T his is a quote from the Give God Glory District Convention showing how they avoid their own questions and provide the usual vague answers that no JW understands.
We don't want to be personally refuting these untruths unless Jehovah's organisation assigned us to do that, publicly. Now, are we talking people in our ministry or elsewhere about points about what they have heard, read? Sure, we do present the truth to them. But we don't want to be doing that publicly because that could just lead to worse reports about us.
Basically they are saying,
- Don’t talk to the media or anyone else publicly.
- Don’t look into anything you hear or watch on any news or media reports or go on the Internet or any newspaper articles…etc.
- Don’t talk about it on the ‘service’.
Here is the quote without all the double-speak.
We don't want to be personally commenting on the fact there are victims of physical and sexual abuse of the young people within our organisation unless the men from the Watchtower assigned us to do that, publicly. If you’re not an elder what has it got to do with you? Now, are we talking people in our ministry or elsewhere about points about what they have heard, read? Sure, preach to them but don’t talk about anything else. We don't want to be doing that publicly because that could just lead to worse reports about us.
From the start of the talk, it only took the speaker 3 ½ minutes to mention Satan quoting, ‘the whole world is in the power of the wicked one’.
I’m very impressed by the skill of the speaker on this one in making clear (all for the wrong reasons) only what he wants and avoiding the whole truth not only through what he says but the way he says it. The phrasing is perfect to avoid any other line of thought and the way he speeds up and mumbles points he wants to be half heard or mostly ignored but slows down at points he wants people to remember is very skilful or I could say, very manipulative. None of the information is fully explained - it’s all in the voice.
It kind of puts a darker slant on the Theocratic ministry school in my opinion?
For the first 5 minutes or so the speaker says - well, a lot of babble that could be summed up in a few words, which don’t have any substantial meaning anyway unless you have already been programmed as a JW.
I’m guessing they have to stick really closely to the outlines because everything written has clearly been closely scrutinized.
Does anyone know how closely the speakers have to follow the outlines provided by the society?
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