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- 6redvip2000 in
went to over to family gathering at a cousin's home in upstate ny over the weekend.
in the late afternoon, several bet-hell constructions workers arrived (some family, others just friends), after a nice day of slavery at the construction site.
endless bragging ensued while we gathered around a bonfire, from how "the construction is going forward in seamless way", using "the best techniques and materials in construction" to the fact that the obama care website doesn't work properly and how it's "complete garbage when compared to the jw.org.".
- 11redvip2000 in
i noticed on the october issue of the awake magazine a much softer stance on the big bang theory.
now, i'm not sure if officially the org was ever against this theory ( i did not find much on this), but i do recall on a congregation level, there was constant mockery from jws about the idea that universe was the result of a big initial explosion.. we now see a softer position on this.
as the org now explains:.
- 3redvip2000 in
has anybody else noticed a bug with this website, where once you publish your post, only a section of it is actually posted.. this happens to me about half the time.
i'm not sure if it only happens with firefox on a mac, but i will try on a different browser.. i got to the point where i actually copy my post, then publish it, and then go back to it and paste the text again, so i don't have to write the whole thing again..
- 3redvip2000 in
for those who are curious, here is the 2014 international convention program.. https://db.tt/emlg8xrc.
a few notable nuggets:.
on friday at 11:20 - a century of kingdom rule contrasted with a. century of satans rule (psalm 40:5; isaiah 5:20, 21).
- 18redvip2000 in
yesterday i was having a beer with a friend of mine who happens to be an accountant, and we began discussing this ridiculous arrangement that the watchtower has put in place.
after giving him the backstory of how the watchtower has been lending money to the local congregations and charging interest, he simply could not believe they had been doing that.. he then offered an explanation which really made sense to me.
he said that in reality what the watchtower society has been doing is actually not legal in light of their tax-exempt status.
- 4redvip2000 in
there was piece in the ny daily news about the work being done to the "old" wt building in brooklyn heights.. some hightlights:.
"the kushner companies-owned buldings, which traded hands for $375 million brooklyns most ballyhooed sale last year will cater to creative-class tenants.
amenities will include a gourmet market, roof deck, pet-friendly spaces, daycare facilities and bicycle storage.".
- 14redvip2000 in
while browsing throught my facebook timeline today, i came across a post from a facebook "friend" who is a hardcore zealous jw.
he obviously has no idea that i'm an apostate.
and so this person provides me endless entertainment on a daily basis with his delusional posts about the org.. today we had this gem, where he said he had just designed his paradise home in photoshop which i am posting a picture here.
- 55redvip2000 in
my facebook was "lit up" today with all the out cries about the possibility of the organization's website being banned in russia.. as many of you recall this past august a court in russia banned the website and sought to make accessing the website in russia illegal.
well tomorrow the appeal by the org will be heard in court.
if the appeal is denied, jw.org will no longer be available in that part of the world, causing endless lamentations and cries of "persecution", only to bolster the idea that they are truly hated by the world because they are true christians.
- 40redvip2000 in
for those of you who have a minute to read this, here is a report from my family trip.. i was in florida for the holidays visiting my older sister and family, along with my parents which were also visiting.. although i've had conversations with my mother about the organization, my sister and her family had no idea of my position in regards to the (un)truth - perhaps because we live far away from each other.
i knew the day was coming.... on my second day there, the whole family was sitting around bs-ing about different stuff, and as usual my mother starts with the "world is getting worse by the day" conversation, followed by approving nods and smart remarks from the rest of the family.
i then politely told them that this was not true, that in fact the world has never been better.
- 20redvip2000 in
ever since i was a little boy i've been aware of this vague story about my older sister having some issues at birth, but never knew the details.. yesterday i was having a conversation with a much older cousin, who is a non-practicing jw about different watchtower issues.
while discussing the blood issue she totally came out with the story about my sister, which i never knew before.. when my sister was born some 40 years ago, my mother had the delivery at home with the help of a midwife.
i'm not entirely sure why this decision was made instead of going to a hospital.