Over the years I have tried to present certain ideas to the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Back in the late 90’s I wrote several essays and sent them to the Governing Body and others. But after 2001 I realized that the real problem was the leadership. So, I tentatively began publishing on the Internet in 2002. After a couple of years, though, I was impelled to contact congregations directly.
So in 2004, I spent about $6,000 to hire a company to blast out an open letter exposing the Watchtower’s duplicitous NGO relationship with the United Nations. I sent a letter to every kingdom hall in the United States. (Not every congregation) I followed up sending the same letter to every hall in Canada, Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Over the years I did other mailings, albeit on a smaller scale. Nonetheless, a definite trend gradually emerged. Each mailing resulted in more and more letters coming back marked RETURN TO SENDER – UNDELIVERABLE. What was happening?
It turns out, the kingdom halls began removing mailboxes from the premises. I am serious. I guess the secretary or some “responsible” brother uses their home address to receive all congregation mail, like utility bills and such, as well as correspondence from the Watchtower, in order to protect the congregation from receiving unrequested letters from e-watchman.
The first massive mail-out only had a handful of returns— maybe 1%. But year-after-year the numbers steadily increased. The last mailing had something like 50% returns. I stopped wasting my efforts and money. Now I only mail to assembly halls— but even some of those are bouncing back now.
Throughout the British Commonwealth, every church has to register with a Charity Commission. That law required every congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses to individually register as an independent charity. Each congregation had to provide the commission with contact details which are public records. Some details included emails of the trustee or the congregation’s email.
It took me hours and hours to comb through the public records of the charities in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. I even had a couple of friends help me in the tedious work. But I gleaned nearly two thousand emails, which I have contacted with numerous Kingdom Bulletins over the past few years.
Now, though, just as the world is literally locked down with the corona pandemic, it seems that many of the kingdom halls and elder trustees have locked down their email accounts to block any more incoming mail from my server. It is apparently a coordinated effort, perhaps through the directive of circuit overseers.
Sure, I could set up another email account on a different server. But that is not the point. The point is, Jehovah’s Witnesses are terrified of the message I present. They will not consider it. Evidently, the message presented by e-watchman is regarded as the most dangerous thing that Jehovah’s Witnesses could ever be confronted with. Any suggestion that the Watchtower is not true cannot be countenanced. It is most ironic that Jehovah’s Witnesses react to my message the same way a householder may react to theirs.
And as I mentioned in a comment recently, I had used special software to glean all the emails attached to the jw.org server that resulted in almost 200 emails belonging to all the Governing Body and dozens of lawyers and GB Helpers. I blasted them a couple of times and now none of those emails exist on the much-publicized jw.org server. They shuttered every email account on their own domain. The funny thing is if they asked me nicely I would remove them from my mailing list. They are too proud to even acknowledge they have received my email.
It is an amazing phenomenon. One individual with a computer has terrorized Jehovah’s mighty earthly organization. It is as Jehovah told Jeremiah: “You will speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you; you will call to them, but they will not answer you.” — Jeremiah 7:27