The new public Watchtower magazine gives more chilling visions of an anticipated apocalypse
The new public Watchtower magazine gives more chilling visions of an anticipated apocalypse

Not content with telling Witness children they may die if they don’t listen at meetings, Watchtower is making sure its doomsday message is heard loud and clear in the latest May 2015 public edition of the Watchtower magazine.

A striking image of disheveled Armageddon survivors clambering over rubble adorns the front cover, accompanied by the question “Is the End Near?”

On turning the cover, readers are greeted by a photoshop mock-up of a lady staring through a car window as fireballs rain down from the sky consuming buildings while terrified people flee the destruction through city streets.

A similarly apocalyptic image from the January 2013 Watchtower
A similarly apocalyptic image from the January 2013 Watchtower

 

The gruesome imagery is a re-working of another Watchtower front-cover (above), released only as recently as January 2013, in which similar scenes of fireballs raining from the heavens in an urban environment formed the backdrop to the title “Should You Fear the End of the World?”

An image from the book "Learn From the Great Teacher" - a children's book
An image from the book “Learn From the Great Teacher” – a children’s book

 

And Witness children will be only too familiar with the above image from page 242 of their “Learn From the Great Teacher” books in which screaming women are depicted running from (you guessed it) fireballs and burning/collapsing buildings, with angelic forces riding overhead in the fiery sky.

The front cover of the May 2015 Watchtower
The front cover of the May 2015 Watchtower
From page 3 of the May 2015 Watchtower
From page 3 of the May 2015 Watchtower

 

This growing collection of apocalyptic artwork betrays the true nature of Jehovah’s Witness doctrine. Yes, Witnesses are peaceful people, and believe that one day the whole earth will be rid of wickedness – but this “wickedness” from which the planet must be cleansed includes anyone who passes on the opportunity to join the Witness faith.

As I mentioned in a recent article (and in this week’s interview on the David Pakman show) – take a shovel and start digging around in the hypothetical paradise, and you will find it has been built on the corpses of billions of people whose only crime is to not want to be Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that they alone will walk away from the coming apocalypse unscathed, as the above illustration (which has been reworked countless times over the decades in various books and magazines) depicts.

Apparently, without so much as a speck of blood or smear of debris on their clothing, Witnesses will one day stroll in an orderly line with their smiling children straight from the smouldering wreckage of Armageddon into flowery meadows.

Unfortunately, lots of Witnesses who glance at this artwork won’t bother to stop for a moment and consider that the above vision is impossible according to their own teachings. Why? Because disobedient humankind EVERYWHERE will be destroyed. There will be no convenient demarcation between where the good and ‘bad’ people live. There will be no sweeping grassy pastures to walk towards to escape the carnage. The carnage will be everywhere.

As my video below shows, Governing Body Gerrit Losch has even given disturbingly detailed consideration (in multiple talks, no less) to the fact that teams of Witnesses will one day be required to bury the mountains of dead bodies left behind in Armageddon’s wake. There will be no rest for the righteous when it comes to getting rid of the evidence of the earthwide bloodbath.

In case you need me to spell it out for you: Jehovah’s Witnesses are a doomsday cult. But this new magazine has all its bases covered, and tries rather feebly to mount a case for the defense…

doomsday-prophetsThe above paragraph offers a classic example of Watchtower denying being (or doing) something by redefining what that thing is. For example, the organization denies that it espouses creationism by redefining creationism to refer only to young-earth creationism.

In the latest JW Broadcasting episode, Governing Body member Sam Herd denies that Jehovah’s Witnesses are brainwashed by implying that brainwashing is essentially tantamount to a group of people all agreeing on the same thing, as in learning algebra in a math class.

In this article, Watchtower is yet again deploying word games in the hopes that its readers are stupid. Apparently “doomsday” doesn’t refer to an apocalyptic religiously-inspired day of judgment, but to the WHOLE planet earth being obliterated as though it has fallen prey to the Death Star.

Watchtower’s vision of the future, in which everyone who doesn’t want to be a JW is slaughtered, is therefore a “positive message,” because at least there will be survivors, and a planet for them to live on.

Basically if the shoe fits, Watchtower doesn’t always like to wear it – especially when it comes to words like “doomsday” or “creationist” that make them look bad.

Thankfully, though, not everyone falls for the subterfuge. Non-Witnesses in particular will balk at these magazines once they start adorning the public witnessing carts, and doubtless even a few Witnesses standing near those carts will wince in shame.

There is simply nowhere to hide if you are a doomsday cult. Your morbid, apocalyptic visions of the future will find expression sooner or later and, if you’re deluded enough, you will depict them front and center on your literature for all to see.

 

 

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169 thoughts on ““Great balls of fire!” – More doomsday artwork in new May 2015 Watchtower

  • February 24, 2015 at 6:44 pm
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    My father was an elder until he passed away. When I asked questions he would say, “Let me do your thinking for you.” Then he would quote the society. The society tells everyone what to think, what to say, how to dress and how to look. I tried talking to a coworker. He freaked at the name Jehovah. He called me names. He was very very hateful with me. It got no where and the conversation ended with me being tired and frustrated and him laughing at me and hating me and not caring. He made my skin crawl. He was creepy. So far everyone on this website has been very respectful. It’s helping me a lot. Thank you.

  • February 24, 2015 at 9:15 pm
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    It’s easy sometimes to allow others to do your thinking for you because doing it yourself requires an enormous amount of mental energy. If you do feel compelled to do something about the doubts that arise when you do get the occasional spurt of mental energy, the thought of creating a whole new set of friends (well, we don’t have any worldly friends because that’s discouraged) becomes rather daunting, not to mention the fear of being shunned, of course.

    Some major crisis or situation is often the trigger that gives you the incentive to take the bull by the horns and leave. It certainly was with me.

  • February 24, 2015 at 9:36 pm
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    Catalina, it’s easy sometimes to allow others to do your thinking for you because doing it yourself requires an enormous amount of mental energy. If you do feel compelled to do something about the doubts that arise when you do get the occasional spurt of mental energy, the thought of creating a whole new set of friends (well, we don’t have any worldly friends because that’s discouraged) becomes rather daunting, not to mention the fear of being shunned, of course.

    Some major crisis or situation is often the trigger that gives you the incentive to take the bull by the horns and leave. It certainly was with me.

  • February 25, 2015 at 5:45 am
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    “Get out of her my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins and receive part of her plagues!”
    The Holy Spirit has revealed to me that the “her” in this passage refers to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society!

  • February 25, 2015 at 5:57 am
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    Some of you may be interested in certain Youtube clips by a fellow who calls himself nonstampcollector. Now this dude seems to lean toward atheism, which I don’t agree with, but I find many of his analyses (all presented in animated form) of the Bible, especially the old testament, to be right on (imao). Some of my fav’s are yahweh’s perfect justice, yahweh’s amazing test, yahweh’s amazing miracle, 20th Century yahweh, context, offensive, and atheist. They are also quite entertaining, or as David Letterman would put it, “It’s INFOtainment!”

  • February 25, 2015 at 6:00 am
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    I found another reason why I can’t take anything from the Bible seriously. I found an article in the 1959 Watchtower bound volume about the manner of Jesus’ death and it said that Jehovah took “delight in crushing” Jesus and Jehovah even purposely made Jesus sick when he was being executed so I looked up that scripture and this is what it says at Isaiah 53:10: “But Jehovah himself took delight in crushing him; he made him sick. If you will set his soul as a guilt offering, he will see his offspring, he will prolong his days, and in his hand what is the delight of Jehovah will succeed.” This is what the old Bible said but in the new “silver sword”, they replace delight with “will” with a footnote that says delight.

    The Society likes to explain this away in the 1959 Watchtower page 733, by saying that Jehovah made Jesus sick in the garden of Gethsemane before being arrested and shortened his life on the torture stake so he wouldn’t suffer too long. Now they like to explain that scripture away by saying like in the 2009 January 15 Watchtower on page 26 and 27 that it brought Jehovah joy because of seeing Jesus absolute faithfulness to death.

    All the years I had been in the “truth” I was never aware that Jehovah could have or would have taken delight in crushing Jesus. I had always understood that it was Satan who was going to be crushed but it’s right there in the Bible at Isaiah 53:10.

    I don’t believe the Governing Body can explain that scripture away to make any sense no matter how many excuses they can come up with but like Ray Franz said in his book “Crisis of Conscience”, do the Governing Body members even know what is in their very own Bibles?

    I don’t believe the Bible makes much sense but the Society likes to make it look like it makes sense so they come up with all sorts of crazy explanations that the rank and file accept without even thinking about it, simply because they have been convinced that the Governing Body are getting some crazy thoughts “channeled” to them from Jehovah because they are “anointed”.

  • February 25, 2015 at 6:28 am
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    possibly because God foresaw the overwhelming good that it would produce.

    Christ knew he was going to suffer a painful death and he wasn’t looking forward to it, this is why he prayed all night for strength to remain faithful till death, but what hurt the most was the accusation of being a blasphemer against his father.

    Just my thoughts.

  • February 25, 2015 at 6:48 am
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    @ kat

    No offense, but I believe being nailed to a tree would hurt a LOT more than being accused of blasphemy.
    BTW, I researched the whole cross vs. upright stake thing, and it’s interesting to note that the Romans used varying types (shapes) of impalement devices. They had a whole range of shapes, such as: X, Y, T, t, I. So even though the Watchtower Society dogmatically claims that they definitively KNOW that jesus (if he ever existed) was impaled on an upright, straight stake, there is NO WAY of knowing for sure, unless you were there. Yes, Constantine ADOPTED the cross as the official symbol of christianity around the 4th Century, but historians and scholars had described jesus having been impaled on a CROSS at least 2 centuries BEFORE Constantine. The “evidence” points to jesus having been “crucified”, or impaled on a cross. Of course, as I said, there is no way of knowing for sure unless you were there. The wt’s dogmatic insistence that he was, UNQUESTIONABLY, impaled on a stake (though possible), has absolutely no basis in reality whatsoever.

  • February 25, 2015 at 7:23 am
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    Hi Neal I agree would be unbelievably painful, but was speaking from the scriptural or view of how he felt in the spiritual sense, as you know from the bible its all about not to worry about the body but think of the soul, and not to think of the flesh but the spirit and so forth.

  • February 25, 2015 at 7:26 am
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    I once remarked that the WT overuses and abuses the word “justice”. Another word the jw’s overuse and abuse, and use to manipulate people, is the word “love”. Love this, love that, love, love, love. You think you’re at Woodstock surrounded by potheads. lol “Do what we say or you’re not a loving person, you’ll be worthless, and no one will ever love you.” What a joke!!
    I believe, in this world in general, too high a premium is put on love. No one, except for a newborn baby, needs love to survive. What’s FAR more important is RESPECT. Lack of love does not lead to stress, and the resulting mental and physical illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and depression and anxiety, which all sometimes kill. No, it’s lack of respect that causes stress and anxiety. When people treat other people like garbage, it has psychoemotional effects, which can even build up over time, and lead to health problems which sometimes lead to actual DEATH. So, RESPECT is what we all need to survive and be happy and healthy. Sure, love is awesome. Get it whenever and wherever you can. But love is like champagne. Respect is like water. You can live without champagne. You can’t live without water. Yet, propaganda is all around us, encouraging us to love, love, love. But that’s “putting the cart before the horse”. You CAN’T love someone unless you FIRST respect them. Trying to love, without respecting, is like trying to blow air into a balloon that isn’t there.
    A lot of these ideas come from places like Hollywood, whom I don’t respect much more than the WT. I mean, we mock ToMo3 about his tirades on tight pants, then you see that guy come out on stage at the academy awards, in his underwear. Makes me wonder who’s worse.
    I’m not religious, but if I was, I’d be a Buddhist. Why? Buddhism is the only religion that tells you this: From the moment you’re born, the world starts indoctrinating you, putting ideas in your head, THEIR ideas. The ultimate goal of Buddhism, as I understand it, is to “de-program” yourself, clear your mind of, at least, all the BAD, negative, false, useless, manipulative, controlling propagandas that have been placed there from Day 1, and then KEEP THEM OUT.

  • February 25, 2015 at 7:29 am
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    @Neal, from what I have read about Rutherford, he came up with Jesus dying on a cross just to be different than the churches and how many Witnesses today, know that early Watchtowers had a cross on the front? Russell believed Jesus died on a cross and since Thomas asked to see the holes in his hands where the “nails” were, it would say to anybody reading the Bible that Jesus did die on a cross which was the Romans killed people in those days. When Witnesses read that scripture about Thomas, they witlessly don’t question it.

    @Kat. There are scriptures in the Bible that just don’t make any sense to me like that one I was talking about at Isaiah 53:10. I am going to quote directly from the 1959 Watchtower page 733 in the Watchtower’s really convoluted way of trying to explain away that scripture at Isaiah 53:10. I can understand that Jehovah would take “delight” in Jesus dying faithful but to use the word “crushed” him in that prophecy about Jesus’ death, is what I question. Also, notice to what lengths the Society goes to explain how Jehovah made Jesus “sick” from that prophecy:

    “At this point it is interesting to consider a prophecy concerning the death of Jesus that is recorded at Isaiah 53:10, which says: “Jehovah himself took delight in crushing him; he made him sick.” In just what way did that prove to be true? There in Gethsemane Jesus was in great agony. “Getting into an agony he continued praying more earnestly; and his sweat became as drops of blood falling to the ground.” (Luke 22:44) Jehovah permitted this, and for that reason it might be said that he was the one who made Jesus sick in the garden. So severe was Jesus’ agony, even producing bloody sweat that fell to the ground, that he might have died if it had not been cut short. However, it has been suggested that this sickness that he underwent was such that it deadened the sensitivity of his nerves, making the experiences he was yet to undergo bearable. Here we see the mercy of Jehovah in permitting Jesus to be made sick before he was nailed to the torture stake.”

    There are no original manuscripts to look at and all Bibles are copies of copies and translations of translations and so there really is no way at all for anybody to even say that any Bible is actually “inspired” so that is why I don’t take anything that the Bible says as believable. That isn’t to say that I think there are a lot of good things in the Bible but I believe that if the Society actually believes in the Bible, they are trying to explain it so it does make sense, and to me, there are just too many things that don’t make sense to me that I find the whole thing questionable, but especially the book of Revelation.

    Up until last year, all those predictions about Armageddon made my knees wobble and shake but thankfully after trying to finally make sense of it and not being able to, I came to the conclusion, I am not going to worry about it anymore. I think if the Bible was from a perfect God, that he wouldn’t have the whole thing written down in riddles that nobody could figure out.

  • February 25, 2015 at 7:49 am
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    @Neal Krauni. It is so funny that you bring up respect. I would say that I never really felt “respected” in our congregation and I feel it is because I am a woman. It wasn’t until I decided that I was worth something that I decided that I deserve respect, the respect that I never felt I got from either the elders or many in the congregation and now I am demanding it, not waiting for something that will never happen. Being a woman in the congregation, we are very subtly degraded every time we associate at the Hall. The more we accept that kind of treatment, the more we think we are nothing and we aren’t nothing and we are all deserving of respect.

  • February 25, 2015 at 7:51 am
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    In the org a person is judged by their field service report card, their meeting attendance, doesn’t matter if your a kind loving person willing to help those in need if you haven’t got the hours and miss to many meetings your not spiritual enough or not good enough, one can be the biggest ass but if they have a good field service report they are wonderful.

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      Hear, hear. My experience Exactly

  • February 25, 2015 at 8:00 am
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    Great article Lloyd! One question that came to my mind after seeing the post-Armageddon picture was: where are their emergency “go-bags” that the Hateful Slave encourages witnesses to have? These bags are essential for survival since we can’t be sure if Jehovah will allow looting after Armageddon. Perhaps, that will be in a “Questions From Readers” article of the new scrolls… Here are the contents of my Armageddon “go-bag”: twelve pairs of clean underwear, two one gallon jugs of fresh drinking whiskey, sleeping pills, anti-depressant pills, box of Power Bars, a shovel, a flamethrower (for disposing of decomposing bodies, like the ones used after the fire bombing of Dresden), toilet paper, a silver revised NWT cover with “God Is Not Great” by Christopher Hitchens hidden inside, batteries, a CD player with head phones, Pink Floyd box set and extra shoe laces. Well, I think that about covers all of my post-Armageddon needs.

  • February 25, 2015 at 8:22 am
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    Neil Krouni If you go to jw.org and type in Did Jesus die on a cross? They say, However, the bible does not describe the instrument of Jesus’ death, so no one can know its shape with absolute certainty! Not as dogmatic as they used to be. But then they go on to ‘prove’ that he did.

  • February 25, 2015 at 2:14 pm
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    On the cover of May15th W,T, top right, the smoke formation is
    in the form of a human face, devoid of any emotion, presumably
    presiding over the slaughter.

    Is it supposed to be Jesus or JHVH, who are said to be spirits
    not humans. It’s just ludicrous, the thing is like some degenerate
    ogre from a kids fairytale, “fee, fi, fo, fum.

    Well it’s all fantasy , from beginning to end, isn’t it?

  • February 25, 2015 at 9:29 pm
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    “…. judged by their field service report card, their meeting attendance, doesn’t matter if your a kind loving person willing to help those in need …….”

    Kat, there was a sister in our congregation who was one of those people you could bet your bottom dollar would be there whenever there was anything to be done. She organized and provided tea, coffee, sandwiches and biscuits for the morning and afternoon teas of the Kingdom Hall ‘busy bees’ (this is what we called the regular spring cleaning and garden tidy-up of the hall in Australia). If there were any couples that were getting engaged or married and couldn’t afford a caterer, she was in her element! She did the flower arranging for the hall, played the piano for the Kingdom songs at meetings, she was there whenever any of the brothers or sisters were in hospital or had broken an arm or leg and needed help to do the shopping, etc..

    In spite of all this she was considered “weak in the truth” because she wasn’t one much for door knocking. In retrospect I would actually call her more of a christian than the rest of us put together (now as an onlooker I’m able to see more of the game than I did when I was a player). She popped into my head about a year or so ago now and I thought of ringing her to tell her how much she was appreciated but found out she had already passed away. It’s so sad! She probably died doubtful she was going to be resurrected into the new system.

  • February 25, 2015 at 9:34 pm
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    “…… judged by their field service report card, their meeting attendance, doesn’t matter if your a kind loving person willing to help those in need …….”

    Kat, there was a sister in our congregation who was one of those people you could bet your bottom dollar would be there whenever there was anything to be done. She organized and provided tea, coffee, sandwiches and biscuits for the morning and afternoon teas of the Kingdom Hall ‘busy bees’ (this is what we called the regular spring cleaning and garden tidy-up of the hall in Australia). If there were any couples that were getting engaged or married and couldn’t afford a caterer, she was in her element! She did the flower arranging for the hall, played the piano for the Kingdom songs at meetings, she was there whenever any of the brothers or sisters were in hospital or had broken an arm or leg and needed help to do the shopping, etc..

    In spite of all this she was considered “weak in the truth” because she wasn’t one much for door knocking. In retrospect I would actually call her more of a christian than the rest of us put together (now as an onlooker I’m able to see more of the game than I did when I was a player). She popped into my head about a year or so ago now and I thought of ringing her to tell her how much she was appreciated but found out she had already passed away. It’s so sad! She probably died doubtful she was going to be resurrected into the new system.

  • February 26, 2015 at 5:07 am
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    Sister wearing tight jeans, how she survive?

  • February 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm
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    Kat
    So true,it doesn’t matter what is happening in your life,filling in a field service report card is all that matters.The org.really press that home and continue to frighten, shock you with End of the World images.You see want they want is blind obedience….Peace to all.

  • February 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm
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    @ anonymous

    I LOVE your point about DEMANDING respect! I recall now I was going to include that point in my drunken tirade, but it slipped my mind.
    BTW, I mentioned some subliminal stuff in the WT’s kiddie training video, I believe it’s the one entitled, “Be jehovah’s Friend (Fiend? lol)”. Here’s another: In the first couple of minutes, you see the “little lady” on her hands and knees, scrubbing the living room floor. Talk about archaic stereotypes! And of course, the “head of the house” is this big, superfit, macho musclehead. Really? Seriously? And even if they wanted to portray the Mom in a subservient role, which they clearly did want to do, ever heard of Mop n’ Glo??? Idiots.

  • February 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm
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    “The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.” — Princess Leia to Governor Tarkin – Star Wars (1977)

  • February 27, 2015 at 4:18 pm
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    @ anonymous

    I was actually thinking of Swiffer WetJet. Sorry.

  • February 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm
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    Don’t mean to get off-topic, but since we’re talking about Doomsday, I think it’s important to make sure we don’t have a real one. Saw a movie on Netflix the other nite, called 4:44 – Last Day on Earth (2011?, Willem Dafoe). Scared the piss out of me, and NOT because it was sensational or graphic, because it wasn’t. Got me thinking, are we doing things now that are causing environmental damage we’ll discover too late? Or not discover at all, just POOF, everything goes? Remember, almost EVERYTHING we use, from iPods to toothbrushes to Toyotas to 747s, have to be MANUFACTURED. And manufacturing (as well as using many of these things) produces environmental toxins. The scary thing is that this process has been going on nonstop since the beginning of Industrialization about 150 years ago. WE NEED TO GIVE THE EARTH A BREAK. If someone is sick, you don’t force them to go to work or run around the block or go work out at the gym. They need time to heal. Is it worth the extinction of the human race to have a shiny new iPhone every year, or the latest Hyundai model, or whatever? When I was a kid, people were concerned about overpopulation, then everyone forgot about it, like everyone’s forgotten about Al Gore, but the fact is, the more people there are, the more junk is manufactured and used, so the more pollution there is. The human species needs to SLAM THE BRAKES on production, not only of things, but also of people. We need to give our only Home a chance to heal, or we may be screwed.

  • February 28, 2015 at 7:38 am
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    The master, Christopher Hitchens, explains religions fascination with the end of the world and the slaughter of non-believers. Really, is it any different then ISIS today. Religious faith is the Bain our existence, weather it’s people beheading other people or a powerful and secretive organization covering up and protecting pedophiles. Open your mind to reason. Join in with the sane thinkers. Shrug off the superstitious beliefs of a primitive mind.

  • February 28, 2015 at 10:04 pm
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    The master simply know as “Hitch”.

  • February 28, 2015 at 11:45 pm
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    Hitchslap!

  • March 4, 2015 at 6:54 am
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    Thanx again for your perspective,it’s so reassuring to be free of “stuff” it’s sad that unfortunately fear& guilt are motivators! I remember a phone call from my (fleashly) sister,she was crying& upset with herself,it was the end of the month& she had been S pioneering,the C Os wife had spent some time going to door with her& had been very critical of how she was doing at the doors,tell he to speak up& be more…I don’t know…but being that she had her hours in…still wasn’t good enough!! My moms middle name is guilt,ha,ha! So anyway thanx for the sharing,it’s appreciated!

  • March 7, 2015 at 8:51 pm
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    ‘Why destroy buildings?,I mean there just ‘buildings!’

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      They were built by followers of Satan, Ian. The ones built by JWs would be few and far between, so let’s get rid of all of them and start afresh!

  • March 8, 2015 at 10:22 am
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    I was baptized in 1987 & back then the faithfull & discreet slave was represented by a governing body, now the new light reveals that only the governing body is now the faithfull slave. Why did it take 26 years for these anointed men to recieve this new light? There is no logic in this

  • March 8, 2015 at 5:20 pm
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    @chris In effort to wake up other loved ones, I have been just asking them to say the things they doubt out loud in sensible way. Like “the light got brighter and brighter and brighter still, oops someone turned out the lights! There, it;s on again now it’s brighter brighter brighter, nope cleansing phase, now it’s brighter for sure, oh wait ”

    I’m reminded of the game some of us played as children Duck Duck Goose, and I picture the WT’s GB going around the circle of lies/failed doctrines and saying Bright, Bright, Dim, in a game they’d call Duck, Duck, Dummy as they get a chuckle and fat paycheck. The people they do this to not dummies though, WT is just cunning & evil!

  • March 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm
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    @Guru I know right, lol

  • March 9, 2015 at 7:45 am
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    Neal Krouni,

    Sir, I am confused.

    I have just read a post, apparently by you, that states that you don’t believe in God.

    And yet, on another post, you castigated scientists for having an agenda to dispense with God.

    Which is it? Do you believe in God or do you not believe in God? I find it hard to understand your apparent shifting of opinion.

    I am also patiently waiting for your evidence to discredit the latest discoveries of genetics. You stated that you see this research as pseudoscience. That is a strong accusation, and it requires some evidence to back it up.

    I look forward to your clarification of your seemingly contradictory statements.

    Peace be with you, Excelsior!

  • March 9, 2015 at 7:56 am
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    Folks,

    Excuse my dark humour here, I do not mean to offend.

    Perhaps the gentleman clutching the child in his arms is fleeing the many paedophiles that will, of course, survive Armageddon, because they are all “in good standing”?

    I should imagine that those lovely, outstanding paedophiles will be looking for the next victim of their disgusting lust. After all, most little children will have been murdered by a Loving God, so they won’t be able to abuse them. Little Witness children will be VERY popular with these fine, outstanding Christians!

    Paradise, as described by the WTBTS, is no paradise for paedophiles! Eventually, when the earth is full, THERE WILL BE NO MORE CHILDREN. This so called paradise will not be able to provide a paradise for ever for these disgusting criminals!!

    These apocalyptic images belong in a history book, not in general circulation. Any Loving God could not and would not slaughter billions of people, just so that eight million, including a great number of paedophiles and other criminals, can cuddle pandas and stroke tigers. It is simply hate speech and abuse.

    I hope none have been offended by my opening comments. I simply wanted to make the point that all of this is revolting and wrong.

    Be assured that I have great respect and pity for anyone who has been abused. I want to help to stop this happening, and to see full redress in the courts for any victims.

    Peace be with you, Excelsior!

  • March 9, 2015 at 10:16 am
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    @Excelsior Great point. I totally see where you are coming from. Sometimes people need to hear it put such a way that shows just how ridiculous these things WT puts out really sound, if anything people should be offended by these things you mentioned that WT promotes, not in the nice way you made it clear : )

  • March 12, 2015 at 9:07 am
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    I agree with Catalina. Jehovah’s Witness tell you how you should look regarding your hair, clothing, what type of music your allowed to listen to & don’t watch R rated movies. After spending 27 years in the congregations I found there is no genuine christian love, what I did find was favoritism, clicks, & gossip. Do I still believe & accept their teachings? On many doctrines yes. I just don’t agree with CO & DO & Governing Body members receiving GREEN HANDSHAKES.

  • March 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm
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    dude I have been in and out of the so-called truth for 54 years probably more out than ever in though I will tell you sadly most of my family is still in the JW even though I do not want any more to do with this religion at this point in my life I have to tell you I just can’t keep hating and hating and hating because it makes me hate myself it is enough that I walked away never look back and I have to tell you that I’m really getting tired of reading all of the stuff because it’s over and over and over again the same thing what is the message you are really Trying to display here because I think anybody who’s ever been in this already knows I just needed to speak my mind because it’s seriously causing my blood to have bad blood pressure and I am going to have to pull away and quit reading all these things so that I can have peace of mind they are out of my life. You could not tell me one thing about them that I do not already know thank you peace and prayers Choctaw Native American Tumwater Washington USA

  • March 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm
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    Good for you NaHom,

    If you can walk away that’s true freedom but spare a thought for some here that still have family locked in. I suppose it’s like those that have fled from North Korea to South Korea but look back over the border North Korea hoping that they can free their families one day. I hope that you can appreciate their situation.

    I don’t have family trapped in & one year on since finding out that this religion speaks lies & splits families, I still find it hard to move on. You would understand strong family ties from what I can gather by your sign off, you are a native American. I have native roots too, I’m of Melanesian, Polynesian descent & we are very family orientated so that is why I truly empathise with ones who need this site & want to help them to have peace one day with their loved ones from this cult.

    There would be nothing harder than to have to love your family from a far because evil men have put a wedge up between them.

    • March 28, 2015 at 5:24 am
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      Hi NaHom. I would like to add to Grace’s comment. I have been coming to jwsurvey for almost a year now and yes, I do see some anger but then mostly what I see is information to those either coming out of the JW’s that helps them to not be afraid of the Org. for their decision to get out and information for those who have doubts to see what they have been involved in all their lives.

      Also, this site lets people express themselves because as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, when you have been hurt and damaged by the organization, you have nobody that you can talk it over with for fear of being disfellowshipped for disclosing what the elders and the Society would be considered “confidential”. For a lot of us, this site has been our only way of surviving.

      Being in a cult all your life with not being allowed to have any friends who are not Jehovah’s Witnesses, leaves you all alone when you leave. It is so devastating that many even commit suicide. It is that terrible.

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