There are a number of things I find that defy logic when it come to Watchtower religion.
Here is a list...please feel free to add/subtract from it
a. Blood Prohibitions:
-plasma...when all components of plasma being acceptable to the Society.
-White blood cells...when millions are found in mothers milk, and are transferred in organ transplants
-storing blood... when JWs allow their blood to be stored in tubes for testing but will not allow blood to be stored otherwise.
-donating blood... when JWs can use fractions of blood donated and stored by non-JWs.
b. Claim that less than 120,000 faithful Christians existed prior to the 20th century ....when allegedly 7 million were martyred during the first 3 centuries of the common era alone.
c. Claim that the religion of JWs is biblical...when its foundations are completely based on speculation involving dates and places not found in scripture.
d. Claiming unique ability to interpret scripture...when interpretation of prophecy has been 100% wrong for over 130 years.
e. Claiming unique direction from Jehovah...when JW lives have been endangered and lost due to medical prohibitions which are no longer applied.
JW adherents must accept every doctrine that issues from the governing body as absolutely true, on a par with Biblical truth. Failure to do so is cause for disfellowshipping and eventual slaughter by Jehovah.
However, when the governing body does a 180 degree flip-flop on doctrine, or are unequivocally demonstrated to be mistaken, then they excuse themselves as "imperfect men".
I.e., they demand to be treated as infallible by their adherents, but pardon themselves as merely "imperfect" when it suits them.
Vanderhoven, a JW will just excuse it all on:
1) New Light
2) Imperfect men
3) Truth for THAT TIME
or, Wait on Jehovah to correct it/ fix it/ carify things/ etc etc
That jehober is a loving god!
That jehober protects his people!
That jehober exists!
Very true sir82
Just thought of another one:
Claim that the innumerable Great Crowd are all Jehovah's Witnesses....yet there are only 8 million JWs worldwide; a number we can all count.
Claim that the wild beast of Revelation is the United Nations...yet the WT joins and supports them for 10 years so that they can get a library card.
Claim that non-JWs who die just before the tribulation will be raised and given a chance to gain eternal life .... whereas those same people, if they are still around months later will be eternally destroyed at Armageddon.
God is going to destroy billions of people for not knowing him, and turn around and resurrect billions of people because they did not know him
- This is a huge one to me Vandy. That you can be anointed ( born pre-1934), resurrected (die pre armageddon) or destroyed (live till Armaggeddon) based soley on the accident of your date of birth. Also at any given time there will be around a billion young children destroyed at Armaggeddon - whatever date is chosen by Jah.
- How is that at all reasonable.
- Also, good one about stored blood for testing, didn't think of that.
Well said nowwhat!
Dsister: You are right; absolutely unreasonable!
Claim that the Daniel prophecy is based on 2,520 lunar years of 360 days ....which magically become 2,520 solar years of 365 days to reach the magic year of 1914.