... and even more interesting is the Society will hold to the 607 date in the face of irrefutable evidence to the contrary.
THAT's what makes it interesting !!
The rough equivalent of saying the Japanese Empire bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1930, or Obama saying "If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan."
From what I have seen in movies, many black people are smarter than many white people.
Back when I was about ten or eleven years old, they used to have a TV show on at Saturday midnight, called "Shock Theatre". They used to show "Frankenstein", "Bride of Frankenstein" the "Werewolf", "The Mummy", and lots of haunted house movies, and stories of Edgar Allen Poe..
I noticed that groups of white people for some reason would go to a haunted house for some reason, and it would be some seriously creepy castle surrounded by thick fog, with wolves howling in the background, with cobwebs, bats, and in the entrance foyer would be a column of ice cold air. and the furniture would skittish across the room, and fall over all by itself, and a moaning voice from somewhere around the ceiling would say " GEEEEEEET OUTTTTTTTT !.
Then, blood would start pouring down the large circular staircase, and some stupid white guy would say "Hey!, lookit the blood coming down the stairs .... let's go upstairs and INVESTIGATE!!"
...turns out , this was a very bad idea for everybody involved.
Meanwhile, a black person would have been three miles away, running as fast as he can!
Do not put words in my mouth. You know ...... societies changes all the time and their values also. Soo wrong attitudes should be corrected so people can use their lives to worship God. A person who is preaching and living a clean life will not try to shy away from dedicating himself to God.
Probably the most superficial posting here on this forum because there is no concept of historical context. Always placing old articles and using modern laws and attitudes to defame Jws
In South Africa the JW brothers had to constantly ask permission from the government for assemblies to allow different colours of people to mingle...... and this was in the 70s and 80s.... When a white person wanted to preach in a black suburb he would face personal danger and visa versa - when a black person wanted to preach in a white area he would be thrown out and the npolice called. It was society attitudes (and in case of SA - enforced by laws) which dictated what values one could hold.
I grew up in the 50s in Africa. From young age I saw black women with breasts uncovered in the streets.... I saw a murder of a black man killing another before I was ten. I knew about Muti- murders (witch-doctor medicine from body parts) and I thought it was depraved...even as a child. . How depraved must voodoo, witch doctors etc not bave seemed to those people living in 1902 when colonists went to Africa. British soldiers who underestimated the black " impi" were slaughtered in war. Read up about it on Google - isandlwana. The movie "zulu" was the stand of a small group of engineers against a portion of this army.
In 1902 JWs definitely held the wrong view of Canaans/Ham's offspring but this was corrected afterwards. Today, JWs in the entire world are one United nation while many other religions remain separate. I saw many churches in USA 5 years ago where only black people attended, and many where only whites attend. Most white churches still believe that these are the offspring of Ham because they have not been taught the truth about the bible. We have matured and hold Jehovahs views on race.
I joined a forum recently as a JW. The group wanted my views as a JW. I was shocked to learn how racially divided USA is now and how many people hate whites just for their skin color and perceived past inustices. Black Israelites took over the conversation and i wish to add - this is a growing trend in USA. USA has a lot of problems to deal with because they have not corrected the historical problems. JWs have corrected historical errors.
If you want to know more about the superstitions in Africa- even amongst the educated..... I can inform you. Latin America also have many superstitions which Catholicism has not removed. These practices are not tolerated by JWs when members revert back to old spiritistic practices. These JWs are corrected and unrepentent ones removed. There was a special booklet, against all forms of spiritism, written which I used extensively in Africa...... and it is also used in the Caribean and south America. The muslims are also very superstitious about the evil eye etc. This is realities....in the world .... not fallacies.
JWs now preach to anyone who has an ear to listen in over 1000 printed languages. The bible is not bias but in 1902 ..... the JWs were..........which proves this point: if one allows jehovah to correct you and you follow the bible's guidance - you will get it right in the end .......and after all.... it is not the beginning that counts but the end of the race.