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143 TD in
in george orwell's novel 'nineteen eighty-four' the capitulation of the principal protagonist is portrayed in his willingness to assent to the proposition that two and two make five.
once he had denied objective reality, his mental conquest was complete and he was no longer truly the master of his own mind.
nineteen eighty-four is in many ways, a very depressing read.. a charge commonly leveled at jehovah's witnesses is that the type of mind control envisioned by orwell has been and continues to be used on them.
27 NewLight2 in
wt 12/1/1894 p. 384.
wt 5/1/57 p.274.
wt 11/15/28 p.344.
13 koolaid-man in
if you have never listened in to the six screens conference call you don't want to miss saturday night nov.7 ,2009 7p.m.est.
just when you thought you heard it all, along comes more evil that the watchtower org.
is hiding behind.
32 blondie in
comments you will not hear at the 06-13-10 wt study (april 15, 2010, pages 7-11 (purpose).
as we have seen, jehovah used his spirit in the past to protect individuals as well as the nation of israel as a whole.
why doesnt god protect individuals today?.
54 Dogpatch in
i'm passing on a question and wanted input on it please:.
recently an xjws mother passed away, when it came to settling the estate.
a watchtower attorney produced a form that she had filled out and.
182 flipper in
personally my all time favorite song?
stairway to heaven by led zeppelin.one of my top favorite groups ,too.
66 Scarred for life in
i haven't been on the board for several weeks until yesterday.
there was a guy that was a regular poster that was starting some kind of email campaign that he claimed was going to bring down the wtbts.
i can't remember his name.
24 peacedog in
one of the major flaws (i say one because there are many) in the society's '1914-gentile times' doctrine is an oft-overlooked one.
very simply, the watchtower society predicted the end of the "gentile times" for autumn of 1914; yet the first world war began in the summer of 1914 (july 28) and really was triggered in june of 1914 with the assassination of archduke ferdinand.
as such, the first world war actually lends no support whatsoever to the watchtower society's 1914-gentile times doctrine despite the fact that the society has continuously offered it as support.. rutherford was very aware of this major discrepancy in the doctrine.
508 Mad Sweeney in
the watchtower has been known for over 130 years as a great scriptural cherry-picker.
they pick out disparate unrelated verses and combine them to support the wackiest of wacky doctrines.. on the other hand there are many scriptures they almost never address, whether because they contradict wt doctrine or because they simply don't have a clue what they mean or how to spin them to the wt advantage.. one of these is revelation 19:1 that mentions a "great crowd" "in heaven.
" the only time it is ever brought up it is dismissed.
51 Billy the Ex-Bethelite in
so, how did the kangaroos get from noah's ark to australia?
i'd never found any references in watchtower litteratrash, until i stumbled upon this farticle "from noah's ark to australia" in the 1969 awake bound volume.
most of it is wordy and rather pointless, so i only typed two middle subheadings for consideration:.