Topics Started by observador
60 The Searcher in
here's what i scavenged from the most notable watchtower i've ever read.
it may be far more significant than many people realise!.
and before anyone whinges that one or two are 'old light', the fact remains that all of them are rejecting what was once 'inspired truth' from the revered fds, and disagreeing with any one of these (now current) falsehoods would have resulted in your "stoning to death" and shunning by all whom you loved.
Patterson on the line: Watchtower claims that paying cash bond would cause immediate irreparable harm and hardshipby cedars in
a new article for those who are interested.... http://jwsurvey.org/cedars-blog/patterson-on-the-line-watchtower-claims-that-paying-cash-bond-would-cause-immediate-irreparable-harm-and-hardship.
6 observador in
was brought up as a jw by his mother, who told him not to talk about race in court.. .
32 breathing in
i never could, like some others described, i could never ever see myself there, i just couldnt imagine it at all,.
i wonder if that was a sign that deep down i didnt believe it?.
19 observador in
have you heard of this group?
take a look at the article.. it's amazing that journalists don't even mention the jw organization in this type of article, despite a rich history of this type of prediction and the number of followers in the us... just shows how irrelevant this organization has become.. article here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110103/ap_on_re/us_rel_apocalypse_soon.
25 ProdigalSon in
the subject has come up in my reincarnation thread and i think its worthy of its own.. when i saw the movie "rain man", what amazed me the most about what raymond was able to do (i.e., counting the number of matches in a matchbox after a glance, or memorizing all the names and numbers in a large phone book in a matter of minutes) was that it proves that a human mind is capable of performing the functions of a computer and more.
why then, do we not a: all have these supercomputer abilities, and b., why is an autistic person lacking in other areas such as social skills?
my second son was born in 1992 with a lipoma on his tail bone which was also wrapped around his spinal cord.
29 just n from bethel in
i, like otwo in another thread, never really had a bad experience with jws.
i never had any case of molestation come up in the the many congregations i served in.
i never had any major beefs with any elder body.
6 IronClaw in
i know its been awhile since i've been around, so i just wanted to drop in and let you know whats been going on with me.
it's been a long hard road since leaving the wts back in 06. some amazing things have happened in such a short period of time.
for much of the time i was full of anger at the wts.
68 sir82 in
per a recent letter to elders:.
beginning september 1, there will be a change to the way attendance is recorded at congregation meetings.. currently, attendance is counted at 4 of the 5 meeting (public talk, wt study, congregation "bible" study, and service meeting).. but after sept. 1, meeting attendance will only be taken at 2 of the meetings - during the "first quarter" of the wt study, and also at the cbs.. .
no reason in given for the change in the letter, and i can't figure out why myself.. the numbers are not published anywhere - the only "official" record is a 6 month average the co puts together during his visit.. why request less information from the congregations, especially when it "costs" nothing to accumulate it in the first place?
36 Dogpatch in
what is your opinion of prince nowadays?.
one of the worlds raunchiest rock stars, prince is in his stacked heels and flamboyant suit strutting from house to house around an ordinary suburban estate.. from: http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2010/07/06/prince-how-the-rock-legend-turned-his-life-around-115875-22384807/.
flanked by minders, he goes up a garden path, knocks on a door and politely asks the householder: would you like to talk about god?.