Category: Personal Story

Who Shuns Whom?

Jehovah’s Witnesses commonly practice the shunning of those who have left the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. There are varying degrees of shunning, and for varying reasons, but there is one constant: the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society Organization, aka the Jehovah’s Witnesses, propagate the practice of shunning among their members, and have for a … Read More

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In My Opinion / Divide and Conquer

Point / Counterpoint POINT: I saw a Facebook post recently about some ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses who staged a “flash mob” at a Kingdom Hall, a protest really. They decided that the perfect time and place was right after the first song and prayer. I disagree. Rudeness, which I believe was the case here by the protestors, … Read More

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Happy Holidays?

It’s that time of year again–the Holidays. For most children in the United States, the holidays are a time of excitement and anticipation. There are some children, though, in every part of the world, who dread the coming of the holidays. These are the children of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Many people know that Jehovah’s Witnesses … Read More

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The Man in the Well, Part 4: Mary Baker Eddy

After a long and difficult time, pondering the many deeds the Roman Catholic priest (Part 3a & Part 3b) had told him he must do, along comes… [Begin the Man in the Well BLOG Series from the first installment, the Greek Orthodox Priest] MARY BAKER EDDY of Christian Science I had almost given up hope when I happened … Read More

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The Man in the Well, Part 3b: Roman Catholic Priest

And our fellow continues (from Part 3a) to contemplate what the Roman Catholic priest has told him he must do… [Begin the Man in the Well BLOG Series from the first installment, the Greek Orthodox Priest] The more I thought of the mass, the more [troubled] I became.  Christ, I knew, had been offered once for all, and … Read More

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The Man in the Well, Part 3a: Roman Catholic Priest

We have seen our man in the well disappointed by the Greek Orthodox priest (Part 1) and by the rabbi (Part 2). Then along comes a… ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST Presently, my attention was arrested by a shadow that fell across the opening, and upon looking up, I observed a man standing at the top of … Read More

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The Man in the Well, Part 2: Jewish Rabbi

Having just spoken to a Greek Orthodox priest, we left our poor fellow deep in the well clutching an ikon of the holy St. Nicholas. (Part 1) And along comes… THE JEWISH RABBI While meditating on all this, I chanced once more to glance up, I exclaimed, my heart overflowing with gratitude, “I have fallen into this … Read More

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The Man in the Well, Part 1: Greek Orthodox Priest

From Smith, Oswald J., The Battle for Truth, Marshall, Morgan & Scott, publisher, 1962, pp. 7-23 This is a story about a man who fell into a well and could not possibly get out by himself. As he sits, stunned and in pitch dark, pondering his predicament, several men of faith pass by to explain to … Read More

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