JW mention in Geography book

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  • darkspilver

    Park, C. C. (1994). Sacred worlds: an introduction to geography and religion. London: Routledge.

    A native Spaniard Witness was sent from Brooklyn in 1921 to begin preaching among the Asturias miners near the city of Oviedo. Presumably this group of potential converts had been carefully identified and deliberately targeted, but we are not told why.

    Oh really? We don't know why Asturia? hmmm

    Yearbook 1978, page 137

    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., at that time, there was a zealous Spanish brother named Juan Muñiz. Brother Rutherford asked him to go to Spain and, about the end of 1920 or the beginning of 1921, Brother Muñiz paid his own fare and set out for this land. He was an Asturian from the north of Spain and returned there to live with his sister. His witnessing territory? The mining communities in Asturias.

  • slimboyfat

    How many errors can you pack into a small paragraph!

    1. JWs were not founded as "People's Pulpit Association" in 1884. Russell's group,started before that, and the Watch Tower began 1879.

    2. JWs are officially JWs, not unofficially.

    3. JWs are not pacifists.

    4. They have never claimed 200 million members.

    5. They do not clam the NWT is infallible.

    6. They don't claim JWs in general will rule over the earth but only the 144,000 anointed.

    The part on Spain may be riddled with errors too for all I know. If he can't get the general correct there's no reason to trust him in the specific.

  • slimboyfat

    Incidentally there's a more recent geographic study of JWs in Ireland that looks interesting.


  • darkspilver

    oops wrong thread

  • sir82

    Agree, lots of errors that even a rudimentary edit should have caught.

    I love this comment though:

    Evangelism and conversion of non-believers are high on the Witnesses’ corporate and personal agendas,

    "Corporate agenda" - love it!

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