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Can I get a Witness?

If you need one, they’ll be at the Tucson Convention Center tomorrow: the district convention for The Jehovah’s Witnesses is hosting it’s final three-day session there this weekend. The JW’s have held seven “Keep on the Watch” sessions this summer in Tucson and a press release from the group said they were “delighted to note that many in the community accepted their invitation to attend sessions of the annual three-day event.”

While the Witnesses and those attending are focused, one presumes, on spiritual benefits, a press release from the groups said that In addition to the spiritual benefits, the Tucson Convention and Visitor’s Bureau estimates the local economic impact of the convention to be approximately $20.4 million. Not bad for a town desperate for a little economic stimulus.

This weekend’s event starts Friday at 9:20 a.m. (yes, 9:20) at the Tucson Convention Center. If you’re curious just what it is the Witnesses believe, check out this and this. All sessions are free and open to the public and unlike most religious gatherings, no collections are ever taken, according to the press release. Questions? Call Frank at 602.267.7747 or Robert at 520.241.7256

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7 thoughts on “Can I get a Witness?

  1. Jehovah’s Witnesses dissident speaks.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are noted for their chief doctrine that Jesus had his second coming in 1914. The conventions are the major source of publicity for the Watchtower society,conventions and the construction of new Kingdom Hall church buildings.

    Watchtower convention *end of the world* declarations.
    The followers are giving a shot of optimism that the end of this old world is coming any minute,while their lives stagnate for this apocalyptic sect that keeps manipulating them to give it all to their organization instead of saving for personal retirement.

    Danny Haszard http://www.dannyhaszard.com

    [On 1975 end of world prediction
    “The fact that fifty-four years of the period called the “last days” have already gone by is highly significant. It means that only a few years, at most, remain before the corrupt system of things dominating the earth is destroyed by God.” Awake! 1968 October 8 p.13 ]

    [The shunning practiced by Jehovah’s Witnesses is a shame device control tactic and the entire family is cut-off.]

    1. Hey Danny:
      If I’m reading this correctly, you were once a JW and you left? Have you been shunned? is your family still involved?

  2. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that their organization is the only true Christian organization.
    They believe that the truths of scripture were lost through a great apostasy centuries ago until God used Charles Russell to restore the gospel.

    JW shares some doctrinal beliefs with Christianity, but most of their beliefs either completely contradict, or at least pervert Biblical truths.
     
    Theologically,Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult of Christianity. The oppressive organization does not represent historical, Biblical Christianity in any way.
    Sociologically, it is a destructive cult whose false teachings frequently result in spiritual and psychological abuse,as well as needless deaths.

    http://www.jwfiles.com

    1. Hi nerdygirl: Were you a JW and that’s how you know this- or have you just done research? Can you tell me more about the “needless deaths”? What makes people continue to join the JW if they are, as you say, so outrageous? What do you think accounts for that?

  3. Renee,
    Some friends of my kids are JW, I believe. They recently told my girls they don’t believe in Christmas, that it’s wrong to celebrate it, that it mocks God. Confused my poor girls. Had to set them straight. A teachable moment? I need to learn more I guess, though I’d heard long ago that it’s a cult. Some of the things they said ruffled my daughter, and me, too. Nice people, but misguided in my opinion. Feel like I need to have my guard up a bit, while still being loving, because we are called to that and I certainly feel it. But need to stay watchfu, I guess.

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