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Srecko Sostar

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  1. Some reactions on this thoughts are these: What WTJWorg is/ was trying to do? To make "sense" of own interpretations on some/many Bible verses that are or are not "prophecy"? Are we want to talk about "knowledge", human knowledge about this and that? And to be involved in this sort of process that can go in two directions: 1) development towards an improved or more advanced condition aka so called "progressive knowledge", and/or 2) deterioration aka the process of becoming progressively worse (flip-flop doctrines and "new" doctrines interpretations that they, GB, needed to create fo
  2. This reminded me on tropical disaster in Philippine in 2014. i think. And JWorg video showed one JW family who, instead of food, were put WT publications in it.
  3. David Splane's "spiritual food" have elements of contradiction and is questionable as advice (for simple members). In the meantime, world's sellout of WT properties, real estates is enough to ensure a good life for the top administration for quite some time to come, even with less donations. Unfortunately, GB has enough money not to worry about it at the moment. They are now concerned about the possibility of losing influence, managing (corporate governance the flock) the herd.
  4. When they have to hide in basements (because they expect a future attack by Gog from Magog) it (Zoom and similar digital connections) could be a communication link. For now (despite the Covid), people still want to see and socialize in physical form.
  5. I seem to have failed to write the word — perhaps, and than this or that. Perhaps she was late due to traffic jam.
  6. In 1:18 , that scene make first impression on me when i saw it --- Lady spent some time in shopping and returned with full bag of food (grocery and similar) because she didn't find interest to listen some speakers and some themes. Anna, sorry for interruption, but that was stronger than me.
  7. What you said have logic. But also, if existing members will work more hour in "field service", logically, God will give blessing and more new members will come. And new members will give donations too. With bigger number of members organization will be blessed with more donations. If 8 million members give $1 every week that is $8 million. IF 20 mil members is involved in donation that is $20 mill every week. :))
  8. No, i said something else. That is, we have to be more careful about what we hear and read and to use more/extra caution about people who openly call their members that they should/need to TRUST THEM (aka GB), and, in fact, only them. Please, you are intellectually enough strong and i am surprised, in a sad way, that you "interpreted" my words in a way you did.
  9. In a "real word" people should be careful and have critical thinking about "food" placed/offered by their leaders. Leaders in WTJWorg are not completely honest in their intentions and plans. Their theological doctrines and other maneuvers in the “real world,” past and present, are proof that they cannot be trusted.
  10. Perhaps some of this will be interesting to read. Croatia is secular state. All religions in Croatia (including JW) are separated and have autonomy. The Republic of Croatia can be classified as a country in which between the church and state, practices the model of separation and cooperation, ie cooperation between religious communities and State. The Croatian Constitution stipulates that all religious communities are separate from the state and equal before the law. The legal status of the Catholic Church in Croatia is based on agreements between the Holy See and Of the Repu
  11. - google translation, part of Croatian Law on the Legal Status of Religious Communities I do not know the status of the JW church in Croatia on this issue. Article 17 (1) A religious community acquires funds: - income from its property, - from the profits of companies which hold shares or stakes, - performing charitable, educational, cultural, artistic or other general useful activities, and selling religious publications or souvenirs, - from the provision of religious services, - from inheritance and gifts, - from voluntary contributions (in money,
  12. I would like to understand something. Does JW members pay "church tax" in Sweden, Norway or in any other country? How many JWs declare themselves to be a member of a JW church during a census in a country, so that "church taxes" could be levied on that basis? How many countries in the world collect "church taxes"? Is tax money from a believer who is a Catholic given only to the Catholic Church or part of the money is given to other churches? Would JW members agree to have part of their “church tax” be used to support some other “Christian or non-Christian” church? Is it the logic of paying a “
  13. I suppose that "unrighteous wealth" should be achieved by working with one's own hands, "by the sweat of your brow", and not by suing in the courts. :))
  14. Jehovas vittnen kräver 25 miljoner av staten Synonymer till kräva -
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    subst. (zool.) säcklik del av matstrupe (hos fåglar), matstrupssäck verb 1. fordra, begära, yrka på, påyrka, äska, framföra krav på; tarva, behöva, erfordra, framtvinga, göra nödvändig 2. infordra, utkr
  15. Money is strong magnet and people rarely can resist at his call.
  16. google translation from article in Sweden, -
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    25 000 000 SEK = cca 2.400.000,00 EUR (2.800.000,00 US Dollar) Jehovah's Witnesses demand 25 million from the state Published 9 Jul 2020 at 17.00 Jehovah's Witnesses have been denied state funding for several years. Last y
  17. Good points. WTJWorg made excuses that they have no "institutional settings" for redress scheme in Australia. Also they have no "institutional settings" to announce public apologize for wrongs they done in handling CSA or any other cases. Shameful explanation. If JW organization is not able to make "institutional settings" that missing now, it is fascinating to hear that this modern, advanced organization with so many Departments and Helpers is not ready and in capacity, competence to produce settings for victims, own members and former members. Such massive and global administration, sup
  18. Please, if you like to share with us here, what are your answers on your own questions? Please, what standards JW elders or you will put on issue of helping widows? How would you/them determine "real widows", would you put some income census, number of minor or adult children, area of living, governmental programs etc. Would you at all involved "secular legislation" into this congregational matter? Because you try so hard to separate "secular and spiritual organizations", church and state. ???? really? :))) ???? really? Spirituality means different things
  19. Lawsuits Among Believers 6 If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people? 2 Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 4 Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church? 5 I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among y
  20. Yeah, small country with diversity of climates, terrain configurations, mountains, lowland, sea, and more :). We are, most often, short with time, life time, money, willingness to do changes, preoccupied with worries and with a uniformed everyday life.
  21. For sake of discussion. Old Jew Law written by Moses consisted of many legal acts, paragraphs. People who were supposed to deal with the problems of the nation and individuals needed to have a very good knowledge of the law and how the law should be applied in a particular case. So, it is normal to accept the reality of the fact that such "spiritual leaders" were in a way "lawyers", because a deep knowledge and understanding of the law, and its application, meant one thing: the implementation, the administration of justice. What kind of "spiritual leaders" would be those who do not know
  22. This is amazing. Wonderful place and time you had.
  23. This have interesting connotations. But according to the role assigned to them by the JW organization, they should be: shepherds who take care of all the needs of their flock, investigators, prosecutors, defenders and judges in cases of "wrongdoings" made by flock. It would be to much to expect from them to be lawyers too. :))
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