The Rationale to Stay

The Rationale to Stay

Religion

THE RATIONALE TO STAY Introduction While we’re on the subject of the Roman Catholic Church, let me expound on the logic of some awakened, though sincere, active Jehovah’s Witnesses. And perhaps this is a good time to mention…

The Faithful and Discreet Pope

Religion

THE FAITHFUL AND DISCREET POPE “Hm?! The Governing Body and the Pope have joined forces?” No! No no no, let me squash that idea right there. Absolutely nothing of the sort. The “Faithful and Discreet Pope” is a…

Quora: What Is It Like Being a Door-to-Door Proselytizer

Humour, Truth

What Is It Like Being a Door-to-Door Proselytizer? Quora I discovered Quora a few years back, an online platform where questions can be asked, and where anyone with the know-how is able to tender an informed answer. It’s…

Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

Truth

THE DANGER OF A SINGLE STORY I suspect that the first TED Talk[1] I’ve ever watched was by the renowned Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, entitled, “The Danger of a Single Story,” given back in July 2009, Oxford, England.…

Organ Transplants are Cannibalism?

Medical

ORGAN TRANSPLANTS ARE CANNIBALISM? In my freshman year at law school, I heard about this famous 1884 English case.[1] The story goes that four sailors, Tom Dudley, Edwin Stephens, Edmund Brooks and Richard Parker, found themselves shipwrecked. They…

Why Trust the Faithful and Discreet Slave?

Anointed, Faithful and Discreet Slave, Governing Body, New Light

Why Trust the Faithful and Discreet Slave? How many Witnesses actually read the ‘Organized to Do Jehovah’s Will’ book[1] (“Organized” book)? It’s such a tedious book, so… matter-of-fact; it’s really a piece of legislation, unlikely to enthral the…

If It Comes from the Faithful and Discreet Slave – We Obey

Faithful and Discreet Slave, Governing Body

If It Comes from the Faithful and Discreet Slave – We Obey Introduction I recall paying the francophone boys from my old congregation in Brixton a visit one evening. I found myself in the kitchen chatting with the…

I Do Not Answer to Watchtower

Legal

I Do Not Answer to Watchtower If you are an active Jehovah’s Witness, picture yourself announcing to a packed Kingdom Hall: ‘I do not answer to Watchtower’. Oh, what-oh-what would be in store for you, dear friend? Well,…

Carl Sagan on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Dates

Carl Sagan on Jehovah’s Witnesses If there ever was a great mind in the modern history of mankind, it was undoubtedly Carl Sagan’s – author, astrophysics etc. Religiously, he – like Charles Darwin – maintained the position of,…

Baptismal Questions of Watchtower

Baptism

Baptismal Questions of Watchtower The 2015 printing edition of the Organized to Do Jehovah’s Will book (‘Organized’) outlines the current two-pronged baptismal questions posed at candidates. These questions, as they are today, are a verbatim reflection as when…

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Cult

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave I INTRODUCTION          I’ve consumed a lot of critical material about Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs), particularly that relating to the complexity of leaving this community. However, I’ve never come across an explanation that compares this…

Guardians of Our Doctrine

Faithful and Discreet Slave, Governing Body, Humour

(Warning: The following article is written purely for humour… so… don’t sue me… pretty please) During his video testimony at the Australian Royal Commission (ARC), August 15, 2015, Governing Body (GB) member, Geoffrey Jackson, 60, made some rather…

The Organisation Sponsored My Higher Education

Higher Education, Legal

The Organisation Sponsored My Higher Education During the recent Australian Royal Commission’s (ARC) inquiry into Jehovah’s Witnesses’ (JW) responses to child sexual abuse, many nuggets of truth came to light, not least of which concerned the subject of…

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Apostates, Cult, Governing Body, Humour, New Light, Rutherford, Truth

In 1934, The Golden Age journal (predecessor of the current Awake! journal), in one article headed ‘Free Radio Essential to People’s Liberties,’ the organisation laments and castigates the officious interference of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) in its…

To Whom Shall We Go Away To?

Disassociation

To Whom Shall We Go Away To? In his Branch Visit to Central America (March 2015) Governing Body Helper,[1] Robert Luccioni, under his checklist to the question ‘Are We Keeping in Step with Jehovah’s Organisation?’ makes the following…

Who Thinks For You?

Cult, Religion

Who Thinks For You? The leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs) has been accused of exercising a type of monopoly over its members. This monopoly becomes more evident when individuals opt to differ from the official teachings of the…