Category Archives: Cedars’ Blog

No expense spared: Governing Body members DO fly business class
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When it comes the the Governing Body's travel arrangements, only the best is good enough

Earlier today, JWsurvey was contacted by an airline employee based at a major European airport who was willing to give a remarkable insight into the lavish lifestyle of Governing Body members. Though this won’t come as a surprise to many, … Continue reading

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The Worst Convention Ever – Part 5: Friday
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Part 5 of the Worst Convention Ever series shows some of the most disturbing material to-date

I don’t mind admitting it. When I decided to make a series of videos to compliment articles on JWsurvey about the “Worst Convention Ever” (the “Remain Loyal to Jehovah” 2016 regional convention) I bit off way more than I could chew. … Continue reading

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21st Century Christian martyrdom: Tony Morris praises JW boy who died refusing blood
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Tony Morris has been filmed at a convention praising a JW child who died refusing blood

The three-day regional conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are given different themes from year to year. This year’s theme of “Remain Loyal to Jehovah” offers a fascinating hint of the paranoia gripping the Governing Body leadership as the internet helps an increasing outflow shed their … Continue reading

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Update: JWsurvey editorial team meets in London to discuss future plans
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Earlier this month I had an opportunity to finally meet Covert Fade and John Redwood in person during a trip to London. Shortly after shaking hands for the first time, John surprised me with my very own Telly Award in … Continue reading

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Why Watchtower should be ashamed of its new homophobic child propaganda cartoon
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In the new cartoon, Sophia's mum teaches her how to be judgmental and bigoted

It was in the summer 2012 that Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world were first introduced to Caleb and Sophia, the Governing Body’s new animated poster kids. Their first cartoon adventures, which were distributed in DVDs at conventions and on the organization’s … Continue reading

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Science-denial to be a regular feature of Watchtower’s monthly JW Broadcasting episodes
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Yaroslav Dovhanych and Professor Raj Kalaria endorse Watchtower's anti-evolution stance

Watchtower has a long and ignominious history with its forays into the realm of science. Charles Taze Russell’s 1914 film The Photo-Drama of Creation advised cinema audiences that Earth was assembled in 49,000 years, that Noah’s Flood was caused by a Saturn-like orbital ring … Continue reading

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Extra leak: Personal Qualifications Report (or snitching form) now available
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Another disturbing document has come to light

Yesterday I reported that an extremely sensitive Watchtower document, the Circuit Overseer Guidelines, has been leaked by a disaffected circuit overseer. While reviewing the document for my article, I noticed frequent references to another document called the Personal Qualifications Report, or S-326. I was … Continue reading

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Major leak: Rogue Watchtower insider leaks Circuit Overseer Guidelines document
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A circuit overseer has leaked out a highly-confidential document

Last year proved to be an eventful year for leaks, with key announcements for the Annual Meeting divulged in advance, and the hitherto highly-secretive Correspondence Guidelines becoming available. And this year, 2016, promises to be no different. Previously only circulated online in … Continue reading

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The 2016 Global Survey of Jehovah’s Witnesses is launched!
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More than 6,000 had their say in the 2015 Global Survey of Jehovah's Witnesses

You will all be pleased to know that the 2016 Global Survey of Jehovah’s Witnesses was launched this weekend, and already has 124 responses. To add your voice to the new survey, simply click on the “have your say” graphic … Continue reading

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Under new management: JWsurvey welcomes new Editor and Assistant Editor for next three months
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With any worthwhile cause, many hands make light work

It gives me great pleasure to announce some exciting changes. Over the last few months I have been gradually expanding our team of writers. The more I have witnessed the skills and attributes of my wonderful team, the more I have grown in confidence … Continue reading

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Watchtower’s ‘new light’ scrapheap: The ever-decreasing shelf life of ‘spiritual food’
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Watchtower is quietly discontinuing a number of its well-known publications

The last time I ever set foot in the kingdom hall of an English-speaking congregation was in 2012. It was an excruciating experience. I was fully awakened, and attended only in an ultimately-vain attempt to quiet some of the gossip … Continue reading

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Spotlight: The movie every Jehovah’s Witness simply MUST watch
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The film "Spotlight" tells the story of Boston Globe journalists who uncovered widespread child abuse in the Catholic Church

Last night my wife and I were able to watch an exceptional movie – one of those rare cinematic experiences that combines gripping performances with a compelling story-line and a powerful message. And it is a message that ALL Jehovah’s … Continue reading

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Does Jehovah control the weather?
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Watchtower is increasingly crediting Jehovah with manipulating the weather in their favor

“How many of our brothers have been affected?” During my years as a Jehovah’s Witness, that was usually the first question on the lips of friends and family whenever reports came through of a catastrophic natural disaster. Watchtower literature frequently … Continue reading

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