O nation that feels no shame

//O nation that feels no shame

Saturday, February 25

[Ahaz] burned up his sons in the fire.2 Chron. 28:3.

Ahaz’s son Hezekiah might easily have grown up to be a bitter, angry man who turned against God. Others who have endured far less have become “enraged against Jehovah” or embittered toward his organization. And some people are convinced that their unwholesome family background dooms them to lead a bad life, perhaps to repeat their parents’ mistakes. Are such notions correct? Hezekiah’s life record gives us a resounding answer: Absolutely not! There is never a valid reason to become embittered against Jehovah, for he is not the source of the evils that befall people in this wicked world. True, parents can exert a strong influence on their children for good or for bad. But this does not mean that a person’s family background determines his course in life. On the contrary, Jehovah has given all of us a precious gift—the ability to choose what we will do and who we will be.

COMMENTARY

Did you catch it —the Watchtower’s shameless, slight-of-hand trickery? The second sentence implies there is never any justification in becoming “enraged against Jehovah or embittered with his organization.” In one brief statement the Watchtower essentially bestows godlike righteousness and infallibility upon itself —equating the organization with Jehovah himself.

As is the case with all so-called half-truths, the other half of a half-truth is a lie. Of course there is never any justification for our becoming enraged against Jehovah, but obviously no earthly organization composed of imperfect —even some wicked and faithless men —can claim for itself the same irreproachableness as God. The truth is, there are many reasons to be justifiably offended and resentful of that which boasts of being Jehovah’s organization.

For example, imagine an innocent child who is taught to trust the elders in the congregation, but who is slyly groomed and lured into being sexually abused by a cunning pedophile. After some time the child musters the courage and tells his/her parents, who dutifully go to the body of elders with their complaint. The child is interrogated and disbelieved. The elders demand another witness to the crime and sternly warn the victim and parents  not to talk about the alleged crime or go to the police.

Imagine the shock and hurt when later the victim finds out that the Watchtower’s legal department had also specifically ordered the elders not to inform the police that a crime against a child had been reported to them. Not only that, but all along Bethel had the pedophile’s name in a secret file, as he had abused a child in another congregation, but the same policy of secrecy was imposed upon the victim there too and so the serial pedophile was indirectly protected by the Watchtower.

This is not a hypothetical, made-up scenario. It has happened many, many times. In effect, Bethel has practiced a form of child sacrifice, just like wicked king Ahaz —offering up the innocence of children upon Bethel’s holy altar.

Now, ask yourself: Is there any justification for the victims of the Watchtower’s child abuse policies to become embittered against the organization? Moreover, would Jehovah condemn a victim who has become an embittered adult if they had been raped by a trusted elder or ministerial servant and denied justice by a body of elders acting on authority of the Watchtower’s legal department, who were solemnly charged by Heaven to defend the defenseless?

The question is, why are not all of Jehovah’s Witnesses horrified and offended at the outrageous way in which the Watchtower has dealt with victims of child abuse?

(In order to indemnify itself from more lawsuits recently the Watchtower has employed a new policy of discreetly informing parents in congregations where known pedophiles are members and has taken steps to limit a pedophile’s access to children. While commendable the change in policy in itself condemns Bethel for their decades-long policy of absolute secrecy. But of course, there is no acknowledgment that the former policy was unsatisfactory. Instead, Bethel secretly writes a new policy and shamelessly pretends that nothing has changed. In fact, congregations that do not have known pedophiles are unaffected.)

Truly, there are various other legitimate reasons why Jehovah’s Witnesses might become embittered against the Watchtower, especially going forward when it becomes apparent that the organization has promoted what will have to be regarded as one of the most elaborate hoaxes ever perpetrated on a trusting people — that being the 1914 hoax.

As far as our faith is concerned, though, the secret is not to allow the Watchtower’s shameless wickedness to cause us to become enraged against God. In that regard Bethel does not offer very much encouragement. How could they? The leadership has never once admitted a mistake, much less ever apologized to anyone for anything.

But their shameless arrogance does not negate God’s justice. If they are appointed by God that does not exempt them from responsibility. Far from it, it makes them more accountable!

Keep in mind that God judged his so-called earthly organizations in the past —both Israel and Judah, and Jerusalem in the first century. As regards God’s past dealings, it was Jehovah himself who became deeply embittered and furious with his organization to the point of utterly annihilating it. Although Hezekiah may not have been embittered over the sins of his father, Jehovah was and in time wiped out Jerusalem and put an end to the detestable practice of child sacrifice. And that is the pattern for the future.

Although the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses would deny it, the prophecy of Zephaniah, which was directed against the kings, princes and priests of Judah in ancient times, in reality is directed to God’s earthly organization prior to the global outbreak of the terrible day of Jehovah. To be sure, the unfaithfulness of God’s leading men does not negate God’s loyalty. In spite of their evil inclination Jehovah is in their midst making known his regulations. Here is what is stated in the 3rd chapter of Zephaniah: Jehovah is righteous in her midst; he does no wrong. Morning by morning he makes known his judgments, as unfailing as the daylight. But the unrighteous one knows no shame.”

Hence, because the evil slave knows no shame God’s exhortation is as follows: “Gather together, yes, gather yourselves, O nation that feels no shame. Before the decree takes effect, before the day passes by like chaff, before the burning anger of Jehovah comes upon you, before the day of Jehovah’s anger comes upon you, seek Jehovah, all you meek ones of the earth, who observe his righteous decrees. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. Probably you will be concealed on the day of Jehovah’s anger.”

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2017-08-06T19:26:44+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Commentary|108 Comments
  • J.M.J.

    It has taken me over 40 years for me to see that JEHOVAH`S organization is not always the word of JEHOVAH. For many of those years I blamed JEHOVAH ,but it is only in recent years that I have learned of the rules of men . Where they put their own interpretation to suit their own agenda . I do firmly believe that JEHOVAH`S witnesses are his people and will talk and support all I can . I forgive them for the mental abuse I have suffered ,although I still bear the mental scars . It is only recently that I have started to do something positive as because things not right were done to me I had no right to do things equally wrong .I believe this is the big mistake a lot of children brought up in the truth make . (particularly the 1975 generation) Many thanks for this information ,and all information .

  • Francis Bencharles

    Although the Society has made policy changes that will certainly “improve” their existing policies of the past, they have never once publicly apologized to the ones they have hurt and devastated over the past hundred years. Nor, have they apologized publicly for their second immense sin as an organization of having spiritual intercourse under the terms of the U.N. when they agreed to take the altar of Satan into their temple. They have been rejected by Jehovah God as his people, but he will show his love and mercy when he chastises them and destroys them completely before all onlookers at the coming of our Lord.

    While he chastises them for their errors Jesus will direct out of the old sheep pen and into the one of his choice. His sheep will hear his voice and will follow him “wherever he goes”. He goes out of the old and into the new, just as he did with the first true Christian Church of his founding in the first Century. He led them out of the Jewish Temple and into the Christian Temple. Keep your ears open along with your hearts as Jesus coming is nearer than ever before. (Although that is technically true until he comes).

    Nice article Robert, you hit on many of the high points of the subject. Great job. Do you have a proof reader. I would offer my services pro bono if you desire someone to check your work. You are an excellent writer but mistakes do happen even to the best and it is hard to proof read your own work.

    • ewatchman

      There are several regular readers who email me typo notices, etc. Please feel free to do the same if you are so inclined. The more eyes the better. Thanks

      • Francis Bencharles

        In the paragraph that begins with “but their shamelessness arrogance” should be either “shameless arrogance” or “their shamelessness and arrogance” I think. If I see any others in the future I will make you aware of them. If I am incorrect, sorry for the distraction, it just didn’t sound correct to me.

        • Burt Reynolds

          Goodness me! You have got something correct! By chance too, given your uncertainty. Your piety is a lesson to us all. Robert! Please ensure in future that Frances proof reads your essays before publication. We cannot tolerate these lackadaisical and grammatical catastrophes. It’s an utter shamelessness shaming the shameless shamelessly and leaving them shamed. Shame on you, as if it were not shameful enough already! Tut.

          • Jamie Mac

            Burt, I thought I might proof read your reply. Well done it’s just perfik 🙂

            • Burt Reynolds

              Ha ha. Surely you mean prefect?

            • Jamie Mac

              nah, perfik is way better

            • Burt Reynolds

              You’re right. Perfik is purfikshon.

          • Francis Bencharles

            I recognized from my start in reading Robert’s articles in perhaps 2004 or so that he is a professional in the way that he writes, and the way that he structures his essays. He is very good, but even the best writers make mistakes from time to time and need reminders. That was my pure intention. I like Roberts writing style very much and only want to contribute to them being even more precise. You will no doubt read into my comment bad motives so I forgive you in advance.

            • Jamie Mac

              Hi Francis, I’m sure your intentions are genuine. Personally, I think the content and structure of Robert’s writing far surpasses anything I could churn out. Surely the message is the most important thing here, no need to get entangled with details about the way certain phrases are structured. I’ll take the content, albeit with slight grammatical errors, which I have not noticed by the way, and take them to heart and hopefully learn from them. My hope is that Jehovah find’s me fit enough to qualify as a citizen of his glorious kingdom.

        • ewatchman

          Thanks, Francis. I appreciate it.

          • Burt Reynolds

            You’re just too nice at times!

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              LOL! Leonard is probably going to post one of Jesus’ parables and everyone is going to stick there foot in there mouths….smile

          • Francis Bencharles

            Thanks e-watchman, I knew you would accept my gesture in the spirit that it was given. You provided me with exceptional information on the U.N. issue in the early days and I thank you for that as it helped me to make the decision to separate from the society.

    • Daisy

      My short term memory loss is quickly restored on reading your comments and I’m so happy that you are sounding down into your heart almost word for word line by line some of Robert’s work. Thanks.

      • Burt Reynolds

        Naughty Daisy! You missed a comma after ‘line by line’ and left a space for yet more scything criticism from Francis. ‘But know this, that in the last days people shall be hard to deal with and strain at their grammatical errors, point out mistakes in spelling, and generally swallow gnats and camels alike in their piety. For they shall pay no heed to the Word, but rather, shall worry over spell checkers that shall deal mercilessly with good intent in these days. These ones will dither, ‘splain’ and trivialise to raise their own importance and denounce the humble and in their nit-picking, will understand not the message, but only the ink in which it be writ. For soothe, in that day, they will regret thier haughty stand on grammar for they have stumbled over the word and yet Lo! failed to read the Word. And the world became saddened at the loss of the stupid one.’ Book of Burt. Chapter 3. Verse 8. Subsection Simpsons Ep. 436. DOH!

        • Daisy

          Ah comma thanks Burt!
          Don’t think I’ve anything to fear by way of retaliation from any other proof readers but yourself comma as I’m convinced that I’m not the one being targeted:D

          • Burt Reynolds

            I think everyone is a target to be shot down by Francis, but I did the gentlemanly thing for you Daisy and threw myself in front of his popgun for you, to deflect his corking wit. In the meantime, in case he should get you in his sights again, I supply you with an emergency supply of commas,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ( is the plural of comma, commas, or commi? Only Frances knows).

        • Francis Bencharles

          You are truly an angry man Burt.

          • Burt Reynolds

            No. Not angry. I can just see through you.

            • Francis Bencharles

              I’m sure you can.

      • Francis Bencharles

        I have mentioned before that I am a disciple of Jesus Christ and no man, but I do appreciate the job that Robert does as a watchman to the Society. I don’t agree with everything that he writes but I do appreciate the professional way that he presents his ideas and the fact that he has shown the faith and gumption necessary to take on such a monstrous task. I wish I was half the writer that he is.

      • Francis Bencharles

        I am not new to Robert’s work and I have liked it for a long time. I just haven’t commented on his work for a fairly long time. Not long enough for some people’s liking I see.

        • Daisy

          You’re right. You could have taken longer comma especially as you are undergoing dialysis three times a week, but you’re ‘fine now’ Im happy to read.

    • Burt Reynolds

      The watchtower has actually done nothing in real terms that will protect children. It’s a sham, as is your offer to ‘proof read’ Roberts work that is nothing more than the cheap sarcasm it is intended to be, couched in smarmy niceties. The only saving grace is Robert’s eloquent rebuttal. (Though you could do worse than to offer your services, laden though they are with vitriol, to our friend Victor who is in desperate need of grammatical education, though I have to say in this case it may be one of the blind leading the blind).

    • #savekevin

      Did you proof-read this post Francis?

  • Jer 7:4

  • sigh*
    i get mad as Jehovah all the time Robert. depressing

    • Burt Reynolds

      When you feel that way, look at creation, the lovely pictures offered here now and again…..nothing so good can come from someone that does not know us and feel for us. Our task is to wait and endure the test even if we die doing it. I used to blame my parents, but one day I woke up and found I was my parents and then I knew who to blame and who to get mad at.

      • i actually know/realize that allready Burt. i think of that too but doesnt answer my question.
        go to cute overload dot com. easily disproves evolution

    • Daisy

      I know how you feel. I got mad at God in a dream the other night. Woke up in tears with ‘its all a clever trick, God is tricking us’, still in my head.
      My knowing that the very Essence of God as the Word had walked the earth and died as a ransom for us sinful humans soon gave me back my equilibrium I’m happy to say. . .

      • ewatchman

        You know, the truth comes out in our subconscience mind. And your dream-state had it right. There is a god who is trying to trick us. It just ain’t Jehovah God. It is the other one. ;~)

        • Daisy

          I see. I’ll put my being tricked into dreaming it wasn’t the bad god down to my hallucinatory sleep deprivation over the last nine months! Thanks for the reassurance.

        • that other god isnt a god but a pile of terd

          • Jamie Mac

            eloquently put D.A. :). Francis will probably correct you and let you know that terd should be turd. Forgive me I could not help myself 🙂

            • Daisy

              Oh dear! Not another Burt!
              Hahahahaha

            • Burt Reynolds

              Sorry. I guess I’m infectious.

            • he was just trying to help not run the show.

              fixed it, thanks

            • Burt Reynolds

              He is another Victor-Ian trying to get people to be involved in the spurious idea that the annointed will get chosen at the memorial this year or perhaps soon after. He just being nice about it rather than irritating like Victor. There is no biblical evidence for the suggestion….as Victor et al will find out on April 11th. They will claim that it came regardless, but that it is known only to the chosen and will probably be secret. A bit like 1914….invisible. Be wary of those planting seeds.

            • ok thanks for the info. why hasnt Rob chastise him yet?

            • Burt Reynolds

              I expect he has a whole lot more patience than I do. In fact, most people have more patience than I do. What with teleologist and Victor etc, it just gets too much and creates problems as with the superfine apostles. If, in spite of what the bible says, people still want to predict and claim the day, I just wish they would do it at their local bar instead of here because unfortunately, sheep get shorn. What part of ‘ waiting on jehovah’ do they not understand? What part of ‘no one knows the day or the hour…’ do they not understand? Or is it that they just do not understand the essence of the word itself?

            • Southern ShaSha

              I believe your last sentence applies to both questions!

      • Jamie Mac

        Daisy, hope you don’t mind me side stepping a little. On the subject of dreams, a friend told me once he had a dream and in it he was a fly. He was quite happily buzzing around and then he got swotted. I never did believe him 🙂

        • Daisy

          You don’t say!

  • Andres Felipe

    el texto de hoy es una muestra de la naturaleza de la lengua doble que maneja el consejo de administración y su deseo de manipulación . la biblia sí dice que Ezequias tuvo amargura de corazon por muchos años (isaias 38:15) ; porque se sentia asi ? la biblia no lo dice pero podemls estar seguros que la muerte de sus hermanos por parte de su padre tuvo que ver con ello . nos habla la biblia de la amargura de Job por sus falsos amigos (Job 7:11 ;10:1) .hasta jehova mismo sintio amagura por tener que permitir que su pueblo fuera disciplinado (isaias 22:5), ciertamente jehova tiene sentimientos semejante a los nuestros (santiago 5:17).sera esta la razón por la que se le ordena al hombre con el tintero que selle a todos los que están “suspirando y gimiendo por las cosas detestables que se estan haciendo en medio de ” el pueblo de jehova??

  • Andres Felipe

    españolThe text of today is a sample of the nature of the double language that manages the board of administration and its desire of manipulation. The Bible does say that Hezekiah had bitterness of heart for many years (Isaiah 38:15); Why did she feel like this? The Bible does not say so but you can be sure that the death of your brothers by your father had to do with it. (Job 7:11; 10: 1). To the same jehovah himself, he felt tenderly for having to allow his people to be disciplined (Isaiah 22: 5), certainly jehova has similar sentiments To ours (santiago 5:17). This is why the man is commanded with the inkwell to seal all those who are “sighing and moaning for the detestable things that are being done in the midst of” the people From jehova?

  • Leonard k

    Luke 13:1-21
    13 At that time some who were present reported to him about the Gal·i·leʹans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 In reply he said to them: “Do you think that those Gal·i·leʹans were worse sinners than all other Gal·i·leʹans because they have suffered these things? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise be destroyed. 4 Or those 18 on whom the tower in Si·loʹam fell, killing them—do you think that they had greater guilt than all other men who live in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all be destroyed, as they were.”
    6 Then he went on to tell this illustration: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it but found none. 7 Then he said to the vinedresser, ‘Here it is three years that I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, but have found none. Cut it down! Why should it keep the ground useless?’ 8 In reply he said to him, ‘Master, leave it alone for one more year until I dig around it and put on manure. 9 If it produces fruit in the future, well and good; but if not, then cut it down.’”
    10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And look! a woman was there who had had a spirit of weakness for 18 years; and she was bent double and was unable to straighten up at all. 12 When he saw her, Jesus addressed her and said: “Woman, you are released from your weakness.” 13 And he laid his hands on her, and instantly she straightened up and began to glorify God. 14 But in response the presiding officer of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus did the cure on the Sabbath, said to the crowd: “There are six days on which work ought to be done; so come and be cured on those days, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15 However, the Lord answered him: “Hypocrites, does not each one of you on the Sabbath untie his bull or his donkey from the stall and lead it away to give it something to drink? 16 Should not this woman, who is a daughter of Abraham and whom Satan held bound for 18 years, be released from this bondage on the Sabbath day?” 17 Well, when he said these things, all his opposers began to feel shame, but the entire crowd began to rejoice at all the glorious things he did.
    18 So he went on to say: “What is the Kingdom of God like, and with what can I compare it? 19 It is like a mustard grain that a man took and planted in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of heaven nested in its branches.”
    20 And again he said: “With what can I compare the Kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven that a woman took and mixed with three large measures of flour until the whole mass was fermented.”

    • Burt Reynolds

      That’s good motivation for me to keep going!

  • Daisy

    Its interesting that the commentary likens Bethel’s treatment of our children to child sacrifice. After all, they are constantly fed subliminal adult sexual images hidden in their books and through watching the Sophia (pagan Goddess) and Caleb cartoons…
    I’ve looked up at the clouds many times during my life but have never seen clouds in the shapes of male and female precious parts and the exposure on the ‘net’ by ex jws has done nothing to shame the Bethelites who constantly churn out their prurient voyeuristic filth, disturbing our young ones sensual sensibilities.
    No embarrassment or shame is owned by Baal worshippers.

    • Andres Felipe

      Very interesting your comment Can you please give a link so that you can appreciate what you say? Knew that the watchtower uses subliminal images but did not know the sexual content of them

      • Daisy

        Robert wrote about subliminal images if you tap in those words plus the watchman’s post and the last Sophia cartoon containing the clouds I spoke about are Lesson 26 The Ransom jw.org…

        • Andres Felipe

          Muchas gracias querida hermana

          • Daisy

            De nada mi hermano guopo!

        • Burt Reynolds

          I found the clouds. Im just too innocent and naive …..I can’t see anything. Perhaps that’s best. ☹️

          • KB

            I didn’t see it at first either. But it is pretty obvious now.

            • Burt Reynolds

              I just turned my iPad upside down. I think the culprit needs a good whipping.

            • KB

              It’s clear that Satans presence must be in the most high levels of the organization, in order for something like this to take place. This is one reason why the whole JW.org thing gives me the creeps. It has the outward appearance of something great, but in reality Satan has to dirty it up.

          • Same here Burt but then the similarities between young Dougal and me are frightening! Ha ha

      • Bklyn Kevin

        Search results for: subliminal images . https://e-watchman.com/?s=subliminal+images+

    • Burt Reynolds

      Where are all these caleb cartoons and clouds! I have not seen these latest ones. Surely the govEarning body must know of this. How can they not know?

      • KB
        • sally

          I think I am naive because I really can’t see anything.

          • Joseph Stephan

            Flip it over, hint – it’s not a cannon.
            I’ve made clouds in art classes, but nothing like that, we’ve got a perverted person in Bethel’s art department. Just as bad as Disney.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Did you notice the number 6 in the woman’s ear printed backwards, also if you closely look on the left side of the tree each branch has the number 6
              totaling/ equaling 666 .
              And now if you look deep enough into the background you will notice that the mountains have faces. Also please take notice the woman has three fingers on each hand for a total of six fingers and two thumbs. Is it just coincidence?.

              So I agree with you this picture is not only perverted but also has satanic characteristics.

            • Marisa Gomez

              What should we do whit that kind of magazines? Because I dont feel well in the preaching .

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Personally I would not use that magazine or place it with anybody.
              I mean after all Jehovah did provide us with the bible and their surely is plenty of wholesome topics for discussion that could be readily used from the bible.

            • Ditto.

            • Marisa Gomez

              De acuerdo. ..Im agree

            • Like Kevin says, we have been given the inspired word of God in the Bible and we should be, after all, still Bible Students and therefore know how to reason from the Bible. I was chatting with a JW Activist the other day about 1 Corinthians Chapter 7 and we did nothing but analyse the scripture just using the Bible itself and more importantly THE CONTEXT, without any Watchtower literature. It was so refreshing to come to our own conclusion about things (probably like Charles Russell back in the day) and see the difference between what God requires and what Paul said was just his own opinion/suggestion (he flips several times between the two in that chapter when talking about marriage).

              So yes, do what I already do Marisa. Pick an interesting topic with some well researched scriptures and get the householder’s opinion on them. After all, a conversation about God’s word, whether people hold the same ideas as us or not, can only be beneficial when done in a calm manner. ¿Me comprendes hermana?

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Joe I think you would appreciate this article.

              Woe to the Shepherds Who Have Become Feeders of Themselves.
              Excerpt:
              The idolization of the Watchtower is very subtle—yet real. At first the Bible Students simply saw themselves as being Christ’s congregation. Yet many of them virtually idolized Charles Russell. J.F. Rutherford squashed the cult of personality surrounding Russell, but at the same time the Watchtower organization itself, what has come to be regarded as “Jehovah’s visible organization,” gradually began to take to itself more and more importance and authority over the lives of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Near cult-like congregational uniformity to the faceless “slave” has now replaced the cult of personality.

              For example, at a district convention a few years ago one of the speakers derided certain styles of dress and grooming and condescendingly told the audience that if Jehovah’s Witnesses have fashion questions they should simply consult the pictures of the Watchtower magazine so that they would know how God wants them to look. Even in the most personal matters, Jehovah’s Witnesses are told how they must behave in order to have God’s blessing. The so-called organizational “mother” tells her children how to dress, the kind of movies to avoid, the kind of music not to listen to, how to speak, what to say at the door, and above all—what to believe.

              As Jehovah observes at Ezekiel 34:4b: “But with harshness you have had them in subjection, even with tyranny.”

              Over time, the Watchtower institution has exalted itself to become the very mouthpiece of God. Not only must Jehovah’s Witnesses teach everything the organization teaches and believe everything they are told to believe, some members of the Governing Body have even gone so far to say that any brother or sister who even thinks a thought that is not in harmony with the Watchtower’s teaching is being disloyal to God and needs to quickly bring their every thought into captivity to Christ. In essence the Watchtower has taken the place of Christ. The problem is, though, that the Watchtower is not the infallible mouthpiece of God that it assumes to be.

              The prevailing organizational mindset has brought about a state whereby there is virtually zero tolerance for any brother or sister who does not believe everything that the Watchtower teaches—regardless of how valid their reasons may be for taking exception to various interpretations, policies or attitudes. So, anyone among Jehovah’s Witnesses who does not accept the Watchtower’s every prophetic utterance, policy and procedure as holy writ, is more or less viewed as a disloyal enemy of Jehovah and treated accordingly
              . Read more> https://e-watchman.com/woe-to-the-shepherds/

            • Marisa Gomez

              Eso es lo que he estado haciendo ultimamante con mis estudios…. y por supuesto no toco el tema de 1914…

            • Una chica lista 😉

            • Daisy

              Yes I did notice the inverted 6 drawn as an ear. Also the nose is a 6 so maybe the 6 on the earring makes a full set? Can’t make anything out on the branches though. My phone is so small.

            • KB

              It’s not only that. Look under the not a “cannon” cloud. I’ve never seen such a ” feminine” cloud before. Coincidence, I think not.

            • KB

              Just saw Daisy’s comment. She saw it too, its good to have a females perspective on this. My wife said I was a pervert, that only guys would think that. I guess I’m not so Pervie after all.

            • Joseph Stephan

              Wow, blatantly in your face. In front of the cannon looks like two nudes laying on their stomach…..
              And this is geared towards children, OMG

              This is what it should have looked like ⬇ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/86075d5c137cfae529c24723abcf46a1fd7b479a84679d8933343abff8bd76db.jpg

            • Burt Reynolds

              Hmmm I looked at your own cartoon clouds Joseph. None to sure about the 6th cloud. Looks like a copy of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa . Tut tut, and surely cloud number four is a representation of Constables Hay Wain?. Not a bad copy if I may say. Mind you, the one of Robert is very good.

            • Jamie Mac

              Which one is Robert, i can just make out Trump

            • Jamie Mac

              They all look like squashed up worms to me. hehe

          • Daisy

            …and sideways… That mauve visible m ass of water vapour floating under the ‘cannon’ !

        • Joseph Stephan

          About subliminal messages A brief description. A signal or message designed to pass below (sub) the normal limits of perception. An inaudible to the conscious mind (but audible to the unconscious or deeper mind) An image transmitted briefly, unperceived consciously, yet perceived unconsciously.

      • Shelley.

        They have to know.It is so brazenly obvious in this picture.It is one thing to find these type of images in the watchtower but in the cartoons that are for our very young ones is beyond evil.

      • Joseph Stephan

        There definitely not proof reading or viewing any of this, their to busy counting all the widows inheritance ????

        • Marisa Gomez

          Do you believe is Burt overreacting? I am so afraid Sally is right

          • Joseph Stephan

            1 There is a upside-down penis,
            2 There’s a vagina
            3 There’s two people laying on their stomachs. Not clouds
            4. Also some 666 symbolism’s

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            Clouds https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/86075d5c137cfae529c24723abcf46a1fd7b479a84679d8933343abff8bd76db.jpg

            • Joseph Stephan

              existing or operating below the threshold of consciousness; being or employing stimuli insufficiently intense to produce a discrete sensation but often being or designed to be intense enough to influence the mental processes or the behavior of the individual: a subliminal stimulus; subliminal advertising.

            • Burt Reynolds

              I’ve just been back to the video again! There are 6s all over every character!

            • Burt Reynolds

              This is turning into a real biology class! As children Back in the old days, we had to contend with the mysteries of rabbits and frog spawn. Now watchtower graphics department provide uncensored porn and subliminal images. I just feel sickened by it all and what illustrates (pun intended) the heart of the watchtower more graphically (pun again!) than this filth served up in mockery of innocent children?

            • Beverly kenyon

              Ugh! I can make out the ‘boy bits’ but not the ‘lady garden’ ( not that I want to see anyone’s bits), euww! If those twisted sicko’s can wilfully provide pornographic subliminal images in children’s cartoons it shows they think it’s acceptable and a bit of dark humour and makes me wonder how they really view the victims and cases of child sex abuse in the congregations. Do they view child sex/pornograpghy as a trivial issue?! And what are they viewing in private? Also, I wonder if the early Christian’s children were under attack from sexual predators as they are now in the modern world? Were the congregations back then full of sexual deviants as they are now? Is it a modern problem?

            • Burt Reynolds

              It’s been around as long as Satan has been influencing things. Of course there is nothing unwholesome about the human body. It is awe inspiring. It is what man takes into his body through his mind that pollutes it.
              The history of the Roman gladiators are illustrative of the issues, the Greeks were no better, sodom of course, and today ‘brides’ are married at the age of ten in some cultures and religions and of course there was child sacrifice. Gentital mutilation is still rife in Africa, sex slaves are common in Britain and all European states, women are traded in the near east and in China ‘ comfort women’ and geisha. The Catholic nuns were still selling children to childless couples in 1971 in Ireland and making women slave for the church, and children in the isle of sheppy England, were being sold out of a back of a van in 2001….for a pint of beer. But all this pales if you look into the issues in Victorian Britain and it probably best if you don’t, not to mention of course the brutality of the British throughout the empire. The only thing that comes close to it is the American slave trade and the treatment of slaves, but the British sponsored most of that so one can hardly assume that Britain is not responsible in part for the later American attitudes. It is true to say, from the beginning to the present day, there is no limit to which humans will not sink. I found that out in the army. It’s a wonder that Jehovah did not wipe the earth clean and leave it full of furry animals and go on an extended holiday a long time ago. And even now, the arrogance with which people twist the bible for their own purposes beggars belief.

            • Rafaela

              It’s a wonder that Jehovah did not wipe the earth clean and left it full of furry animals and went on an extended holiday INDEED!!!!!! Oh man if I were the Creator and had to see all of this going on with my creation. It boggles my mind how much patience Jehovah has and wish I can have even 0,0001% of it one day. Can NOT wait until these evil people are wiped out forever.

            • Jamie Mac

              Glad he did not wipe it clean otherwise we would not have a chance to live in paradise conditions. 🙂 I agree entirely with your sentiment though. How patient our creator is is just beyond our comprehension. Jehovah must love us and we know from scripture just how much it hurts him how we conduct ourselves here on this beautiful planet he has provided for us.

            • #savekevin

              I cannot find the material you refer to Joseph

            • Joseph Stephan
            • #savekevin

              Thankyou

            • Noe Namely

              Maybe I’m just blind or have no imagination? I don’t see any of the things you listed? Sorry….should I squint?

            • Joseph Stephan

              About subliminal messages A brief description. A signal or message designed to pass below (sub) the normal limits of perception. An inaudible to the conscious mind (but audible to the unconscious or deeper mind) An image transmitted briefly, unperceived consciously, yet perceived unconsciously.

            • Joseph Stephan

              Some see it,some don’t.
              It’s all in the sky…..
              Upside-down penis behind granny’s head.
              Girls bits under the man bits, dilated @ 5cm.
              Two butts laying on stomach in front of man bits.

              That’s not how you make clouds in kids cartoons unless your Disney.

            • Joseph Stephan

              Really don’t want to talk about this anymore……….

            • Marisa Gomez

              ?????

  • Burt Reynolds

    The watchtower is not protecting children from abuse by warning the parents. The fact remains that children outside the watchtower are left at risk. But we know that. What parents within the watchtower may not be aware of is that the paedophile is most likely in all occasions, not convicted, but is simply known to be a paedophile by the elders through evidence and/or word from the victim. There is still no effective compunction from watchtower that the police should be told even if it is written, because the desire to protect the name of Jehovah is still rife beyond reason or in application. True, the parents may be ‘encouraged’ to tell the police, but we all know what that means, and so the ‘encouragement’ to tell will come with stern references to the ‘effect that this will have on Jehovah’s name.’ It is still not down to the elders to tell the police in a manner or conscience commensurate with true understanding. Why is it likely that the paedophile in the congregation will not be a known, convicted Paedophile? Because if he or she was, their name would be on the public registration with the police and open to wisely enquiring parents in all such instances where their children may be at risk. In reality, the desire to protect, serve and assist the children of the congregations is still not in the hearts of those who’s role it is to care. The principle behind this continuing fear to reveal the paedophile? At the Australian commission, Jackson said it would be presumptuous to assume that the witnesses were the only channel used by Jehovah, yet on this site only the other day, and indeed above in the daily text, it is clearly shown that the watchtowers bent is to paint itself as a paragon of Jehovah’s will, and of his organisation and that they indeed want the watchtower to be seen as such and thus continue to imply such. The judiciary fail to see the intent of the watchtower, for the very same reasons as the witnesses do not understand the truth behind the watchtower paradox and so labour on in the delusion that they are doing Jehovah’s will, unaware of the shadow of lies and false implications implied on them by the watchtower teachings.

  • L.H.

    They have to lie to maintain spiritual paradise. But without audiance they couldn”t.
    “My people like it that way”.
    …..” tell me lies tell me sweet little lies, tell me lieees… spiritual paradise…

  • Kjetil Stokka

    From the death of apostle John and to the coming of Jesus Christ after the great tribulation, there are no organisation from God on earth.

    Because the Man of Lawlessness will rule in the 42 months the 1260 days great tribulation, and all people will worship him.

    The Man of Lawlessness
    2 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

    5 Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. 7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

    New International Version (NIV)

    Revelation 13

    3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. 4 People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”

    5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

    9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.

  • Kjetil Stokka

    Remember Jesus words!

    Luke 21:8-9New Testament for Everyone (NTE)

    8 ‘Watch out that nobody deceives you,’ said Jesus. ‘Yes: lots of people will come using my name, saying “I’m the one!” and “The time has come!” Don’t go following them. 9 When you hear about wars and rebellions, don’t be alarmed. These things have to happen first, but the end won’t come at once.

    From the death of apostle John and to the coming of Jesus Christ, all people on earth exept the elect have been deceived ???

  • Anderiega

    Yes…The Fessler case (in Pennsylvania February 2017) goes to show just how far Bethel lawyers will try to go to confuse, dodge, and manipulate truth. Disgusting.

    • Shelley.

      There was a case in Vermont that was scheduled to go to trial the first of March that was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount of money two days after the Fessler case was settled.I think that we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg so far.

  • SilverPhoenix55

    This is one of the many reasons I limit my visits to the nearby Kingdom Hall. I love Jehovah/Yahweh and His son Jesus/Yeshua. But I am greatly offended by the actions of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, because of their involvement in in covering up issues of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, involvement with the U.N. and their general hypocrisy. The last time I attended a Sunday meeting, I simply said that I’d, “…been away for awhile.” I don’t wish to get involved with the day to day ‘drama’ of a congregation, the cliques, the one-upmanship that I have personally witnessed in various congregations that I’ve been a part of in the past. I am so thankful for a site like this. Please keep up the good work Bro. King. Shalom

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