Socrates rips apart the Watchtower’s core beliefs.
Part 4: Back to Basics ii. Featuring: Anthony Norris III and Steven Lot Norris: [With an exasperated shake of the head, while looking at Lot. As if to say, “I told you he was a goat.”] The Bible is never wrong, and neither is Jehovah. He said Adam would die if he ate from the… Continue reading When the Governing Body Called on Socrates. Part 4.
Part 5: Back to Basics iii. Featuring: Anthony Norris III and Steven Lot Norris: So, if we can continue the story, what happened next is that Jehovah banished Adam and the woman from the garden — Socrates: So that they couldn’t eat from the tree of life and live forever, right? Lot: That’s correct. Their… Continue reading When the Governing Body Called on Socrates. Part 5.
Part 6: Back to Basics iv. Featuring: Anthony Norris III and Steven Lot Norris: Look, we don’t have to go into all this philosophical human “wisdom” about freewill. We just know what God’s Word says on the subject. Jehovah cannot forgive sin without a blood sacrifice. Adam was a perfect man when he sinned, so… Continue reading When the Governing Body Called on Socrates. Part 6.
The Watchtower’s year-text for 2019 is: “Do not be afraid… I am your God.” In the January, 2019 Watchtower (study ed.), the first study article expounds upon this text. It tells the story of a Witness woman named Yoshiko whose doctor told her she only had a few months to live. The article goes on… Continue reading “Do Not be afraid… I am Your God!”
Faith, trust, and gullibility: three sides of the same triangle; or different degrees of the same thing? Faith is extolled as a virtue by most religions. In our Western culture the Bible encourages both faith and trust: For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed — a righteousness that is by faith from… Continue reading Faith, Trust, and Gullibility
Our scene opens on a bright sunny day in a dusty Mexican street. A lone man is seated next to a trashcan, with his back up against a whitewashed wall. His large sombrero is pulled down over his face. Two men in business suits, carrying briefcases and sweating profusely, slowly approach him. Estaban: You take… Continue reading Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Gentle Parody
This is a big one, folks: the gloves are coming off and we’re going to dismantle the Jehovah’s Witness blood doctrine, hold it up to the light, and bury it once and for all. When we are done, there will be no excuse left for a Witness to claim that they are following God’s law… Continue reading The Jehovah’s Witness Blood Issue: Resolved!
This is part 2 of a multi-part article. If you haven’t done so yet, please read part 1 first. In part 1 we began peeling the Watchtower’s onion: the many layers of assumptions that must be accepted in order to believe that blood transfusions are sinful. We saw that the first three layers were: (1) belief… Continue reading The Jehovah’s Witness Blood Issue: Resolved! Part 2: How Good is Their Word?
When it comes to quoting the Bible (as is also the case with most other sources) the content is often misleading when we neglect to take into account the context. And when the Bible is quoted by the Watchtower — an organization notorious for twisting the words of others — context is not only important,… Continue reading The Jehovah’s Witness Blood Issue: Resolved! Part 3: Context, Context, Context!