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Jack Ryan

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  1. In their November 2017 JW Broadcasting, Gary Breaux (Helper to the Governing Body) affirms that the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses will NEVER change their "two witness" rule.
  2. I wonder how much ice cream money went into this and who decided to spend it thus instead of saving someone from dying in agony... A report like this is easy to purchase. The authors have no morals or credibility and the 'report' was built off a set of required talking points provided by the watchtower. The very fact that they spent an massive pile of ice cream money on something completely non-binding means they are mortified of the possibility that the Dutch report will cause a massive Exodus. He was even interviewed by JW.ORG and you can download the video here:
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    Here is a PDF as another source All they had to do was use one of their own college educated scholars to write on their behalf! Oh wait...
  3. Hey guys.... This is a video from someone in an over capacity This is a video from someone in a Longhuitang, China hospita.mp4 Longhuitang, China hospital. (Found on the Snapmap in Snapchat.)
  4. Yes. If you consider your family member to be “dead” based on the whim of 3 flawed men who have about as much divine guidance as a bag of bricks... Citrus Heights, California congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
  5. The crime here, in essence, is like telling your kids not to have snacks before dinner, but they steal a couple cookies from the cookie jar. And for that, you are incensed by their disobedience and kick them out of your house, change the locks, and discontinue their health insurance. For the minor infraction of eating a cookie that daddy told you not to and daddy’s ego can’t take that. You have to suffer. Badly.
  6. *** w83 7/15 p. 30 Watch Out for This Deceiver! *** Is such emptying of the mind healthy? One practicer reports that during one extended period of exercise and meditation, he felt frequent attacks by invisible forces. The demons can take advantage of a mind that is empty and fill it with their own thoughts. (Luke 11:24-26) So beware! This practice could make you their prey. Well there you go, according to Luke and the Watchtower, you're guaranteed to be possessed by 8 demons if the thought content of your brain gets too close to null. Because you know ... reality. due to yoga's roots in Hinduism and Buddhism. Here's an interesting BBC article on this topic! It talks about various religion's thoughts on yoga in different countries, to include some legislation debating if yoga is ok to teach in schools. "Does doing yoga make you a Hindu?"
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  7. McCarrick was defrocked in February after he was found guilty of soliciting sex during confession and committing “sins” with minors and adults. “I’m not as bad as they paint me,” McCarrick told Slate’s Ruth Graham earlier this year in his only public comments on the issue. “I do not believe that I did the things that they accused me of.” He also said that he believe his accusers “were encouraged” to lie. The Vatican is set to release a report in the next few months that will look into how it handled the allegations against McCarrick over the years.
  8. Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick appears to have been a fan of handing out money to other powerful leaders in the Catholic Church. Over the years, the disgraced cardinal, who was defrocked for sexual abuse, sent checks worth more than $600,000 to clerics, including two popes, according to the Washington Post. There were more than 100 beneficiaries to McCarrick’s largesse over the years, including several who were directly involved in evaluating misconduct allegations against McCarrick. Much of the money came from a special fund at the Archdiocese of Washington, where he was archbishop from 2001 to 2006, that allowed him to take money from wealthy donors and spend it pretty much at will without oversight from church officials. Pope John Paul II got $90,000 between 2001 and 2005 while Pope Benedict XVI received $291,000, including a $250,000 check a month after he became pope. Overall, McCarrick sent almost 200 checks to fellow clerics, including more than 60 to archbishops and cardinals. Those who received the checks insist there was nothing improper about the money and had no effect on their decisions about McCarrick. But the money raises fresh questions considering there has always been an air of mystery around how someone who faced frequent accusations of misconduct was able to rise so high in the church and stay there for years. It seems at least some of the donors were surprised to hear where their money was going, with one saying he thought the donations would go to the needy, not to other clerics. McCarrick was able to raise more than $6 million over 17 years, including at least $450,000 from Maryanne Trump Barry, President Donald Trump’s sister and a former federal appellate judge. McCarrick was defrocked in February after he was found guilty of soliciting sex during confession and committing “sins” with minors and adults. “I’m not as bad as they paint me,” McCarrick told Slate’s Ruth Graham earlier this year in his only public comments on the issue. “I do not believe that I did the things that they accused me of.” He also said that he believe his accusers “were encouraged” to lie. The Vatican is set to release a report in the next few months that will look into how it handled the allegations against McCarrick over the years.
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  9. I've been out for awhile... but I hear of many current JW's referring to themselves as part of some "Hailstone Message". Can someone clarify what it is they mean?

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