Post by Thehotone4u2 on Sept 4, 2019 2:01:25 GMT -7
I actually got my first copy of the super secret elder's book from Randy Waters! Lol.
What I heard following the purge for years was that there had been a conspiracy of some sort at Bethel. I noticed that most of the literature printed before 1980 were declared to be apostate material. I found out later that the books had been written by Ray Franz. I circled the Borg during those years hoping to be reinstated just to find out I had never been disfellowshipped in the first place! It was a rumor!
Being on the outside though, I heard rumors and rumblings that didn't come from Jdub land. Several articles that no one seemed to question came out, about apostasy. No one is allowed to question the "new light", and the GB are to be followed even if it makes no sense. I heard upwards of 30% of the Bethel brothers left when Bro. Sanchez was df'd. He had translated the Jdub bible into spanish. It was considered absolutely unfair. He appealed it and lost.
During that time, there were groups of brothers who got together once a week to deep study the bible. A couple of those were df'd when they discovered a doctrine was not biblical. Ten years later I read that the dfings were justified even though what they said was now accepted as "new light"! Because it wasn't, "the proper food at the proper time". Well now, isn't that a bunch of bullshit! A man's life was completely destroyed because he told the truth, and the GB decides the best course of conduct is to justify it with obstinate pig headed misapplication of the scriptures! Cult! I was silently appalled to the bone! Come to think of it, that may have been the straw for me.
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to god!-Lenny Bruce (1925-1966)
Thehotone4u2: I'm not in service today. I'm watching football!
Sept 22, 2019 11:09:18 GMT -7
friendlyjokster: I'd like to use a stack of anywhere up to about 50 Watchtower and/or Awake! magazines for a light-hearted silly JW-fun-poking Halloween decoration idea I have. Any edition, any condition, any number, doesn't matter. Can u help me find some cheap? Thanks!
Sept 22, 2019 20:00:18 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: where are you based jokester? Maybe someone near you who can help?
Sept 23, 2019 0:40:00 GMT -7
friendlyjokster: Thanks, Jet. I just sent a letter to Wallkill HQ, I'll see how that goes.
Sept 23, 2019 7:01:22 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: awesome, keep us updated on your project?
Sept 23, 2019 13:14:46 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Hey Rush! How are things?
Oct 2, 2019 19:19:59 GMT -7
Arlis Scott: Hello Everyone! Just came back from my trip to Utah. Wish I had been able to go down south and visit Chris and family, but couldn't do it this time. But go a twisted left ankle on the last day I was there, got wheel chair though all airports. Ha ha
Oct 13, 2019 11:47:18 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: hope the ankle is fixed up soon.
Oct 14, 2019 0:57:59 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Yikes! That's terrible Arlis! (I think!)
Oct 19, 2019 22:17:16 GMT -7
Rusholme: cheers everyone!
Oct 26, 2019 7:47:03 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: I have met and remet people from present and past lately, all good on all counts, all cult free, all happy, best live ever c
Oct 27, 2019 0:53:41 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I am surprised at the number of people I know that used to be JW! Crazy! All happy!
Oct 27, 2019 20:32:45 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Well I'm back to work y'all! Got a gig doing completions. I pays well and it's right up my alley.
Nov 7, 2019 19:57:51 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: hey mb x, and geeze hotone thought you retired?
Nov 8, 2019 22:05:25 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: All my friends are dying! Putting another one in the ground next week.
Nov 12, 2019 23:16:16 GMT -7
friendlyjokster: Above, in Sept, I was looking for couple dozen Watchtower/Awake magazines. National HQ sent me to local. Local folks knocked on my door, gave me 1 copy each of 2 issues, and sent me back to National for bulk order. Oh well. Suggestions welcome! Thanks!
Nov 16, 2019 7:38:08 GMT -7