Cofty » Nobody has a spirit.
How do you know? What is your proof?
Smiddy » I think the Anointed class have bats in the belfry.
I tend to agree. But if you were going to have to stay in the Organization (for whatever reason, family, friends), wouldn't you want to to at least get a step up? Why should the first century saints comprise the bulk of the 144,000? Who made that decision?
MrQuik: » Nice scam until everyone else decided they too were of the anointed.
Is that a problem? I thought taking the emblems (memorial) was only a rare occurrence.
DeeGee » If the anointed do not have an immortal soul or some immaterial part of them that survives death, then whoever will be in heaven won't be the original anointed person but their CLONE since once a person dies, according to WT theology, they cease to exist; so God will have to create a spirit body FROM NOTHING for that person and that created body by definition will NOT be the original person but their CLONE.
EXACTLY. They'd have all the thoughts and memories of the originals; they wouldn't even know they were duplicates. But I thought I saw a JW picture of a spirit leaving the body of an anointed one. I'm going to try to find it. BTW, according to the doctrine, you can live a life of sin and debauchery, then when you get resurrected for the judgment, it'll be that other poor jerk (the copy) who gets obliterated. The joke will be on him!
Heaven » My maternal grandfather was one of those people. Of course, you do realize, this is all bull shite, right?
I suspected it...yes. But did your grandfather ever talk about it?