Originally posted by Char-Lee
Originally posted by crawdad1914
Originally posted by Char-Lee
reply to post by ManOfHart
If you are or were a Christian and believed whole heartedly that the end is near, and that you have been ordered by God through Jesus..to go out and speak the truth and spread the word.
You would do so. if you had the love and compassion necessary to care that everyone is aware that time is short.
I can't understand everyone's constant beef with these people as they are nearly the only ones doing exactly what their bible say to do! Which would be no fun at all! there would be bad dogs and bad people to face. I have great respect for anyone who acts on their convictions so strongly.
They come to your door because they give a darn about whether you live through their last days or not. Why else would anyone do it!
Unlike the Mormans JW's do not own big business through the congregations, they only own printing facilities operated non profit. Most of the literature is given away free.
can't hurt to respect people can it.
You are either a Jehovahs Witness or you know very little about this group. I was raised a JW and spent half of my life indoctrinated into this cult. They do great damage to themselves and their family members. The group is not benign. True most are so blinded by the dictates of the Watchtower Bible and tract society, that they have no clue how much they hurt themselves and those whom they love and who love them, and it does seem courageous going door to door, but the picture you painted of them is not accurate. I respectfully suggest you do a search on these people in this forum and educate yourself. Sorry, if I seem harsh, thats not my intention. Peace.
NP we all have our opinions, I wholeheartedly believe I likely know more then you about them. I also know a lot about Catholics and many other religions. I totally respect people who actually read their own bible if they are going to try and sell their belief to someone else.
I asked a few questions of any Catholic I know, and they tell me they let their "Father' interpret the bible and NO they did not read it.
The bible does say to go to the people and bring them the word...such as Acts 20. I can't see what harm anyone does by offering something you can say no to. Again I ask why are Mormons left out of this discussion. They also admonish people to leave the unbelievers behind and they do collect wealth and own huge chains. They take your fee will to smoke and drink and many other non biblical demands.
I read the bible through the first time when I was 11. I read it through many times after and as many other ancient writings as I could find, searching for the roots of them all. JW's are one of the groups that follow closest to what I read there.
Their way of living in comparison to the general public is healthy, you may have issues from being raised in their group against your will but that does not make it harmful. You may have issues with certain people or your Family because of this group but that also does not make them harmful. You would have issues if you are gay, but they are not the only religion who rejects gay sex, not gay people. Compare to other religions, the largest reason I can see to single them out is because they are not as loose with their connection. They actually require something of the follower.
I completely stand by my statements. Being raised within this organization, as I was, and finding the courage to break all commandments as set forth by the WTBTS and actually research the history of this group from outside the filter system that they themselves have set up, gives a certain perspective that others would not have. So I do doubt you're assertion that you know more about this group than I or others who were raised in it would know.
You are correct, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But opinions based on an intimate understanding of the group from inside, and outside is paramount to have a full understanding of it. Are you a present member of this organization?
Again, many members and former members have posted information and personal experiences on this group in the past, people are free to search those threads out and form their own opinion.
To the original question, no I dont believe alphabet agencies of the fed have infiltrated the JWs