Freudian slip in last Sunday's WT?

by The Fall Guy 23 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    I had this point highlighted to me yesterday by a dyed-in-the-wool J.W. who is beginning to see cracks in his beloved golden calf of Warwick. So encouraging to hear his disgruntlement with org-related topics.

    “Many in the Christian congregation may not have expected their loved ones to die this side of Armageddon.” (July 2017 Study WT)

    “In the Christian congregation today, many of our brothers and sisters did not expect their loved ones to die before Armageddon.” (July 2017 Simplified WT)

  • Nevuela

    Not sure how that's a Freudian slip. Do you think he was subconsciously implying that some are expected to die AFTER Armageddon? Like, after the thousand-year reign when Satan is allowed one more chance to tempt us? Because that was already to be expected, wasn't it?

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    That's exactly the point he was making - basically telling J.W.'s that some of their folks will be "going" during the millennium.

  • Diogenesister

    How long before they start implying its already happened LoL.

    But yes, when will they see they are pulled along like dogs on a many tests should there BE before they finally finish the race?!

    Unlike those at Warick, of course, who are so holy their already 'sorted mate'!!

  • waton

    Since the anointed (all Christians are anointed ) will have to die, to go to heaven, that slip brings us back to our youth, when the "anointed" too were supposed to survive Armageddon and die only after they organized the start of paradise.

    now, most wt "Christians" are not anointed, but those that partake, are the generation that will die this side of Armageddon. making Jesus a false prophet, because he said that the generation will not pass away.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    How long before they start implying its already happened LoL - ha ha, yes!

    "Brothers and sisters, thanks to Jehovah's loving refinement of our accurate knowledge, we now know that The Great Tribulation and Armageddon happened invisibly some time in the late 20th century!"

    Cue plastic smiles and sea-lion impersonations from the audience.

  • stuckinarut2


    The sentence should just have said "they did not expect to these faithful ones die." Full stop. No need to clarify a time.

    After all, if the WT theology is correct, witnesses should not ever die if they are faithful.

  • WTWizard

    There are two other chances to die aside "on this side of Armageddon". One could die at Armageddon. Or, one could pass through, get through the millennial reign of slavery, and then die because they do not wish to be enslaved to joke-hova after the final test. According to the washtowel, if one is faithful, then joke-hova reserves the right to not destroy that one--at Armageddon, or after the millennial rule.

    Of course, one can do everything possible to serve that monstrous abomination joke-hova and still that thing could find just one little thing you should have done different, and destroy you for that. Remember, joke-hova is willing to do anything to suck your energy and then cast you off once you become useless to it.

  • truth_b_known

    Here's what I get from that quote:

    "Many of you idiots were dumb enough to believe that this system would end around 1994. This is because of our teaching that this generation would by no means pass away. By "this generation" we meant people born when Jesus sign manifested in 1914. Well, we received new light in the way of "Overlapping Generations". Get over it you good-for-nothing slaves and get back to work! Also, send us all of your money because this overlapping generation is going to endure for a looooooong time."

    Am I right?

  • sir82


    Everyone who experienced 1975 as an adult JW, and who is still left in the organization, is at least 65. Most are older, some much older. Mortality is staring them in the face.

    Hundreds of thousands of people who were convinced not only that they would never grow old, but they would never die. Delusional, yes, but they didn't think so. They were certain!

    Convinced. Absolutely 100% believed it. Lived their lives in accord with that firm belief.

    They would never die, their friends, family, children would never die - a great mass of immortality about to step into paradise.

    Now, their parents are dead, their siblings are dead, their friends are dead, they are about to die.

    They look back on 40, 50, 60 years wasted.

    A flippant line or 2 in a Watchtower article just ain't enough.

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