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i don't see that anyone has commented on the 2007 report.
i must say i was surprised with the impressive growth, not only worldwide, but in the developing countries which have seen some decrease in the last few years.
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i heard an interesting program the other night that reminded me of the debates/questions that arise about the tanslation of the nwt.
it has been asserted that since george gangas was a speaker of modern greek he was not qualified to translate biblical greek.
the progam i heard is hosted by milt rosenberg on wgn 720 and the guests were two linguists from illinois universities ( i can't recall their names).
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i'd like to find out what's happening with someone still 'in'.
they last went to a congregation in grand rapids.
prefer not to explain my relationship to them, as that would probably give me away.
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i feel a little guilty about this, because i know that so many of you have lost contact with your families, but i thought you might find it interesting that my mother has told me, via my father, that she won't shun me even if i'm df (which is a very real possibility).
i'm not coming out unscathed (does anybody?
) since my marriage is set to end in the next couple of weeks, but i'm so grateful that i'll still have my mom.
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my brother is definitely a "bad example", he's going to college (gasp) and he has a beard (sort of, actually it's better to say that he shaves real infrequently, maybe once every two weeks!
) and he never goes to meetings, but he's not disfellowshipped.
he tells me he was with some college friends at a restaurant/coffee bar type place and a group of youths (i'm still stuck with jw terminology after all these years!
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my brother's visiting and natually we got to reminiscing about the congregation back home.
we recalled one of the most astonishing things that ever happened in our congregation(that's saying plenty, too!!!).
names have been changed.. an elder is called up to the podium, obviously about to make a judicial announcement.
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on an earlier thread about the wt's tv commercials i said that the society used the media before, more specifically i reffered to their radio station.
it seems to me that they quit using it because they were pressured to.
i remeber reading something, somewhere about the provacative, imflamatory nature of rutherford's remarks being the principal factor.
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a few thoughts about the society's efforts to protect itself from litigation.. i attended the elder's seminar a few years back where we were instructed to write in our elder's manual a few extra instructions pertaining to filling out the society's disfellowshipping forms and other aspects related to judicial cases.
that was nothing terribly unusual.
we often wrote in clarifications and updates during meetings with the co. this time was a little different because we filled an entire page with seven(i think) specific instructions.
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i'm currently separated from my wife.
i told the elders that it ain't the truth and they told me to shape up or ship out (that's the very short version) my wife's loyal to the org.
and i don't want to be an apostate in my own home.