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I read Crisis of Conscience when the JWs showed up at my door and spent a few sessions talking with my wife. It was written by one of their “apostles” Raymond Franz about his departure from the organization. It’s like if Uchdorft left Mormonism then wrote a tell all book about how the church really works.
Here’s the link to the UK Amazon page:
That Watchtower article is crap - you must always independently research Watchtower.
Here's the link to Amazon where the book can be ordered from:
Best of luck
Just go read this shit on here https://www.jwfacts.com/ & Crisis of Conscience by Raymond Franz & Combating Cult Mind Control by Steve Hassan specifically chapter 5.
I'm sure you're aware of them. Watchtower is a doomsday cult. That's a fact, that is reality. The Christian faith is not.
The US Amazon site has it: https://www.amazon.com/Crisis-Conscience-struggle-between-religion/dp/0999499211
Ever read this book? https://www.amazon.com/Crisis-Conscience-struggle-between-religion/dp/0999499211
Crisis of Conscience: The story of the struggle between loyalty to God and loyalty to one’s religion. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999499211/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FPMV16X4VGT3QKB673G0
The book on Amazon:
It may be cheaper here:
I think you're perceiving anger because I'm saying something negative about the organization, and it's making you feel defensive and angry, so you're projecting how you feel onto my words.
You're misinformed about every claim you made. If you want, you can research and see for yourself.
A few things to consider. Have you noticed that the Watchtower always bring court cases and political news stories to the congregation's attention when it has to do with them being "persecuted"? They mentioned Russia and had everyone write letters. They've talked about how they went to court and fought for their right to preach, and not to salute the flag. But they never mention the cases that accuse them of wrongdoing. They lose and settle so many of these cases, but never mention them. They never get into the details, they don't show you the supposed lies against them and how they've defended Jehovah's organization. They just tell you to believe their side of the story, without actually telling you anything about the story.
As for your claim that some witnesses made up the 1975 date, I used to believe that too. Until I saw copies of old Watchtower Publications that aren't available in the online library. You have to find a long time Jehovah's Witness that still has them. Here's a link to a page that gives a lot of sources, including audio, as to how so many JWs came to believe the end would come in 1975 https://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/1975.php
You don't have to look that far though, the Overlapping Generation is a hard one to swallow these days. Soon they'll be claiming that Jehovah's Witnesses who remember them saying that the generation of 1914 would not pass without Armageddon's arrival, had also just gotten confused and made it up. You'll see.
You can decide whether or not you want to verify it for yourself.
Lastly, I suggest you read Crisis of Conscience if you ever get a chance, and are actually interested in learning both sides.
Crisis of Conscience https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999499211/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9WHzCbMPB3A85
He will love this book, it's a must have for every JW.