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Your reading comprehension skills are at their usual nonexistent level, TTH. clouded by a fantasy agenda.

Jehovah God is a "someone".

Read over my statement once again, from your quote of my post ....

28 minutes ago, TrueTomHarley said:
  On 8/7/2017 at 7:15 PM, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:
  On 8/7/2017 at 7:15 PM, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

The alternate explanation would have to be reasonable, show common sense, and the end result be merciful, and just ... and NOT HURT ANYONE ... which is the whole point ofALL Theocratic Law.

... "... and the end result be merciful, and just ...".

It is Jehovah who defines what is Justice.

If you are deliberately unjust, it is a challenge to his sovereignty.

Get it?

When I was younger, I screwed up several peoples lives with agenda driven advice ... of which I am forever ashamed ... and know from whence I speak.

31 minutes ago, TrueTomHarley said:

"Furthermore, though you have been very critical of the Governing Body, this understanding predates the Governing Body. It first emerged in Rutherford's day."

The principles behind my advice in the my original post you quoted, and I copied here, predates Adam and Eve ... and in principle even applied to the pre-human Cavemen and Women, etc.,   that existed hundreds of thousands of years before "Homo Theocraticus" were directly created by Jehovah God.

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57 minutes ago, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

Your reading comprehension skills are at their usual nonexistent level,

It's not really my reading skills that need work, but my reading-your-mind skills. Even these would be aided if you spoke without a bazooka.

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3 minutes ago, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

Read without rockets stuck in your ears

Moreover, it remains clear that your view of the Bible is that of a cross between the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, with special emphasis on the latter. 

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10 hours ago, Anna said:

 What you are talking about is not what the WT is talking about. Completely different topic.

You can't be serious.  

Shiwiii attached a document addressing “How to Donate to the Worldwide Work

At the bottom of the Watchtower article I noted is a long explanation of how to become that "generous person" who "will be blessed":

“How Some Choose To Contribute To The Worldwide Work”

As in the apostle Paul’s day, many today “set something aside,” or budget an amount of money, and place it in the congregation contribution box labeled “Worldwide Work.” (1 Cor. 16:2) Each month, congregations forward these contributions to the office of Jehovah’s Witnesses that serves their branch territory. It is also possible for you to send donations directly to a legal entity that is used by Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country where you reside. To learn the name of the primary legal entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country where you live, please contact the branch office. The address can be found on www.jw.org. Depending on local conditions, the types of donations that you can send directly may include:

OUTRIGHT DONATIONS

  • Donations via electronic bank transfer, debit card, or credit card. In some branches this is also possible using jw.org or another designated website.
  • Donations of cash, jewelry, or other valuable personal property. Include a letter indicating that the cash or the item is an outright donation.

CONDITIONAL DONATION ARRANGEMENT

  • Donations of cash with the condition that it can be returned if needed by the donor.
  • Include a letter stating that the donation is conditional.

CHARITABLE PLANNING

In addition to gifts of money and valuable personal property, there are other ways to benefit Kingdom service worldwide. These are listed below. Regardless of the method or methods you would like to use, please first contact the branch office that serves your branch territory to see which avenues are available. Since legal requirements and tax laws vary, it is important to consult qualified tax and legal advisers before choosing the best way to donate.

Insurance and Retirement Plans: A donation made by specifying an entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, individual retirement account, or a retirement/pension plan.

Bank Accounts: Bank accounts may be made payable on death to an entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses in accord with local bank requirements.

Stocks and Bonds: Stocks and bonds donated to an entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses as an outright gift or by means of a written agreement to transfer on death.

Real Estate: Salable real estate donated to an entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses, either by making an outright gift or, in the case of residential property, by reserving a life estate to the donor, who can continue to live in the residence during his or her lifetime.

Wills and Trusts: Property or money may be bequeathed to an entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses by means of a legally executed will or by specifying the entity as the beneficiary of a trust agreement. This arrangement may provide certain tax advantages.

As the term “charitable planning” implies, these types of donations typically require some planning on the part of the donor. To assist individuals desiring to benefit the worldwide work of Jehovah’s Witnesses through some form of charitable giving, a brochure entitled Charitable Planning to Benefit Kingdom Service Worldwide has been prepared in English and Spanish. The brochure was written to provide information on a variety of ways that gifts may be made now or later, such as through a bequest at death. The information covered in this brochure may not apply fully to your situation because of tax laws or other laws in the country where you reside. By using such methods of charitable giving, many have helped to support our religious and humanitarian activities worldwide and maximize tax benefits. If available in the country where you reside, the brochure may be obtained by requesting a copy from the secretary of the local congregation.

For more information, select the link “Make a Donation to Our Worldwide Work” at the bottom of any page on jw.org, or contact the branch office.

 

 

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Wrong again TTH.

You are PROJECTING things I do not believe.

AGAIN.

1 minute ago, TrueTomHarley said:

Moreover, it remains clear that your view of the Bible is that of a cross between the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, with special emphasis on the latter. 

As a stamp collector yourself, you may remember the "American Credo" series of stamps, from 1960 or so.

The one credo by Thomas Jefferson I adopted as my own, clear to my bones, and with a fiery intensity that has not diminished since then.

I was 12 years old when I could say  "for I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." .

That oath predated my being baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1964 and I still do not find the two oaths incompatible.

"Boots on the ground" is another matter altogether.

 

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1 hour ago, Witness said:

Shiwiii attached a document addressing “How to Donate to the Worldwide Work

It is a 'document' attached once a year in the Watchtower magazine. That hardly seems excessive. Certainly not 'money-hungry.'

Online changes everything. It is probably always possible to link to it. But still it is featured but once a year.

 

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11 hours ago, Anna said:

My step son is a Mormon and they tithe 10%

and here are links where you can read up about the topic of passing plates

http://www.churchmarketingsucks.com/2009/03/passing-the-plate-poll-results/

http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/2009/march/passing-plate.html

The only reason why passing the plate might peter out in the future is because less and less people carry paper money and more will want to pay by card or check. Tithing no doubt will stay for some denominations.

You may be confusing tithing and mandatory giving. I have never been to a mormon church/temple, so I can't speak with authority on that particular sect, but the mormon church is hardly what is being referenced when the title "christendom" is used. That was my point. 

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2 hours ago, Witness said:

You can't be serious.  

Shiwiii attached a document addressing “How to Donate to the Worldwide Work

At the bottom of the Watchtower article I noted is a long explanation of how to become that "generous person" who "will be blessed":

“How Some Choose To Contribute To The Worldwide Work”

As in the apostle Paul’s day, many today “set something aside,” or budget an amount of money, and place it in the congregation contribution box labeled “Worldwide Work.” (1 Cor. 16:2) Each month, congregations forward these contributions to the office of Jehovah’s Witnesses that serves their branch territory. It is also possible for you to send donations directly to a legal entity that is used by Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country where you reside. To learn the name of the primary legal entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country where you live, please contact the branch office. The address can be found on www.jw.org. Depending on local conditions, the types of donations that you can send directly may include:

OUTRIGHT DONATIONS

  • Donations via electronic bank transfer, debit card, or credit card. In some branches this is also possible using jw.org or another designated website.
  • Donations of cash, jewelry, or other valuable personal property. Include a letter indicating that the cash or the item is an outright donation.

CONDITIONAL DONATION ARRANGEMENT

  • Donations of cash with the condition that it can be returned if needed by the donor.
  • Include a letter stating that the donation is conditional.

CHARITABLE PLANNING

In addition to gifts of money and valuable personal property, there are other ways to benefit Kingdom service worldwide. These are listed below. Regardless of the method or methods you would like to use, please first contact the branch office that serves your branch territory to see which avenues are available. Since legal requirements and tax laws vary, it is important to consult qualified tax and legal advisers before choosing the best way to donate.

Insurance and Retirement Plans: A donation made by specifying an entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, individual retirement account, or a retirement/pension plan.

Bank Accounts: Bank accounts may be made payable on death to an entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses in accord with local bank requirements.

Stocks and Bonds: Stocks and bonds donated to an entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses as an outright gift or by means of a written agreement to transfer on death.

Real Estate: Salable real estate donated to an entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses, either by making an outright gift or, in the case of residential property, by reserving a life estate to the donor, who can continue to live in the residence during his or her lifetime.

Wills and Trusts: Property or money may be bequeathed to an entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses by means of a legally executed will or by specifying the entity as the beneficiary of a trust agreement. This arrangement may provide certain tax advantages.

As the term “charitable planning” implies, these types of donations typically require some planning on the part of the donor. To assist individuals desiring to benefit the worldwide work of Jehovah’s Witnesses through some form of charitable giving, a brochure entitled Charitable Planning to Benefit Kingdom Service Worldwide has been prepared in English and Spanish. The brochure was written to provide information on a variety of ways that gifts may be made now or later, such as through a bequest at death. The information covered in this brochure may not apply fully to your situation because of tax laws or other laws in the country where you reside. By using such methods of charitable giving, many have helped to support our religious and humanitarian activities worldwide and maximize tax benefits. If available in the country where you reside, the brochure may be obtained by requesting a copy from the secretary of the local congregation.

For more information, select the link “Make a Donation to Our Worldwide Work” at the bottom of any page on jw.org, or contact the branch office.

 

 

What are you getting all all upset about. Surely there is nothing wrong with information for anyone who wants to contribute on ways how to do it?

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