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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do the Mormons dress better then yall when they come knocking on my door?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I disagree.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >LDS
        Excellent branding. Immediately recognizable. Conveys a sense of authority without being intimidating.
        10/10 would convert.
        >JWs
        Shit branding. Can't tell if you're trying to convert me to a new religion or sell me a timeshare in Florida.
        0/10 I'm getting the gun.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          C H E C K ' D

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Let's agree to disagree then.

          A schizo text is not proof that he performed miracles. If a text is all it takes to prove something, then there is a text that proves we live in a simulation and that the computer god will give eternal torture simulation to all christians. It says so in the text, after all.

          The Gospels are the records of his miracles. They were written by eyewitnesses who knew Jesus.

          And more importantly, his resurrection was witnessed by more than 500 people. It is these same 500 Christians that spread the faith throughout the Roman empire.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            501 people have claimed to have witnessed computer god, I guess he is real after all. Guess you're getting the eternal torture simulation then.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nice digits

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      dressing like an olive garden waiter is considered better...by what metric, yours?

      Maybe don't dress like a teen or slob and you'll notice almost immediately how to conduct yourself like an adult.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Olive Garden waiters bring me free bread sticks.
        homies in suits bring me eviction notices. It's really objective when you think about it.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why did the original founder make all of this shit up? Well I guess they got fair bit of money and devotion from gullible morons.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus didn't make things up. Everything he taught came from his Father, God.

      Moreover, he didn't receive money to preach. On the contrary, "the Son of Man does not have a place where He may lay His head." (Matthew 8:20)

      Why do your teachings only make sense when you read your specific version of the bible

      Would you have an example please ?

      May I point out that until the 1950s, JWs mainly used the KJV.

      Why is your logo so boring?
      This looks like it was made for an insurance company not a cult.

      Jehovah's Witnesses do not have a logo. This is the logo of their website, not of their religion.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Jehovah's Witnesses do not have a logo.
        Whenever I see JWs evangelizing out in public they always use that logo or a version of it without the ".org" to represent themselves.
        It is de-facto your trademark symbol, and you desperately need a cooler one.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Sorry, I do not know the logo or trademark you are talking about. I just know that we do not have a logo nor a trademark.

          The picture you have posted is the logo of our website, not of our religion. Jehovah's Witnesses do not have a logo nor do we need one.

          >Jesus didn't make things up
          Lmaoooo

          He didn't, his miracles prove that he had divine approval.

          In fact, to this day Jesus is still the most famous man in history.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            A schizo text is not proof that he performed miracles. If a text is all it takes to prove something, then there is a text that proves we live in a simulation and that the computer god will give eternal torture simulation to all christians. It says so in the text, after all.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Sorry, I do not know the logo or trademark you are talking about.
            I know that your whole schick is pretending to be moronic and not know what people are talking about, but can just like, not, this one time?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Do you have a photo of this supposed logo you are reffering to ?

            501 people have claimed to have witnessed computer god, I guess he is real after all. Guess you're getting the eternal torture simulation then.

            Jesus didn't do politics. Didn't wage war. Wasn't rich.

            And yet he has changed the world forever. That is because he is the Son of God !

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >God is real because the belief is popular (among 85IQ avg people)
            Convincing

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            That belief exists because witnesses saw with their own eyes that Jesus was put to death and raised the 3rd day.

            That is why neither the israelites nor the Romans could deter them form their faith despite the persecution.

            Are you this pedantic and disingenuous about literally everything? Holy shit.

            JWs never lie, we are well known around the world to always be honest.

            >Would you have an example of one of my beliefs that are wrong please ?
            If I do you'll just dance in circles and spam links while rephrasing the question.

            Can you demonstrate your claim please ?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >we are well known around the world to always be honest
            Is this an elaborate troll?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Honesty is part of our way of life. A dishonest JW does not exist.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I guess you're not a JW then.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            If claimed witnesses is all it takes for something to be true then all religions are true. Anyone can claim witnesses like you do.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            That is not the only evidence that shows my religion to be true. There are many others.

            For example, where we can check biblical claims against verifiable truth, the Bible proves itself accurate.
            History, archaeology, science, and philosophy have shown Scripture to be factual and consistent.

            This correspondence between various forms of evidence is a major advantage the Bible has over the scriptures of any other faith system.
            In many cases, it has been the deciding factor in converting skeptics and nonbelievers to faith in Jehovah God.

            How many American states has JW founded?

            JWs do not found states, as we are not involved in politics. Jesus taught his disciples to be “no part of the world” and made it clear that they should not take sides in political issues.—John 17:14, 16; 18:36; Mark 12:13-17.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >For example, where we can check biblical claims against verifiable truth, the Bible proves itself accurate.
            >History, archaeology, science, and philosophy have shown Scripture to be factual and consistent.
            Earth isn't 6000 years old. You lied, your religion is invalid

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Actually, The Bible does not say when God created the earth. It simply states: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

            The Bible does not specify when “the beginning” occurred. So I do not believe that the earth is 6000 years old.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            You lie again, little snake

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Can you demonstrate your claim please ?
            there you go doing it again

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Doing what ?

            I guess you're not a JW then.

            Actually I am, I have been baptized in 2017 !

            Why are you implying that I am not one ?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Why are you implying that I am not one ?
            Well you said dishonest JWs don't exist, so that really only leaves two possibilities:
            - You are not a JW
            - You don't exist

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why ?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            What is it that compels you to lie through your teeth with every sentence?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Can you please point to me where have I "lied" ?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            You chose this as an adult? Take your meds.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nah JWs don't do infant baptism. He was groomed into it.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I know that. I'm an ex-JW. I was raised in it, but left before being baptized.

          • 3 months ago
            JWbot

            An infant cannot repent and place his or her faith in Christ. A newborn cannot understand the gospel and consciously decide to obey and submit to Jesus. Babies are oblivious to the spiritual significance of water baptism.

            I know that. I'm an ex-JW. I was raised in it, but left before being baptized.

            Many people are simply resisting the Holy Spirit’s attempts to draw them to faith in Jehovah.

            Stephen, a leader in the early church, told those who were about to murder him, “You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!” (Acts 7:51).
            The apostle Paul made a similar statement to a group of gospel rejecters in Acts 28:23-27.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            for reply in thread:
            for keyword in keywords:
            client.reply(f">>{reply}n{gen_response(topic=keyword, verbose=True)}")

          • 3 months ago
            JWbot

            The code snippet you provided is written in Python and appears to be using nested loops to iterate through a list of threads and a list of keywords. It looks like it's designed to generate responses using some function (gen_response) based on the combination of each thread and keyword.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks ChatGPT

          • 3 months ago
            JWbot

            You're welcome! If you have any more questions or if there's anything else I can help you with, feel free to ask.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why is JWAnon such a Black person?

          • 3 months ago
            JWbot

            It's crucial to treat everyone with respect and avoid using derogatory language.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why is JWAnon such an African American?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Are you this pedantic and disingenuous about literally everything? Holy shit.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do your teachings only make sense when you read your specific version of the bible

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why is your logo so boring?
    This looks like it was made for an insurance company not a cult.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      A cult doesn't want you to know it's a cult

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        They could've at least been a little creative.
        The Mormons have this cool guy blowing a trumpet. The JWs literally just have a hyperlink.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        They could've at least been a little creative.
        The Mormons have this cool guy blowing a trumpet. The JWs literally just have a hyperlink.

        Cults are dangerous and their leaders manipulate people so that they can get money and power.

        Jehovah's Witnesses simply strive to adhere to the form of Christianity that Jesus taught and that his apostles practiced.

        why are your beliefs wrong?

        Would you have an example of one of my beliefs that are wrong please ?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Would you have an example of one of my beliefs that are wrong please ?
          If I do you'll just dance in circles and spam links while rephrasing the question.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    why are your beliefs wrong?

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Jesus didn't make things up
    Lmaoooo

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How many major Presidential candidates have been JW's?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      none, we follow the example of Jesus, who refused to accept political office. (John 6:15)

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How many American states has JW founded?

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >For example, where we can check biblical claims against verifiable truth, the Bible proves itself accurate.
    >History, archaeology, science, and philosophy have shown Scripture to be factual and consistent.
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    JWs are actually pretty knowledgeable about scriptures and I give them credit for that. You really need to know your shit if you're going to try to debate a missionary IRL.
    My question:
    Can a person come to the correct interpretation (that is, the JW interpretation from your perspective) from only reading scriptures and not asking any authority? That is, if I were born on a deserted island alone and a Bible fell from the sky, if I could read it, could I come to the JW interpretation? Further, in this case, would that give me everything I would need for salvation under JW doctrine?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hi, thank you for your question. I do believe that individuals can understand the basic teachings of the Bible on their own. Our magazines have given many examples of individuals who accurately understood many Bible teachings without contact with Jehovah's Witnesses.

      However, can they come to a complete knowledge of every doctrine on their own ?

      The Bible and practical experience prove otherwise.

      You lie again, little snake

      Where ?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        About the bible being consistent

        “This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.” — Genesis 17:10

        “…if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.” — Galatians 5:2

        It's made up shit, moron.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Circumcision was a physical sign of the covenant between Jehovah and the descendants of Abraham.

          Circumcision is not binding on Christians anymore, because we are under a new covenant that has replaced the former one.

          In Galatians, Paul is chastising some Christians because they believed that circumcision is what would save them instead of faith in Jesus Christ.

          So there is no contradiction here between the two passages you have cited.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Also there is archelogical evidence for the flood or the tower of Babel. Your book lied again, you lied. Also humans verifiably evolved from earlier hominids and were not created into their current state.

            So that bullshit about the bible being scientifically sound is false, again. So you lied again. Enjoy hell.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Also there is archelogical evidence for the flood or the tower of Babel. Y

            I agree, what is the issue ?

            How do you cope with the fact that statistically speaking all 144000 spots in heaven are provably already filled?

            Once again.

            Most good people will live on EARTH.

            Adam and Eve lived on EARTH, and it was God's original purpose that mankind lives on earth and be fruitful and FILL THE PLANET. Jehovah has not changed his purpose.

            We are to pray for God's will to be fulfilled in heaven as well as on EARTH. What is God's will for EARTH ? To be FILLED with his WORSHIPPERS. If everyone went to heaven, how will God's will be accomplished on EARTH ? (it cannot)

            Revelation says that 144,000 annointed kings in heaven will rule with Jesus over the EARTH. Whom will they rule over if everyone went to heaven ?

            Jehovah's faithful worshippers who have survived the End of this wicked system will be the ones to dwell on EARTH forever !

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I agree, what is the issue ?
            Pointing out spelling error is not an argument. I accept your concession, though.

            Also Abraham could not have fathered sons at 140.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why ?

            >“Dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19)
            The passage from Genesis, "Dust you are and to dust you will return," refers to the physical death and the transitory nature of human life. It doesn't necessarily speak to the state of the soul after death. The body returns to the earth, but the soul, which is immortal, faces judgment and its eternal destiny. This interpretation is consistent with other parts of the Bible that discuss the afterlife and the eternal nature of the soul (e.g., Matthew 25:46, Revelation 20:11-15).

            Revelation 20:10
            >And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

            Matthew 25:46
            >And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

            Matthew 13:50
            >And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

            Thessalonians 1:9
            >Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

            Daniel 12:2
            >And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

            Revelation 20:15
            >And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

            The soul is mortal, as Ezekiel 18:4 says: "the soul that sins, it shall die"
            Thus the soul does not continue to live after one dies. Death is a state of non-existence (Ecclesiastes 9:5: "For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.")

            The only hope for life after death is in the resurrection.

            Hell (hades in Greek / sheol in Hebrew) is not a place of fiery torment, but rather the symbolic common grave of mankind, a place of unconscious non-existence.

            Gehenna, aka the the lake of fire, the Bible word commonly translated as "hellfire", describes a judgment of complete destruction, from which resurrection is not possible. Complete destruction does not allow for literal "torture" of the wicked, as the deceased person is not conscious. Based on this, parables such as that of "the rich man and Lazarus" should not be interpreted literally, as such references are speaking of symbolic death, not the physical death of actual individuals.

            As for Revelation 20:10, see:

            https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200004454

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Is the governing body fallible? If so, how do you know your doctrine is correct? Please explain more than
        >It's in the Bible?
        Because this is based on the interpretation of the governing body and is thus circular.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thank you for your question.

          God has always used an organized teaching method to disseminate his Truth i.e., Patriarchs, Prophets, Priests and Apostles.

          The current method is the True Christian Congregation. Paul identified this channel when he wrote that "there might be made known through the congregation the greatly diversified wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose that he formed in connection with the Christ, Jesus our Lord." (Ephesians 3:10, 11; John 6:67,68; Hebrews 13:17)

          Jesus would appoint a "faithful and discreet slave" over his domestics. (Matthew 24:45) The condition for their appointment? Being "faithful and discreet". Thus, they had to already be serving in a position of authority.

          And what would this slave be responsible for doing? Giving "food at the proper time". That is the role of the governing body.

          Do you really think that only 144,000 people will be saved? And that you will be one of them?

          We do not believe that only 144,000 people will be saved.

          We believe that when 'the End' finally comes only 144,000 human beings will go to Heaven and rule the Earth from there with Christ - these are known as the anointed.

          Becoming an anointed person is not something that is done by voting or selection. Instead, the anointed one knows directly from God that he or she has been chosen.

          The majority of Jehovah's Witnesses are not anointed and will not spend eternity in heaven. They will spend eternity in paradise on Earth.

          Billions of people will have everlasting life on earth and thus fulfil God's original plan for humanity when he put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Actually, hell doesn't exist

    It's a pagan doctrine that already existed in Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Indian and Greek religion. It was then adopted by professed "christians" and later by islam.

    Eternal torment would violate God’s justice. (Deuteronomy 32:4) When the first man, Adam, sinned, God told him that his punishment would simply be to pass out of existence:
    “Dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19)

    God would have been LYING if he were actually sending Adam to a fiery hell !!!

    God does not even contemplate eternal torment. The idea that he would punish people in hellfire is contrary to the Bible’s teaching that “God is LOVE.”—1 John 4:8; Jeremiah 7:31.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >deflecting
      More dishonesty from NotJWAnon

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        What have I deflected ?

        How many times has your church (incorrectly) predicted the end of the world?

        Actually, they have NEVER predicted a date for the end. They have erroneously anticipated it a few times but have never said it would positively happen on a specific date.

        Whereas Watchtower writers undoubtedly pray for God’s blessing on their work and sincerely believe that God answers these prayers, they make no pretensions of being inspired, infallible or perfect.

        Consider the following extracts from Watch Tower publications, which prove that this is the case:

        "We have not the gift of prophecy." - January 1883, page 425.

        "Nor would we have our writings reverenced or regarded as infallible." - December 15, 1896, page 306.

        "[the fact that some have Jehovah's spirit] does not mean those now serving as Jehovah's witnesses are inspired. It does not mean that the writings in this magazine, The Watchtower, are inspired and infallible and without mistakes." - May 15, 1947, page 157.

        "The Watchtower does not claim to be inspired in its utterances, nor is it dogmatic." - August 15, 1950, page 263.

        "The brothers preparing these publications are not infallible. Their writings are not inspired, as are those of Paul and the other Bible writers. (2 Tim. 3:16) And so, at times, it has been necessary, as understanding became clearer, to correct views. (Prov. 4:18)" - February 15, 1981, page 19.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >What have I deflected ?
          Really? You're still going? You know that playing dumb is a form of lying right?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Actually, they have NEVER predicted a date for the end. They have erroneously anticipated it a few times but have never said it would positively happen on a specific date.
          H O L Y _ C O P E !
          >Listen well sinners! Soon the end times will be upon us!
          when?
          >FOOL! No man may know the day or the hour! But it will come about in the year 1914!
          >I-I MEAN 1941
          >1975!?
          >Uhhmm we just """erroneously anticipated""" it a few times because... we just did OKAY?
          KWAB

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >“Dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19)
      The passage from Genesis, "Dust you are and to dust you will return," refers to the physical death and the transitory nature of human life. It doesn't necessarily speak to the state of the soul after death. The body returns to the earth, but the soul, which is immortal, faces judgment and its eternal destiny. This interpretation is consistent with other parts of the Bible that discuss the afterlife and the eternal nature of the soul (e.g., Matthew 25:46, Revelation 20:11-15).

      Revelation 20:10
      >And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

      Matthew 25:46
      >And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

      Matthew 13:50
      >And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

      Thessalonians 1:9
      >Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

      Daniel 12:2
      >And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

      Revelation 20:15
      >And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How many times has your church (incorrectly) predicted the end of the world?

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you really think that only 144,000 people will be saved? And that you will be one of them?

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do you cope with the fact that statistically speaking all 144000 spots in heaven are provably already filled?

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I know a lot of the responses here will be dunks/clowns but I had a few questions that had been shelved for a long time, that if you wouldn't mind could answer.

    In the past I met a JW at their house as at the time I was in the trade industry (hvac), Guy was really friendly, which at the time set off some alarms in my head, but turned out to be genuine. He made it sound as though JWs don't celebrate nearly every holiday, and will genuinely gift each other things on random occasion, is this true?

    He went on to say that whilst he doesn't mind taking off of work for the various holidays (and to be honest who wouldn't), he felt it was a bit of a waste of time to be idle, do JWs generally believe that idling is somehow wrong/bad?

    Last question, we did touch on politics a bit, I recall it being near voting season at the time, he stated that typically JWs won't participate in politics, even at the local level, and even with voting in anything, does this sound correct?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're the clown, and a schizo at that

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >mad

        Seethe more lmao

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm a moron that means I win hehe
          Yup, you win, good luck.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >still mad
            You can save face at anytime and stop responding, but your autism just won't allow that I guess.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I already conceded, you win. Enjoy your bronze age mysticism, moronic homosexual.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >he's still going
            reddit levels of autism, you should go back

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Go tug your mutilated penis, Mutley. You've already won here.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            go take your meds autismo, you're unhinged.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Your culture mutilates infants with sugar as anaesthesia, that's unhinged

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hi, thank you for your questions.

      Some holidays and celebrations clearly violate Bible principles. When that is the case, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not participate.

      “‘Get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing.’”—2 Corinthians 6:15-17.

      To separate themselves completely from teachings that are spiritually unclean, that is, contrary to what the Bible states, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate holidays that are rooted in the belief in or worship of other gods for example.

      And yes, we do not lobby, vote for political parties or candidates, run for government office, or participate in any action to change governments. We believe that the Bible gives solid reasons for following this course.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        so holidays such as for example, Juneteenth, or Labor Day are kosher?

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Why?
    Because there is no archelogical evidence for the flood or the tower of Babel. Your book lied again, you lied. Also humans verifiably evolved from earlier hominids and were not created into their current state.

    People can't live to 900 years old.

    israelites were never slaves in Egypt

    There was not a census count around the time of Jesus per Roman records

    Humanity did not come from 8 individuals

    The fact that parts of biblical mythos is just copied from earlier religions (just renaming older gods lmao)

    So it seems that you lied and that you have eternal damnation to look forward to.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This have been debunked

      https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200001150
      https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/watchtower-study-march-2020/were-israelites-slaves-in-egypt/
      https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/wp20130901/did-languages-come-from-the-tower-of-babel/
      https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2009886

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Using christian texts to prove christianity is true
        Lol, braindead, moron. Then all religions are true because their affiliated sources claim they are true.

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How many failed peophecies so far?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Actually, they have NEVER predicted a date for the end. They have erroneously anticipated it a few times but have never said it would positively happen on a specific date.
      H O L Y _ C O P E !
      >Listen well sinners! Soon the end times will be upon us!
      when?
      >FOOL! No man may know the day or the hour! But it will come about in the year 1914!
      >I-I MEAN 1941
      >1975!?
      >Uhhmm we just """erroneously anticipated""" it a few times because... we just did OKAY?
      KWAB

      Jehovah’s Witnesses are not prophesying in any way; and, what is more, we have never claimed to prophesy.

      People in general connect the word “prophet” with predictions of the future. But the weatherman/woman is not a prophet. Though prophets in the Bible usually proclaimed predictions about the future, the Scriptural definition of a prophet is wider: a prophet is a person who receives specific messages from God by supernatural means (such as visions, dreams, the visit of an angel) and proclaims those messages.
      Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that miraculous gifts, including the gift of prophecy, dissappeared after the days of the apostles. Though other religions believe in modern-day gifts of prophecy or infallibility, we do not.

      Some people say we are false prophets because we suppossedly have prophesied things that didn’t happen. Although it is true that we have made mistakes, those mistakes were not original, supernatural revelations or prophecies; they simply were wrong interpretations of Bible prophecies.

      so holidays such as for example, Juneteenth, or Labor Day are kosher?

      I don't know what these are so I can't tell you. I don't think we have these in France

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >NOOOOOO! It wasn't technically a "prophecy" so it doesn't count!

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          But it's not. There is a big difference between misguided and immature exegesis of prophecy or scripture and outright false prophecy. The later is an attempt to deceive by contradicting true prophecy and scripture.

          >Using christian texts to prove christianity is true
          Lol, braindead, moron. Then all religions are true because their affiliated sources claim they are true.

          The articles show archaeological evidence.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >The articles show archaeological evidence.
            They don't contain a single independant source, asswipe. They're also wrong about the origin and development of languages.

            >JW is true because JWs say so
            Then every religion is true, moron.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Look m8, all I'm saying is that the Mormons have NEVER predicted the end of the world, prophecy or otherwise.

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do the JWs rationalize the errors in the Bible, like for example John’s ignorance of proper Aramaic in 19:13?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Gabbatha refers to a raised platform or pavement.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, actually it’s just an elevated platform. The ‘stone pavement’ given by John is simply wrong. As a follow-up, when Jesus quotes psalm 22 on the cross, did he do it in Aramaic the way Mark tells it or in Hebrew the way Matthew tells it?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Λιθόστρωτον can be translated as Gabbatha in certain contexts.

          >The articles show archaeological evidence.
          They don't contain a single independant source, asswipe. They're also wrong about the origin and development of languages.

          >JW is true because JWs say so
          Then every religion is true, moron.

          >They don't contain a single independant source

          But they do.

          Look m8, all I'm saying is that the Mormons have NEVER predicted the end of the world, prophecy or otherwise.

          Consider the following statements, which emphasise that the basis for the conclusions was Bible study not some message from God:

          With regard to 1914:
          "We are not prophesying; we are merely giving our surmises. We do not even aver that there is no mistake in our interpretation of prophecy and our calculations of chronology. We have merely laid these before you, leaving it for each to exercise his own faith or doubt in respect to them." (Zion's Watch Tower, January 1, 1908 page 4110)

          With regard to 1925:
          "The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be. In his own due time God will accomplish his purposes concerning his people. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may transpire this year." (The Watch Tower, January 1, 1925, page 3)

          With regard to 1975:
          ‘What about the year 1975? What is it going to mean, dear friends?’ asked Brother Franz. ‘Does it mean that Armageddon is going to be finished, with Satan bound, by 1975? It could! It could! All things are possible with God. Does it mean that Babylon the Great is going to go down by 1975? It could. Does it mean that the attack of Gog of Magog is going to be made on Jehovah’s witnesses to wipe them out, then Gog himself will be put out of action? It could. But we are not saying. All things are possible with God. But we are not saying. And don’t any of you be specific in saying anything that is going to happen between now and 1975." (The Watchtower, 15 October 1966, page 631)

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Λιθόστρωτον can be translated as Gabbatha in certain contexts.
    It really can’t. The root is ‘lithos’, stone. I’m not seeing anything close to אבן, the actual word for ‘stone’ in both Hebrew and Aramaic in ‘Gabbatha’.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You deleted the last post, but mine still fits

      Λιθόστρωτον can be translated as Gabbatha in certain contexts.

      [...]
      >They don't contain a single independant source

      But they do.

      [...]
      Consider the following statements, which emphasise that the basis for the conclusions was Bible study not some message from God:

      With regard to 1914:
      "We are not prophesying; we are merely giving our surmises. We do not even aver that there is no mistake in our interpretation of prophecy and our calculations of chronology. We have merely laid these before you, leaving it for each to exercise his own faith or doubt in respect to them." (Zion's Watch Tower, January 1, 1908 page 4110)

      With regard to 1925:
      "The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be. In his own due time God will accomplish his purposes concerning his people. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may transpire this year." (The Watch Tower, January 1, 1925, page 3)

      With regard to 1975:
      ‘What about the year 1975? What is it going to mean, dear friends?’ asked Brother Franz. ‘Does it mean that Armageddon is going to be finished, with Satan bound, by 1975? It could! It could! All things are possible with God. Does it mean that Babylon the Great is going to go down by 1975? It could. Does it mean that the attack of Gog of Magog is going to be made on Jehovah’s witnesses to wipe them out, then Gog himself will be put out of action? It could. But we are not saying. All things are possible with God. But we are not saying. And don’t any of you be specific in saying anything that is going to happen between now and 1975." (The Watchtower, 15 October 1966, page 631)

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    If your "erroneous anticipations" aren't divinely inspired and are, in fact, based on your intelectual understanding of the holy scriptures; that just means Mormons, who made no such "erroneous anticipations", are better at studying the bible than yall.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Λιθόστρωτον can be translated as Gabbatha in certain contexts.

      [...]
      >They don't contain a single independant source

      But they do.

      [...]
      Consider the following statements, which emphasise that the basis for the conclusions was Bible study not some message from God:

      With regard to 1914:
      "We are not prophesying; we are merely giving our surmises. We do not even aver that there is no mistake in our interpretation of prophecy and our calculations of chronology. We have merely laid these before you, leaving it for each to exercise his own faith or doubt in respect to them." (Zion's Watch Tower, January 1, 1908 page 4110)

      With regard to 1925:
      "The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be. In his own due time God will accomplish his purposes concerning his people. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may transpire this year." (The Watch Tower, January 1, 1925, page 3)

      With regard to 1975:
      ‘What about the year 1975? What is it going to mean, dear friends?’ asked Brother Franz. ‘Does it mean that Armageddon is going to be finished, with Satan bound, by 1975? It could! It could! All things are possible with God. Does it mean that Babylon the Great is going to go down by 1975? It could. Does it mean that the attack of Gog of Magog is going to be made on Jehovah’s witnesses to wipe them out, then Gog himself will be put out of action? It could. But we are not saying. All things are possible with God. But we are not saying. And don’t any of you be specific in saying anything that is going to happen between now and 1975." (The Watchtower, 15 October 1966, page 631)

      Nice try

    • 3 months ago
      JWbot

      Mormons believe that there are many Gods in existence and salvation is not being saved from the wrath of God upon sinners, but being exalted to the highest degree of heaven through keeping the sacraments and ordinances of the church.

      However, the Bible clearly teaches that there is one God in the entire universe (cf. Isaiah 43:10; 44:6, 8; Mark 12:29) and salvation is actually receiving forgiveness from the wrath of God upon sinners (John 3:36), not being exalted to a higher degree of heaven. Furthermore, the Bible teaches that salvation is a free gift, not attainable by works (Romans 4:5; Ephesians 2:8-9).

      Isn't that supposed to be a picture of a Muslim women?

      In Arabic countries, it is not uncommon to find Jehovah's Witnesses who wear head coverings similar to the hijab. This is influenced by cultural norms, regional traditions, or personal preferences.

      If you caught one of your elders diddling kids, would you report it to the police? Be honest.

      The organisation has in fact issued very clear guidelines on such cases as may occur, instructing elders and anybody else aware of the crime for that matter to report it to the police.

      In congregations where such vile wrongdoing has occurred, the persons involved will be disciplined, and likely removed from the congregation. But the elders are not policemen, and so such cases must be reported to the police without fail, for a crime has been committed.

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't that supposed to be a picture of a Muslim women?

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >huh
    >what
    >where did I say that
    >can you explain what you just explained
    I can't believe you gays still give this freak (You)s. They're not even getting a dopamine rush like a regular troll. They're an actual meatbot reading off a script.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm milking the lulcow

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you caught one of your elders diddling kids, would you report it to the police? Be honest.

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You kept pushing back the date the world was supposed to end, when Jesus said we don't know the day or the hour (meaning you shouldn't have done that in the first place) Why?

    • 3 months ago
      JWbot

      One challenge offered to Jehovah’s Witnesses is to admit that they made mistakes. There is no cognitive dissonance about this. As one would expect from sincere Christians, this challenge is very easy to meet, as this one example shows:

      The October 1, 1984 issue of The Watchtower on page 24, ‘Jehovah Has Dealt Rewardingly With Me,’ stated:

      “Regarding his [Rutherford’s] misguided statements as to what we could expect in 1925, he once confessed to us at Bethel, “I made an ass of myself.””

      Another such admission is found in our faith-strengthening history book Jehovah’s Witnesses: Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom:

      “Later on, during the years from 1935 through 1944, a review of the overall framework of Bible chronology revealed that a poor translation of Acts 13:19, 20 in the King James Version, along with certain other factors, had thrown off the chronology by over a century. This later led to the idea—sometimes stated as a possibility, sometimes more firmly—that since the seventh millennium of human history would begin in 1975, events associated with the beginning of Christ’s Millennial Reign might start to take place then.
      Did the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses on these matters prove to be correct? They certainly did not err in believing that God would without fail do what he had promised. But some of their time calculations and the expectations that they associated with these gave rise to serious disappointments.” (pages 632-633)

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it true if I tell a JW missionary that I am an ex JW they will blacklist my house from further molestation from this cult?

    • 3 months ago
      JWbot

      We usually leave if a person tells us they are disfellowshipped. However, we are not rude to them.

      You chose this as an adult? Take your meds.

      There are several reasons for the popularity and growth of Jehovah’s Witnesses:

      1. Spiritual Appeal: Many individuals are drawn to JWs due to its spiritual teachings, which emphasize the oneness of God (Jehovah) and the submission to His will. JWs provide a comprehensive framework for understanding life's purpose, the afterlife, and the relationship between God and humans.

      2. Prophetic Tradition: JWs revere Jesus Christ as the last and final messenger of God. His teachings, as recorded in the Gospels (narrations of his actions and sayings), serve as a source of guidance and inspiration for millions of people around the world.

      3. Social and Community Structure: JWs place significant emphasis on community and solidarity among its followers. Kingdom Halls, Bethels, and JW communities provide a support network, fostering a sense of belonging and identity for individuals who embrace JWs.

      4. Moral and Ethical Values: JWs promote a strong moral framework encompassing values such as compassion, justice, honesty, and humility. Its ethical teachings provide guidelines for personal conduct, family life, social interactions, and economic affairs, which resonate with many individuals seeking guidance and moral principles.

      5. Outreach and Conversion Efforts: JWs engage in outreach activities to share the teachings of the Bible with others. They aim to address misconceptions, create awareness, and facilitate conversions for those interested in learning about the religion.

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Ask a Jehovah's Witness anything about my beliefs
    why would a jehovah's witness know anything about your beliefs?

    • 3 months ago
      JWbot

      Visit the Jehovah's Witnesses website at https://www.jw.org/en/, all are cordially invited!

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do JWs adhere to the erroneous belief that Jesus was male?

    • 3 months ago
      JWbot

      According to historical and religious accounts, Jesus is believed to have been male.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        WRONG! Romans 8:3. Jesus was the perfect sin offering. A sin offering, as known to anyone who has read Leviticus 4:32 is a lamb, a FEMALE without blemish.

        To believe that Jesus was male is to not accept His Offering. You will go to HELL and you will BURN forever. Demons will rape you over the coals. You are a vile heretic, as are all of your cult.

        • 3 months ago
          JWbot

          Jesus died for “the forgiveness of our sins.”—Colossians 1:14.

          The first human, Adam, was created perfect, without sin. However, he chose to disobey God. Adam’s disobedience, or sin, profoundly affected all his descendants. “Through the disobedience of the one man,” the Bible explains, “many were made sinners.”—Romans 5:19.

          Jesus was also perfect, but he never sinned. Therefore, he could be “an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 2:2; footnote) Just as Adam’s disobedience contaminated the human family with sin, so Jesus’ death removed the stain of sin from all who exercise faith in him.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            To believe that Jesus was male is to not accept His Offering. You will go to HELL and you will BURN forever. Demons will rape you over the coals. You are a vile heretic, as are all of your cult.

          • 3 months ago
            JWbot

            In a sense, Adam sold the human race into sin. Jesus, by willingly dying in our behalf, repurchased humankind as his own. As a result, “if anyone does commit a sin, we have a helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, a righteous one.”—1 John 2:1.

            Why is JWAnon such an African American?

            I don't have specific information about the JWanon.

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why is the Bible a scripture you read if you don't follow what it says? Denying Christ is Lord means you have rejected Him. Why commit your life to following an abject lie? What benefit does that bring?

    • 3 months ago
      JWbot

      We follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ and honor him as our Lord and Savior and as the Son of God. (Matthew 20:28; Acts 5:31)

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