What Are the Top JW Issues That Just Burn Your Buns the Most?

by Wild_Thing 42 Replies latest jw friends

  • babygirl30

    1. Shunning has absolutely NO scriptural basis, but the JWs swear it is legitimate.

    2. Dating with chaperones...please! No thanks.

    3. Judicial Committees judging you

  • Finkelstein

    Pretentious lying bullshit all to circumvent the operations of religoius publishing house and its self indulgent corrupt leaders.

  • Village Idiot
    Village Idiot
    Self worship.
  • stuckinarut2

    1) Not "owning" the past mistakes, and rewriting history selectively to blot out the really embarrassing and strange stuff!

    2) claiming to speak for God. So either God kept getting things wrong, or the FDS never did speak for God!

    3) stigmatising honest hearted research

  • Truthexplorer
    Flipper.. you nailed it!
  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut
    • Interfering with peoples personal lives outside the walls of the Kingdom Hall where they have no jurisdiction.
    • Intervening in and Evaluating peoples personal relationship with God.
    • Individuals involved in /accused of wrongdoing are outnumbered/ intimidated by those in authority and have no representation other than what they can provide for themselves. There is no open hearing or jury of ones peers.
    • There is a severe lack of transparency in the inner workings of the organization regarding how doctrines are derived, policy is made, where the donations are spent and what the financial situation is.
    • Their literature is extremely bias and intellectually dishonest.
    • The organization leaders are never wrong or make mistakes or are in need of correction or discipline themselves.
    • They have no accountability toward anyone regarding their past policies and doctrines have damage among the rank and file.
    • There is no forum in which anyone can question those in authority.
    • Arrogance and self satisfaction among the rank and file regarding their own salvation is the norm rather than the exception.
    • They take full advantage of the legal rights provided by the government and hand-outs provided for those in need yet condemn them all to death.
    • The GB give the rank and file the impression they are loved and protected when there is very little real help they have to offer anyone other than quotes from the Bible.
  • Wild_Thing

    I've noticed that most of the biggest objections of all of us are how poorly they treat their own members, how dishonest they are, and how they flagrantly violate human rights.

    Their doctrines and strange beliefs are hardly mentioned, other than their repeated attempts to prophesy the end of the world. Perhaps they should consider treating their members better if they want to retain members.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    What Are the Top JW Issues That Just Burn Your Buns the Most? - good question.

    Mine are:

    1. The way the Watchtower religion fails to properly deal with paedophiles and the way they refuse to cooperate with the police on this matter - children have been sexually abused and they are not receiving justice, the criminals aren't getting punished. This from a religion that claims to be God's organisation and have the highest moral standards on the planet.

    2. Their manic insistence on blind obedience to the GB ('see this red book, if the GB said it's green, then it's green' etc). Absolutely bonkers - hard evidence that the WTS is indeed a dangerous cult.

    3. The banning/disapproval of higher education. Nuff said.

  • stuckinarut2
    Well said petezahut!
  • Vidiot


    If you have to cheat to defend your beliefs, your beliefs don't deserve to be defended.


    Making the child abuse problem worse and worse instead of swallowing their pride and fixing it is a very close second.

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