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9 badboy in
i was reading why people believe weird things by michael shermer,a leading skeptic.. he points that if the flood destroyed every living thing,that would have had to include fish and water living dinosaures.. god would have had to created fish after the flood..
18 winnie in
after the 'discovery' of jesus' family tomb in jerusalem, does anyone believe that jesus was married to mary and had a son called judah?.
18 KW13 in
ok guys, list the ones ya know.. the truth/truth = the truth according to jw's is their religion.
for example someone baptized as a jw is baptized in the truth, whereas someone baptized elsewhere is not.. new light/light = a better understanding of the current status quo or 'light' in general which is just knowledge, new light allows for a complete change in beliefs without exception.. god's word = mainly the bible but anything else published by the wbt tract society is also acceptable.. true christians = refers only to jehovah's witnesses or suitable examples from the bible.. apostates = anyone who has been a jehovah's witness who opposes their beliefs (not necessarily people or individuals) and shares how they feel about the watchtower bible and tract society with anyone.
a person who hasn't been a jehovah's witness but does clearly oppose their message and beliefs may also be referred to as an apostate.. experiences = stories that will upbuild and encourage jw's.
18 Confession in
this is trippy.... the set-up: every weekend, 45 weekends per year, a company flies me to a different city in the u.s., and has me lead group presentations to families of college-bound high school students.
we then offer to sell them our college preparation program.. a few weekends ago we were in fresno, california.
he asked which organization it was.
25 lola28 in
this thread is for those of us that are single and hate everything that this day is about.
i was using the atm at albertson's this morning and all around me i saw men buying candy and flowers and i seriously wanted to stab them....**note i would never actually hurt someone** sooooooooo i left the store and came right to work where i will be safe from ppl and teddy bears and candy and flowers.
so if you hate this day as much as i do, feel free to use this thread to vent.. lola ** of the bitter table for one class** saying a big f*ck you to today..
24 MinisterAmos in
most of you have already scoped out the wt lesson for yesterday that blondie provided, but i'm going to add to it a bit and share the audience comments for the meeting.. i'm also going to share some direct-from-the-gb "new-light" that was revealed by the speaker in his discussion.....ready?.
so the wife and i are on vacation yesterday and visit a congregation located in western fl or east al; floribama as the natives call it.. the speaker began by telling us that the "happy god" isn't really happy because of the state of the world.
i forgot to ask him where that fact is found in the bible.
4 Gadget in
this link was posted on another group i read.
i've heard a lot on here about jw's negative growth in the western world, but having huge growth in third world countries.
this book claims the same thing is happening in christianity as a whole.
47 praiseband in
ok, for those of us non-, and never before-jw's, will someone please explain what the big deal is about having responsibility for microphones is all about?
we do use microphones in our church, but ....i mean whoever is in charge of any technology that day sets up microphones.
it could be anyone in the church, male or female, young or old, the pastor, the janitor.
19 YoursChelbie in
there is a significant difference in the prices of houses that are built of brick exterior to comparably sized ones with vinyl exterior.
i assumed brick costs more because it's more durable, but was surprised to find that brick houses such as the one i chose at random pictured here for sale in texas actually costs over 50k dollars less than the one with the vinyl exterior in the far northern us.
both have four bedrooms.
4 Gregor in
cascade locks, oregon.
here in the heart of the columbia river gorge we live beneath the looming, snow covered crags of the cascade mountain range where the columbia river cuts through its spectacular canyon about 1500 feet deep and a mile wide.. we are on the oregon side of the river and when we step out on the porch we literally must look almost straight up to see the peaks.
i have been building a tool shed out in the back but can only work a couple of hours at a time because of the rain and cold of the last few weeks.