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1MKnight

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About 1MKnight

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    Elite Member

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    Michael
  • Relationship Status
    Happily Wed
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    Pacific Northwest
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    Yes
  • Baptized
    Yes

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    I was raised around the Truth. My mother was a witness, and raised me the best she could. I have always been someone who is very critical, especially when younger. At a certain point in my youth I decided I needed to figure out where my life should be headed, and thus, whether or not Jehovah's Witnesses really had the truth. I first looked at the theory of Evolution vs Creation and after months of that it became clear that the Universe was designed. Then I set off to see if the Bible was something that could be trusted. Once that was settled I needed to figure out what was the correct understanding of it. I researched many teachings of various churches, and always compared them to JWs. I eventually was exposed to material that shown the witnesses in a negative light. But, myself being critical of everything led me to double check these negative claims. Over time it became evident that these were obvious lies thinly veiled as facts. As I studied the Bible more and more I became convinced that this was the Truth. I was baptized that year.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    Research and study; Typography; Motion Design; Bookbinding
  • My favorite books
    Besides theocratic: "Truth in Translation - Bias and accuracy in English Translation"; "Thinking in Type"; "East of Eden";
  • My favorite music
    Progressive Rock; Some EDM; Orchestral; Singer/Songwriter; Bluegrass
  • My favorite movies
    Starwars Ep 5
  • My favorite quotes
    “If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity. ” - Daniel Webster

    "A single grey snowflake sifting down. He caught it in his hand and watched it expire there like the last host of Christendom." - The Road

    "Quality is a probabilistic function of quantity" - Dean Simonton

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  1. Because of how Jehovah's Witnesses have been treated in the media regarding sexual abuse, I tend to take reports like this with a grain of salt. However, what differences I'm seeing here between allegations against the Watchtower vs the Catholic Church is that the abusers are the Priests themselves, and the Scope of the problem. Is there any other reasons why i should believe that this is not just being inflated by the media? What are some of the main differences?
  2. Thank you for finding the article That's a really cool story, thanks for sharing
  3. I like your comment I'm in the middle of simplifying right now. It's hard work xD 🤣🤣🤣🤣 We've gotten rid of hundreds of items of clothing, instruments, electronic systems/computers, over 75% of our theocratic library (now fits on one shelf) and even one of our cars. It's a fun (read: scary) ride, but we keep seeing Jehovah help us which gives us the courage to keep it going.
  4. Now I can finally get the Library on my wife's computer!
  5. JW.org must have a VERY specific target audience. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
  6. I like that when you get a question answer wrong, it elegantly corrects you. I think It'd be a good exercise to look over how it does this and meditate on how we could do the same in the ministry when a householder gives a very wrong answer.
  7. The night we watched the Broadcast, my wife and I did our normal Bible reading routine, except that we tried to imitate the lessons we just learned. IT was a real eye opener in how effective a slow study of the material can be. That being said, as much as I like (love) this method of Bible reading, I also love reading through large sections quickly to get a sense of the over all themes and a sense of the action in books like Acts. You can read (or listen to) Acts in a day - just a few hours - and it can be a real perspective shift to see it all happening and get how it all connects. I get the feeling that anyone at Gilead would tell you that you need both, the slow zooming in "gleaning", and the broad perspectives. I would of course think that the slow "baking" method is of course more beneficial in most instances, however I think both have their place.
  8. I shall have you know that 'the corny Cart song' is my wife's favorite I've even started to appreciate it. It took a few years - whereas most of the songs only take a few days - but it nontheless has become a regular listen in this house xD
  9. I was taught that on a 3-button suit, you always button the top two. It's also possible to get away with buttoning just the center one. All's I'm going to say is that some people in my hall disagree xD I prefer no buttons. 😏
  10. THere is a thread on here from a few months back where an arson tried to burn down two kingdom halls- this one and another nearby. He failed though, looked like he even caught himself on fire from the security footage. But this time he definately succeeded. Additionally, I think before the initial arson attempts, there were threats made to various kingdom halls in the Washington area. One Kingdom hall about an hour from this one, had to intruders barge into a meeting. I don't know what happened, but all the halls in the area have their pictures now for reference. So, it's not easy to tell if these are related or not.
  11. https://q13fox.com/2018/07/03/2nd-fire-this-year-at-olympia-jehovahs-witness-kingdom-hall/ Also:A Person of Interest is in custody - they were found with suit on their hands.
  12. Just listed to the whole book all the way through yesterday while doing some work. Really great. I felt like I was learning about the early history of the modern organization. It was chillingly good. I remember one talk a while back, the speaker recommended that we take a day where we have a few hours - 2 or 3 - and just read all of Acts straight through to get the full picture of what took place. And I have to say that listening to it is a great way to do that. I feel I got so many insights that I never have before just getting it all in one 'sitting'.
  13. I've been waiting for this one for quite some time. I have to say the wait has paid off There are some things that I have learned about Acts that I never knew just by listening to this. Hearing the different characters and there expressions really helps to see whats going on better. For instance, some parts that I always subvocalize as the narrator are actually conversation. For the first time I really paid attention to the disciple's prayer in Chapter 4. Overall, really good stuff.
  14. On one of those sites that have a number of talks uploaded, I remember finding a talk about being loyal and obedient to God's organization. The example that he used was of Moses' time. He went into detail about how people would have felt about Moses, and why it was so easy for Korah to turn so many away. There were some fascinating points and insights. But I cannot find it again. Does anyone know what talk I am referring to, and would you happen to have access to it?
  15. What can I say, I'm a designer at heart.
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