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The End of Religion is Near

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posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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The End of Religion Is Near

In modern times there has been a movement against God. Not just a passive one, but an active one. People are renting assembly halls, auditoriums, using the TV, billboards, the radio, among other mediums to express their sentiments against God. They are known as neo-atheists (see link for download of pdf article on the subject). They are not content with just not believing in God, but feel the need to actively preach their ideology to the masses, to get people to stop believing in him, which they believe is a sickness that needs to be cured. And they are the doctors.

Apathy within many religions itself is widespread as Church attendance all over the world is down, and secularism has become the new god of the masses.

But did you know that there has been a group of sincere Bible Students that for decades have been foretelling these events? Not only this, but before neo-atheists were on the world scene preaching their anti-god propaganda, this group of people was already exposing the hypocritical death-like condition that Christendom and the rest of “religion” on earth is in. Follow along to learn a little more about this movement and what it holds out for the near future.

Religion is A Snare and a Racket
The 1800’s were a time of great changes in society. Among them people were turning to the Bible to find answers to life’s problems. Coming out of the dark-ages where the Catholic Church had forbidden the translation of the Bible into mankind’s common tongues, and where one indeed risked losing his life being burned on a torture stake or be.ed for owning a single page of the Bible at the behest of that great monster, the people of the 1800’s in many parts had the Bible available in their language. Many began to read it and discover the hypocrisy within religion.

One group of earnest Bible students who, through their study of the Bible that perceived that the end of the world was near, and that many of the teachings of Christendom were false, such as the idea that God burns people in a Hellfire, or that the soul is Immortal, or that there is a Trinity, were known as Bible Students.

They started to separate themselves from the sects of Christendom, Catholicism, Orthodoxy and Protestantism and began to meet together. Their common goal was to read the Bible, and use the Bible itself as the supreme authority. They were not respecters of people, and refused to put traditions and doctrines of men above the written word of God as found in the Bible.

As they cleansed themselves from many pagan and false teachings of the differing and warring sects of apostate Christendom they began to perceive that a worldwide preaching work was going to take place to give a witness to the name Jehovah God on an unprecedented scale. This group of Bible Students was at that time in the late 1800’s numbering but a few thousand, and they were wondering how this great world-wide preaching work as foretold in Matthew 24:14 would take place. But seeing their obligation to teach the people the truth they began to publish Bible tracts, the magazine then known as Zion’s Watchtower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (now known as The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom) and later Bibles.

Among their understanding of Bible truths was the fact that religion itself has been a snare to mankind since the start.


In those days these modern-day Christian Witnesses were known for their campaigns of walking through the streets with placards in their hands and on their cars. They decried the horrible condition in religion and carried strong worded messages against Christendom with words such as these: “Religion is a Snare and a Racket.” This when religion still hand a strong word in society, and where those actions brought reproach, and persecution, by both religious leaders, gangs of thugs lead by the clergy, and many times government officials as well. Long before the New Atheist movement was on the scene.



A very strong worded denouncement of religion was made by Judge Rutherford the then President of the Watchtower Society, the legal arm of Jehovah’s Witnesses, who were formally known as the Bible Students. Included in these scathing pronouncements against religion was the following one available for listening here:
www.archive.org...

Included in its exposure of religion Judge Rutherford stated:

“Religion is wrong and a snare because it deceives the people, but that does not mean that all who follow religion are willingly bad. Religion is a racket because it has long been used, and is still used, to extract money from the people upon the theory and promise that the paying over of money to a priest will serve to relieve the party paying from punishment after death and further ensure his salvation.”

(For full audio that was played from sound cars all over the world see: Religion is a Snare and a Racket

These scathing denunciations from the Jehovah’s Witnesses against religion continued to increase. Included in the past are some other strong-worded exposes against religion itself and what the Bible foretells is soon to happen to her….


The book published in 1971 entitled “The Nation’s Shall Know that I Am Jehovah – How” stated:

WITH stunning impact will the news of Christendom’s destruction strike hypocritical religionists who are related to her…Because they have religiously attached God’s name to it, they may feel that God and his Son Jesus Christ will never permit Christendom to be destroyed. But how stunned they will be when he does permit it in verification of his prophecy!



Five years later the book published entitled: Man’s Salvation Out of World Distress at Hand! Printed this scathing prediction of religion:


The “ten horns” of that symbolic scarlet-colored wild beast are destined to turn upon the harlotrous world empire of false religion…The symbolic “ten horns’ (the member nations of the world organization for peace and security) will lose their passionate attraction to the harlotrous world empire of false religion and will gore her to death. In fact, the whole symbolic wild beast (now the United Nations) will cease to find satisfaction in their lustful relationship with the “great harlot,” Babylon the Great, and the mouths of the “seven .s” of the scarlet-colored “wild beast” will “eat up her fleshy parts.” To the whole “wild beast” organization, “ten horns” and all, she will become as a worn-out old harlot, no longer desirable for greedy, selfish use. Realistically, under stress of the global crisis, the political rulers, whose nations are members in the United Nations, will become hard.ed in the light of the worsening world conditions. Ignoring all sentimentality, they will be forced to take drastic, heartless action for the preservation of their political institutions and social, economic structure. They will see that the world empire of false religion is an international nuisance and a hindrance to their emergency operations because of the Babylonish religious beliefs, practices and customs.




Thus, in light of the worsening world conditions, and acting preserve their own sovereignties, the nations will not have to turn communist, rather they will become radical, and acting as a whole to preserve the social and economic structure of things the world’s leaders will perceive religion as a nuisance and a hindrance to their emergency operations. What will then happen? It continues:


We can imagine what this will mean to the Vatican and its Basilica of Saint Peter, to the religious cathedrals, churches, mosques, temples, synagogues, shrines, and to other religious structures! We can imagine what is in store for those who officiate in impressive vestments in those religious buildings. Let not Christendom imagine that she will escape because she parades before the world in the name of Christ. She, too, has played the religious “harlot” like her mother, Babylon the Great. The friendship that she has cultivated and maintained with the political and military elements of this world will fail her. She will be shocked at finding that adulterous friendship with this world made her an “enemy of God” and of his Christ.



In more recent times Jehovah’s Witnesses distributed the Kingdom News 37 tract entitled The End of False Religion is Near


This message was published and distributed in over 400 languages by the hundreds of millions of copies around the world and is available online at the Watctower’s official website in over 400 languages.

Back in the 1800’s when those sincere hearted and honest seekers of truth perceived that their would be a worldwide preaching work of Jehovah’s name could never have forseen the kingdom growth of God’s nation on earth in this our day. This good news of the kingdom is indeed now being proclaimed in all the inhabited earth as a witness to all the nations. Never before has it happened before. Never will it happen again.

King Nebuchadnezzar was given a vision of an image in the Bible made up of different metals. A . of gold, shoulders of silver, a torso of copper, and legs of iron that lead into feet mixed with iron and clay. We are living in the time of the feet in that vision.


Ten in the Bible symbolizes completeness in an earthly respect. The ten toes represent the state of the political system of things at the end. Clay and iron do not mix, thus the strong stable elements of the political system of things would be intermingled with a radical element of instable humanity. We are seeing the fulfillment of this now.

Heed the clear message of truth. Flee from false religion now before it is to late.

True, there are many predictions of “end times” that come and go all the time. But no one but Jehovah’s Witnesses has been proclaiming world-wide for decades now the fall and destruction of religion. And as we see mankind’s aggressive nature turn more and more against her and we see the nation’s gathering together in one mind to do that very thing, no one is warning mankind of what is really happening.

May you heed the warning and get away safe!




posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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But did you know that there has been a group of sincere Bible Students that for decades have been foretelling these events?


Yes I did they came to my house and like this thread they were full of BS and completely missed the bit where there is no evidence for the invisible man in the sky let alone the nonsense contained in the bibles.

So, apart from attempting to generate an interest from the ignorant (although I don't think ATS members should have been your first choice) in the possible merits of becoming a JW what is the point of your thread ?



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:21 AM
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SCIENCE FTW


Science disproves almost everything in holy texts. The quaran teaches that the mountains hold the earth in position, salt water and fresh water pass through each other etc etc etc. These books contain nothing but fiction and bad assumptions

Its all nonsense from people that didnt understand the world like we do now.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:25 AM
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I think religion is ending and spritualism is beginning. God created us, rulers created religion.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by Calender
But no one but Jehovah’s Witnesses has been proclaiming world-wide for decades now the fall and destruction of religion.


Is this shilling for JW's?

Data seems to indicate the end of religion is anything but nearing. If anything this post further indicates how incredibly incorrect the JW's have historically been, whether it be about the end of the world, rock music or "the end of religion".



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:34 AM
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Yes, organized religion is slowly but surely coming to an end as more and mare people wake up to the lies and falsehoods in the bible, not to mention how many times it has been altered. The "New Translation" is a good example of this alteration. New Living Translation EXPOSED! One really good example of change is the doctrine of Reincarnation. Christians will state today there is no such thing, that the Bible does not speak of it, and that we have but one life to learn all of life's lessons. But wait! It was in there! King James Bible & Reincarnation

"Fundamentalism" used to mean one who was so into the Bible, and it's doctrine that they don't believe in anything else. Now it is more like a Political Movement, and there is no doubt the Organization, (read that Corporation) of Christianity has the President's ear whenever they choose, while all the time lobbying for more taxpayer dollars for their religious schools and hospitals, while all the time avoiding the very taxes that support them.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by autowrench
Yes, organized religion is slowly but surely coming to an end as more and mare people wake up to the lies and falsehoods in the bible, not to mention how many times it has been altered. The "New Translation" is a good example of this alteration. New Living Translation EXPOSED! One really good example of change is the doctrine of Reincarnation. Christians will state today there is no such thing, that the Bible does not speak of it, and that we have but one life to learn all of life's lessons. But wait! It was in there! King James Bible & Reincarnation

"Fundamentalism" used to mean one who was so into the Bible, and it's doctrine that they don't believe in anything else. Now it is more like a Political Movement, and there is no doubt the Organization, (read that Corporation) of Christianity has the President's ear whenever they choose, while all the time lobbying for more taxpayer dollars for their religious schools and hospitals, while all the time avoiding the very taxes that support them.



Your words remind me of the prophecy concerning the drying up of religion in the last days:

“And the sixth one poured out his bowl upon the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, that the way might be prepared for the kings from the rising of the sun." - Revelation 16:12.

And true to the prophetic word the waters of religion have been drying up and she has continued to loose support since 1918 when she fell. But will she disappear slowly? No. For just as Cyrus dried up the waters of the river Euphrates before he conquered Babylon, the water was still up to their waste when they waded through it to attack the city. Thus although she will continue to become weakened, she will still exist when her execution comes. And it will be swift and it will be fierce and it will be complete. It is as the publication "Keep on the Watch" states:



Will the world’s governments really do such a thing [turn upon and destroy religion]? The Bible states that ‘God will put it into their hearts.’ (Revelation 17:17) It will be sudden, surprising, shocking, not foreseeable or gradual.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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LOL....

I think most athiests see how reprehensible and hypocritical religious people tend to be and they simply reject the idea that any God would actually support such behaviour.

You do realize that more people have been murdered in the name of an invisible bogeyman than for any other reason, correct? The US government and tobacco companies can't even begin to compete with the death toll that God's people can claim!

God, and its followers, can kiss my butt.

Oh, and I am primarily referring to the God of Abraham- The Christian/Jewish/Muslim God. I'm not familiar with any other God's who tell their people to go kill each other.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:51 AM
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Dragon. Most certainly! We are in agreement in everything you stated. If you noticed a link at the top of the OP about articles on New Atheism it goes into detail about all that you described. Religion is a nuisance and a hindrance to mankind. It will soon be done away with. That is what the OP is saying. You are not alone in your sentiments against her, and with good reason.

What the OP was doing was showing you how people such as yourself have been prophesied to come upon the world scene. It is only until God says now and he will use you to turn upon and destroy her. You may also want to see the link above about "The End of False Religion is Near."

I realize you did read anything, and probably didn't investigate the links and therefore came to your prejudiced conclusions about our knowledge on the subject. When the governments turn upon and destroy religion, it will not be because it has not been foretold. Jehovah God who is strong will be the one acting. He himself stands in judgement against religion for her badness. And when she is destroyed you will know that what he foretold is true, and that his witnesses spoke the truth in regards to her downfall and destruction.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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Religions are at all time highs for all beliefs...I imagine the state of the world attributes to this but Earths population playing the larger role... think harder... if you are are a JW, I think you should ask yourself why you believe any prophecy they atempt, as they always are wrong... Whats more you should actually read the bible, it would tell you how if somone tries to predict things in his name, and they dont happen, that they were not of him... So basically lying about things pertaing to God is bad for you.. Also if you are a JW look into Brainwashing, I asure you Fear of God is the abhorance of evil, and he would make no attempt to scare you... Its all so simple, last thing really given as an order by Christ was to Love one another as he loved us... The answer is simple Indeed, yet nearly impossible to for Man to do...



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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Greeting OP!!! I have learned the hard way that ATS is crawling with apostates and people who are not interested in reasoning from the scriptures.....Instead of staying on topic concerning your very informative post, expect people here to take the chance to degrade Jehovahs Witnesses and or bash you. It is kind of interesting though that if you where to post something about spiritism or taoism you would actually find favor.....Remember the prophecy about the sweet and bitter scroll in the book of revelation? Well here, that message contained on that scroll tastes, bitter. Keep up the good work bro!! They will have to know soon....the he is JEHOVAH!!



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 12:16 PM
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Oh, y'all are part of the Magnificent and Chosen 144,000?

Just out of curiosity...when it comes time to pick the 144k, what happens to the rest of the devout people who didn't get picked even though the led a chaste life? They get to burn in hell just because their lottery number didn't come up? Even if I believed that your doctrine were correct, I still wouldn't follow that path because it is evil. I'd rather hang out with Satan than a God who plays stupid . games with people.

Of all of the Christian religions, JW's are among the most insane. I've known a couple- absolute, complete whackjobs who have absolutely been brainwashed.

To be honest, this is a topic for people who have an IQ in the average to below average range. I don't have the patience for this drivel.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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Dear Dragon. Not one word of what you stated is truth concerning Jehovah's Witnesses. If you notice, for example, in the OP we clearly proved that the teaching of the Hellfire doctrine is false.

I recommend you stay on the subject. If not please refrain from posting slander and verifiable lies, they do nothing but dishonor you.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by DragonTattooz
LOL....

I think most athiests see how reprehensible and hypocritical religious people tend to be and they simply reject the idea that any God would actually support such behaviour.

You do realize that more people have been murdered in the name of an invisible bogeyman than for any other reason, correct? The US government and tobacco companies can't even begin to compete with the death toll that God's people can claim!

God, and its followers, can kiss my butt.

Oh, and I am primarily referring to the God of Abraham- The Christian/Jewish/Muslim God. I'm not familiar with any other God's who tell their people to go kill each other.


Yeah, and most truly religious/spiritual people see that as well.

Religion might have promoted the killing of many people, but atheism kills them all. Instead of telling people to search, atheism and religion both tell people "how it is". Atheism and religion are on the same level, there isn't a difference as far as the level of ignorance is concerned.

So religious people and atheists can kiss my butt.

edit on 28-2-2011 by Turq1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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I know there are many who will argue and I haven't the strength or proof to holler back however, I am very afraid this is the truth...(my quote)

"If there is no God, there is no hope, because there is no "Godliness" in the minds of men."



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 03:01 PM
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No, the end of religion is not near. The JWs are wrong about this just like they were about their judgement day predictions.


Their common goal was to read the Bible, and use the Bible itself as the supreme authority. They were not respecters of people, and refused to put traditions and doctrines of men above the written word of God as found in the Bible.

If only that were the case. The way things stand, the Watchtower Society puts what ever the higher ups in Brooklyn say above the Bible and that's what the Witnesses are to believe without any question. Anything that can be dangerous to their system is shunned and/or done away with. For example they don't publish the Kingdom Interlinear anymore, to my knowledge, because the Greek text flies in the face of Watchtower doctrine.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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God, and its followers, can kiss my butt. Oh, and I am primarily referring to the God of Abraham- The Christian/Jewish/Muslim God. I'm not familiar with any other God's who tell their people to go kill each other.


I am with you, have read of the evil that the Bible God did. The Goddess don't do this, and Satan don't do this either. Never heard anyone say, "Satan told me to kill," or The Goddess told me to kill." Examples of christian serial killers are Andrea Yates, James Kopp, Dennis Rader aka the BTK killer, John Wayne Gacy and many more.



Apart from these serial killers, It was also discovered that ‘Josef Fritzl’, man who kept his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and raped her over 3000 times was a devout roman catholic. Again, quotes condoning rape of women can be found throughout the pages of the Bible.

He sanctioned violation of the enemy's women (Deut. 21:10-14)

He required a woman to marry her rapist (Deut. 22:28:29)

To all those Christians out there who think these people are not “real” Christians, remember, they are literally following Christianity by the book. These ARE the “real” Christians. This is the real Christianity.

The Goddess and Satan are NOT the evil ones here. Satanism abhors and forbids ritual sacrifice and murder, as Satan does not need blood and death as does the Christian God. I have never seen any evidence for Satanist Ritual Murder. All made up by you know who.

Christian ritual murder and killing in the name of God is also not foreign to South Africa. There have been many, many incidences in rural areas where people accused of being witches, or heretics have been brutally murdered by members of the community church. An example was when members of a church in a township burnt the house of a couple as they slept, leaving them to die, because they were believed to be involved in witchcraft.

In other parts of Africa such as the Congo, witch hunts against children have become very common, and the death toll continues to rise at the hands of the “Holy” Christian killers. www.iol.co.za...

The quote, "thou shalt not suffer a witch to live" Exodus 22:18, is always used to justify these acts.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Isn't it bad enough you guys come to my door spouting this garbage?

Now you infect my forums


i wanna cry, or laugh, which ever comes first



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by Akragon
Isn't it bad enough you guys come to my door spouting this garbage?

Now you infect my forums


i wanna cry, or laugh, which ever comes first


WOW...you just called the word of God garbage.
The Jehovahs Witnesses are just doing what Jesus and the aposles are doing...Read Acts Chapter 5 and you will see that the apostles preached from door to door.

I am gonna make the call that it will not matter to you this very fact......all things are up to you peoples opininion, the whole world is subject by how you feel things need to go. I can quote scriptures all day long, the same scriptures you claim you heed and respect, but you will blow them off and you are overwhelmed by your opinions and what you think you know.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by DragonTattooz
LOL....

I think most athiests see how reprehensible and hypocritical religious people tend to be and they simply reject the idea that any God would actually support such behaviour.

You do realize that more people have been murdered in the name of an invisible bogeyman than for any other reason, correct? The US government and tobacco companies can't even begin to compete with the death toll that God's people can claim!

God, and its followers, can kiss my butt.

Oh, and I am primarily referring to the God of Abraham- The Christian/Jewish/Muslim God. I'm not familiar with any other God's who tell their people to go kill each other.


Thank you for the offer of kissing your butt. Nice idea but not for your reason stated.

I believe in and worship God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Not you or any other person in this whole universe can prove to me there is no God.

With time, I believe I can prove that my God is real and working for us all that believe in Him.

I will say the God I worship and love does not live in a church building.

God does not have a denomination such as Baptist, Methodist, ect.

Humans have tried to mold God into a God that works their way for them.

That is a problem as God is the Master and He molds us.

Ego and self absorption have come between us and our Creator.

This is my opinion and i will not be swayed.



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