Jehovah`s Witness/other witness experts not honest
Hi, Mr. Hepburn. I've read some of your answers lately and it seemed you are the only witness here who is honest. At least of the ones who answer here often. I have written to two other jw experts here about the continued lies and obsessive attacks against Mr. Holland which finally went over the top when Rando said that Mr. Holland believes its okay to drink human blood. I decided that was just too much to swallow and that I had to write him for proof. So,I asked Rando where Mr. Holland had ever made such a statement and he rejected my question. He gave no quote from Mr. Holland. I also wrote Sister T because she was completely silent about Randos lies, but was writing letters at the same time about Mr. Holland being immoral. I wanted to simply ask how she could be so hypocritical, while saying nothing about how Rando was being immoral by lying about people. I wrote her twice, and she rejected me both times. So I am writing you, as Mr. Holland is on leave. I find their actions repulsive and nothing like a true christian would act. That woman thinks she can post about being moral while being immoral and going along with lies about another human being?? How is Mr. Holland being here, as immoral as what they do?
Mr Hepburn, you are a jw but you seem to be different. Can you explain how it is that you all believe the same things, but can act so differently? They think they can write and print whatever, and if someone shows them where they're wrong, then can just reject it to keep it out off sight. I think this is just plain WRONG!! How can she write about morals and then lie, or be silent when her friends are lying. It makes no sense to me.
I know you don't want to get involved but I am just wondering if you can explain their thinking, being a witness yourself. Is there something in your teaching that allows this sort of behavior, if a person is perceived as evil? That you can just say anything you want about them, even if it's false? I don't mean you personally are doing it, but if there's something in jw teaching that excuses it.
Thank you so much for your time. Have a great day!
Thank you for taking the time to write. It never ceases to amaze me how many different people read this from. That is the reason why, on the odd occasion, I have gone out of my way to make some remarks about the conduct of others here – because this is
a PUBLIC FORUM.
other JWs here who will give excellent Biblical answers and have not been involved in what has been happening. Some of them get very few questions so we do not hear much from them. When we do, they are honest and respectful to the person they are corresponding with. They know doubt see their roll here, is to give honest replies about what JWs believe, and, defend what we believe the Bible to be teaching without attacking
other people. We are not
taught, or instructed, to attack anyone’s belief system. We are taught to defend ours
This is a sensitive matter, and as you have noticed from some of my past comments I really do not want to get involved. I have, at times, been wrongly accused of supporting the non JWs here, and that puts me in a very awkward place as to how and what I say. If people take the time to read carefully
the things I have written in the past, they will see that much of the conduct that I have written about, applies to all
Over the many years that this has been going on, I have sent mainly private comments to people involved on doth sides of the unseemly goings on. I have defended the right of all involved to be on this site, seeing that this is a site Not Set Up By JWs For JWs
. Some seem to forget this is a public forum ABOUT what JWs believe, NOT
about attacking other peoples theology, and, perhaps that is where some JWs have gone wrong. Perhaps they feel this IS a site set up by JWs for JWs. IF that was the case then there would be no place her for non JWs. However, that is not the case. It seems that because I defend the right of non JWs to be here on this very public non WT sanctioned
site, I have been accused of supporting the non JWs in their teachings.
Like me, some JWs here realise this is an open forum for the public that is not sanctioned by our Governing Body, and being a public forum they realise the need to follow the directives of conduct that we are taught to follow as set out by various Bible principles. I have over the years made mention of those guidelines and principle. If you would like to know what they are please ask and I will show you who we are taught conduct ourselves.
I have seen in many different walks of life and disciplines that what people are taught and what they apply in their lives can be quite different. For example, I was a public tax accountant. We are taught the law and how to apply it to taxation. Working with different people who were trained, and examined (tested) in the same aspects it is sometimes staggering to see what they do in practice.
So what I am saying is that even though we taught the same standard of behaviour, how people apply that in their lives differers. God did not create us as robots, we have the gift of free will. We can teach principles but it is harder to get people to actually apply those principles for what ever reason. Obviously there are principles that we are taught that I have problems in applying, because Gods ways are so much higher that of man's, and, no man is perfect.
I really do not know what it is that drives some here to act in the way that they do.
It could be :-
a lack of Christian maturity
thinking more of themselves than they should
or any other number of reasons.
I can understand the reaction of a JW when someone not a JW misrepresents what we believe. Just as much as a non JW would get upset at a JW misrepresenting what they believe. I would expect them to defend their ideas. Sometimes that happens. Usually the misinformation presented (but not always) is due to the someone not having all the relevant information. Personally, I do get annoyed when someone misrepresents what we believe. However there is a way to respond to such misinformation that is polite and respectful at the same setting matters straight. So perhaps the JWs involved in the “war” here have wanted to defend or put right the wrong ideas that others may presented about us. IF
that is their motive that is good. Their way of going it is not so good.
Unfortunately what has happened here has turned to what some one has almost described as a war, with unpleasantries being fired.
All I can do is apologise on behalf of JWs for the misconduct of a few.