I tell you what all of us MIGHT do to get the straight scoop ... the low down .. the bird's eye view, the nitty- gritty, and the complete low-down on this caper.
I have done what I am recommending to you, here and now ... several times in my life, on different issues of serious and pressing concern.
EACH of us should write a letter to "The Collective Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses," in Warwick, New York, at World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses, with a print out of this entire thread, and in the cover letter ask these specific questions, in such a manner that they can be answered in a simple "YES", or "NO"., as well as in narrative form.
They should have no legal objections to telling the complete and honest, and absolute truth in any reply letter, as the principals are dead, and legally, the dead cannot be slandered, libeled, or caused any harm. Besides, there is a clear and present and over- riding reason to tell you the complete truth, and that is:
1.) As men of integrity, their oath to Jehovah God demands that they tell the truth, when asked, and
2.) it will inspire confidence in any fact that the Governing Body DOES tell the truth, which currently, and for many years now, has been in legitimate and serious question.
And there are certainly many other reasons that the average ten JWs could list, if they cared about the real history of how we got to be where we are today, and just basically want to know TRUTH for the sake of truth.
After the letter is composed, written, and assembled with reference material, three complete copies should be made,
1. A copy to be kept at home as a permanent record, and
2.) The original sent by certified mail, return receipt requested to the Collective Governing Body at Watchtower Headquarters, and
3.) A copy sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the Collective Body of Elders at your Kingdom Hall, if you are one of Jehovah's Witnesses, or if not, to the Religion Editor of the local newspaper, and
4.) A copy to be kept unopened, sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to yourself.
Enclose, whether you are a JW or not, a personal check for $25.00 as a donation.
Now, sit back and wait , for in about three months, you will have all your questions answered.
Over the years, I have actually done this several times for various issues that concerned me, ( before the Society relocated to Warlick, New York) .
Results may vary, but at least you will know, that the GB are honest men of integrity, and devoted to TRUTH.
..... or not.
Total cost .... about $40 ... as they WILL cash the check.
Does anyone have solid proof of homosexual behavior by these people mentioned? I noticed years ago, the Librarian commented on this subject.
Brother Ewart Chitty resigned in 1979. The reason was never stated officially. There were only ALLEGATIONS of homosexuality that some still refer to.
Brother Leo Greenlees resigned in 1984. Again, no official reason offered. The “gossip” ever since around the internet and elsewhere is that it was due to pedophilic practices. No actual reason was ever officially offered.
The reason for such allegations against them is that some point to the article in January 1, 1986 WT article (p. 13), which commented: “Shocking as it is, some who have been prominent in Jehovah’s organization have succumbed to homosexuality and child molesting.”
I don’t believe our main article on the Governing Body touched on these points because it is all based on speculation and conjecture."
It appears some wife swapping was omitted.
*** w86 1/1 p. 13 par. 12 Days Like “the Days of Noah” ***
12 Shocking as it is, even some who have been prominent in Jehovah’s organization have succumbed to immoral practices, including homosexuality, wife swapping, and child molesting. It is to be noted, also, that during the past year, 36,638 individuals had to be disfellowshipped from the Christian congregation, the greater number of them for practicing immorality. Jehovah’s organization must be kept clean!
It should be noted, the article above was NOT specifically speaking about the GB individuals mentioned, but the nearly 37,000 individuals that were disfellowshipped for whatever reason such as immoral behavior.
Therefore, it is as the Librarian mentioned, just speculation and conjecture if proof is not provided to such allegations.
1975-Ewart C. Chitty of London, England, who is secretary-treasurer of the International Bible Students Association. Leo K. Greenlees was already a GB member when Chitty was appointed to the body.
Simply relying on an “anonymous” blogger that presented no evidence but rather compiled ex-witness information (speculation) from apostate sites is not evidence.
I don't think he fared "poorly", as after three days of fake comfort anything they had to say was so irrelevant that it was not recorded in Scripture.
They just had nothing to say to contribute to his dire circumstances in a positive way, even though that is supposedly why they were there.
.... a VERY common phenomenon.
There are few things more off-putting than condescension
Not at all.
If you negate the upside of something, your sense of proportion goes all awry. There is nothing left to focus on but the downside, and to bang away at it until it seems far more imposing than it truly is. In fact, if you negate the upside, ANY downside becomes intolerable.
You have negated the upside. She has not.
She knows there is a downside. She knows it is a price well worth paying in view of the upside. She knows that any human being or institution crumbles under relentless accusation. Even Job fared poorly at the hands of his three interrogators.
There you go with those pesky assumptions again. I know this is what you are fed by those in power above you. "All who disagree with what the wt says, must be full of hate and malice towards jws. " It is the classic mantra of those who want to keep you under control.
"Do not look behind the curtain!" - the great Oz.
I'll tell you what Arauna, if I were here to spread hate, there would be plenty more of it. The fact of the matter is that you and I are very similar, we both want to open each others eyes.
That's just not true.
I believe that the majority of people are very much capable, but give their reasoning over to others to decide for them, its easier that way for some.