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Jehovah’s Witness DenialSubmitted by Andrew on July 19, 2012 - 1:37 pm 9 Comments
We get a lot of comments on JWB and on the JWB Facebook Page (shameless plug), and quite a good number of those comments come from Jehovah’s Witnesses and often include the word, ‘Apostate’, as if attacking us personally makes whatever we say automatically false, which is an intellectually dishonest way of discussion.
You see, most of the comments from Jehovah’s Witnesses shout an insult our way, saying that death awaits us if we don’t repent and turn back from telling lies about ‘The Truth’. And that’s where they end. Every time.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are in denial – let’s face it, every negative thing they hear about Jehovah’s Witnesses gets dismissed immediately and called a lie. I keep telling those JWs to show me which bits on JWB are not true, but time after time, over all the years I’ve been contributing to JWB, not a single accuser actually follows up my offer. I tell them to show me the lies and I’ll remove them from the website. How great an offer is that?!
The problem lies in the fact that their denial doesn’t let them actually look into each matter. Let’s take 607 B.C.E. for example. Most scholars agree that 607 B.C.E was not the date of Jerusalem’s destruction. If a Jehovah’s Witness researched this for themselves, they’d see that the whole 607 – 1914 thingymajig is a few years off and that undoes the entire doctine. It would mean that Jehovah’s Witnesses are not the true religion, right? Not that most Jehovah’s Witnesses even understand it’s significance.
So they ignore it. They refuse to research it, and when they do, it’s only in Watchtower literature. It’s kind of like having someone on trial for a crime and asking them if they did it or not. When they say, ‘no’, the judge just says, ‘well, okay then, case dismissed’. Of course, that’s ludicrous. You’re supposed to look at the evidence as well.
Think of how unrealistic it is to believe that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are a faultless religion. Sure, we get the ‘mistakes are made by individuals’ excuse, but 607 B.C.E is an official organisation-wide doctrine. You can’t pawn this off as an individual mistake. That’s just one example – what about the false prophecies they have made, which can be looked up in their own literature, that would scripturally show the JWs are hokum. Take a look through the articles here on JWB for many more.
When I answer Jehovah’s Witness commenter’s, I know that most of them will ignore what I say and I won’t get anywhere. I don’t do it for them. I do it for those listening in – those who are genuinely looking for answers. Hopefully, with any luck, they will see for themselves that the Jehovah’s Witness arguments are empty, that they have no answers, and on the contrary, we ‘apostates’ are telling the truth. Don’t forget – each argument should be assessed on its own merit, not based on who makes it.