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Shawnster last won the day on September 27 2018

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  1. Where is the right to privacy guaranteed in the Korean constitution? The right to privacy is not even guaranteed in the US constitution.
  2. Shawnster


    This is a good and valid question. Thank you for asking. We have had members let us know they have been disfellowshipped. These ones are moved to "former member" status and we tell them that they can reactivate their account when they are reinstated. It's just like real life. A person could come up and talk to you. Unless you know the individual, you have no idea if the person is an elder or pioneer or baptized or a publisher or an interested person or disfellowshipped. You rely on the honesty of the individual you are talking to. Our membership policy states: https://jwtalk.net/forums/topic/1450-forum-membership-policy/
  3. So it would be correct to say: Society's publication - The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society did publish the publication after all. The Society's headquarters - the legal entity does have a headquarters base of operations. The Society owns - the legal entity does have ownership... The Organization would also work in any of those above statements. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is part of our Organization. The Organization controls the legal entity. This legal entity would be included in the possessions or belongings that Jesus referred to in Matthew 24:45-47. Using "The Branch" is a bit more specific. We all are not under the same branch. Those of us in the United States are part of the US Branch. Canada has the Canadian Branch. Etc...
  4. Shawnster

    Ultima-Thule Pictures

    It's a rock floating in space that a very expensive camera took a picture of. It's no different than any other pictures of rocks except it's farther away.
  5. This is easy to do online, which is why we must take extra steps to make sure we are displaying the fruitage of the spirit here on JWTalk. There is a trend or habit for people online to become snarky, overly sarcastic, and negative toward fellow members or online friends. It's easy to say things that are rude and hurtful, comments that we would never say in real life in face-to-face conversation. It's as if these individuals do not realize that their words posted here leave an indelible mark. Unlike a conversation that is quickly forgotten, online communication can always be read again and again and again... I've seen comments here that make me glad I'm not in the same congregation with that individual. Comments that have come across as rude or unloving. I know that isn't the spirit the comment was intended, but it's a wake up call that we should be extra cautious about how we word replies. Always gracious and seasoned with salt.
  6. Wisdom... Muscle control or concentration... These are learned or acquired abilities and nor something we are born with. Walking, eating with utensils, using hand tools, talking, whistling... All need to be learned. Take practice.
  7. All terms are inoffensive until they change. All these words that are offensive now used to be acceptable even among those particular ethnic groups. The flip side is also true. Some terms that used to be offensive are now accepted.
  8. Similar to entering an enclosed porch or Florida room, I might think. Gives us pause to reconsider what lengths one might go in the ministry.
  9. A national organization that promotes the separation of church and state has asked the county to remove the Nativity scene from the courthouse lawn. In a letter mailed to Jackson County Commissioners, Freedom From Religion Foundation attorney Ryan D. Jayne wrote that a “concerned local citizen” contacted the organization and requested it look into whether the county could look into the matter. The display at the courthouse features a lighted Mary and Joseph in a barn and a manger and has been displayed on the courthouse lawn, 111 S. Main St., Brownstown, for a number of years throughout the holiday season. It also includes wise men, animals and angels. http://www.tribtown.com/2018/12/19/national-organization-asks-county-to-remove-nativity-scene/ This is a half hour from where I grew up in Indiana.
  10. So, they weren't arrested for knocking on doors. They entered the property without permission. Sidewalk... front door... these imply permission to at least knock on the entrance. We do not, however, have permission to roam the yard or try all the resident's doors in our ministry. We definitely do not have permission to try all the doors until we find an unlocked one we can enter.
  11. Shawnster

    Daily Bacon

    https://www.news5cleveland.com/sports/college-sports/osu/ohio-state-gets-bacon-vending-machine The machine is located at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences on the university’s Columbus campus, and it offers cooked bacon strips and bacon bits for $1.
  12. My thought is the card could be programmed to not function unless the owner was on the voter rolls, or voted, or was in approved standing by the government. Like you said, a Witness could be arrested or detained or under surveillance and their card deactivated unless they swear allegiance to the government. A literal fulfillment of Revelation. They could not buy or sell unless their card funct. Their card would not function unless they support the government, which is the mark of the Beast.
  13. Does your mouth water at the prospect of a nice juicy steak? How about a nice juicy 3D-printed steak, made using a paste composed of vegetable-based materials like rice, peas, and seaweed? That’s what a new Spanish startup, Novameat, is working hard to bring to market. “I developed the first 3D-printed plant-based beefsteak while I was working as a postdoc researcher in tissue engineering, and assistant professor at the UPC university in Barcelona,” founder Giuseppe Scionti told Digital Trends. “I was lucky … because this city is a great hub for both 3D printing companies and world-renowned restaurants.”
  14. How ZTE helps Venezuela create China-style social control https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/venezuela-zte/ Revelation 13:16-18 It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. 18 This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666.That is, the dragon.Or “royal headbands.”Or “language.”Or possibly, “If anyone is to be killed with the sword.”Or “spirit.”Or “a human number.”
  15. Just keep in mind the reference used is a translation or interpretation of Lucian's interpretation. So we have an interpretation of an interpretation. This should cause question about the use of the word anastauroo. Was it interpreted correctly? We already have evidence that other works like the King James did not interpret the word correctly.

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