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New Constantine [Nov. 14th, 2007|02:13 pm]
So some Jehovah's Witnesses hung out with me today. You know I used to really write these people off, but instead today I just felt a lot of pain for them to be so blindly following a set of beliefs that... to be honest is pretty paper thin. Anyways the funny part is somehow without any sort of deception or guile they agreed that they would like to engage the world's governments in a massive coup d'état. The absurdity of what they were telling me seemed to be oblivious to them (hey all I was trying to make the point was that we should engage our current government, somehow they decided that was a better idea and instead we should take over). Using their singular Bible translation I couldn't help but think of the middle age church that read expressly from the latin vulgate and drew a variety of false beliefs just due to bad translation. Not that I know greek or anything but I can at least cross reference a few translations and even check a concordance to see if a coup is a good idea or not. Anyways I don't mean to make light, because really the whole time I had this horrible sinking feeling in my stomach, a compassion for them, so close, yet so far.

From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-15 08:13 am (UTC)

paper thin and singular translation

You know very little about JW's if you think we only use one translation, or think our beliefs are paper thin.
I own about twenty different translations and use them all for study and research. WHile most Jw's probably don't own twenty diffent bibles, most (that I know) have more than two translations in their libraries.

The coup thing is off base as well, we don't plan on doing anything, the Bible makes it clear though that all the governments of the world are going to be opposed to God at armageddon, read daniel and revelation.
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[User Picture]From: truthforger
2007-11-16 01:23 am (UTC)

Re: paper thin and singular translation

I'm actually glad to hear JW use multiple translations. It is odd then that they all seem to carry the same one with them. I look forward to greeting a JW at my door holding a NASV. My concern currently though is how little Jesus was talked about and how much the end times and Gods Kingdom was talked about. God's Kingdom is worthless without Christ's sacrifice, without that, none of us can enter his Kingdom so what's the point?
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