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Thomas in Rochester is doing 37 things including…

help people escape cults

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Here's another of the cult's songs modified

A Pack Of Lies The Cult Has Promised
A pack of lies watchtower’s promised
By means of their despotic reign
They try to stifle those escaping
By causing them emotional pain

Chorus:
A pack of lies the world will see
When is exposed, hypocrisy
Their vicious lies will become known
When their cult is overthrown

Soon here on earth it’ll be illegal
To mind control your fellow man
But until then we must endeavor
To help those trapped to make their stand

Chorus:
A pack of lies the world will see
When is exposed, hypocrisy
Their vicious lies will become known
When their cult is overthrown

O joy of joys! What grand reunion
When the cults power has been destoyed
Those precious souls who were imprisoned
Will once again be overjoyed

Chorus:
A pack of lies the world will see
When is exposed, hypocrisy
Their vicious lies will become known
When their cult is overthrown

This pack of lies they do distribute
About how they are earth’s true kings
Will be laid low, completely ruined
And all of us will jump and sing

Chorus:
A pack of lies the world will see
When is exposed, hypocrisy
Their vicious lies will become known
When their cult is overthrown



Here's one of the cult's songs modified.

Then They Will Know
Long have they known your moldy names a pile
And with deceit they spread it by the mile
Soon they will see your righteousness’s a joke
Cuz 1914 as a teaching’s broke.

Chorus
Then they will know they never had Jehovah
Then they will know they simply were mislead
Then they will know throughout the whole watchtower
All of their prophecy were lies instead

Their greatest hope of seeing Satan die
Makes no sense since they are staunch allies
Doing his will by going door to door
Will meet with destrucion they’ll oppress no more.

Chorus:
Then they will know they never had Jehovah
Then they will know they simply were mislead
Then they will know throughout the whole watchtower
All of their prophecy were lies instead

Merciless hearts ignore those suffering.
They wield their pow’r o’er those who are waking
But when the lie has finally been exposed
All of the hypocrites will be deposed

Chorus:
Then they will know they never had Jehovah
Then they will know they simply were mislead
Then they will know throughout the whole watchtower
All of their prophecy were lies instead



I'm pleased to announce...

...that I am taking part in a project to help people see the truth about Jehovah’s Witnesses cultish activities.

The project is entitled Watchtower Comments and consists of a weekly youTube video that attempts to dissect what is really being said in the current Watchtower study.

I invite you to look at the First Episode.



Questions to ask Jehovah's Witnesses

I wrote the following poem to warn people about the destructive cult, Jehovah’s Witnesses. I have been associated with the witnesses since I was twenty years old. I’m forty-one now. I have finally come to realize that the witnesses are a cult. They paint a picture of God as a blood-thirsty savage, waiting to destroy 99% of the population as the best solution to mankind’s problems. The emotional damage that the guilt from serving an unpleasable God causes is intense.

If they stop at your door, ask them why they actively expose pedophelia problems in other religions but have paid eleven million dollars to victims in their own organization. Ask them why their leaders required the vicitms to sign waivers forbidding them from talking about the abuse they encountered. Ask them whether they are allowed to read literature that is critical of their organization. Ask them what happens to a person that DOES read such literature and is discovered to be reading such by the elders.

Ask them what their viewpoint is on sending their kids to college. Ask them whether they are at your door to try and convert you. When they tell you no, ask them if it is OK for a religious person to lie to a potential convert. As one who was a part of the organization for many, many years, I can assure you that that is why they are there. They want to offer you a bible study so they can teach you about their cruel, vicious God, get you frightened about Armageddon, and convince you that your only hope is to join with them to avoid being destroyed by God and his chief angel, Jesus Christ. Yes, that’s right, I said that they consider Jesus Christ to merely be the most powerful angel.



Here's Another Poem

The Message From The Tower

It’s more than just an issue.
It’s bigger than it is.
It’s become catastrophic.
Look out! The monster lives.

It trudges through the city streets,
Knocking on your door.
Offering with words of peace,
A life that’s just a chore.

The monster slithers through the town,
With book bags full of slime.
If offers deceit without charge,
It hides a life of crime.

What can you do to save yourself,
From such an evil beast?
Turn down their Watchtower and Awake –
Avoid their loathsome feast.



I don't know what more I can do right now.

After being associated with a cult for nearly twenty years, I feel that there are things I can do to help others trapped or in danger of being trapped by cults. But, I haven’t figured out exactly where I fit in.



Jehovah's Witnesses are a Cult

As far as the jw being a cult, there’s zero doubt about this fact in my mind. The leaders claim to represent the creator of all things, a person they disrespectfully refer to by what they believe is its first name, Jehovah, and yet when questioned, they vehemently deny they are prophets. They boldly challenge everyone from every other religion to dissect their beliefs to see if they can pass the litmus test of truth while threatening any of their supposed brethren with ex-communication if they even show an interest in attempting the same.

They claim to the governments that they don’t sell their literature, yet they have their circuit and district overseers hound the congregations for donations. Their primary tactic of motivation isn’t love and empowerment, but fear and the threat of abandonment. They teach husbands to treat their wives like posessions and they teach their kids to sacrifice their childhoods and dreams on the altar of kingdom interests. They mandate that all who follow their dysfunctional teachings play Russian roulette with their lives with regards to blood transfusions. They subtly teach their members to be bigots and self-righteous, insinuating that all people who serve God apart from their Patriarchal organization are evil servants of God’s greatest enemy.

Their teachings are destructive and their forced adherance criminal.

For more information, check out this thread.



Here's a little poem I wrote about the Watchtower

The Judgment of the Watchtower

The day is fast approaching…
The judgment is at hand…
Soon all the gb hypocrites
Will be forced to understand.

They soon will see their empire
Crumble from disuse
They truly could avoid this,
But it appears they’re too obtuse.

For they fail to notice,
They totally dismiss
The proof they’ve lost God’s favor.
They pretend nothing’s amiss.

But answer us this question,
Oh guardians from the tower.
Why can the mere internet
Undermine your lofty power?

Could it be the answer,
Lies simply in the fact,
That it’s only with Satan
With which the Watchtower has a pact?



Destructive Cults

I have found Steven Hassan’s book, Combatting Cult Mind Control to be a fascinating read. It’s also very enlightening with regards to many tactics used by various organizations described as dangerous cults. He calls them dangerous for a number of reasons, but the one that resonated with me was the manner that they use guilt and fear to keep people from leaving their ogranization.

I was associated with a dangerous cult from 1987 until 2002. There were times when I wasn’t an active participant, but during this whole time I believed that I was either doing god’s will, as taught by this organization, or I stood condemned, awaiting destruction by God.

I’m still recovering from the damage this well-known organization perpetrated against me and I’m committed to helping others escape their paralyzing hold.

The group I’m referring to is Jehovah’s Witnesses. I hold no animosity toward anyone at any level of this group, but I’m 100% convinced that the guilt and fear tactics they use against their own people signify they are destructive and signify a danger to their adherent’s emotional, spiritual, financial, and physical well-being.

To learn more, please visit http://www.jehovahs-witness.com



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