I know! Its need!!! I mean we dont have it as good as they did like in the 15th century, or the 12th century! And forget about the Dark Ages, it was soooo nice then!
Great site with real data on how the world had gotten better not worse.
The reference to not watching news was on a broadcast. If you dont know about an event you cannot form an opinion or discuss it with householders. No matter that it makes you look like an ignoramus to most everyone
Perhaps she was thinking about 2 Timothy 3:1-3, which in part says below:
Of course, the WTS says that one of the signs are earthquakes and that have increased (they have not but that is another discussion). So if there is an uptick in reporting on disobedient children, many jws will say the end is even closer, disregarding the scripture at Matthew 24:44.
2 Timothy 3:1-3
And rude JWs knock knock knock on my door in the AM without an invitation or appointment!
The bible does say the end is near in the New Testament. That’s a LONG time ago. Of course, everything ends - even galaxies. But, the JWs just want us to go running back to the hall - so we can be psychologically abused and exploited and our time wasted!..Sorry, once was enough.
ROAD TO NOWHERE:
Yes, many Witnesses are in a news blackout and cannot intelligently discuss current events. So, them saying ‘things are bad’ is just a cliche.
The religion wants ‘em ignorant so they don’t question anything.
"Everything is proof we're right!
Even the stuff that contradicts the other stuff!"
I've always thought about this.
I don't think that the world is getting any worse than it is or was, it's just that technology and communication has increased so much that we now hear more often about things happening.
In the 1800's you would have read in the newspaper about a crime, then maybe 2 weeks later about another crime.
Nowadays with the internet you hear/read/see something every second.
Now the Pope can fart in front of the Queen and within a minute half the world has commented on it.. probably with a like.
In the 1800's you would have read in the newspaper about a crime, then maybe 2 weeks later about another crime. - Jayduby
Very true, I sometimes search old newspapers, some from the 1800s on microfilm in my job. All the crimes are there and also the reports of suicides which struck me. Suicide from despair is not at all new.
Also what hits you in the eye are the adverts for quack medicines in 19th century newspapers. Some of them sound so dangerous. People who think some diseases are hopeless now, should read the desperation those remedies suggest.
A easy way to debunk it...
...if it's so much worse now than it's ever been before, at one time period in history would you rather live if given a choice? The Old West? The Middle Ages? The Roman Empire?"