I must admit, it is a pleasure to hear a witness on this board. I love debating on subjects, which is hard to do when all of you agree on the same subject, the popular opinion here being that jw's are not the correct religion. So i welcome your opinions and arguments and hope to see more posts by you. anyways, here is my opinion on the matter.
I'm not sure if you researched the entire history of the jw's, but judging from the fact that you did a lot of studying before actually joining, i'm sure you have. Let me ask, can you simply dismiss the wild teachings that were held by the organization when it first started? Such as the pyramids special purpose? or that Jehovah lives on a star? Liver transplants aren't allowed? over time, more than having "revelations", or any light getting brighter, it seems to me that the jw beliefs are simply conforming to other more believable beliefs and religions.
JW's claim that one of the reasons it is the true religion is because it dates back to bible times. no one man started it, such as the mormons religion. My question is, who "passed the torch" on the Russel? who was the Jehovah's Witness before him?
Also, the entire religion is based on a contradiction in my opinion. The main message? we are the true religion because of our love. God is love. He's the most loving God ever. Is he? Why in the world would he destroy billions of people just for not having the same beliefs? just because they believe THEY'RE the ones serving God in the right way? Why would he help out in wars that took place in bible times? As somewhere else on this board it is mentioned, God is a double standard. THOU SHALL NOT MURDER. But I'm allowed to. what kind of God is that? Jesus is God's spitting image. Could u see jesus murdering billions? i sure couldn't. Can't wait to see your next post!
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