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Sep 19, 2013

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It's is one of the most unusual and mysterious churches (cults?) in the world.  

But what, exactly, is a Jehovah's Witness?  What do JWs believe?   Do they truly believe that only 144,000 will achieve God's Kingdom, and what does that mean?  (And is it true that a Jehovah's Witness is forbidden to buy Girl Scout Cookies?)

Our special guests include:

John Hoyle, a former Jehovah's Witnesses who is now behind the websiteswww.aawa.coEx-JW.comwatchtowerwatch.com and insidethewatchtower.com.  
 

James Zimmerman, author of the upcoming book, Deliverance at Hand!: The Redemption of a Devout Jehovah's Witness

Plus your calls and emails: podcast@thethinkingatheist.com

 

Written By: Seth Andrews
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  • If I had to pick a champion among Christian faith groups who employ the Reset Button game* when debating their claims, it would be this group.

    Mike

    *Reset Button game: I will listen politely to every logical refutation of my claims. I’ll eventually say, “I’ll get back to you on those challenging points.” When I do get back to you the next day–should we meet again–I’ll make exactly the same claims as if we’ve never had a prior discussion.



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  • On the cover of the ‘Deliverance at Hand’ book is the phrase ‘Fight against INDEPENDENT THINKING’

    Just about sums up the stance of religions in general. Thinking and making your own judgements carries the burden of making mistakes so stop thinking and follow these rules you’ll be happier. Some people would rather die than think.



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  • The JWs don’t have a pope, but they do have group of experts who rule on everything JWs believe or do. I was amazed how otherwise intelligent people bowed completely and abjectly to these experts. They refused to have a personal opinion on anything.

    My brother married a JW. I thought it was the most peculiar match. Brother was always looking for a new sin to try. However, I think the match has derailed the JW church. She just had to loosen up. And he had to take responsibility for taking care of his family.



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    Sjoerd Westenborg says:

    In reply to #2 by Vorlund:

    On the cover of the ‘Deliverance at Hand’ book is the phrase ‘Fight against INDEPENDENT THINKING’

    Some people would rather die than think.

    Fine by me. It’s those who’d rather kill than think who worry me.



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