How Sad.

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Subject: How Sad.

I read all of these articles, and it made me weep. Talking to a 'former' witness gets you no were. You have to talk to a Jehovah's Witness.

Former witnesses are pissed off, hurt, and out for blood as it were. A lot of them have misconstrued thinking and that is why they left the organization.

I am one of Jehovah's Witness and have been for some time. I was disfellowshipped for 2 years because I wanted to do what I want and go against God's standards that he set out the bible. Living in this world you find no happiness, no satisfaction. There is nothing greater than serving Jehovah God, the creator of all things, and having Jesus as my King reigning in heaven. I am thankful I cleaned up my situation and have become one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

I have read my bible and understand the most that I can, the only religion that adheres to the bible is Witnesses and that is why I went back.

This information is appalling and mostly made up lies. It doesn't matter what I write you guys have made up your minds. You think you know what Witnesses are about. Go to one of their meetings and find out, talk to an actual one. Don't talk to someone who says 'I use to be a witness'.

The faithful slave 'provides food at the proper time'. Anything you question, you can talk about. And after close scriptural look, they will publish that they were wrong on the matter, and show from the bible.

It shouldn't be surprised though John 15:18, 19 says "this account the world will hate you.'

You are just like the Pharisees in Jesus' day. He spoke the truth and the Pharisees didn't like it. If fact they hated him for it, so he was killed. The world hates Witnesses because they think they know them, when half the time you make up lies.

That is one of a million reasons why I know that I am in the right religion.

What other religion is hated worldwide? What other religion has websites dedicated to defaming and humiliating them. This website just fulfilled a prophecy 1 Peter 4:4. I will not respond to this e-mail. I will look at this website. It was only by accident I found this website and I couldn't reserve myself to go by and say nothing.

I don't mean to be rude, I think someone ought to tell you the truth.

Although as you have read this, I'm pretty sure you are picking apart finding ways to twist my words for your benefit. Again like the Pharisees in Jesus' day.

I don't wish to convert you, I don't wish to humiliate you. All I wish is for you to read your own bible.

If Witnesses were a cult, if they were a sect, if we were wrong; there wouldn't be 7 million Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide preaching in over 236 lands. It is only because of God’s holy spirit. There wouldn't be a unity that I can go live in Africa for three weeks with people I don't know, but I know that I"m safe because they are Jehovah's Witnesses.

What other religion can do that, besides renting them a place to live. Whaever religion you are...Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Lutheran, Mormon, you can't say that. You can't even go the church located a mile from you and agree on the same thing. Jehovah Witnesses are a single unit worldwide, were we all agree on the same thing: To give Jehovah God honor for all the he has done, for us to vindicate his sovereignty, and to follow who he gave all authority to Jesus, my reigning king and redeemer.

The bible has clear standards, just because they aren't convenient or difficult doesn't mean they are to be overlooked.

Why don't you start with the 'love thy neighbor'. Obviously that one is a little difficult for you. Because instead of preaching or going door to door or helping others you are wasting your time spreading lies about your neighbor. Whether you agree with us or not, this website is degrading. But I guess that is your point. Degrade witness.

Unfortunately, it’s not working we are 7 million strong and growing. In fact, a newspaper did a study and we are the fastest growing religion … because we have the truth.

Reply: We disagree with your perception of reality but thank-you for the time you spent writing this eye opening email and speaking your mind.

We are a Christian ministry dedicated to helping unhappy Jehovah's Witnesses and those wanting to know the viewpoints of Jehovah's Witnesses who have left the faith. We are here to help people who want help, not Jehovah's Witnesses like yourself who are happy with their faith.

Obviously you have nothing to fear. Christians build their faith on a strong foundation, - not on sand.

Truth will always win over deceit and lies. You know that. We don't see any reason for you to be concerned. Sounds like the more criticism your organization receives, the faster it grows.

We are not aware of the newspaper study you mentioned and the tremendous growth in your organization is experiencing. Can you send us the details so we can read the information from an independent, unbiased source? [1]

I'm sure our readers will be anxious to confirm every single one of your statements with factual evidence.

Even though your email lacks any supporting documentation, we absolutely love it because it illustrates perfectly how Jehovah's Witnesses are programmed to think and respond to opposition.

Our visitors are very intelligent and savvy. They will figure out the truth.

We apologize if you find this website 'degrading'. It is not our intention to offend anyone. We encourage our authors to be tactful.

Here's something for you to consider. Literature produced by your organization condemns the entire world and says we are dominated by Satan the devil. We are threatened with execution by your God Jehovah at armageddon unless we join your religion. Watchtower Sept 1989 Shouldn't the freedom of speech that our soldiers have fought and died for, be available to all people, - even those of us who are not Jehovah's Witnesses?

Many of the things you've said about us are also degrading but we understand you're hurt. Many former Jehovah's Witnesses are also hurt because your religion has shunned and rejected them. That is why some have lashed out against your organization. This is wrong. We do not condone the actions of former JW's who speak out in anger. We love everyone. Jesus told us to love the people who hate us. Luke 6:27

Please accept our love for you and all Jehovah's Witnesses. God bless.

For non Jehovah's Witnesses only.

Critics say this. Notice how unity of beliefs and absolutely no disagreement in an organization of 7 million people proves to them they have 'the truth' when it should prove they are trapped in a religion where everyone is expected to be like-minded or face the consequences. i.e. public humiliation, loss of congregation privileges, disfellowshipping, disassociation, shunning, loss of family, friends, God, way of life, religion, etc. ...

Independent thinking is not allowed and the punishment can be severe. Critics say that agreement is not proof they have 'the truth'.

Also notice how this person feels 'hated' when outsiders disagree with their doctrines. The more you disagree with a Jehovah's Witness, the more they feel they are suffering unjustly for God and the stronger their faith becomes.

You see in the mind of a Jehovah's Witness, opposing viewpoints hinder 'God's work' in these 'last days before armageddon'. The preaching work of Jehovah's Witnesses involves the gathering up righteous people into the safety of the Jehovah's Witness organization before the end of the world comes.

They believe that only Jehovah's Witnesses have any scriptural hope of being saved. Watchtower Sept 1989

Take a look at

1. The National Council of Churches reports membership figures for various religions based on the reports they receive. Current statistical data for the Jehovah's Witnesses and other faiths is available online.

Beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses