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Dismal_Bliss last won the day on May 22

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About Dismal_Bliss

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    Head Programmer
  • Birthday 11/10/1975

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    Happily married to my lovely wife Crystal
  • Displayed Location
    Northeast Ohio
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  • Baptized

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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    I grew up in a divided household. My parents fought like cats and dogs, and as a result, I didn't want to hear about religion. But at 13 years old I wanted to fix my family, and so I prayed to whoever might be up there listening and purchased my first bible, a New Revised Standard Version, and began reading. In time, I became passionate over Koine Greek and translation issues, and the more I read the Bible and the deeper I dug into spiritual things, the clearer it became to me that Jehovah's Witnesses were in complete harmony with the word of God.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    Family - doing things together with my wife and children is wonderful - a family that plays together (and prays together), stays together. I'm a Bible teacher and much of my interests center around following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:21). I'm also an internet junkie - probably not a good thing.
  • My favorite books
    God's Word, the Holy Bible (I've collected over 40 translations of this book in Hebrew, Greek, English, and Spanish).
    Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament by Jason David BeDuhn
    The Role of Theology and Bias in Bible Translation by Rolf Furuli
  • My favorite music
    Such a broad range that it is too much to list. Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Fantomas, Peeping Tom, Mondo Cane, and more), The Cure, Andrea Bocelli, and classical music too. Popular music is okay, until it has been played to death. Probably shouldn't mention some of these. Sadly, you have to listen to an album and weed out the bad songs on just about anything these days.
  • My favorite quotes
    And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free - Jesus at John 8:32

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  1. Dismal_Bliss

    Newsweek Cover

    No authorization necessary and completely legal under Fair Use laws. It would be like me going to the zoo and seeing a bear reading the NWT and I cannot post the picture because the NWT is copyrighted, LOL!
  2. Dismal_Bliss

    Newsweek Cover

    He probably got busted, lol. Rather, it's a leak and it's copyrighted, and we're all screen capping it. I'm sure he had to hide it, at least temporarily. But if you're reading this Michael, I will pay to have this international edition mailed to me.
  3. Dismal_Bliss

    Newsweek Cover

    Newsweek has been running several articles about us in Russia, and they are all favorable, imo
  4. Dismal_Bliss

    Newsweek Cover

    Well, everyone already knows my opinion on this....
  5. The comments section on RT.com makes for an interesting read. Everybody hates the USA because the are hypocrites, speaking of peace yet spilling blood everywhere. Kinda makes sense that the book of Revelation describes the USA/UK as having horns like a lamb yet speaks like a dragon and it called the False Prophet. 😉
  6. We had a large influx of Nepali people about 10 years ago, and we quickly formed a group that in recent times has become an official congregation.
  7. Dismal_Bliss

    Migrate JW library

    I don't know. I just got the instructions off of jw.org However, you could report back to us and let us know how it went. Just don't delete the app from your old device until we've found a way to make this work.
  8. The visiting brother gave the same talk in my hall that I gave in his hall last week. It was fun to see how we approached the topic in different ways.

    1. Lance


      I always want to hear how they explain, illustrate and apply the scriptures.. 

      It’s amazing how someone can look at a scripture and the next person can see a totally different application or use a unique illustration to drive home the point..

    2. Dismal_Bliss


      Or in my case, I chose certain scriptures among what were cited, and he decided to go with others. I also hover on a couple particular points for a while, and he chose to focus on some different ones. It was nice.

  9. JWLibrary on my father's iPad was glitching the other day. On the Home Screen, instead of showing Favorites, the ToolBox, Whats New, etc, it was all blank with a message "There is nothing new to show here". It was working again at a later time. I think it was just having difficulty connecting to JW.org and downloading the latest information. Maybe the connection was bad or the server was busy.
  10. Dismal_Bliss

    Migrate JW library

    In your old Galaxy Tab S, open JW Library, go to "Personal Study" and click the backup icon to create a back up. Move this back up file to your new device. On your new tablet, install JW Library, go to "Personal Study" and click the backup icon to restore a backup.
  11. That's terrible. I read something similar about the other, more solid, human waste. While God's Law to Israel was to bury it thoroughly, the surrounding nations treated it like soap.
  12. Dismal_Bliss

    Home page

    My desktop is cluttered, lol. When I open Chrome, I have Bing set as my search engine in the address bar so it launches a Bing Styled page. My Home button goes to Google News when I click it.
  13. I am sick of all things political. I hate the Left and the Right, lol 😛 I started doing this thing where I click the drop down menu on Facebook posts where someone shares something posted by a page, and BLOCKing the page. Most Facebooker's don't actually think for themselves, but just reshare this garbage. My news stream has become very clean since I have been doing this.
  14. This kind of thing brings tears to my eyes Jehovah will be taking their guns away from them soon enough 😉
  15. Dismal_Bliss


    I have blue eyes. My mom has blue eyes. My 3 kids have blue eyes. My wife and my dad have hazel eyes (brown most of the time, greenish hue once in a while).

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