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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by WitnessofJah, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. WitnessofJah

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    Hi SoulType01,

    t3gah does not accurately reflect the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses - therefore, do not take his comments as factual in what JW's believe. If you examine some of his posts, they actually undermine and contradict JW bible truth. Just because somebody says he is somebody, it does neccasarily mean it is so...

    A true JW would instantly recognize that what t3gah is posting on this board is not quite right, but since most on this board are unaware/or do no not know better, people take what he says as truth, when in actual fact, it is far from it.

    So if t3gah is not a JW, who is he and what is he up to? Your guess is as good as mine...

    If you have a genuine question about JW, direct it somebody who is a real JW and is not going to give you a version of half-truths. ;)
     
  2. SoulTYPE

    SoulTYPE Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou WoJ, but through own experience and advice I would watch that last comment for name calling, even if it were true;) That was good advice on your behalf, I give you some of my own:)
     
  3. Jayhawker Soule

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    Could youtell me precisely when and how these views were repudiated?
     
  4. WitnessofJah

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    Repudiated? JW's have never been racist in their entire history! The wonderful world of the internet! :) This is a new angle I have never I have never heard of. As far as the quote, can you please post the full article so that we can see the correct context? It is very easy to pull sentences out of the middle of a page, misquote and spin the sentence, and then say that they are saying something in which they are in fact not. Can you you please:

    1) Post the name of the publication
    2) Post the full article with page numbers

    Then I will be able to help you. :) It is impossible for me to answer otherwise on what the quote is saying other than the fact that we have never been racist in our entire history - and that includes before that book was even written.

    As far as your site, I would not hail it as highly credible. It is very biased but I'm glad it recognizes that we are cosmopolitan and welcome all (including blacks and the rest of humanity):

    Unfortunately, the website you posted does not reflect true reality, lacks references in full (if any), adds on doctrines that we have never teached, and then states them as fact! Do you believe them instantanously or are you even going to give us a chance to tell the full story? People are so quick to post up "revelations" found on the internet!

    In fact, JW are probably the most cosmopolitan religion on earth - and everybody is equal no matter who they are. Some have more priviledges than others, but this is not even close to being dependant on race.

    Revelation 15:4: "Who will not really fear you, Jehovah, and glorify your name, because you alone are loyal? For all the nations will come and worship before you, because your righteous decrees have been made manifest."
     
  5. Jayhawker Soule

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    I'm sorry. I did, in fact, reference the source which, in turn, appears to do a very good job at referencing its sources. Are you suggesting that (a) Rutherford never made the comments attributed to him, and that (b) the JWs never employed the "mark of Ham" in the manner documented?
     
  6. WitnessofJah

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    "Appears to to do a very good job at referencing" is not a good reason to believe them. That's exactly what they want you to think.

    a) The context has not been specified. Give me the full details and I'll do a search on it. One sentence abstracts do not depict truth.

    b) 1) I have never heard of the mark of Ham in all my years as a JW. 2) And no, the JW's never employed "mark of Ham" in the manner documented - because we have never been racist.

    Don't take what you read on the internet as truth. Suggesting that probably the most cosmopolitan on face of earth is/was racist is one of the most ludicrous things I have ever heard. We are based 235 in different lands where some of the cultures and races are extremely diverse but share one things in common - love for God, his son Jesus, and examining the truth in the Bible. Do you want to undermine these facts? You can accept the things you read on the internet - but that does not have any bearings on the real truth of the matter.
     
  7. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    Apparently, the reference to Jews comes from the Society's Golden Age magazine, 23 Feb 1927.
     
  8. Pah

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    It you think the article is wrong, if you think they did not correctly used the data referneced, you must go to the "secondary" references that Deut provide and show that they were misused. Absent that step, you have very little grounds to challange in any way Duet's reference.

    These are the refernces you must discredit before you can critise this internet published work.


    But I tell you, it sounds like you are avoiding coming to grips with adverse comment.

    Bob
     
  9. WitnessofJah

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    I don't have the individual issue going that far back in my library, so it is impossible for me to reference it. However, what I can do is give you some background info on Judge Rutherford (the man you are accusing) and what he did which was in favor of the Jews. Case in point:



    Ref: Jehovah Chapter 10 Page 141

    This is the same Judge Rutherford that you are accusing of being anti-Jew. Another:



    Rutherford talking about the wicked deed of the Nazi's.

    Ref: Awake! 1995 8/22 Page 6-12
    Even Jews wanted to be of help to Rutherford, but your website says otherwise - which one do you believe?

    Ref: Watchtower 1986 6/15 Page 26-28.


    Clearly then, it is completely out of character for Judge Rutherford to be anti-Jew, bearing in mind he helped Jews, printed books which praised Jews, and worked with them. This brings me to my next question:

    IS THIS THE SAME RUTHERFORD YOUR WEBSITE IS DEPICTING?

    Your website does not reflect reality and conveniently ignores the good works he did for Jews - why? Hmmmmmmmmm. It's either a complete mistake OR they are deliberately creating a slant for their own agenda. You decide.

     
  10. WitnessofJah

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    I just have - give me a chance to do so please. I am not chained to my computer and logged into this site 24/7.

    Deut did not ask me about those - he brought up a single point about Jews - and I answered him. I'm not going to discredit references that has not been asked of me, am I? First mistake of that website when I read it: It said we are 12,000,000 - when in actual we are just over 6,000,000. Is this the kind of website you want to reference from?


    If you reject what I say, you are not rejecting me personally - remember that.
     
  11. Jayhawker Soule

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    No, I brought up the issue of antisemitism and racism.

    No, your response was: "I don't have the individual issue going that far back in my library, so it is impossible for me to reference it." That is not an answer, but a reason for not having one at this time. The reason is perfectly legitimate, and Iam more than willing to wait ...
     
  12. WitnessofJah

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    Your allegations are unfounded and absurd. I'm not even going to pursue this any longer this argument is so nonsensical. Some black/former Jew have even died loyal in their faith being a Jehovah's Witness - and you hail that we are a racist organization?! The greatest human who ever walked this earth, Jesus Christ, was a Jew. The allegations of racism really is a last resort when it comes to critics. There are MILLIONS of multicultural JW's who are proud of who they are but at the same time, we are "racist"?! :confused:

    I did give you an answer, but if you don't want to accept it, that is no fault of my own. I noticed that you did'nt even acknowledge my post on the works of Rutherford, which does not suprise me. Your question is not genuine but an attempt to look for flaws from the very beginning. I am almost 100% sure that you ran a search on us on Google to try and dig up "negatives" and found that obscure website and dumped it in here claiming truth.

    If you want to learn about JW, that's fine, I will be happy to answer your questions. However, if you come here to post unfounded and outrageous claims about us in the effort to undermine everything about us, don't expect me answer. One thing is constructive criticism, another is downright slander which denies REAL FACTS!

    WitnessofJah
     
  13. SoulTYPE

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    WoJ dude, do you encourage the ethics of doorknocking?
     
  14. WitnessofJah

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    Yes - I preach on the doors and inform people about the contents of the Bible. Preaching is not something we have decided to do for the sake of it - but something that Jesus commanded us to do and every Christian (JW or not) should follow:

    Jesus Christ commanding us in Matthew 24:14: " And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come."

    ACTS 20:20: "While I did not hold back from telling you any of the things that were profitable nor from teaching you publicly and from house to house."

    Acts of the disciples:

    ACTS 5-42: "And every day in the temple and from house to house they continued without letup teaching and declaring the good news about the Christ, Jesus."

    People claim that because this was written 2000 years ago, it no longer applies. However, if these verses no longer apply, then the WHOLE BIBLE no longer applies. You can't exclude a few verses and apply the rest. Our aim for preaching is to spread the good news and hope for the future in our age of bad news and tragedy and to give people light at the end of the tunnel. We get paid nothing and sacrifice our free time (whatever the weather) for the love of our neighbor and for the love of God.




     
  15. Jayhawker Soule

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    I made no allegations. I asked questions motivated by what appears to be a well researched article. Running from the questions seems an unfortunate choice.
     
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    Does this doorknocking involve merey preaching, or attempt to convert? I do not mean this in a bad way, just asking..then I will let you continue debating your thing with Deut..
     
  17. WitnessofJah

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    Your article has no bearings on reality. Somebody who instantaneously believes the first thing they read has no basis to make an argument in the face of facts. You website conveniently forgets to mention all the things we do for the multicultural community including aid, humanitarian provisions in disasters, missionary work to the most distant lands, and welcoming ALL NATIONALITIES to share in Bible Truth. In fact, probably 2/3 of our membership in non-white. What Racism?

    a) You have not commented on my post on Rutherford which completely uproots your article.

    b) Because I cannot get hold of an issue from 80 years ago, I am "running from the question". Since you posted the quote in the first place, the responsibility lies with you to account for and prove yourself right via it. I want to see you post the entire page of the article, and then we can continue the discussion.

    c) Are you trying to suggest that your article on a sub-page has more authority than WTBS chronological history in all aspects, many external sources, eye-witnesses in and outside the JW organization, and the fact that I have never heard your allegations to begin with?
     
  18. Jayhawker Soule

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    Then it should be easy to refute.

    I made no argument. I asked you to address the citations - something which you continue to avoid.

    It is not my website. I have no doubt that you, along with the overwhelming majority of Christian organizations, do good things.

    Then one migh expect the composition of the religious and administrative leadership to reflect this. Does it?

    I have no interest in proving myself right. You solicited questions. I asked some.

    The Witness doth protest too much! I am trying to suggest nothing. Again, you solicited questions and I asked some.
     
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    So, as an atheist, I will have a thousand years of peace before God starts torturing me?
     
  20. WitnessofJah

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    Why we preach:

    - Love for god
    - Love for Jesus and his commandments to preach
    - Love for our neighbor

    Our objective to preaching:

    - To inform the householder about the good news of the kingdom that God promises that the righteous will inherit
    - Offer if they want to learn more about the Bible and progress to a Bible study

    However, what you have to keep in mind is that we are not just trying to increase the head-count within our organization for the sake of it, but we only want to reach people who are genuinely interested. If you are not interested, we respect that, and accept your decision. We want to spread the truth to the Bible to whoever is willing to listen - whether that is only just 1 person or 1,000,000.
     
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