. And that's all. I don't have the least interest in being sucked into this four-pronged debate.

    I have the right to call 'em as I sees 'em, and I did. And I'm done.


  • Jesika

    You said-----------Well, I see otherwise------------------I see NOTHING YOU HAVE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHOW ME AND EVERYONE ELSE SOMETHING YOU HAVE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jesika


    The only thing I see is all talk and no action!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How do you like me now??????????????????????

    I don't see you putting your NECK on the line, what the hell are you doing???????????? Have you contributed to Bill's cause???????

    You want to voice your opinion but do nothing for this cause ,but want to judge those who do. WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

    Do you even understand what the hell you are talking about??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Were you raped????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    If not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You have no voice in this matter if you don't support or understand our plight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    With no understanding as to why you feel you have any right to question anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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