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59 cultswatter in
a recent wacktower had hinted that the year 2034 would be the final date for armaggedon.
if armageddon has not arrived by 2035 then will the wts close shop for good or will they simply accuse the past presidents of apostacy and regroup to form another daughter of the tower offshoot baseless religion?.
63 Lotus65 in
ive heard through different research ive done along with people ive talked too that there was a 1975 "scare" in which the time was supposed and the end was at hand
is that true
5 oompa in
yes there is a tune for this---leslie gore.
i'm not just one of your many toys.
don't say i can't have other joys .... .
11 Shawn10538 in
looking for both a biblical usage and a wt definition of term.
thanks in advance!
44 B_Deserter in
we all hear stories an experiences that happened to a "friend of a friend," and the witnesses are no exception.
they even have their own urban legends.
here are my favorites, and please post yours as well.. 1. watchtower theologists according to one of the old guys i used to pioneer with, there is a super-scary-secret organization of apostates called "watchtower theology.
13 B_Deserter in
i haven't been able to find a definite source online.
all my life i was taught that this song was about the blue "truth" book that was being used to bring people into the witnesses in the late 60's/early 70's.
now that i don't blindly accept whatever i've been told, i'm having my doubts.
34 exwitless in
the more i think about the dubs claiming they 'have the truth', the more it irritates me.
there are countless other religions who claim they 'have the truth'.
first of all, "having" "the truth" implies that the truth was either given to them or discovered by them.
37 Orgull in
i just missed two meetings for the first time in five years.. this past week i went "on vacation", housesitting for relatives nearby.
i told my bookstudy overseer i'd be "away", even though i was only a twenty minute drive from the kingdom hall.
i spent the entire week away from my insane family, away from the meetings and away from my "brothers and sisters".. it felt great.. coming home felt... not so great.. but the first brick in my fade has been laid.
78 purplesofa in
what i have noticed since pulling away from group thinking, mindsets, rules and superstitions, that i am open to a broader range of loving people.. i am not sure i can blame all this on the jw expericance.
as children we are taught from our tribe, (family and enviroment, church, school, extended family, neighborhood..........who to love and who not to love.
i used to believe as the witnesses taught, you have to "beat" the evil out of children.. have you ever watched a group of small children unattended?
21 Seeker4 in
this is a paragraph from a ny times article today on tennis champion serena williams.
her comment is in regard to how she dealt with the murder of her older sister a couple of years ago.. "i tried to develop a better relationship with god," williams, who was raised a jehovah's witness, told me over the phone.
"you have a strong solid foundation, the bible says, you won't crack, but the man who built his house in the sand, his house went down spiritually.