If An Organization Really Believed It Had the Truth...

by xjwsrock 24 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • xjwsrock

    ....it would not be scared of critics.

    Actually they would naturally take an offensive stance, wouldn't they? They would welcome debate... even encourage it. Why wouldn't you welcome debate if you could never lose? Wouldn't you find the biggest platform you could and challenge the brightest minds of your time? Wouldn't you welcome any and all media outlets? ....if you had the truth of all the universe.?...and God on your side....

    In this day and age, with all the technology available, and all the appetite for news and controversy, there is no excuse for JW's to not be front and center challenging the very foundations of thought and belief. It would get coverage. People would tune in for that philosophical cage match.

    Isn't that supposed to be the commission? To get the message to as many as possible?


    Apostasy .... it's treated like some spooky silhouette over "there" in the shadows. Why? Why is it always some unnamed website....some untitled "pamphlet"....some unspecified "negative press"....some unspoken "negative talk"? Why so ambiguous? Why is it always over "there" or out "there" somewhere?

    If you had the truth, you would simply name the website, show the pamphlet, specify the news story, call out the negative talk. Wouldn't you? I mean what is there to fear? Why leave it in the shadows? Why not shine a spotlight on it instead?

    With all of this technology being used in the kingdom halls and assemblies, there is opportunity at their fingertips to bring up JWFACTS.com anytime they want to on the big screens, for all to see. Why don't they bring it up on the Jumbo-Tron at conventions? Isn't that what this summer's whole convention is about? Why not take a web page per talk and simply refute it with the truth? Why dance around it? Where is the faith? Where is the confidence?

    Why isn't there a series of talks in the mid-week meeting addressing an apostate subject each week? each month? every other month? nothing?


    Many of us know the answers to these questions and they are obvious. If they had nothing to hide, if they had nothing to fear, they would take these simple, logical, straight line approaches and nip this apostasy-thing in the bud.

    BUT.......they don't.

    They threaten. They vilify. They slander. They lie. They resort to name-calling. They resort to fuzzy references to "attacks" from unnamed "enemies". Anything to not address the problem head on.

    If you have the truth on your side........you don't act like this.

    If you are crooked, if you are hiding something, if you are engaging in PR spin tactics, if you are propagandizing...... you act exactly like this.

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck.... then I guess we know what it is.

  • stuckinarut2

    Great thread!

    Great comments!

    Yes, if the "truth" is the truth, then why do they act so scared of anyone who attempts to research it!?

    xjwsrock: They threaten. They vilify. They slander. They lie. They resort to name-calling. They resort to fuzzy references to "attacks" from unnamed "enemies". Anything to not address the problem head on.

    Well said sir.

  • MrTheocratic

    Well said xjwsrock.......there is no excuse.

  • bennyk

    "We need to examine, not only what we personally

    believe, but also what is taught by any religious

    organization with which we may be associated. Are its

    teachings in full harmony with God’s Word, or are they

    based on the traditions of men? If we are lovers of the

    truth, there is nothing to fear from such an examination."

    (THE TRUTH that leads to ETERNAL LIFE, p.13)

  • sparrowdown

    Didn't the apostles supposedly actively seek debate then why wouldn't the GB?

    The answer as you say is obvious if they encourged genuine questions and intelligent debate it would quickly become obvious that their whole belief system is a house of cards, a row of unstable dominos unprotected from even a gentle breeze of facts, reasoning and logic.

  • OneGenTwoGroups

    David Splane vs Matt Dillahunty

    That would be an entertaining debate.

  • sparrowdown

    Tony Morris vs Bill Maher.

    Better yet

    Lett vs Stephen Colbert

  • aboveusonlysky
    Very very good, it's the kind of reasoning I've been trying to use with my wife and you've summed it up brilliantly.
  • disposable hero of hypocrisy
    disposable hero of hypocrisy

    Hah. Likewise. Beautifully ranted!

  • DesirousOfChange

    Well stated.

    Why is it so obvious to us all only now?

    Why (for most of us) did it take some kind of personal affront to awaken us?


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