Category Archives: Publications

Bad omens for Watchtower as new Yearbook shows decreases for Canada, Australia and much of Europe
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The 2017 Yearbook is now available on JW.org, and the much-anticipated figures in the “Service Year Report” tell the story of an organization that is haemorrhaging members and barely keeping its head above water. Even in the United States of … Continue reading

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“Pay Up Joyfully to Jehovah”: New songbook includes not-so-subtle plea for donations
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On Sunday we reported on how the 2016 annual meeting was less than thrilling compared to previous years. Witnesses have grown accustomed to these events being used to unveil new publications, announce momentous organizational changes, or reveal “new light” on Bible verses. But it seems there was something we … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: Dutch reporter thrown out of District Convention
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Astonishing footage has recently emerged showing a Dutch reporter being thrown out of a convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses simply for asking basic questions about the Witnesses stance on homosexuality. You can view the video below, with English subtitles and an … Continue reading

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Watchtower News Bulletin: Invitation and Theme for 2016 District Convention Leaked!
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Breaking news! It appears that the public invite for the 2016 Worldwide Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses has been leaked! It is of course hard to confirm at this time if the images that first appeared on Jehovahs-Witness.com are genuine, but they … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Watchtower, genocide, and armageddon
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When I was a Jehovah’s Witness, I didn’t like to talk about Armageddon. Don’t get me wrong, I loved to talk about the paradise. Who wouldn’t? I’d cheerfully tell anyone who asked, be they householder, interested person at the meetings, or … Continue reading

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Watchtower files lawsuit against Vyborg customs in Russia
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The city of Vyborg, northwest of St. Petersburg, Russia, has a painful and turbulent history. Over the centuries, it has been part of Sweden, Finland and Russia. Russia most recently annexed Vyborg in the 1947 Paris Peace Treaties after World … Continue reading

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Watchtower’s ‘new light’ scrapheap: The ever-decreasing shelf life of ‘spiritual food’
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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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Reshaping History – How the Watchtower controls their image by editing their own past
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When Watchtower’s new ‘history’ book was released this summer it was said to have been released because their old one had too many pages. “God’s Kingdom Rules!” was presented as a slimmer, and therefore more translatable, volume than its predecessor. … Continue reading

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The Cedars Review: “God’s Kingdom Rules!”
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A new book is being released at the 2014 “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom” series of conventions. Entitled “God’s Kingdom Rules!,” it marks the centenary of 1914 with a heavily sanitized version of Jehovah’s Witness history over the past 100 … Continue reading

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“Will this Memorial be our last?” – Watchtower teases Witnesses over 2014
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Early October 2014 will mark precisely 100 years of Christ’s invisible rule from the heavens – according to the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses. As this website has already pointed out, the passage of the centenary should be a cause of … Continue reading

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My review of the 2014 Yearbook
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A regular highlight for Jehovah’s Witnesses is the release of the Yearbook, which chronicles the accomplishments of the organization over the past service year and beyond. The 2014 Yearbook has now been released, and I have had some time to … Continue reading

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Error found in new “Silver Sword” revised New World Translation
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Only a few days have passed since the revised New World Translation was released at the 129th Annual Meeting. But it looks like the first printing of this Bible (or “silver sword,” as some have nicknamed it) is already a … Continue reading

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The Revised New World Translation: Will it stand the test of time?
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Many Jehovah’s Witnesses are overwhelmed with excitement following the release of the revised New World Translation at the 129th Annual Meeting over the weekend. A number have taken to social media to express their joy and appreciation at what is … Continue reading

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