SPORTS 'OUTSCORING' JEHOVAH WITNESSES
Added: (Mon Jul 04 2005)
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Jehovah's Witnesses say it is wrong to salute the flag, but it is alright to parade it around the tennis court and encourage others to salute it.
As Jehovah's Witnesses grow up within the Watchtower organization, many of them have a desire to excel in the ministry work going from door to door preaching. Sometimes this desire to do this evangelizing work fades away for many Jehovah's Witnesses.
Regardless of the many unsuccessful prophecies of Armageddon the Watchtower has proclaimed, many members within this religious cult are just not afraid of those Watchtower warnings anymore, and many JWs have set their hearts on other successful avenues.
I recall an interview with Danny Granger a very promising and successful basketball player, who went from Jehovah's Witness missionary, to professional basketball, playing with some of the very best stars in the league. In the 5th paragraph from the bottom at this website we read quote:
"With Granger, we're talking here about a four-year college player, a Jehovah's Witness who has done missionary work, a young man who actually turned down Yale. When he moves to Indianapolis, he will be accompanied by his father, who has said he will shut down his forklift repair business and live with his son."
The 2001 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, page 219 states quote:
"The Joy of Serving Jehovah
Argentine Witnesses who have taken up the full-time ministry as a career are also happy to use their lives in serving Jehovah."
I had to question this information contained in the Watchtower's Yearbook because, if there is so much happiness in this preaching work of Jehovah's Witnesses, then why are so many of them leaving it for other choices in life? When asked in an interview, Danny Granger said that his role-model was Michael Jordan. A person would think that Jesus Christ and his example would be the foremost role-model for a Jehovah's Witness, however, with the ever increasing false prophecies of the Watchtower Society, doctrinal flip-flops, and their allowing pedophiles to run freely within their ranks, then it is no wonder why some JWs are looking elsewhere for their dreams in life. At this website Danny said quote:
Q: Do you have a favorite player or role model that you looked up to the most growing up?
A: Michael Jordan. Who didn't want to be Jordan growing up? I'm sure everyone says that, but I truly did just want to be like Michael Jordan.
When I read these comments, I couldn't help but wonder if this so-called Paradise promise we find on page 4 of the Watchtower Society's "Awake" magazine, was published there for accuracy or just to fill up space. Certainly when we look at the actions of many Jehovah's Witnesses turning to tennis, football, basketball, and so forth, then we can see clearly that the Watchtower's message is not really coming across as very promising or happy even to Jehovah's Witnesses themselves!
Some of the examples that came to my mind on this subject were those of how hard Jehovah's Witnesses have defended themselves, in the Supreme Court against being required to salute the American Flag.
It appeared very hypocritical to me to know that Jehovah's Witnesses really want no part of the American Flag if it makes America look good, but yet, they are willing to parade it around the tennis court if it can be used to make (them) look good!
A person would come to the conclusion that Jehovah's Witnesses are saying that it is wrong to salute the flag, because JWs are taught it would be an act of idolatry, but yet, it is alright to parade it around the tennis court and encourage others to salute it.
Surely something doesn't smell good in the kitchen with those actions or interpretations! This kind of thinking process would lead a person to believe that Jesus taught peace and goodwill, while holding an AK47 at his side to make sure it was accomplished!
No wonder so many Jehovah's Witnesses are leaving the Watchtower Society. They see examples like this on TV and know that every bit of it is hypocritical, and contrary to the very fiber of their long held beliefs, yet is condoned by the Watchtower Leaders, because of all of the free advertising the William's receive by being mentioned as Jehovah's Witnesses.
Since Jehovah's Witnesses see that their "faithful and discreet slave class" see more benefit in the (money) that can be made by this hypocritical conduct, then JW members also see that (money) is really the bottom line, and they seem to be headed in that direction no matter how many times they see the word "Armageddon" in Watchtower literature!
Sports of all kinds are now "outscoring" the Watchtower whether it is tennis, football, or basketball, Jehovah's Witnesses are showing us more and more that real happiness is not found in the Watchtower's preaching work, but rather, in finding a career that really gives them some pleasure and pays their own bills, instead of paying all the bills for the Watchtower!
Yes there is a (good) life after the cult!
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