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At least three or four times a month, someone will post something like:

I am proud to be a JW

Seriously, what is up with that? I am not trying to be disrespectful. But I never see anyone here post "I am proud to be a Christian".

If you are "proud" to be a JW, it almost sounds like you are boasting about having accomplished a goal, that you were able to do something that others can't do.
It almost sounds like you are saying that your salvation is because of something you accomplished on your own.

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Pride is one of the characteristics of Satan the devil and he takes credit of what he never worked for. Anyone who says that he or she is proud of anything is falling for what Satan stands for. 

 

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It’s a typical two-sided coin for JWs to make sense of, or remain thoroughly confused by it.

They must be convinced they’re “proud of the organization”’ thus, proud to be a JW.

    Are you not proud to be part of an organization that cares so much for its members?”

     “Do you feel proud to be part of an organization in which people truly love one another?”

      Both quotes from the same magazine -  w 14/12/15

Other side of the coin:

   “Proud people reject the idea that they need to be taught anythingw19 January pp. 1-32

We see that in action.   JWs shut down all conversation at the cart or when speaking to an “apostate”.  Some here, excluded.

“One definition of pride is inordinate self-esteem. That kind of pride gives one an improper feeling of self-importance and superiority, perhaps because of beauty, race, rank, talents, or wealth. (

    Hello guest!
) The Bible speaks of men being “puffed up with pride.” (
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) In other words, they have an inflated opinion of themselves, one that is unjustified.”
    Hello guest!

JWs must be proud to be a part of the organization, "puffed up with pride" over belonging to it;  but also humble at the same time; otherwise they are not happy.  Are they happy also when they are proud?  I haven’t looked it up.

“Why do those who are part of God’s organization need to be humble? Those who are humble are happy in God’s organization and support the way things are done in the congregation.   A humble person supports the elders and the way things are done in the congregation” ws12 11/15 pp. 

Can one be humble and proud at the same time for the same reason – being part of a religious, hypocritical organization?  Ps 18:27; Prov 8:13; 16:18; 1 John 2:16

Now that I finally have the opportunity to see Watchtower’s contradictions placed side by side, I wonder how I lasted as long as I did in the organization, without going insane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One word:

Pillowgate

The creepiest, cringeworthy, and downright insane set of videos ever created.

Commissioned by the Governing Body, and executed by GB "Helpers", who after completing them probably wished they themselves could be executed ....  just to lessen the embarrassment.

I am proud of the Truth we have as core beliefs, but we are not in Kansas anymore, Toto.

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33 minutes ago, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

and executed by GB "Helpers", who after completing them probably wished they themselves could be executed ....  just to lessen the embarrassment.

One monumental moment when they swallowed their pride.

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The Lord Almighty has a day in store
    for all the proud and lofty,
for all that is exalted
    (and they will be humbled),
13 for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty,
    and all the oaks of Bashan,
14 for all the towering mountains
    and all the high hills,
15 for every lofty tower
    and every fortified wall,
16 for every trading ship
    and every stately vessel.
17 The arrogance of man will be brought low
    and human pride humbled;
the Lord alone will be exalted in that day,
18     and the idols will totally disappear.

19 People will flee to caves in the rocks
    and to holes in the ground
from the fearful presence of the Lord
    and the splendor of his majesty,
    when he rises to shake the earth.
20 In that day people will throw away
    to the moles and bats
their idols of silver and idols of gold,
    which they made to worship.
21 They will flee to caverns in the rocks
    and to the overhanging crags
from the fearful presence of the Lord
    and the splendor of his majesty,
    when he rises to shake the earth.

22 Stop trusting in mere humans,
    who have but a breath in their nostrils.
    Why hold them in esteem?  Isa 2:2-22

 

Pearl Doxsey - "Can the Watchtower Crumble"?  4womaninthewilderness blogspot

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Witness said:

One monumental moment when they swallowed their pride.

I do not think so ..... a careful review of their facial expressions and the lurid detail, specifically enumerated, leads me to believe the two GB Helpers were being severely punished to make these two videos ... and the nuttiness of the logic and explanations given specifically to exonerate non-contact sexual  "circle jerks" as NOT being pornea .... which they did.

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35 minutes ago, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

I do not think so ..... a careful review of their facial expressions and the lurid detail, specifically enumerated, leads me to believe the two GB Helpers were being severely punished to make these two videos ... and the nuttiness of the logic and explanations given specifically to exonerate non-contact sexual  "circle jerks" as NOT being pornea .... which they did.

Honestly, I cannot bring myself to watch the video.

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49 minutes ago, Witness said:

Honestly, I cannot bring myself to watch the video.

The two videos were available on YouTube for awhile, then removed at the behest of the Society's Lawyers, but were still available on Russian RuTube, the rough equivalent.   I do not know where you could see them now, if you did not download them earlier, as they are not even on RuTube, anymore, last time I checked.

Not for the squeamish .....

 

 

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I just checked again, now.   Someone has re-posted the "Men's Version" of the video.   Here is the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e61uLNI9ku4

The free program, Freemake Video Downloader, can be used to download it to your hard drive, should you want to do so, before it is gone, again.

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Well why not say I am proud to be trying to be a JW.  Well there has only been 3 True Jehovah`s Witnesses in the history of mankind,  \two of them were disfellowshipped (in a way) and the other proved to be true even to his death. so we are all trying to be like the third one the only true Jehovah`s Witness Jesus Christ!

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