"we would never deliberately distort a quotation"

by ttdtt 34 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • slimboyfat

    To be fair, maybe they realise WT publications had a problem with misquotations in the past and they intend to do better in future.

    Frankly they produce so little serious literature these days that it may be much less of an issue than it once was.

  • careful


    Frankly they produce so little serious literature these days that it may be much less of an issue than it once was.

    If so, then why is it being brought up now? Typically they do not bring up issues out of the blue, right? So something recent must have precipitated Splane's words...

  • Finkelstein

    The WTS has been using selective information to back their doctrines over and over again, they even exploit the bible whenever they can.

    Its their way of retaining believers or followers, its a business of mind trickery and pandering to people's ignorance.

  • All or nothing
    All or nothing

    They are obviously on the defense to apostate accusations...

  • LV101

    What lying, disordered, characters.

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    There is nothing scholarly about JW teachings-- far from it! The idea they are pushing is obviously to answer legitimate criticism that they were misapplying the meaning or inference in the work of serious writers. The result is to give the impression to their captive flock that their nasty propaganda is scholarly and accurate.

    To be authoritative you need to accurately quote, not just from any old writer but from academic sources which are peer reviewed. JW writers entirely miss the importance of this.

    What though is the use of meticulously quoted books for the purpose of untruthful propaganda?

    Note they do not try to discover anything new or push the boundaries of knowledge let alone delve into the true origins of Bible texts. Their whole purpose is to justify their precious doctrines which are equivalent to the useless goods which snake oil merchants peddle.

  • stillin

    What he meant to say was, "We will go out of our way to find the ONE idiot scientist whose opinions align with ours. We will tout his credentials as though they make his opinion unassailable, and that will be the final word on the matter. You may, therefore, quote our magazines as though they are gospel-truth."

  • Finkelstein

    The WTS has made a distorted version of the Gospel tainted with commercialism for over 100 years and that is " The Truth "

  • Betheliesalot

    Ironic that one of his first stories is one that can't be verified was about someone who studies trees and thought a story in the awake was so accurate that he assumed everything else they print must be accurate too, so he came into the troof. These kind of "stories" are so shallow that the only ones to believe this are the R&F. After this fabrication, Splain started another "Lets Suppose" tale (like his explanation of the overlapping generation) and I had to just turn it off, sorry.

  • ttdtt

    Rama Singh was one!

    I actually notified him when I saw the quote.
    It was so obvious it was taken out of context.
    Actually, it's almost ALL the science quotes that are taken out of context.

    Also is it really UnBias when you quote some guy who teachings in some college who is a JW?
    That has happened multiple times.

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