the united nation scandal and all other Watchtower Society scandals
Ask your elder friend this question, please...
If there was nothing wrong with the WTS being affiliated with the UN for a library card, then why did they quickly disassociate themselves as soon as it was found out? I can't seem to get any logical thinking witness to answer that one.
Can you imagine? It took them 10 years before they found out that the U.N. had changed it's policy--and they had to read about it first in the Guardian! They are very well informed--after the fact.
TB "so as to not stumble their brothers" their was nothing wrong with being an ngo but because some may be stumbled by it they cease affiliation with the UN. At least that is what any JW with a brain and no sense of honesty would say. I'd say because they could not risk the bad publicity of actually returning to babylon the great, but in real life they never left, and there was no babylon the great.
Here's a couple of bits off the UN website about NGOs:
What is an NGO?A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level. Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of services and humanitarian functions, bring citizens' concerns to Governments, monitor policies and encourage political participation at the community level. They provide analysis and expertise, serve as early warning mechanisms and help monitor and implement international agreements. Some are organized around specific issues, such as human rights, the environment or health. Their relationship with offices and agencies of the United Nations System differs depending on their goals, their venue and their mandate
What are the Criteria for NGOs to become associated with DPI?"
Organizations eligible for association with DPI are those which:
Share the ideals of the UN Charter;
Operate solely on a not-for-profit basis;
Have a demonstrated interest in United Nations issues and proven ability to reach large or specialized audiences, such as educators, media representatives, policy makers and the business community; Have the commitment and means to conduct effective information programmes about UN activities by publishing newsletters, bulletins, and pamphlets; organizing conferences, seminars and round tables; and enlisting the cooperation of the media
Take away everything that the WTS has said about the UN being a blasphemous counterfeit of God's Messianic Kingdom, and there's still several reasons why they shouldn't have joined. What happens if someone is involved in local politics? They're DA'd, yet the WTS were to encourage participation. Does the WTS "Share the ideals of the UN Charter"? They did for almost 10 years.
If it was no-big deal and simply for a library card why did they not answer all the mail received with a question from readers in one of the Mags to clear the air..why did they send a letter to the P.O of each congregation and explain it to them.
He also said that they printed a whole article on the child abuse problem within the WTS
He's a damned liar. I'd love to see that article.