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Referring to one as Churchoid not 'calling names'.

One has to wonder about Mad JW's loyalty to JWism. The Assemblies of Yahweh use hurchianity, Churchoids, etc. in their publications. They are terms that you will never find in Watchtower publications. Nor are they words that you will find in the vocabulary of practicing JWs. Most likely Mad JW is at best a schismatic JW, who is strongly influenced by AOY theology.  (May 1, 2016 | post #39)

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Prince memorial should not be about the Watchtower!

Most likely a prominent JW minister will speak at the Prince memorial service. He certainly deserves that.  (Apr 25, 2016 | post #5)

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Prince's Local Kingdom Hall: 'He Was Simply a Brother'

Yes that is a bit harsh LL. Especially since Prince was the most famous JW in history. Perhaps even eclipsing Michael Jackson.  (Apr 25, 2016 | post #3)

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Is Mad JW Thirdwitness?

No, Mad uses Assemblies of Yahweh terms in his posts, something 3rdJW never does. Mad and 3rd are two separate entities with different agendas.  (Apr 17, 2016 | post #13)

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What has happened with Watchtower books and Bibles?

The other day I stopped at a JW literature trolley in a local shopping mall. This must be a new method of distributing their literature, as in the past they would canvas your neighborhood. Anyway I was surprised to note that they weren't printing hardcover books anymore, just cheap paperbacks. So I asked one of the gentlemen minding the trolleys if they still distributed Bibles. He said they did and handed me a gray covered New World Version Bible. The JW said this was the Revised NWV and it was much easier to read than the older version. What surprised me about the new JW Bible was how the quality of JW books has declined. I have a copy of the old JW Bible and it is well made. The pages have signatures and the backing is sown so the spine won't crack and the pages fall out. But in the new JW Bible the pages are merely glued to the spine like what you would find in a paperback. With this type of binding after frequent use the spine will crack and the pages will begin to fall out. I have a Watchtower book that was printed in 1905, over 100 years ago. This book was quality bound and could easily last another 100 years. But the new Watchtower books are of inferior quality and will only last a few years after moderate use.  (Apr 17, 2016 | post #1)

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Critical thinking questions.

Excellent video. "Human opinions that have been elevated to divine status." Truly fits the Watchtower.  (Jan 3, 2016 | post #67)

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thru thick and thin, the WTS always tell the truth!

Back in the 1980s I read a book called "The Scholastic Dishonesty of the Watchtower." Not sure if it is still in print, but one can search the internet for a copy. Anyway the author cited numerous instances in Watchtower publications where historians, archaeologists, and theologians were quoted out of context in order to support JW beliefs.  (Jul 18, 2015 | post #16)

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Man jailed for unlawful sex with 15-year-old girl has fiv...

He was a JW who committed a crime. So the JW clergy revoked his membership status, rather than try to help him deal with his problem. Moreover, the JW clergy for some reason don't want to help the police in their investigation. Of course this won't help the victim get justice, nor will it help reform the perpetrator.  (Jul 18, 2015 | post #23)

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Anonymous Brother

The problem that you have, Aneirin, is that you don't understand the Scriptures that you post.  (Jun 30, 2015 | post #25)

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"xjw"'s fascinating thought~

So are you saying, Sunglow, that the reason today's JWs look so bored with their religious services is because their leaders require them to suppress their emotions? The JWs of the 50s weren't anymore emotional than the general population. But back then most of them actually believed JW theology. Today, from what I've observed, most JWs attend services for social and family reasons.  (Jun 29, 2015 | post #42)

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Anonymous Brother

Thanks for pointing out specifics, Little Lamb. Anerin doesn't bother to fellowship with the JWs, so he/she doesn't know how the rank and file view the opinions of their leadership.  (Jun 29, 2015 | post #18)

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"xjw"'s fascinating thought~

This is proving to be a very interesting thread. Though not a JW myself, I did attend JW services in the 1950s when I stayed with my JW grandparents during summer vacations. But during an out of state business trip last year, and having nothing better to do, I attended a weeknight JW service to see what is going on in JWland. Mad JW is right about the decline in the quality of JW services. Back in the 50s the JW ministers gave interesting sermons, the rank and file paid attention, and morale was high. But in the JW parish that I attended last year, the JW ministers were boring, almost like they were just reading a script. Most of the parish were bored and couldn't wait until the service was over. This was no longer my grandparents' church. In checking other open JW forums, this problem isn't limited to the JW parish that I visited last year, but a major problem in English speaking parishes.  (Jun 29, 2015 | post #39)

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Anonymous Brother

While the Watchtower editorial staff doesn't claim that their writers are infallible, the JW membership is required to accept Watchtower commentary as if it was. Moreover, if an individual JW rejects Watchtower proclamations as the personal opinions of the leaders, he or she will soon face disciplinary action by the JW elders. So while the JW leadership tells the public that Watchtower literature is not inspired, the JW rank and file must accept it as if it was. This is "Infallibilit y without responsibility. "  (Jun 29, 2015 | post #15)

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What the HEAVEN is going ON??????

Nothing special just the same old same old.  (Jun 29, 2015 | post #4)

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The Kennedy Dynasty Decimation

Interesting reading.  (Jan 18, 2015 | post #2)