"50 Years a Watchtower Slave" Chapter 7 part A

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  • new boy
    new boy

    Chapter 7

    Easy to join tough to leave

    So even though Jehovah’s Witnesses are pacifist there are some people the Witnesses actually do hate. The people they hate the most, are former Jehovah’s Witnesses. That’s right, if you joined them and get baptized, you better stay in their faith. Your baptism is for life, with no parole, just like in the Mafia. There is no changing your mind. If you do leave the cost will be considerable.

    There are three basic ways people become Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    The first is very rare. It’s called “informal witnessing.” A witness will meet a person not in the “field service" (door to door activity) and strike up a conversation. It could be a schoolmate or workmate. I say mate and not friend because friends outside of congregation are highly discouraged. People will say “I have a friend who is a Jehovah’s Witness.” But really, how much of a friend was he to you? Did he ever invite you over for dinner? Probably not. If indeed you did have a Jehovah Witness friend and you did lots of things together they were either doing it on the sly, or they were someone who was not in “good standing” in the congregation. Anyway the conversation will start with the witnesses asking you some questions about how you feel about the current “system of things.” They are hoping you might be looking for a change or better yet, maybe for god’s intervention. From there they will give you some of their literature. Thus hoping to start a “home bible study” with you which of course will lead to your baptism.

    The second way is from the “door to door” activity. This is called “field service.” They will knock on your door looking for as they call it “sheep like ones” or “people receptive to the good news.” They will leave their literature hoping you will read it. They will call back every week afterwards until you tell them not to come back anymore, or you tell them you want a “home bible study.” This will lead to your baptism.

    The third way is as I mentioned before…is sex. This is how the vast majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses are now created. It wasn’t always this way. From the early years of the church through the nineteen eighties people joined the religion by way of the “door to door” activity mostly. What has changed? Two things. 1. Millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are having sex with each. 2. People are now more educated. Now with the internet people can really research religions before they join them. Not too many people now a days are looking for a religion that got started in the 1870's by a bunch of Germans from Pennsylvania . A religion that doesn’t believe in any holidays, is very restrictive sexually and has been preaching the end of the world is coming for over a hundred years.

    So that is how Jehovah’s Witnesses are made. After you have learn the facts about their religion they will want you to join them by getting baptized. To show the world your dedication to your new god Jehovah.

  • Muddy Waters
    Muddy Waters

    I really enjoy your writing and reading your experiences.

    However, I take exception to your phrase, "a bunch of Germans" (from Pennysylvania). I hale from a large, loving and wonderful heritage of Germans/Austrians (except for some obvious extremists, eg WW2)

    Let us not put everybody into a limiting, discriminatory bad box!

  • darkspilver

    Hi new boy

    So even though Jehovah’s Witnesses are pacifist

    JWs are NOT pacifists

    They are looking forward to the biggest war that has ever taken place, with the biggest number of fatalities, ever.

    Yeah, fairly basic JW doctrine.

  • new boy
    new boy

    Muddy waters

    Hey buddy. I'm half German too. Love the Germans. A little strange that Almost all the heavies back in the forties, fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties were Germans. Knorr, Franz, Swingle, Suiter, Henshel ect ect.....


    Good point I will change that.

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