Saturday, 2 November 2013

Increase The Flock At The Expense Of Integrity

Sometimes, all you can do is laugh. There is the occasional thing that comes from the Watchtower publishers that really makes you stop and just say: "Do these people really think anyone will fall for this?"

That is the question I asked myself when I saw Tract 82, entitled  "You Can Trust The Creator!", on the official Jehovah's Witness website. There is so much wrong with it that it is difficult to decide where to start. Obviously the title - Since when did the Jehovah's Witnesses start referring to God as the Creator? Never. They got their name because they feel that God should be called Jehovah. They have consistently banged the drum that God is Jehovah and not God, but now because they are appealing to Native tribes of America & Canada it is alright to forget the word Jehovah and refer to Jehovah as The Creator.

They even change bible quotes to match. On the front page they have:

"The Creator has spoken to mankind, and his words are written in a book. (2 Timothy 3:16,17)" (Tract 82, Page 1)

Which is purely an attempt to get the tribal natives to think that the Jehovah's Witnesses think just like they do. Which once a tribal native opens up the New World Translation, will find is a lie:

"All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work." (NWT, 2Tim 3:16-17)

The Creator is right back to being God. And how are the Jehovah's Witnesses going to react when the tribal natives start praying to the Creator, Wakan Tanan, The Great Spirit, The Great Mystery, The One, Grandfather, and many other names?

Page 2 is where the Jehovah's Witnesses pull no punches. All of a sudden great Chiefs were quoting exactly what the Jehovah's Witnesses are quoting. Wrong. Page 2 is taking the quotes of tribal Chiefs and mixing them together with quotes from the Bible, to make it appear as the Chief said the whole thing. There is no clear distinction between where one quote ends and another starts.

Head on to page three, and witness some of the most racist artwork the Watchtower has ever published.

Only tribal natives make it to Paradise on Earth all of a sudden

What is missing from the picture? Another nationality perhaps. In every piece of artwork the Jehovah's Witnesses have put out there is always a mix of nationalities and races. But in Tract 82 because it is an attempt to ensnare tribal natives not another nationality, or race, is anywhere to be found. Do the Jehovah's Witnesses think that tribal natives will have their own little slice of 'Paradise on Earth'? Of course not, but they portray it purely to appeal to the target audience that they will be forcing the pamphlet to. Actually, it is not just the artwork. The whole pamphlet has nobody but tribal natives in it.

In my view this pamphlet did more damage than good. If the Jehovah's Witnesses felt that tribal natives would fall for these tricks they obviously didn't spend enough time looking at the tribal people who would see through this 'insult' to their culture and spiritual practices.

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