I read this today and I'm curious about if anyone else has. I'm sure most on this forum are very familiar with the NGO status the WT had with the UN from 1992-2001. But of course there is always another side to every story in life, and he's the other side of the story found in that article link above.
You know I'm not a bitter ex-JW, I have issues about it for sure, but more so I'm just looking for answers to things. I like hearing both sides of arguments as long as they are intelligent and not personally attacking then one can decide for themselves.
In the end I think it basically comes down to this: If you "want" to believe that the WTBS aka JW org. is in fact the only true religion on the planet and that soon God will destroy all non-believing and wicked mankind, then no matter what, this is what you will believe.
On the contrary if you are upset, disgusted or put off by what you percieve to be major misgivings, out right lies, organizational hypocrisy and constant change to doctrine then you will view the JW religion as just another corrupt man made organized religion with no backing from God whatsoever regardless of their claims.
I just find it fascinating how religion in general, across the whole globe, has such a strangle hold on mankind. And that has been the case throughout history.
Personally I am to the point where I find organized religion to be completely nauseating and does nothing but make my head hurt. Just like politics, religion is a he said/she said cluster phuck to me! When in the end a person has to walk away from the argument and make up his own mind. I just don't get it, and I'm tired of trying to figure it out. I think I may leave this forum for awhile, clear my head, live & enjoy my life and if there ever comes a day of reckoning with my maker (not even sure if I totally believe in a creator anymore) then I've got more than a few questions to ask.