Jehovah's Witness conventions help pu...

Jehovah's Witness conventions help put millions into local economy

There are 57 comments on the Reading Eagle/Reading Times story from Sep 16, 2012, titled Jehovah's Witness conventions help put millions into local economy. In it, Reading Eagle/Reading Times reports that:

The Sovereign Center and Sovereign Performing Arts Center have brought hundreds of millions of dollars to the region, mostly because of the Jehovah's Witnesses gatherings.

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Since: Nov 09

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#49 Sep 30, 2012
True Christian wrote:
It is wise to remember that only the obedient servants of Jehovah God will be given the reward of eternal life in paradise.
There are many witnesses who are not in the spiritual ark necessary for survival, they have one foot in this world and one foot in Jehovah's organization, but they will be separated by Jesus as goats, very soon now.
Cynics and critics of Jehovah God's direction, whether inside or outside God's organization do not have the personality of Jesus, necessary for survival.
It's good to know what to work on, if you want to love God with your whole heart.
Psalms 119:13
Are you in the spiritual Ark? Arent you going against them when the GB suggest that you stay away from websites like this one? You are among DFed and apostate persons, you shun them in real life, why not here?
Prove to me that I must be a JW or associated with the organization of JWS from the bible, and I will go back. This has been ask a number of time, yet for some strange reason, NOT ONE OF YOU can prove this from the bible. My bible tells me that I must believe in Jesus to be saved, not any religion or organization. If its not in the bible then its not true is it? Then please show me where it says that I have to be JW to be saved.

And by the way, Jesus is our Ark.:)
Sunshine

Fresno, CA

#51 Oct 3, 2012
unlisted wrote:
they have stock in munitions and international weapons but they do not serve this country? oh the great cayman islands where romney has his money...loll hypocrites.
they say they are decent people yet do the followers know they have stocks in munitions?
Stop pulling things out from places where the sun don't shine. Your accusations bares no proof. Haven't your mother teaches you not to tell a lie. Oh wait your god must be "the father of the lies" you know trying to mislead people with accusations meaning LIES should really take a hard look at yourself before conjuring up schemes to get people to agree with. Did you not get enough attention in childhood?
Leo

Ontario, CA

#52 Oct 4, 2012
Madame Pompadore wrote:
http://www.wsrn.com/apps/links /?s=ATK This will be helpful for those who do not think Watchtower invests in munitions
Ok I clicked on this link and there is nothing there..hmm..? It's not that I mind an opposing veiw..from people who know what they are talking about but opposing veiws from people who cannot or choose not to substantiate such strong claims is just ridiculous. Copy and paste something rather than send and empty link. Thanks!
Leo

Ontario, CA

#53 Oct 4, 2012
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml... < there is ownership/shares info.. no regi mention on ATK site but your saying watchtower n tract society own part of a company that owns part of another company that owns weapons? I find that really funny but bottomline that doesnt show on the atk website...so please again where can you show proof of your ridiculous statement?-->
Madame Pompadore wrote:
We all know well about Watchtower owned 50% shares in REGI (Reg Technologies Inc.), a shareholder of Alliant TechSystems which developed Rand Cam engines
In case you haven't known it yet, it's here :
http://www.tenkwizard.com/blurbs.php...
Watchtower owned Alliant Techsystems is here (Read boldletter dated April 04 and May 11 of 1995 Report):
http://www.regtech.com/press/press1995.htm
AND NEW HERE: Alliant TechSystems now bought on March 22 2002 the Boeing to develope more "military gun" as you can read a little bit here:
"Mar 22, 2002 (Defense Daily International/PBI Media via COMTEX)--
WASHINGTON--Alliant Techsystems [ATK] last week signed an agreement to buy
Boeing's [BA] Mesa, Ariz.-based ordnance division, a deal estimated to be worth
more than $50 million, the two companies said on Monday.
"This is a sound strategic acquisition that will strengthen our munitions lane
of excellence by bringing together ATK's munitions portfolio with the products
and capabilities of one of the world's leading military gun producers,'' Paul
Miller, ATK's chairman and CEO, said in a statement. "The gun systems produced
by the Boeing operations use our existing medium-caliber ammunition products,"
Link to Walls Street stock market about Alliant TecSystems statement on shares market (nickname of this Watchtower's company on stockmarket NYSE is ATK) show all the newest about ATK here:
http://www.wsrn.com/apps/links/...
AND WATCHTOWER BOUGHT BOEING to INVOLVE more IN MILITARY IS THE FIRST ARTICLE ON RIGHT HAND SIDE COLUMN (DATED March 22, 2002) Here:
http://www.wsrn.com/apps/news/art.xpl...
Michelle1966

Schofield, WI

#54 Oct 4, 2012
TPMP wrote:
42 million copies a month.
Amazing!
Nobody comes close to us.
I have to laugh..
"Close To US"?????

Are you JW's?

NOPE...Yet you say "US"???

What a liar...
khjgliuu

Stafford, UK

#55 Oct 5, 2012
the rand company has some connection
Trilateral Commission

Monticello, NY

#56 Oct 8, 2012
Leo wrote:
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/ph oenix.zhtml?c=118594&p=iro l-ownershipsummary < there is ownership/shares info.. no regi mention on ATK site but your saying watchtower n tract society own part of a company that owns part of another company that owns weapons? I find that really funny but bottomline that doesnt show on the atk website...so please again where can you show proof of your ridiculous statement?--><quoted text>
The Watchtower has successfully blocked this website.

“Bustin' Myths”

Since: Dec 09

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#58 Oct 9, 2012
yon wrote:
jw's consider Israel to be just one of the nations for having rejected the Messiah. But that's not what their alleged founder taught.
From the forward to Vol 3 - Charles T. Russell Brooklyn, N.Y., October 1, 1916
".....We are free to say that the restoration of Israel has not been accomplished as rapidly as we had anticipated. Nevertheless, the Jews in Palestine seem to be thus far wonderfully sheltered; and doubtless many of their co-religionists in the war districts, especially in Poland, would be glad if they had gone to Palestine when they had opportunity. It is difficult to say how the conclusion of the war may affect the interests of Israel. We should be in a waiting, expectant attitude. It looks as though the trying experiences of the Jews would arouse considerable numbers of them eventually to go to their home land. We have never expected, however, that all the Jews would return thither, but rather a representative company of them, just as in the case of the return from Babylonish captivity--only about 52,000 returned, notwithstanding the great hosts that went to Babylon in the captivity...."
www.ctrussell.us
Interesting, but with the recent noo lite, Russell has been moved to the back of the kingdom hall and he is inconsequential to the wtb&ts.
Leo

Ontario, CA

#63 Oct 12, 2012
Leo wrote:
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/ph oenix.zhtml?c=118594&p=iro l-ownershipsummary < there is ownership/shares info.. no regi mention on ATK site but your saying watchtower n tract society own part of a company that owns part of another company that owns weapons? I find that really funny but bottomline that doesnt show on the atk website...so please again where can you show proof of your ridiculous statement?--><quoted text>
Madame..AGAIN I followed your link to... NOTHING.. the articles are only archived to 2006-2012.. no 2002 articles. I give up. I at least tried to give you the benefit of the doubt. I suggest you find something that gives evidence to such strong claims THEN post a link. Thanks:)
Leo

Ontario, CA

#64 Oct 12, 2012
Mythbusters wrote:
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Interesting, but with the recent noo lite, Russell has been moved to the back of the kingdom hall and he is inconsequential to the wtb&ts.
Before you go patting yourselves on the back just thought I'd mention that the so called "Charles Taze Russell site" is not a real Charles T.Russell site. The fact that the cross is prominently displayed is evidence of this. The organization founded by Brother Russell does not endorse the practice of the cross in religious worship. I'm sure you gentlemen are fully aware that many sites are set up claiming to be affiliated with the Witnesses but in fact they are created and run by apostates claiming to be associated with the Witness organization for this very purpose of attempting to spread false misleading information.
Leo

Ontario, CA

#65 Oct 12, 2012
Mythbusters wrote:
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Interesting, but with the recent noo lite, Russell has been moved to the back of the kingdom hall and he is inconsequential to the wtb&ts.
Secondly, I would like to address Mr MYTHBUSTER's comment stating that, "Russell has been moved to the back of the kingdom hall and he is inconsequential to the wtb&ts.". Witnesses are not followers of Br. Russell, he is a loved and missed brother, but Witnesses are followers of Jehovah God.

“Bustin' Myths”

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#66 Oct 12, 2012
Leo wrote:
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Before you go patting yourselves on the back just thought I'd mention that the so called "Charles Taze Russell site" is not a real Charles T.Russell site. The fact that the cross is prominently displayed is evidence of this. The organization founded by Brother Russell does not endorse the practice of the cross in religious worship. I'm sure you gentlemen are fully aware that many sites are set up claiming to be affiliated with the Witnesses but in fact they are created and run by apostates claiming to be associated with the Witness organization for this very purpose of attempting to spread false misleading information.
What russell site are you talking about? I did not mention any such thing.

“Bustin' Myths”

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#67 Oct 12, 2012
Leo wrote:
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Secondly, I would like to address Mr MYTHBUSTER's comment stating that, "Russell has been moved to the back of the kingdom hall and he is inconsequential to the wtb&ts.". Witnesses are not followers of Br. Russell, he is a loved and missed brother, but Witnesses are followers of Jehovah God.
Yeah, you keep on thinking that. The wtb&ts just made all of his teachings nonsense by saying he is not of the anointed. Remember the wt where they said some of the anointed are either mentally ill or are clinging to their past "christendom" beliefs?

Here's what some of your "brothers and sisters" have to say about him:

"Do not forget that Brother Russell was STILL enslaved to Babylon the Great his whole life. Bethelites used to wear the cross and crown pin on their lapels, and celebrated all the holidays never knowing that stuff was pagan. When making a literal comparison - it is like being enslaved by King Nebbuchadnezzar IN Babylon, those Israelites we captives there and subject to all their false and pagan ideas. "

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#72 Oct 16, 2012
yon wrote:
They've adjusted their tactic somewhat in recent years. They used to say that someone was either disassociated or disfellowshiped. Now they just say that "So and so is no longer a jw." No explanations. But the net result is the same. Anyone who talks with you will be going against the rules of the borg and you will be seen as disloyal and be the next one out the door.
because when those the DA it is usually because they no longer believe in the teachings, and they don't wAnt others to know, unlike DF ones a talk is given about fornication or whatever.

I know of some that DA because of the UN issue and the child sexual abuse crimes and the wAy they were handled, what they did though was send or give a letter to those in the Kh they were very close to, saying the reasons why, and telling them that they are not DA themselves from JW in the congregation but the WTBTS.

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#74 Oct 16, 2012
yon wrote:
The thing is that DA is treated the same as DF - except for the "talk" which leads everyone to basically conclude that both were kicked out for sex crimes! This is the jw way of trying to put a permanent stain on the character of both. How sick.
yes that is true!!

Since: Oct 10

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#75 Oct 16, 2012
yon wrote:
The thing is that DA is treated the same as DF - except for the "talk" which leads everyone to basically conclude that both were kicked out for sex crimes! This is the jw way of trying to put a permanent stain on the character of both. How sick.
also this is what they want JW to believe that those that DA was because of unrepentant immoral behavior when its far from the truth and its very dishonest of them.

“Paradise Earth”

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#76 Oct 16, 2012
Mary Poppins wrote:
<quoted text>My financial advisor highly recommends buying watchtower stock. He said they have a steady source of income from the people who believe their propaganda. He said most of their income is sheltered. He mentioned Cayman Islands. They sell weapons to both sides in any war.
It is impossible to buy Watchtower stock.

The Watchtower Society is a non-stock non-profit company.

It is run entirely by unpaid volunteers.

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