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  1. I never minded the split, although I would have made The Watchtower an internal magazine that we study on Sundays and would have come up with a new name for the public magazine (hey this is new, this is fresh, and nobody will see the word 'watchtower' and shut the door, lol). It's clear that we're not phasing out, but greatly reducing the distribution of printed literature. Most printed things today are thrown away and never read (phone books, weekly grocery circulars, free city newspapers, etc.) so it makes sense that we are only handing them out to those who are sincerely interested.
  2. Moved to Encouragement for the Worldwide Brotherhood since a link and a picture isn't what we consider the fruits of your Bible Research & Personal Study.
  3. Nice illustration! I moved it over here to Encouragement for the Worldwide Brotherhood (a forum visible to anyone) since it's where we like to put nice illustrations.
  4. Well, at least you let the community know you have an ad blocker installed
  5. Northern states are going to see increases as people start doing more thing indoors to get out of the cold. Southern states will start seeing decreases as people start doing more outside now that it's not so roasting hot out.
  6. If you use AdBlock, then you can select "pause just this once for this site" and reload the page. 😉
  7. Welcome aboard! I hope you will feel close to our worldwide brotherhood and through an interchange of encouragement we'll all be driven to serve Jehovah more fully
  8. It's part of the "narrative" because in the world the anti-vax movement is a political issue and the ones protesting the vaccine are usually screaming 'my freedom, my body, my choice, cuz 'Merica!" which does indeed sound crazy selfish. Of course, Jehovah's people are not part of any anti-vax movement, and would never protest or speak out against the vaccine in an effort to influence their choice.
  9. Yes, that was also a crazy display of lawlessness. But it was in one isolated area and only lasted that day. The BLM craziness (probably better referred to as the George Floyd riots) went on for months and in several countries around the world.
  10. Because the BLM riots are the most recent, and we're the largest display of lawlessness most of us have ever witnessed. Referencing a recent riot has nothing to do with race.
  11. So yes, because it might only be mandatory for employment but you don't have to legally accept the vaccine, you can refuse and accept the consequences. But if it became legally required by law, there is no good reason to refuse because as Jehovah's Witnesses we have no religious objection to vaccines. In fact, they're are completely safe and beneficial and the governing body is clearly in favor of three brothers and sisters getting them.
  12. No big deal. Obey the superior authorities when they mandate things that have no scriptural objection. This means you willingly submit to any mandatory tests, mandatory vaccines, and wear your mandatory mask. Since none of these things violate the law of the Christ, a true Christian will happily submit to these things.
  13. Hilarious. Confirmed by the scientists themselves.... no legs were discovered....
  14. Over here, of you go to a doctor or hospital with a cloth mask, they will hand you a surgical mask and ask you to put it on instead. All masks work, but some masks work better.

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About Dismal_Bliss

  • Birthday 11/10/1975

Member's Public Information

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name
    Bob
  • Relationship Status
    Happily married to my lovely wife.
  • Displayed Location
    Northeast Ohio
  • Publisher
    Yes
  • Baptized
    07/20/2002
  • Website URL
    www.jwtalk.net

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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