Originally posted by The Great Day
Originally posted by Demoncreeper
reply to post by NOTurTypical
I just noticed how quick the competition started on this thread as to who's religion was right or wrong.
Cant believe i starred a guy named Demoncreeper...... and i am responding to only this part of your post,
but ya i can not be bothered in this time in history defending anything, what will be will be. I have no control, universe show me the way. If there is a supreme creator, he will show his presence and he will know that i(we) are confused humans who only want to have their hearts appreciated and good recognized.....is it my fault i am imperfect...
hell no, and if there is an all knowing supreme creator.....he knows this.
I was raised religious...i used to judge and be judged...
now i just live...and i am happy.
ps.... interesting Blog phtttt.
edit on 30-5-2011 by The Great Day because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Toldyouso
I have a close friend who is a MS (one level lower than elder) and this thread is total crap.
The JW's have never taught this and they have printed magazines and books from the start. Is this written in any of their publications? If not then this thread should be moved to the SKUNK bin.
A mispronunciation (introduced by Christian theologians, but almost entirely disregarded by the Jews) of the Hebrew "Yhwh," the (ineffable) name of God (the Tetragrammaton or "Shem ha-Meforash"). This pronunciation is grammatically impossible; it arose through pronouncing the vowels of the "ḳere" (marginal reading of the Masorites: = "Adonay") with the consonants of the "ketib" (text-reading: = "Yhwh")—"Adonay" (the Lord) being substituted with one exception wherever Yhwh occurs in the Biblical and liturgical books. "Adonay" presents the vowels "shewa" (the composite under the guttural א becomes simple under the י), "ḥolem," and "ḳameẓ," and these give the reading (= "Jehovah"). Sometimes, when the two names and occur together, the former is pointed with "ḥatef segol" () under the י —thus, (="Jehovah")—to indicate that in this combination it is to be pronounced "Elohim" (). These substitutions of "Adonay"and "Elohim" for Yhwh were devised to avoid the profanation of the Ineffable Name (hence is also written , or even , and read "ha-Shem" = "the Name ").
The reading "Jehovah" is a comparatively recent invention. The earlier Christian commentators report that the Tetragrammaton was written but not pronounced by the Jews (see Theodoret, "Question. xv. in Ex." [Field, "Hexapla," i. 90, to Ex. vi. 3]; Jerome, "Præfatio Regnorum," and his letter to Marcellus, "Epistola," 136, where he notices that "PIPI" [= ΠIΠI = ] is presented in Greek manuscripts; Origen, see "Hexapla" to Ps. lxxi. 18 and Isa. i. 2; comp. concordance to LXX. by Hatch and Redpath, under ΠIΠI, which occasionally takes the place of the usual κύριος, in Philo's Bible quotations; κύριος = "Adonay" is the regular translation; see also Aquila).
"Jehovah" is generally held to have been the invention of Pope Leo X.'s confessor, Peter Galatin ("De Arcanis Catholicæ Veritatis," 1518, folio xliii.), who was followed in the use of this hybrid form by Fagius (= Büchlein, 1504-49). Drusius (= Van der Driesche, 1550-1616) was the first to ascribe to Peter Galatin the use of "Jehovah," and this view has been taken since...
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
"Jehovah" is not the Father's name.
It's impossible. I love pointing this out to JWs.
Originally posted by Golithion
So that's why they wear the golden underwear or am I thinking of mormons on that? All I know is the long conversation of conversion came to an end when I asked, so what's up with the golden underwear thing? They had no answer and left.
Originally posted by HardbeatAcolyte
Of course, the pyramid theory is enough for many conspiracy theorists to have a field day
Originally posted by YAHUWAH SAVES
EYES WIDE SHUT? OR EYES WIDE OPEN? IT IS YOUR DECISION..