Why Do People Oppose Jehovah's Witnesses?
BlackSpirit please do us a favor and do some research. Real research not Watchtower bogus material. You're really embarrassing yourself.
Most of us here have read the bible many, many times. Some are atheists, most used to be JWs turned atheist or agnostic. But we all are here because we realized that Jehovah's Witnesses are NOT the true religion. A lot of us went through a period of mourning, we suffered in silence. I know I must have prayed about it thousands of times. It took me many years of fighting with the facts and my own conscience to finally understand and accept the truth about this religion. It was very painful and it is for most of us here.
We all have a story to tell. It's not easy to let go of something that you believed in deeply.
That's why everyone here is attacking you. You are saying things that a lot of us USED TO BELIEVE but after careful research have found it to be opposite from truth.
Whynot - "...That's why everyone here is attacking you..."
I would argue that we aren't even doing that.
IMO, we're defending ourselves from unfair accusations.
The OP buys into the WT line that everyone in the world is opposing Jehovah's Witnesses.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but most of the people in the world probably haven't even heard of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Those who have heard probably don't know what JWs believe and don't care.
All goes to show that god is a horrible branding and marketing guy.
He really should have hired a better agency to get his story out.
Your religion actively taught me that loving God was proven by distributing their literature and asking for a donation. That was pure worship. When family members are in hospital, not one congregation member visits, but the blood liason committee shows up more reliably than an ambulance chaser.
This organization actively taught me (,in its prime growth time) that charity was a displacement of our Christian priorities and that there was welfare and food stamps - for our JW needy- while most food banks were in churches and Christian centers, where JWs were not supposed to go.
The WT has totally missed the pure spirit of what Jesus was preaching and it's a shame. If you put as much energy and money into actually benefiting your local communities, you could have amazing growth.
Black Spirit is not interested on our responses. He is not addressing any arguments or reasoning. Just keeping us busy I'm afraid.
To understand the bible, you don't need a college degree. What you need is the right heart condition,
humility, patience and power of reason. The Pharisees and Scribes were experts in the Law but they
did not accept Christ who fulfilled the Law. Why? They could read but they couldn't accept because
they were not humble.
The bible is the only book that to understand, you'll need more than language,
reading and intellectual capabilities. You need to be humble, patient and discerning.
Yes you do for if you cant verify the statements in the bible through other sources such as archeology then they are categorized as fictional mythology.
To be humble is to accept mankind's inherent ignorance by the ancients to what they had to endure through and the accept reason why they said or scribed into writing.
Don't accept that inherent ignorance of the ancients then you are being intellectually dishonest and prone to wale in circular reasoning and corruption.
What you need is the right heart condition .
This is an old reiterated statement used by the leaders of the WTS in that if you dont accept their interpretation of the bible then you dont have the right heart condition and your opposing god and his chosen earthly interpreters (FDSL), the WTS.
Its called mind control and manipulation to meet the organization's agenda and objective to self empowerment.
BlackSpirit: It looks like you're not here to discuss things so don't get comfy, this is your one and only topic where you get to blindly spout WTS propaganda but any more will be removed. Your god is a murdering psychopath and your worship of him is a mental illness. Get some help.
BlackSpirit, you need to come to terms with something: Armageddon will never come, and the Governing Body will continue to enrich itself at your expense, enjoying a cushy lifestyle in a state of the art headquarters deep in a national park. They travel internationally for nothing, eat at fancy restaurants, and appear to obtain expensive gifts from the organization and/or Jehovah's Witnesses (e.g., Rolex watches).
You are being exploited. You are used.