good story of the magic gremlin, I use the term "boogieman" Jehovah when I need to insert absurtity into a JW conversation. Usually get the same response , "stop mocking god" and I just smile...
Arguments I’ve Had: Historical Accuracy and the Bible
Yes Redvip, the governing body's conceit is that God is guiding them so to hell with hard won information and facts, the enormous collective evidence discovered by scientists over many generations through experiment, exhaustive testing, measurement, debate, counter argument and analysis-- the ignorant narcissists at JW HQ dismiss it all with a wave of the hand and a smug self righteous smile. Education is from the devil!
What no JW has explained to me is, if their "truth" is not established upon solid facts and evidence that will stand any scrutiny, then why is their "truth" any more valid than any other religion ?
They shake their heads and walk away, fast.
Saethydd what a great post and I want to thank you for it. I learned a new word Ad Hoc and how it is used in wrong reasoning. I now understand even more how cults have such a strong hold on so many people. Again thank you. Still Totally ADD
I hate to be that guy, but 'ad hoc' is technically two words.
truth_b_known - "...I found the true definition of 'faith' being - accepting something to be factual without any evidence or proof..."
Mark Twain even took it a step further...
..."Faith is believing what you know ain't so."
re. the thread subject...
I was luckier than most, I think.
At the start of my fade, all of the objections that JW loyalists use to dismiss any kind of objective criticism of WT beliefs ran through my noggin ahead of time, and I realized very quickly that trying to explain my position to any of them would be no better than repeatedly smacking my head against a brick wall...
...so I managed to skip that stage in my WTexit.