Collection of articles I didn’t know where else to put

Your support for new project

First, I want to thanks all those who have made monthly pledges to support this website. You may or may not have noticed, however, but I canceled my Podbean pledge subscription. I had noticed some irregularities between what the site showed were pledges and what was actually transferred to my bank account. It was not [...]

2018-11-26T10:49:21-04:00November 26th, 2018|Sidenotes|0 Comments

Testigos de Jehova

Hola mi hermanos y hermanas Back when e-watchman first came online a Mexican-American brother began translating my articles into Spanish. The site is on the domain Of course, he was disfellowshipped for his efforts. And along with the isolation his disfellowshipping brought upon him he has also suffered some severe health problems and consequently he left [...]

2016-12-08T15:10:03-04:00July 26th, 2016|Sidenotes|19 Comments

Book Review – Your Comments Please

I mentioned a few months ago that I was going to issue a third edition of Jehovah Himself Has Become King. Since many of you have either read the hard copy or portions of it online, as a new feature on this edition I thought I might add readers' reviews on the back jacket. If anyone [...]

2016-12-08T15:10:30-04:00April 1st, 2016|Sidenotes|49 Comments

Translation software for e-Watchman

Hello everyone I am doing an experiment with machine translation of this site. I know google translate is not the best, especially when it comes to translating uncommon words peculiar to the Bible and Jehovah's Witnesses. But I thought I try this service out that uses Google and Bing to translate an entire site. I [...]

2016-12-08T15:10:34-04:00March 24th, 2016|Sidenotes|15 Comments

To prepare, or not to prepare?

Slightly updated on August 23, 2015 Survival preparations are a contentious issue among Jehovah’s Witnesses. Although the leadership of the Watchtower Society has not forbidden such a thing outright, it is generally discouraged and viewed negatively – as a demonstration of a lack of faith in God’s ability to provide. It may be that the [...]

2016-12-08T15:11:16-04:00August 23rd, 2015|Sidenotes|9 Comments

About the Watchman’s Post

Well, after three weeks The Watchman's Post has gotten settled into a new home.  Had I known how much tedious work was going to be involved with the move I may have just kept the site where it was . But that's the way it is with everything, isn't it? And the work is not done. You [...]

2016-12-08T15:11:23-04:00July 27th, 2015|Sidenotes|1 Comment

Message for the Governing Body

If you are one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, or even just someone who is studying with witnesses and who has talked about your new-found faith, you have no doubt experienced the disinterest and disapproval of others. At times Jehovah’s Witnesses are met by angry householders who demand that we never call upon them again. It is [...]

2016-12-08T15:11:26-04:00May 6th, 2015|Sidenotes|5 Comments

A Conversation Regarding 1914

The following is a hypothetical conversation that one of Jehovah’s Witnesses might have with a person who is knowledgable of the Bible, as opposed to the typical householder. Let us imagine that a Witness named Cameron has returned to the home of a man named Robert. This rebuttal is based upon the November 2014 Watchtower [...]

2017-10-10T11:01:36-04:00October 26th, 2014|Sidenotes|1 Comment

At last, the Watchtower comes around…sort of

For decades it has been obvious to me and others besides, that when Jesus spoke of those who will be resurrected, saying they will be as angels - not marrying, he was speaking of those who will experience the first resurrection and not the masses who will receive an earthly resurrection. The Watchtower has stubbornly [...]

2015-08-04T13:31:57-04:00May 28th, 2014|Sidenotes|1 Comment

The springs of the watery deep

Scientists theorize that there is a vast ocean of water stored deep below in earth’s mantle, which seeped from deep ocean trenches. Water may extend into the earth nearly 100 miles and contain three times the amount of water in the surface oceans.  Interestingly, the Bible refers to this subterranean ocean in Genesis, where it [...]

2018-05-17T18:41:26-04:00January 30th, 2014|Sidenotes|0 Comments

Commentary on the Watchtower’s commentary

I would like to make a belated remark on the daily text published by the Watchtower Society for Thursday, August 12, 2010, which was based upon the following scripture: “Do not believe every inspired expression, but test the inspired expressions to see whether they originate with God.” —1 John 4:1. The Watchtower went on to comment: “In harmony [...]

2016-12-08T15:12:04-04:00September 25th, 2013|Sidenotes|6 Comments

Bethel, Do you really need more lawyers?

My wife’s sister is an active Jehovah’s Witness. The two spoke recently and my dear sister-in-law, intent on encouraging us to "come back," related that the Watchtower has cleaned up its act lately, at least as regards its child abuse policy.  Unfortunately, she has had first hand experience in dealing with the Watchtower on this [...]

2016-12-08T15:12:31-04:00August 20th, 2012|Child Abuse, Sidenotes|1 Comment

My Visit to CT Russell’s Grave Site

I had an occasion to go to Pittsburgh with my wife recently. I had never been there before. It’s a lovely city, nestled on the edge of the Allegheny Mountains. It is called "the city of bridges" because there are so many spans that cross the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, which converge to form the [...]

2016-12-08T15:12:31-04:00August 20th, 2012|Sidenotes|24 Comments

Reflections on the God Particle

Science touts itself as the Explainer of all things physical; that is to say, all observable phenomenon in the universe; the universe being that which is detectable and measurable in some fashion. (Incidentally, Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as being: "the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld." By definition that [...]

2016-12-08T15:12:31-04:00August 19th, 2012|Sidenotes|2 Comments

Jesus, what have they done to you now?

A few weeks ago someone sent me a screen shot of an illustration from one of the Watchtower’s latest brochures, the one entitled Good News From God. Apparently the subliminal artists are still at it. And why shouldn’t they be?  The illustration posted here is, of course, rotated 90 degrees so as to stand the “mountain range” [...]

2016-12-08T15:12:31-04:00August 18th, 2012|Sidenotes|78 Comments