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i can't believe johnny the bethelite has not been uncovered.
unless, of course, he doesn't exist!
hoping not to give koolaidman any more exposure here but.... .
29 hotspur in
how many times did you hear that?
it wasn't until i read with disbelief no room for george's pitiful statement about being proud to be a jw did i start to think of a simple of way of discrediting the jws... it needed a simple scriptural phrase that causes them to shoot their own foot!.
so - how many different ways can you think of where jws have "gone beyond the things written"?.
23 hotspur in
my favourite uncle died about two years ago (non-witness) and my mother couldn't tell me .
earlier today i went round to the cathedral square of the city where i work for some lunch and i had the misfortune to sit near to an ol'boy witnessing to some people who were too polite to respond.
he kept going on about truth.
22 hotspur in
recent news item in the uk.
this guy received a 8 month jail sentence which case was prosecuted under "hate crime" laws.
this is a very similar situation to the recent case that cedars, amelia, cantleave and others have pursued in hampshire with the police.
20 hotspur in
maybe it's a "common people separated by a common language" thing but i really don't get this.. .
many times i see somebody posting about something that irks them and they say "i could care less.
" but they use it in such a way as to infer they're not really bothered by it all.. .
17 hotspur in
part of my 'rebirth' after my leaving jws was to rediscover and undo the 38 missing years of my love of music.. before i was baptised i was playing a trumpet in bands and orchestras... then came the empty years (we all know the stories).. long story short, i relearned my instrument through a music school.
from there i joined a brass band, but recently we moved house and it was some way from the band i played in.
so, i searched for a new band and found one more local to me... they even have their own band room.
13 hotspur in
can anybody show me in any bible that, to be re-instated, i need to humiliate myself for at least 6 months?.
what's that all about?
in fact, that is high my list of 1001 reasons i'd never go back!.
13 hotspur in
i've been lurking here for weeks now and have found the site most informative.
but i have a problem which i'm sure has been dealt with before as most of my circumstances are not that unique.
my background is, i had been with the borg since i was 15, some 40 years ago (really, i should've realised earlier!
12 hotspur in
all this kerfuffle over the year 607 threw up an interesting side issue for me.. some posts relate to the wts use of chronology derived from ctrussell's "divine plan of the ages" and "studies in the scriptures".
within those pages are found some explanations of how the years 1874 and, later, 1914 were 'decided'.
it seems there was a remeasuring of a particular tunnel within the great pyramid of gizeh which was, subsequently, found to be 40 inches longer.
8 hotspur in
ie9 is rubbish!
not even any good in "compatability mode.
" surely, the browser should be compliant with web code standards, not the other way around?