JWS, The GB and Conglomeration Of Various Beliefs

by HiddlesWife 7 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • HiddlesWife

    I was watching this particular You Tube video=> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUZdbZSpSqU

    This above moved me to question: Did Russell (and maybe including, Rutherford, GB1.0/2.0) research plus take bits and pieces from other religions/belief systems, preaching that events like these are leading mankind to "end of the world" and combine those together for the JW R&F to believe? (I hope some of posters/members understand what I am asking.)

  • steve2

    Russell was an inveterate magpie, stealing ideas from all over the place, including from the pyramids of Egypt.

  • Diogenesister

    The Hindu saviour riding the white horse and the trinity of God's is very interesting. Russell definitely plagerized from John Aquinus ideas ( think that's how you spell it) The bible in general has it's influences too, Hinduism and Zoroastrianism for example.

  • Ireneus

    That means no religion can claim that they are the chosen ones and others are pagan.

  • smiddy3

    Barbour and Miller with their religious ideas were two men that had a profound influence in formulating C.T.Russell`s own ideas about the religion he formed the "International Bible Student`s Association" and not the "Jehovah`s Witness" religion that J.F.Rutherford formed .

    Joseph F.Rutherford poached the members of the I.B.S.A.away to form the J.W.religion, and isn`t that where most of the members of the J.W.religion come from ,that is being poached away from other existing christian religions ?

    In their heyday/glory day`s of growth ,by far the majority of conversions to the J.W.religion came from Christendoms religions ,Roman Catholic ,Church of England ,and other protestant churches .

    Very,very,very few conversions were ever made from non christian religions .

    In fact Jehovah`s Witnesses to this day have made little to no impact in "witnessing" in Asian ,and Islamic countries that covers about a third of the worlds population .

  • Vidiot

    What smiddy said.

  • Vidiot

    @ Ireneus...


    In fact, go back far enough, and pretty much everything has "pagan" origins.

  • eyeuse2badub

    When you mix mythology, fairy tales, and bull shit together, what do you get?

    A religion!

    just saying!

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