Question Hi Mr.Jones,
I just read your reply to Angie...& you are correct...This is a worldly site or better yet, a site where people can talk openly..well at least I thought so. Lot of mud slinging..Anyway, as I've told everyone..I presently go to the hall & know what is being said from the stage & any web-site other than the one you mentioned is unacceptable. I think many active witnesses come on this site to just air themselves out, knowing full well, not supposed to be here. Not even me...but, love to read the replies. What some of the witnesses don't realize that others may be on here so they think that they can say stuff & say it's not true, but I'm here on this site to let folks know...WITNESSES ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON THIS SITE...PERIOD. I bet you some don't agree with some of the stuff said from the stage but come to this site to see what others think. Too afraid to talk to someone in the hall for fear they will be tossed out for disagreeing. That's one of the reasons I ended up here, I had doubts & if you express those doubts, that's a red flag. They watch you anyway but more so if you question THE TRUTH. Believe me they have an answer for every thing, I mean everything. So do they have reasons, because we have a reasoning book. I had my meeting last night. Why did I say that, just to let folks know on this site. Midweek we do our Kingdom Ministry & last our bible highlights were from Zephaniah & Haggai, we were told about our 2013 Theocratic Ministry School & changes & how we should be prepared & if we have to cancel our talk pls call at least the day before...& also, Speak Graciously in the ministry...Further proof that I am current..All this to say...NO other web-site is to be viewed other than JW.org..Just like the mud-slingers have their little click that back each other up. Well Mr. Jones, you have back up too, but we are not mud-slingers. We are not perfect but we are liars, just may not agree with Man.
Answer Well Dee, I can see that you are regular in meeting attendance with "bible highlights were from Zephaniah & Haggai, we were told about our 2013 Theocratic Ministry School". I am sure that there are many Witnesses just hanging on for the ride but not believing every saying that comes from the FDS. I mean, come on, we are all only human. Jehovah is not a respecter of persons. He did say so, right? I knew some of the FDS back when they were fresh-faced young sprigs of brothers. Nice fellows, the ones that I know anyway.
1. How the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses is stuctured, how it operates, and how it exercises control over its members.
2. What Jehovah's Witnesses believe, why, and who determines doctrine.
It is a waste of time to argue with Jehovah's Witnesses or to present lists of scriptural proofs to show where they are in error. Jehovah's Witnesses listen only the "Faithful and Discreet Slave" and immediately accept changes that come through the pages of The Watchtower magazine.
I survived 1975. For 32 years, from 1968 to 2000, I embraced and promoted everything coming through Jehovah's sole channel of communication, the "Faithful and Discreet Slave." I accepted doctrinal changes as "new light", meat in due season, from the Slave Class.
Was an elder the last 13 years, WT Study Conductor, Congregation Secretary, Book Study Conductor, and occasional Pioneer. Never "irregular" or "inactive" as the labels go. I have not been reproved or disfellowshipped. I no longer attend meetings or practice the religion. I have not started smoking, drinking, gambling, using drugs, or had any sort of emotional breakdown. How silly.
I am not a servant of the "Faithful and Discreet Slave", the WTBTS, or any other man-made organization. I hope to explain, not defend, the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses. I believe in universal truths such as kindness, humility, charity, and love. I do not believe that God selected a special group, the Jews or CT Russell followers for example, to receive a special message or blessing. I do not believe that one religion has it all right and therfore other religions are wrong. I believe it is a delusion for one group of humans to claim that "God chose us and therefore God did not choose you." I consider spirituality to be a personal endeavor that each person must discover for themselves.
Education/Credentials Degree in Computer Programming. Not applicable here.