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i dont understand all the fuss about 607 b.c.e.
there is exactly the same amount and type of reliable and factual historical evidence that jerusalem fell to the babylonians in 607 b.c.e.
as there is to support the theory that a man named jesus christ lived at the beginning of the first century c.e.. a few million jehovahs witnesses believe the former but they are joined by tens of millions more who believe the latter.. just a thought.. link.
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do you recall?.
can anyone remember when the date of 607 b.c.e.
for the destruction of the temple at jerusalem first appeared in the societies literature?
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can anyone tell me what the jehovah,s witnesses currently believe regarding the date that cyrus destroyed the temple at jerusalem.
i asked a witness and they told me that they now believe that cyrus arrived in jerusalem in 607 bce but did not destroy the temple until 20 years later!!!!
this still makes a nonsense of 1914!!!.
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i havent been around here for a couple of years but i wondered if anyone would be interested in commenting on the information given at the web site: http://www.lawphil.net/judjuris/juri2003/aug2003/am_p-02-1651_2003.html.. it is extremely long but i found it interesting.
it concerns jehovahs witnesses living as man and wife without being married.
in the philippines there is no divorce so a witness cannot remarry unless they get an annulment which is extremely expensive and beyond the reach of most fillipinos.
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i'd like to get comments from people about whether and how much they were shocked, surprised, or otherwise bothered by the watchtower society's becoming an associated non-governmental organization (ngo).. note that i'd like to see these comments because they might lead to some interesting publicity, so please comment accordingly.. alanf
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can anyone direct me or provide the information of how many jw's actually were sent to and died in the nazi concentration camps.
i believe that the jw's claimed so many numbers, but the actual figures were lower.
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someone i know was given 'mankind's search for god' book.
he read it because he thought it would be interesting to know about other religions.
he told me that he soon realised that after so long in each chapter that explained a particular religion, the text started to become biased and sometimes patronizing against that religion.
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i live in an extended family of jehovah?s witnesses, consequently i am often asked why i "dont accept the truth".
long ago i found that it was always best to keep my answer short, to the point and non-confrontational.
those in a similar position to myself might find my usual response of interest.. all my family are aware that i did extended research into the watchtower religion at the time i studied with the witnesses.
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i have heard many urban myths associated with the watchtower society and its hapless adherents.
i like the one where an "interested one" accepted the invitation to attend the memorial one year, and sat next to a "sister" who let the confused attendee use her bible to look up scriptures as they were presented.
afterword, the "sister" walked the man up to the circuit overseer, who had delivered the talk that year, and introduced the dupe-filled "study" to the co. the co complimented the man on his spiritual interest and asked what impelled him to come up and talk to him.