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Hiding the Truth: Watchtower Goes After FaithLeaks

The Watchtower has a history of criticizing other beliefs – calling them “false religions.” But the Watchtower has had innumerable changes in policy, doctrines, treatment of its members, and preaching methods during the past 150 years. It’s most prominent leaders promoted failed prophecies that “Armageddon – The End of the Present System of Things” was […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Cult of Isolation and Fear

The following article was first published in August 2017 at  medium.com/@r.m.weisgerber and was brought to our attention some time ago. We wanted to share it with our readers because it describes the experiences and feelings of growing up in a JW family from a child’s point of view – even though that child is now […]

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Ron Reed: Why I Left the Watchtower

GETTING A CHILDREN BOOK FROM THE JUDGE, THEN ON TO BETHEL AND THE CIRCUIT WORK: One of my earliest memories is going to the St. Louis assembly in 1941 with my mother and grandmother and getting a copy of the book, Children, from Judge Rutherford. Then on December 7, 1941, I remember being at the […]

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Puerto Rico TV Reports Watchtower Child Abuse

On October 24, 2018, the Puerto Rico’s Telemundo Channel posted a 45-minute news variety show called “Entretenimiento Boricua”  (slang for “Puerto Rican Entertainment”). It featured a 23-minute segment about Jehovah’s Witness child sex abuse (with a focus on policy) as told in interviews. 

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I Believed I Would Never Die and Other Short Essays

There was a time when I believed I would never die. I literally thought that contrary to the experience of every human in history, I would never have to experience a physical death. That’s not the same as dying and then waking up in Heaven. It truly meant that my human body would never die and […]

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Labeling A Person For Leaving “The Truth”

If there’s one saying used among Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs) that I truly dislike, it is this: “He’s not doing anything about the Truth right now.” This is used to indicate that someone isn’t active but there’s still hope they might return. What I don’t like about this is that it makes it sound like the […]

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A&E TV Presents New Series on Cults

An A&E TV program about cults (including Jehovah’s Witnesses) that Barbara will be on, will air this coming Tuesday, May 29th (2018) at 10 PM EST. Don’t forget to watch and please share the information.

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Letter of Dissociation of Carlos Fernandes

The following “letter of dissociation” was submitted by “Carlos Fernandes” to the elders of his local Kingdom Hall in Portugal. While it is long and detailed, we were impressed by his calm approach and solid reasoning. We are pleased to reprint it here with Senhor Fernandes’ permission.