Category: Documents & History

Celebrate 1914 to 2014: End of an “Error”

September 23rd, 2014, 13 Comments

A Message from Barbara Anderson. . . Announcing a Website to Celebrate 1914 to 2014: The End of an Error for Jehovah’s Witnesses. On October 2, 1914, Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Watch Tower, announced that “The Gentile Times have ended!” None of his expectations about 1914 came true, but Jehovah’s Witnesses have continually […]

Why Judge Rutherford went to prison

April 6th, 2011, 1 Comment

By “Alfred” It’s been over 93 years ago, so we’ll probably never know all the facts, but the Watchtower Society continues to claim that its president, Joseph F. Rutherford, and other officers of the corporation were falsely accused and sent to prison on charges of “sedition”. However, a May 9, 1918 New York Times article […]

The Finished Mystery – the book Jesus approved

April 5th, 2011, 2 Comments

By “Alfred” A few months ago a friend sent me a copy of The Finished Mystery – published in 1917. This wasn’t a PDF download, but an actual copy of the book. I must say that this was the most disturbing book I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading. But I read it because this […]

An open letter to the Governing Body

January 10th, 2011, 12 Comments

By “Brother Siam” Editor’s Note: This article was originally published as a post on the JWN forum. With the kind permission of its author, we are republishing it here in a slightly edited format. [Here is a link to the original version.] “Brother Siam” is an active Jehovah’s Witness living on the West Coast of […]

Are changes coming to the Watchtower?

January 9th, 2011, 5 Comments

Read our new permanent page, Changes and Challenges Facing the Watchtower. Written by a young former Jehovah’s Witness familiar with the processes and resources of the Watchtower Society, the article explores not only “what” the Watchtower must do to survive, but also the “why.”

Watchtower “breakdown” on the Highway to Paradise

December 2nd, 2010, 1 Comment

By Terry Walstrom All of us at one time or another have owned an automobile that was a real lemon!  While the car may have been  shiny, stylish and totally cool-looking – the problem was it was a piece of crap. Repair, after repair, after repair! A never-ending spiral of maintenance kept it in the shop more […]

Takeover in Menlo Park – Part One

November 7th, 2010, 7 Comments

A small group of Jehovah’s Witnesses, former elders at the Menlo Park (CA) Kingdom Hall, have filed a lawsuit in federal district court charging several ranking representatives of the Watchtower Society with “Conspiracy, Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, Collusion, Fraud, Extortion, Defamation, Mail and Wire Fraud, and Religious Fraud.” [United States District Court For the Northern […]

Going to the Public Talk

November 6th, 2010, No Comments

The following YouTube video, while presented with a huge dose of satire, nails the basic concepts of attending a local Kingdom Hall’s “public talk.” Written and produced by an Australian observer of Jehovah’s Witnesses and their unique religious practices, this little bit of expanded reality should bring a chuckle or two to anyone who has actually […]

Kingdom Halls – Who owns them?

September 27th, 2010, 2 Comments

Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t “go to church;” they attend meetings at a “Kingdom Hall.” Unlike most traditional churches, Kingdom Halls do not have altars or Christian crosses (even though the JWs are “Christian”). You won’t find religious icons, paintings, or statues of Jesus, Mary, or any saints. Nor will you won’t find an orchestra pit or […]

A Sad Day

June 3rd, 2010, 1 Comment

By Marco Garcia It’s a sad day – sad because we have lost a great man. He was a man who was a defender of common sense and justice, someone who stood up for the truth and fought against imposing lies on naive people. He was someone courageous enough to go up against a powerful […]

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