A sample of one of my fan letters…
Your dumb and sick you don’t know anything about Jehovahs Witnesses there very nice, loving people, and people like you who read and hear what other people who hate jehovahs witnesses say and you hate them! Jehovahs witnesses go door to door to just try to get there religion around to people. If they didn’t do that they wouldn’t have a religion! Jesus went town to town door to door preaching gods good word! Other religions don’t get up and take time out of there day when they could be doing something else, to speece to people about god. And if you would open your eye and see then you could read and see that Jehovah is Gods name its in the bible. Today and in the past the bible has been changed and messed with! The bible could have been foul of gods name but its not its been replaced by “god and lord”. And if you were to read the bible more you would read that Jesus is Jehovahs son! And for your information you would read in the bible the scripture that Jehovahs Witnesses get there name from it says this that gods people are his witnesses! -Wes
Whew, Wes – perhaps you might indicate exactly what set you off? Um, I used to be one, so I am aware of the things you say. I am neither dumb nor sick, and I do not hate Jehovah’s Witnesses – I simply think that the governing body, which members worship more than they do their God, actively manipulates and controls the membership in a destructive way that shows no real evidence of spiritual wisdom or inspiration.
The name “Jehovah’s Witnesses” was a remake since 3/4 of the previous group – International Bible Students – quit once their prophecies were proven false. Perhaps you need to do a little research on the history of your own religion.
Jehovah is not God’s name. YHWH is God’s name, and the proper pronunciation, known only to Levite priests and only to be spoken in the holiest of holies in the temple, has been lost. If we did know the way to say it, then it wouldn’t be proper to do so.
I have no problem with rank and file JWs or their work door to door – if they want to be good sheep (slaves) to a publishing empire in Brooklyn, that is certainly their choice. But to tell people to submit to elders – people with neither training nor education nor wisdom, people who read talks verbatim that are written by people who won’t even take responsibility – people who have no calling at all and who control the lives and divide families without a shred of christian compassion or forgiveness – well, I just don’t believe that is very christian.
One shallow note: I have noticed that there has been a steady decline in the communication abilities of JWs during my lifetime – especially for an organization that used to put a lot of emphasis on literacy and study (even if only the study of their own secondary publications/proclamations).