http://gamingtrend.com
August 21, 2014, 08:37:03 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA!  (Read 970 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Eel Snave
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2766



View Profile WWW
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2014, 02:57:40 PM »

Quote from: Z-Corn on August 20, 2014, 12:44:03 PM

Is it true that JW's believe only 144,000 souls get to go to heaven?

If so, didn't they hit that number a long time ago?

Yes and yes. However, they believe there are two "classes," one a heavenly class and one an earthly class. The heavenly class is only 144,000, and the rest will live forever on Earth.

There's some talk that they're going to announce that the 144,000 number was always supposed to be figurative, though. Basically, a couple of years ago they happened to say that maybe there are NEW people being added to the 144,000, and lo and behold a bunch of people all of a sudden started believing they were going to heaven! WHAT A CONCEPT! So now the number of people who profess that belief is going up, and they're probably going to have to say that the number was figurative all along.

HOWEVER, since the "144,000" was always the ruling class, how can the church rulers keep their power? Simple! They've now changed the doctrine to state that the only ones who can provide their special brand of "spiritual food" are... the church rulers.

Pure control. If you were at all interested about what they have to believe and were thinking of listening to them, stay far far away. Better yet, if a JW comes to your door, just ask them why they were a part of the UN for 10 years. That should get them thinking.
Logged
Scraper
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3902



View Profile
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2014, 05:40:16 PM »

Lee how is your family treating you at this point?

Logged

" And they are a strong and frightening force, impervious to, and immunized against, the feeble lance of mere reason." Isaac Asimov
Lee
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3263


View Profile
« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2014, 06:00:22 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on August 20, 2014, 05:40:16 PM

Lee how is your family treating you at this point?



Ummm...fine, thanks. Tongue

(I know Eel is also a Lee, just couldn't resist.)
Logged
Scraper
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3902



View Profile
« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2014, 06:02:48 PM »

Quote from: Lee on August 20, 2014, 06:00:22 PM

Quote from: Scraper on August 20, 2014, 05:40:16 PM

Lee how is your family treating you at this point?



Ummm...fine, thanks. Tongue

(I know Eel is also a Lee, just couldn't resist.)

Maybe I should have used his surname "Mr. Snave"  icon_wink
Logged

" And they are a strong and frightening force, impervious to, and immunized against, the feeble lance of mere reason." Isaac Asimov
hepcat
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 9204


I'M the one that knocks! Now...burp me!


View Profile
« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2014, 06:27:00 PM »



So this WASN'T a documentary?
Logged

Warning:  You will see my penis. -Brian

Just remember: once a user figures out gluten noting them they're allowed to make fun of you. - Ceekay speaking in tongues.
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.093 seconds with 33 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.02s, 2q)