( JW Governing body members are invited to respond)
However professional and glossy their PR makeover is, as seen on JW TV and the JW org logo... the bottom line is that 19th century religious adventist claims are no longer sexy.
To outsiders the JW org now has all the allure of a donkey wearing lipstick.
No makeover will hide the raw cult speech for promoting themselves as “guardians of the doctrines”. First, truth does not need guardians and second, who wants crazy mega-death doomsday doctrines in the first place?
We’ve listed the prevailing popular perceptions before:
Discouragers of education
On top of these damning features they have been exposed in the press as harbouring paedophiles and heartlessly not caring for the victims in their midst. Two-faced in their stance condemning the UN then secretly joining that organisation. Having two values for the lives of members in different countries, namely the scandals in Mexico and Malawi etc.
Yet the membership steadily increased towards the end of the last century.
It seems to me this was in large part due to the benign and friendly manner of people like us (when deluded!) who welcomed the new converts to our international social club for the gullible. The growth now is reduced and the increase is only from the JW children anxious to please their brain-washed parents and critically from among those who don’t have the internet.
I hope the internet and its transparent information is the death of Watchtower propaganda.
The GB is suffering a credibility crisis. In 136 years they have never said anything amounting to evidence of being singled out as the exclusive channel which God is using. Significantly they used to seduce the punters with the promise that those who saw their magic year 1914 (like Fred Franz did) would also see the end of the “wicked system of things.” Result: As usual; an unmitigated failure!
This was the climax in their history of making false claims........ Why don’t the majority leave?
Is there anything left which they can point to claim divine favour or authority?
(...no insult to donkeys was intended in writing this)