Top Secret JW Letter, April 2, 2012

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    graysome67 posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:11:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    cofty posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:15:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    Hi Graysome67 welcome to the forum.

    Found Sheep posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:18:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    Welcome Graysome67 thanks for the confidential letter

    FreeAtLast1914 posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:22:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    Smart strategy for a publishing corp. Halve the size of the printed issues to reduce expenses and slowly transition the flock to consume material on the website with exclusive articles.

    Form my perspective, this either means the followers aren't giving like they used to and the GB is scrammbling for a way to even the playing the field, or the brothers' donations are the same and the governing body simply wants to increase the bottom line.

    Gotta love cult capitalism!

    Amelia Ashton posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:22:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    Welcome Graysome67

    That is 4 languages we have this letter in now. I wonder if any still in jdubs have seen it yet?

    M undercover posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:24:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    So much for Top Secret in JWland... when the apostate world knew about it at least a week ago

    reading this again and I was struck by this quote:

    "The Governing Body has noted the growing tendancy for people to obtain reading material from the Internet and has carefully weighed the effect this trend is having on the printing industry..."

    Maybe it's me, but it came off as sounding like the GB was tooting their own horn as how in-the-know they are and how they alone came up with a solution. And all Jah's little people will eat it up, not realizing of course, that the WTS is several years behind the rest of the printed media world in noting the growing tendancy of people obtaining reading material from the Internet.

    M thetrueone posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:29:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    Back in the mid 80's the WTS. came out and demeaned the use of computers, even to state a scripture pertaining to whom shall make

    a tower before themselves, something along that line.

    Now 20 years later on the two faced hypocritical bastards, realizing the forwarding potential for putting out their magazines on-line

    as a easy way to distribute their literature has been acknowledged, well I guess those computers are a good thing after all.

    WildeLover posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:31:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    i had fun on saturday morning mentioning this to one of the elders who is such a gossip. prob all around the hall at this point!

    M wha happened? posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:34:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    I remeber that true one. People were getting poo poo'd for printing out scriptures because we should be concerened about the usuage of the bible, not technology

    M undercover posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:37:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    Back in the mid 80's the WTS. came out and demeaned the use of computers, even to state a scripture pertaining to whom shall make a tower before themselves, something along that line.

    Now 20 years...

    Mid-80s to now? More like 30 years... You lost a decade along the way. Must've been one hell of a party...

    To be fair though, I thought the WTS was pretty big on computers, what with their printing hardware/software that they used to brag about. It was when the Internet started taking hold, connecting people like never before, with the exchange of information and new ideas and then the social aspect of it, that made them start to realize what owning a home computer could lead to.

    Ya know what we need... someone to do some research, compile a list of all the WT quotes on the evils of the Internet and then place beside it this letter.

    I'd do it, but I'm in management. I just assign others to do the actual work...

    FreeAtLast1914 posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:40:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    This method also lessens the paper trail of printed literature, creating a system where they can revise at will (when the new light hits them), giving them cover when someone tries to call them on "changes".

    F blondie posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:44:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    I remember how the WTS badmouthed videotapes when they first came out....now the WTS has used that technology and beyond.....

    Amelia Ashton posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:44:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    I had an elder tell me I should read scriptures from my bible because you can't get Holy Spirit through a computer.

    I wonder if the HS has found a way of coming through the phone line now.

    M wha happened? posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:47:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    the WT was very for usage of the computer at Bethel. So-so about it for the publishers. The internet was a whole different animal that bit them right in the ass

    M undercover posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:48:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    I had an elder tell me I should read scriptures from my bible because you can't get Holy Spirit through a computer.

    But you can catch stupid from stupid people. So be careful around anyone infected.

    Seriously... how many times does a dumbass elder say something stupid like that, and the next thing you know the true believers are going around spouting his stupid idea as gospel?

    M thetrueone posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:53:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    Mid-80s to now? More like 30 years... You lost a decade along the way. Must've been one hell of a party...

    Well it was approximately 1987 or so, 24 years big fu..ken deal.

    The point is the WTS. can be very hypocritical to their professed doctrines, particularly when comes to distributing their own published works.

    By the way in 1987 the inter-net had not taken off yet.

    I guess they thought Satan was probably behind computers then, because of noting that bible scripture.

    ex360shipper posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:55:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    Soon we will they will be instructed to FOLLOW US ON TWITTER so that they can all be informed THE EXACT MOMENT the great tribulation begins! WHAT AN AWESOME PRIVLEDGE WE CAN USE TECHNOLOGY TO SAVE CHRISTIAN LIVES!!!

    **gag**

    00DAD posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:01:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    It definitely was the mid '80s when the society was publishing anti-computer rhetoric.

    I was baptized in '84 and wouldn't know what they published on the subject prior to '82 at the earliest.

    I distinctly remember thinking at the time how stupid and short-sighted that policy was. Looking back, I can't believe I stayed in for another 20 years of WT idiocracy!

    M undercover posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:04:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    I remember how the WTS badmouthed videotapes when they first came out....now the WTS has used that technology and beyond.....

    Back during Rutherford's day and for awhile afterwards, the WTS embraced technology...and were on the forefront of utilizing it. The radio network, the Photodrama of Creation, the phonograph.

    If Rutherford, or anyone who saw the power of technology were running things now, the WTS would have embraced the Internet, Facebook and Twitter as a means to further their message. Instead, somewhere along the time of Knorr or shortly after, they stuck their head in the sand and tried to freeze time. Oh, they use technology still, but usually as a result of shifting methods as established by everyone else in the industry, and not because they want to... they have to.

    Well it was approximately 1987 or so, 24 years big fu..ken deal.

    heh heh just yankin yer chain. Your point is valid. The WTS can be very hypocritical in how they have used technology vs how they counsel their followers to avoid it if possible.

    Wizard of Oz posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:08:00 GMT(4/2/2012)

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    It will paint an appealing picture picture of our preaching work etc: I'm sure it will, not so sure though re exchange of ideas. Will we be able to post on there? NOPE

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