Instructions to remove old WT information from kh libraries
Back when I was in I donated an old WT book from the very early days to the Kingdom Hall library. It disappeared never to be seen again. I believed back then, as I do now, that their old writings are an embarrassment to them.
I am not surprised that now they are positively hellbent on getting rid of ALL old books and other publications because they don't want any evidence around to contradict their teaching of the day.
This means anybody on the forum who has old publications should hang onto them for reference purposes!
Provided in electronic form? Like a communal tablet?
Truly astonishing. They are winding down.
The WTBTS is proof of what the Bible says about a publishing house...
"...To the making of many books there is no end, and much devotion to them is wearisome to the flesh". (Eccl 12:12)
So 'wearisome' are WT's stock of books, bound volumes, pamphlets and tracts that WT is ordering congregations to trash them!
I rescued some old publications my grand mother donated to the hall some 10 years ago. Some uber CBE told from the platform that old publications had to be trown away. I did not hesistate, walked to the library and took all the former family publications.
Did not make a secret of it, but told loud thay soms steps has to be taken to save history from vandals.
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Care should be taken not to discard items that have historical significance. The branch may want to add such items to its library or to its archive of historical material.
So I take it that as a gentle reminder has to be taken as a command from the GB, this means don't let any R+F take an old book home, make sure they are sent to the branch. They don't want any 'old light' getting out. Remember many new converts and newly adult born-ins know nothing about the 1914, one generation to paradise prophecies.
Hey, everyone, the GB don't want a lot of the new R&F to find out the real information about 1975--that they said about the Big A coming during that particular year; instead when it did not happen, the R&F at that time was blamed! They don't want people to think that they are liars. They really ain't fooling nobody!
The phonograph was a brilliant messenger but used for a fake message.
The whole of the JW history is rubbish, all the artificial hype for God's non events! All the JW org has ever done is to fool people, it is no wonder they want to bury their past.
However this means they have to come up with a new slogan to catch the unwary or ill informed. How can they convince people in the future of their merit as divine guides when they have no success in the past to point to, by which they could claim evidence for divine attention?
The history of Jehovah's Witnesses is one of total failure in the very department they claim to have special insight; that of announcing God's Kingdom.
In Watchtower-speak, "in the event the elders decide" has the same real meaning as the instruction that elders should "consider whether" excess congregation funds can be donated to the World Wide Work™.
It's more than a connotation. It's a de facto instruction, and true believers understand that compliance is mandatory, but it's phrased so as to give the Society plausible deniability. "We never said they had to do it! It's not our fault if some went beyond what was written."
This kind of crap is disingenuous at best. I think it's downright dishonest and deceptive, self-serving and hypocritical. They would love to get rid of all the old embarrassing literature. Even now, many JW's are convinced that anything off the internet, and really, anything not known to be an original Society publication or document, has probably been doctored by "apostates" to undermine their faith.