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4 POs Son in
the wapo has a front page expose on the mormon church avoiding taxes on billions of dollars under the cloak of religion.
link here: (need to disable popups).
washington post online.
24 POs Son in
ok, at the risk of getting flamed, i have been out for over 20 years, and still love kingdom melodies.
i remember them for the good times, the conventions and assemblies, hearing the orchestral versions, imagining the orchestra playing.
some pieces were really nice.
2 POs Son in
here i am, send me, send me.. .
now that i have you singing a kingdom melody... which jw songs still stick with you?
that one seems to have the same deep value to me as the national anthem or one of the great christian hymns.
16 POs Son in
i have been to both, bethel (all 3 complexes: brooklyn, walkill, paterson plus the jersey city stanley theater) as a teenager, and to tour the lds (mormon) complex in salt lake city as an adult.
i did bethel as a "witness" child, and slc as a totally non-jw adult.
the lds complex seemed more open to the public, inviting and comfortable.
18 POs Son in
i was looking at reviews on www.tripadvisor.com and saw that the harvest inn near patterson is highly rated (though clearly a lower end mo-tel).
one writer even commented at how nice it is to wake up to kingdom melodies in the morning there.. .
comments lead me to believe that the place is jw owned and primarily caters to visitors of the farms and bus tours of same.. .
5 POs Son in
there is talk on some of the national news outlets about the cost of the united states census.
for our foreign friends, we conduct a full head count of residents every 10 years to facilitate the division of congressional seats.
the budget has allocated some $11 billion for this task, to include sending counters door-to-door asking personal questions about people's habits in addition to counting the number of people.
17 POs Son in
i clicked on one of the google-ad sponsors on jwn, and saw the purple triangle on the http://www.servicesupplies.net/ website.
so help me understand this: is it ok for a jw to use the nazi symbol of a purple triangle to identify themselves, but using the cross is not acceptable?.
10 POs Son in
about two years ago, i read a post on jwd asking if there was anyone from the xyz congregation.
recognizing this as the congregation in which i was raised, i made contact with the poster.
it turned out to be my next door neighbor when i was a child, she was my babysitter, and best friend..
10 POs Son in
it's the fourth of july around the world, but it means so much more to americans, as our independence from oppressive rule gives us the freedoms, liberties and rights that man has longed for for centuries.
take a moment, please, to celebrate the freedom of religion that allows jw's to practice their faith with freedom, and allows us to speak freely about what displeases us about their freedom!
all the best.