The fate of fishes, wt fell for it.

by waton 9 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • waton

    for lurkers: think about today's wt "study".

    an illustration worse than of sheep, because these live at least until the shearing and slaughter, the life expectancy of a fish hauled out in a net or on a hook is only minutes.

    The skills of a [watch tower] fisherman, the netting setting, , the bottom dragnet, the deceiving lure, (that often has no nutritional value) of empty promises,

    fishing done at night with artificial lights, wt fake enlightenment, "new light" attracting the unvary.

    like the penned-in sheep, caught fishes are a hidden warning example to value your freedom from false empty promise religions.

    message to wild roaming sheep : "climb every mountain."

    to fishes: something fishy about the bait, the net. the final fate.

    examine all things, keep what is good (advice).

  • Anna Marina
    Anna Marina

    They are the rod in Nimrod.

    Bears like fishing. Scarlet coloured wild best has got bear paws.

    Watchtower has a veneer of Christianity only.

  • waton
    They are the rod in Nimrod. Bears like fishing.

    AM nice play on true words,-- bsw: the bald eagle, ( on the POTUS seal ) likes fishing too. not just the bear. wt's mid week meetings are fishermen and women's rod & reel snag'em lessons, better lures, sneakier tactics.--

    We are the like white sharks here, once in a while fishes get even. -

    Jesus did know about Jonah, but did he not know about white sharks? They often bite those that ride the waves, almost like him. and the fisherman walking on water.

  • Anna Marina
    Anna Marina

    Hi Waton

    Watchtower certainly make for dodgey fishermen. Jesus Christ, the Son of God was full of loving kindness and mercy. A genuine Christian congregation is full of warmth, happiness, trust and friendship. Watchtower publishers promise you this but actually bring you into an ice-house nest of vipers.

    Yes a white shark in a Kingdom Hall can be a very nasty surprise for them. Eagles are good too.

    (Psalm 91:4) . . .With his pinions he will block approach to you, And under his wings you will take refuge. His trueness will be a large shield and bulwark. . .

    King Arthur means King Bear.

    At the North Pole the Great Bear constellation goes round the pole like... a chariot.

    So the GB like to make out they are in Jehovah's chariot. Personally I think they are in a unicycle rickshaw with a puncture. But if they insist they are in a chariot then they are in King Arthur's. They've nipped off for some salmon fishing and sent Anthony out for the Macallan's.

    Different in every way to Jesus Christ.

  • hoser

    It’s all about salesmanship

  • Anna Marina
    Anna Marina

    Hi Hoser

    Yes - they misuse Jesus' words for the sake of winning hearts and minds. They use little bits of the Bible as bait and reel you in.

    They aren't the only ones though:-

    The Coolidge-Conservation collection calls attention to the careers of four major publicists during the 1920s: two advertising men, Claude Hopkins of the Chicago agency Lord & Thomas and Bruce Barton of Batten, Barton, Durstine, and Osborne; and two public relations agents, Ivy L. Lee and Edward L. Bernays. Hopkins and Barton embody the driven ad-man image; both seem to be have suffered nervous breakdowns at one time or another in their careers. Bernays, on the other hand, seems to have been consistently energized by his career as "Public Relations Counsel."

    In "From Salvation to Self-Realization: Advertising and the Therapeutic Roots of the Consumer Culture, 1880-1930," an essay in The Culture of Consumption (1983), T.J. Jackson Lears describes high-powered salesman Claude Hopkins as a "phrasemaker who had sold astonishing amounts of beer, lard, and patent medicine by using what he called the 'Reason Why' approach. . . . Hopkins refused to appeal to a buyer's reason by listing a product's qualities; on the contrary he addressed nonrational yearnings by suggesting the ways his client's product would transform the buyer's life . . . [offering] the therapeutic promise of a richer, fuller life" (p. 18)....

    Bruce Barton, son of a Congregational pastor, founded with Roy S. Durstine what by the 1920s had become the fourth largest advertising agency in the United States, Batten, Barton, Durstine, and Osborne. (For a portrait photograph of Bruce Barton, see the June 1926 issue of Associated Advertising, p. 7.) Barton was responsible for creating the Betty Crocker image for General Mills. His ability to bridge the tension between modern, corporate, business consciousness and the traditional spiritual concerns of his youth helped make him an enormously popular writer for the mass-circulation magazines. And in 1925, he capitalized on the dichotomy by writing the widely reprinted story The Man Nobody Knows: A Discovery of the Real Jesus (not included in this collection), a retelling of the life of Jesus Christ that casts Jesus as the world's first business executive and super-salesman. The book perched at the top of the nation's nonfiction best-seller list for two years. Barton even worked as a consultant, at the invitation of Cecil B. De Mille, on King of Kings (1926), Hollywood's first Biblical spectacular. (INTRO NOTE Spirituality)

    What Jesus ACTUALLY said.

    (Matthew 6:19-21) 19 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break in and steal. Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

  • Slidin Fast
    Slidin Fast

    I tried to answer that para "everyone wins except the fish" but was not asked and carried on reading my book. I did make the point to my wife though, the illustrations by the great exemplary teacher have some bad holes in them. She laughed.

  • Biahi

    Anna Marina, I always had a problem with the so called “strong in the truth” people being self righteous asshats, and those “weak in the truth” being much more loving and Christlike. I could give examples.

  • DesirousOfChange

    And some WT Bethelite in the Writing Dept is sitting back getting a lot of "atta boys" for his brilliant use of illustrations.

  • Anna Marina
    Anna Marina

    Hi Biahi

    When they are self righteous they do not consider there is anything wrong with them. They aren't sinners who need a mediator.

    (Luke 5:30-32) . . .At this the Pharisees and their scribes began murmuring to his disciples, saying: “Why is it you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” In reply Jesus said to them: “Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but those who are ailing do. I have come to call, not righteous persons, but sinners to repentance.”

    (Luke 7:41-50) 41 “Two men were debtors to a certain lender; the one was in debt for five hundred de‧nar′i‧i, but the other for fifty. When they did not have anything with which to pay back, he freely forgave them both. Therefore, which of them will love him the more?” In answer Simon said: “I suppose it is the one to whom he freely forgave the more.” He said to him: “You judged correctly.” With that he turned to the woman and said to Simon: “Do you behold this woman? I entered into your house; you gave me no water for my feet. But this woman wet my feet with her tears and wiped them off with her hair. You gave me no kiss; but this woman, from the hour that I came in, did not leave off tenderly kissing my feet. You did not grease my head with oil; but this woman greased my feet with perfumed oil. By virtue of this, I tell you, her sins, many though they are, are forgiven, because she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Then he said to her: “Your sins are forgiven.” At this those reclining at the table with him started to say within themselves: “Who is this man who even forgives sins?” But he said to the woman: “Your faith has saved you; go your way in peace.. . .

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