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"Ooooohhhh I just CANT WAIT for Armageddon!"

    TimothyT posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:45:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    In my congregation I could name at least 10 brothers, and likely more, who just couldnt WAIT for Armageddon to come. The way they spoke about it clearly showed that they were just so excited. You could just see their eyes light up at the prospect of the wicked being destroyed and removed from this earth. One brother LOVED talking about it on the ministry. It was highly embarassing and quite wrong inb my opinion. What happened to the good news of the Kingdom?

    It always reminded me of this scripture in Proverbs 17:5: "He that is holding the one of little means in derision has reproached his Maker. He that is joyful at [another’s] disaster will not be free from punishment."

    I cant imagine why anyone would be happy at the deaths and calamities of others! In my opinion some of the JWs have some very wierd and almost sadistic views!

    truthseeker1969 posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:06:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    They could nullify that in a second. The fact they go door to door to them is evidence they do not look down on anyone and the fact they teach in their opinion of impending doom means they are free from the blood of all men. After all the big A is the work of Jehovah not man in their opinion.

    Yes some are happy the big A is coming and look forward to the life they always looked for and some go way over the top.

    MMXIV posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:11:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    I used to find those make-believe conversations so wierd. Luckily most of the younger dubs I spent time with were focused very much on the here and now. In fact most would change the subject if raised - I think they were uncomfortable talking about it because it was simply too unreal - showed they didn't actualy believe it.

    mmxiv

    Amelia Ashton posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:14:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    I looked forward to Armageddon because it meant the pain of my life would stop. Either in death or because God was going to make it better. I didn't even really care which way it went either. I just wanted some-one to stop the pain.

    I never truly believed there was going to be a mass killing of innocents, just the rapists, murderers and those who would terrorise and torture others. Plus people who were just plain nasty like my own non JW parents. No way did they deserve to live in Paradise after the way they have treated me.

    It was a conversation I had with myself often but other dubs always told me to leave it in Jehovah's hands.

    I reasoned that some really wicked people from history could be resurrected because "the wages sin pays is death" and along with the ransom, as long as they submitted to Christ's rule they would live forever. This seemed reasonable to me, but only as long as my non JW parents did NOT die before the big A. I think I was looking forward to God killing them. Now it is time will do the job as they are in their 80s. (Last I heard Mother was incontinent and dribbling after a stroke but not expected to die. Suffer bitch!)

    But if really nice kind people who had not converted to JW were living at the time of Armageddon they would die? This I reasoned in my head would not happen as it was not fair that it was your date of birth in history that determined whether you got a second chance or not.

    An all loving, powerful creater would never do anything "unfair", would he?

    finally awake posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:03:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    Some of the people at my former hall used to talk about whether everyone would go naked in the new system.

    wannabefree posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:08:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    finally awake, funny, I didn't know we went to the same hall

    An all loving, powerful creater would never do anything "unfair", would he?

    I suppose not, certainly everyone in Noah's time deserved to die, not one single good neighbor or child ... and the genocide of folks in the promised land, no better than vermin I guess

    Amelia Ashton posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:33:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    We had an elderly sister who said no-one would be allowed to sit on her sofa with a naked bottom!

    If there are sofas to sit on there will be clothes to wear and armitage shanks will still be producing porcelain, yes?

    edited to add: armitage shanks make baths and toilets etc

    aquagirl posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 17:12:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    I remember my dad telling me that in "Paradise"we could probably ride a zebra to the store!!!!Or ride a lion like a pony!!!I asked,"Dad,how about a big bird?Could I ride a really big bird"?he replied,"No!!!! Dont be ridiculous!".....This has never ceased to crack me up everytime I remember it...

    shamus100 posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 17:23:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    Remember going out in service and having people drool over who's houses they were going to take over once the current occupants were murdered?

    What in the **** were we thinking?

    M oldflame posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 17:23:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    I think we are at the front steps of the Tribulation but not the way they say it is going to happen and that bothers me because they will be confused when the crap hits the fan . They will be looking one way while God is going another and they will miss the boat . My mother is a witness and it worries me that after just a few years from now I may never see her again . I do not welcome that reality at all !

    M oldflame posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 17:24:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    The Scriptures also tell us not to relish in the end as it will be full of misery and suffering and you may very well see your friends die in the streets . I don't wish or like that idea personally .

    aquagirl posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 17:27:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    Old flame.Im sorry that you feel that way..Its just not true.Free yourself from that tyranny! It just dosent make sense! Any of it! Live now,be happy and dont be afraid of some made up shyte that some crazy old guy invented years ago.Open your eyes!Life is good as it is.Dont waste a second of it worrying about all of that Armageddon/tribulation/paradise crap,its a cult!!!!!Free yourself!

    mercedes_29 posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:43:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    There was a really slutty aging sister in my old congregation who wanted to survive Armageddon so she could have sex. She thought that if you were resurrected you wouldn't be able to have sex in the new system. We laughed in her face.

    M Dogpatch posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:54:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    Armageddon is a perfect drug, as long as you are a TRUE BELIEVER. Once that ends, it's efficacy ends. Gotta look for a better drug.

    Randy

    F blondie posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:39:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    I always told people like that that they were wishing for the death of 7 billion people and were like Jonah who got peeved with God when he showed mercy to the Ninevites. What if the 1st century Christians had wished the same, they would never have been.

    Sic Semper Tyrannis posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:45:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    Armageddon meant that you could stop paying your bills and going out in service. Then once the initial clean-up was finished, you could then pick out a nice house for yourself. I looked forward to it because it meant a whole lot less responsibilities.

    cyberjesus posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:46:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    Its because their life sucks.... so armageddon is the end of their misery

    ziddina posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:12:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    Okay, this is an embarrassing admission, but....

    Hubby [never a JW] and I were recently discussing the possibility of Yellowstone erupting.

    My comment was, "Wow, wouldn't that be a neat thing to see????"

    My husband looked at me as if I were crazy, and said, "Why on earth would you want to see THAT?? You'd be DEAD!!!"

    I replied, "Yeah, but look at the pyroclastic show I'd see, just before I died!!!"

    Maybe some of them just want to see a really big thunder-and-lightning-volcanic-eruptions-earthquakes show...

    After all...

    Look at the popularity of "disaster" films.... Among the general public...

    M thetrueone posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:20:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    Kind of shows what kind of sick off balanced delusional thoughts JWS have doesn't it ?

    It also shows what kind of complacent fear the WTS. puts into people minds to get them to do what they want them to do

    by this very corrupt deceiving publishing house.

    Zordino posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 23:03:00 GMT(2/24/2012)

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    cyberjesus said "Its because their life sucks.... so armageddon is the end of their misery"

    This is so TRUE. A Lot of Jdubs I know are complete Loser's in the real world. Many of them have crappy jobs or part time jobs or no job at all. And yet they get very envious of normal people who have a decent home, some savings, a retirement funds, college fund, etc. When I was going regular, I was looked down upon because they considered me "Too Worldy and Materialistic" Can you believe that shit? It made so pissed! And yet, when I would go out in service with "spiritualy minded bros" (Yah Right) and meet normal folks at the doors, after doing the shpeel and getting rejected they would talk about how all these people rejecting Big J will have no chance when the big A comes. So Big J will bring on the big A and everyone's gona get it who's not them.... what a Load of caca

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