Despite my often smart-ass exterior, I really don't have any desire to see the R&F Dubs suffering. I really do worry about the mental and emotional turmoil that they will experience, if and when the WTBTS is truly exposed as a scam. I know it seems unlikely to happen, but you never know....
Anyway, the WT for the week was cringe-worthy to say the least. There was the usual misrepresentation of the evolutionary model and circular reasoning, but one paragraph really stood out to me. It was paragraph 12.
The paragraph was attempting to arm parents with an air-tight defense, one that revolved around the scientific accuracy of the Bible. They chose the scripture at Job 26:7, which says the Earth, "hangs upon nothing."
To support this "reasoning" the paragraph states that the student needs to imagine how difficult it would be to convince someone that the Earth "hangs upon nothing." The point being that the Bible stated this "fact" long before anyone else, even though it may have been hard to believe. So... Faith strengthened!! Right??
Well, the paragraph goes on to recommend an exercise for the student. The student is to take a ball, or similar object, and set it down on a table, showing that objects that have mass, require support..... DID YOU CATCH THAT?? Seriously, read the paragraph...
Use a small spherical object that requires support, to prove that the Earth hangs upon nothing..?!?!?!.. ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME??
The Earth, according the Internet, has a mass of 5.9 Sextillion tonnes. Yet the Earth hangs upon nothing, and a small sphere, like a ball, requires support of some kind. This proves the accuracy of the Bible...how?!?!??
Is the writing staff so ate up with cognitive dissonance that they must justify their delusions, or are they just plain stupid?