Category Archives: Cedars’ Blog

The results of the 2012 survey of Jehovah’s Witnesses are published, and the new 2013 survey is launched!
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Just over a year ago, this website sent a package by UPS recorded delivery to the World Headquarters of the Watch Tower Society in Brooklyn New York. Received on 15th February 2012, the package was marked for the attention of … Continue reading

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Connect the dots of terror: JW.org releases gruesome image for kids to color in
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It was the stuff of nightmares for many Witness children over the decades – the Genesis account of Lot’s wife. In the story, related in Genesis chapter 19, Lot and his family flee the doomed city of Sodom and Gomorrah … Continue reading

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Secrecy and deception: Watchtower fights dirty in its war against “apostates”
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Jehovah’s Witnesses are conditioned to fear and distrust any information on the internet that scrutinizes the Watch Tower Society in a critical or objective manner. For years I was gripped by such paranoia, and the very thought of venturing onto … Continue reading

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Ex-Elder to appear in court after admitting to pedophilia on Facebook
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On March 1st 2013 a former Jehovah’s Witness elder is due to appear at Heidelberg Magistrate’s Court in Victoria, Australia, charged with indecent assault after apologizing to his alleged victim via Facebook – according to Fairfax Media. The accused, who … Continue reading

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Are Jehovah’s Witnesses a hierarchical religion? And does it matter?
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As a young boy growing up in the Witness faith, I was taught to think of my religion as an organization with a level playing field, where everyone enjoyed an equal standing before God. Whenever photos were published of the … Continue reading

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Why Watchtower shut down JWsurvey.org for over 24 hours
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As some of you may already be aware, JWsurvey.org was forcibly taken offline on January 3rd 2013 after our server company was faced with legal action by the Watch Tower Society, who claimed breach of copyright on our part. The … Continue reading

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“We have truly seen Jehovah’s hand” – the shocking side of Watchtower propaganda
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Usually when tragedy strikes, it brings out the very best in people. We remember our common bond of humanity and how easily the precious gift of life can be snatched away from us, and we show sympathy for those who … Continue reading

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2012 JW Survey closes as we look forward to a promising 2013
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The 2012 JW Survey has now been closed so that we can process the numbers and see what they reveal. A healthy number of 1,488 voters participated in the survey, and we are extremely grateful to each and every one … Continue reading

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Is Watchtower $60 million away from liquidation?
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An interesting video has recently been uploaded to JW.org that casts considerable doubt over the state of the Watch Tower Society’s finances. The video, which is a staged interview regarding the organization’s recent victory over the French Government in the … Continue reading

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2012 Service Year Report available on JW.org – but what do the numbers really show?
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The opportunity to review the previous year’s ministry figures is a highlight for Witnesses all over the world. Many publishers are anxious to learn whether the organization is sufficiently expanding as evidence of God’s approval. Well, the 2013 Yearbook has … Continue reading

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Why is God’s earthly organization so slow?
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2012 has certainly been a very eventful year for the Watch Tower Society. Not only did they unveil a profound new understanding of the “Faithful and Discreet Slave” at the Annual Meeting in October – they also spent the latter … Continue reading

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Mark Sanderson confirmed as new Governing Body member
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It has finally been confirmed on JW.org that Mark Sanderson is the latest brother to be appointed as a member of the Governing Body. The news comes an astonishing two and a half months after the announcement was first made … Continue reading

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Is JWsurvey.org an apostate website?
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I am occasionally asked by visitors to JWsurvey.org what my personal religious beliefs are, particularly since my articles are often critical of the Watch Tower Society. Jehovah’s Witnesses are understandably concerned as to whether the information they read online is … Continue reading

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