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James Thomas Rook Jr.

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  1. I realize all to well that I should NEVER be granted immortality, as one of the Anointed of God, and my chief value as a human is to set a bad example that should NOT be emulated.

    Perhaps that is why all three of my children turned out so well ....they had my example of what they did not want to turn out like.

    I do like to discuss philosophy, common sense, practical efficiencies, but consider myself a "theologian" ... nah.

    The "dark side of the Force, Luke ..." is unfortunately, very strong within me.

    If I had not been associated with Jehovah's Witnesses my whole adult life, I probably would have been rightfully executed many, many years ago, and Civilization would have been a lot safer.

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    It's a good thing God created a physical Universe as available Real Estate for the sons and daughters of DNA ... or the Universe would have never been created ... and WE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN BORN

    Only DNA has the ability to make "something new" .... and we should be appreciative that it is God's good pleasure to create and nurture, and create an environment ( currently a 30 billion or so diameter light year in diameter Universe), and to infuse in us a burning, insatiable curiosity about all things in this Universe ... and a hunger to explore .... and to "boldly go where no man has gone before".

    Do I want to be a heavenly angel, and never taste ice cold Welsh's grape juice, again... and never sail across an endless sea of stars, forever learning about how this Universe works ... or never pioneer an entirely new planet, somewhere out there in the galaxy, blasting a gap in a mountain pass to get my Conestoga wagon through, with my wife, my animals and a pack of dogs following happily behind. to the lush green valley beyond?

    NO

    As far as I am concerned, it is the static creations of angelic life that are second class citizens.

    But then again, different strokes, for different folks ....,

    ... and it is not in the slightest what we want ... it is all about what Jehovah wants.

     

     

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     I agree with the principle for the Governing Body the same as what Jesus said for the scribes and Pharisees, of his day..

    (Matthew 23:2, 3) . . .“The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the seat of Moses. 3 Therefore, all the things they tell you, do and observe, . .

    Although I have many points of disagreement with the Governing Body, looking back on my 73 years, half of which were wasted or will be wasted in the natural consequences of self-destructive works, or the consequences thereof, I realize the absolute truth of this scripture.

     

     

  4. 1 hour ago, Witness said:

    But I have this against you: You tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and teaches and deceives my servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat meat sacrificed to idols. 

    If anybody accuses me of "tolerating" any real or perceived errors or imaginary evils done by the Governing Body, I will respond in this way:

    Currently, there is no one on Earth that can depose the Governing Body, and because that is true, all things must be endured.

    The sole tool any JW has is voting with their feet, or wallet.

    There is a difference between "toleration", and endurance.

    There is ONLY one excuse for rebellion.

    If you win.

  5. 2 hours ago, 4Jah2me said:

    Well Tom and James seem to think your GB cannot be removed or fired, so it would seem that your GB have absolute power over the CCJW and Watchtower soc. 

    4J:

    You seem to get disoriented and confused very easily, about who said what. Your credibility is already shot , with me, irregardless of the credibility of any arguments you may proffer, because of that.

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    And MY point is there is no one on Earth that has the power to fire the Governing Body for any reason whatsoever ... and I am lamenting that fact ... NOT exulting in it.

    That makes them unaccountable to anyone, and immune to consequences for ANYTHING they do, at least inside the WTB&TS.

    The same thing was true in Jesus' time ... but Jesus himself commanded that Jews "stay with that system", until he himself replaced it.

    The GB is supposed to show mercy to us, but can't, because of policy.

    That does NOT mean we can't be understanding that they are deeply flawed men, trapped in a system they created, and have no idea how to change it.

    "STUFF HAPPENS" (paraphrased)

    Get used to it ... that's the way things REALLY are.

     

     

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