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Re: Not so happy holidays****Language*****(apologies in advance) (reply)
I'm calling for a great big ((((((((((((((group hug.))))))))))))))))))Childhood is hell for so many--JDubs or not. I think it's a rare person who experiences a happy childhood. If we are lucky, we can break the cycle and give our...
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YammerHammer

11/27/14 16:19:03
Re: Is GOD real? (reply)
And Mytruth, I am dying to know how your study with your mom turns out. When my father was still alive, he and I agreed to meet every week to discuss my reasons for leaving "the truth." It did not turn out well, but at the time, I was...
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YammerHammer

11/24/14 05:42:09
Re: Is GOD real? (reply)
So, is God real?  That's a great question that will take you on a wonderful adventure.  Put your seat beat on and get ready for the journey.Amen to that Linda! It has been a great journey for me, and in spite of all the crap I have...
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YammerHammer

11/24/14 05:00:09
Re: Is GOD real? (reply)
WHICH God? There are almost as many perceptions of God as there are believers. There are millions of Gods in the Hindu religion alone. When it comes right down to it, whose perception of God is correct? Or even close to correct? And what...
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YammerHammer

11/23/14 22:32:01
Re: HELP. Son in prison. (reply)
I'm really sorry Paul. It's just hard being a parent sometimes. Really good things can come out of these situations. I have a friend from many years back who got in a lot of trouble with the police... something to do with a bomb and a...
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YammerHammer

11/23/14 02:22:52
Re: The GB come to the fore. Good or bad? (reply)
Cee Cee, Do you know anything about Rutherford's alleged affair with his assistant? I have read about it... it's alleged she also had quite a reputation in Bethel. I don't know if it's true... other than there's some evidence based on...
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YammerHammer

11/19/14 00:39:22
Re: The GB come to the fore. Good or bad? (reply)
I think in the early years that was true Mel. I'm not sure when women were allowed to apply for Bethel service. Rutherford was married but he was estranged from his wife and one child when he hijacked the Society after Russell died. And...
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YammerHammer

11/18/14 04:03:07
Re: Who created? (reply)
It IS mind-blowing. I don't pretend to understand it at all, however, I have always tried to pay attention to information about time and space. What I gather is this: time did have a beginning when the Big Bang occurred. Space is not...
Debate and Controversy

YammerHammer

11/16/14 05:35:44
Re: The GB come to the fore. Good or bad? (reply)
Spiral Blue said: "Most of the time I don't think I or anyone I knew could even name all their names." You are right. My parents had a picture of all the GB members that my uncle gave them. It was about 24" by 36" -- they had it in their...
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YammerHammer

11/13/14 03:06:22
Re: Adam and Eve? Or evolution?  (reply)
Cacky, I think you are talking about abiogenesis: life arising from non-living matter. The jury is still out on that one, there is no conclusive evidence that supports it nor is there any replicable experiments that can produce life from...
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YammerHammer

11/04/14 03:01:38
Re: Adam and Eve? Or evolution?  (reply)
StormyGirl said: "A theory is just that: a theory."Not when we are talking about a scientific theory. So many folks don't understand there are two meanings to the word theory... as Half Banana pointed out. A scientific theory is not the...
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YammerHammer

11/03/14 05:20:50
Re: Had an unfortunate encounter today. (reply)
Yup, it's the last day of the month. They don't give a shit about sharing some good news, they gotta start really early so they can get in 10 hours of reportable service time... even though they probably started with you, went out to...
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YammerHammer

11/01/14 06:23:39
Re: Governing Body (reply)
Your points are well taken Dave. There are certain "perks" that go along with GB members that are almost priceless. They travel the world and are treated like royalty. The point about the property value of those Watchtower buildings, so...
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YammerHammer

10/22/14 03:25:20
Re: Governing Body (reply)
I don't believe they are the complete fraud many people think they are. Many of them have truly dedicated their life to serve big J, and somewhere along the line, big J and the organization became blurry, or perhaps melded into one. What...
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YammerHammer

10/19/14 15:40:23
Re: Adam and Eve? Or evolution?  (reply)
In Cacky's defense... evolution can be a pretty hard thing to wrap your head around. It took me more than 30 years... and when I first left the religion, I still wasn't really sure. A few years later, I started reading, and you are right...
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YammerHammer

10/12/14 01:54:29
Re: Adam and Eve? Or evolution?  (reply)
Linda, I have one of his books laying around here somewhere... "The Power of Myth." I had a hard time reading it for some reason... I think I was long gone from the religious grip the Borg had on me, but I do remember some interesting...
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YammerHammer

10/10/14 02:51:06
Re: Blazing argument on another board. NEED quick references, thanks! (reply)
Or....... you could tell this person to download the secret Elder's manual and read for him/her self what is and is not a disfellowshipping offense--here's the link: ...
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YammerHammer

09/27/14 04:40:13
Re: Fiance and whatnot (reply)
Psychologically, there must be deeper pulls.  Like belonging.  Feeling noble, or superior.  Expressing loyalty, which in itself means belonging and re-affirming belonging.  In evolutionary terms, we have been prey much longer than...
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YammerHammer

09/26/14 01:32:09
Re: Fiance and whatnot (reply)
"her father could no longer be an active elder due to his daughter's decision to marry an unbeliever."I know a situation where this happened. The daughter of an elder married a "worldly" guy, as they say, and was removed. If this is what...
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YammerHammer

09/25/14 01:07:19
Re: Can you believe a JW when they are nice to you? (reply)
OK Dianne, I see where you are coming from... in my mind this morning when I wrote that post, I had it turned around... I was thinking of "delusion" and confused "disillusioned" with "delusion." Sorry about that... sometimes I think my...
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YammerHammer

09/21/14 03:04:09

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