Guestbook February 2008

Jim Friday, February 1, 2008
@ 6:51 AM
Truth vs. non truth
The Watchtower and Jehovah's Witnesses cannot handle the truth. The truth that child abusers are known in the religion and that the court system is doing the right thing and showing their bad course of conduct. Obeying the superior authorities is an obligation when it does not conflict with the whole Bible. Governing Body, child abuse is a no-no. Jesus will judge you on this. Guaranteed!

Joe Friday, February 1, 2008
@ 1:49 PM

The Bible and Business do not mix When a religion has business overtones, it should not surprise anyone that there are deep seeded problems in the Watchtower company. Criminal activity is not uncommon in these instances. In addition, other criminal activity will resurface as well. We just have to give it some time. It will show up.

Jane McClure Sunday, February 3, 2008
@ 7:41 AM
My thoughts
I agree with Joe's comment in its entirety. I used to be a Jehovah's Witness for 60 years. During that time, I have seen a difference in the organization over the years. The changing of attitudes is so prevalent. The type of conduct that Watchtower displays is one of pride. They have been so disloyal to the word of God. 60 years ago the Brothers and sisters were more interested in people. Now days, the God of Money has entered their lives and this has brought great reproach on Jehovah's name. The Bible highlights a simplified life in this regard. As far as the child abuse situation is concerned, it is no surprise to me. The Watchtower needs to return to what it used to be. Many of these issues would be resolved if they would follow the Bible more closely. Just my thoughts. Thanks.

George Sunday, February 3, 2008
@ 8:16 AM
True Religion?
After reviewing this site, I have one question. This is what true religion is all about? No wonder people avoid religion altogether. Is this what Jesus practiced? No wonder the world is in disarray.

PCW Monday, February 4, 2008
@ 11:59 AM
My Thoughts by Jane McClure
Well said Ms. McClure. Your words speak much truth indeed. Thank you.

Anonymous Monday, February 4, 2008
@ 12:25 PM
The word
I won't leave my initials because I guess I am a coward, hiding behind the word "anonymous" for fear of bad feedback and also, because I can. I am constantly on this website and each time I read of someone's "story", for me personally, it takes away the value or the flavor from what is being expressed. To me it makes their experience sound like a fairytale, as in "once upon a time ..." or "long long ago", as in telling a story. Like everyone jumping on the band wagon, waiting to tell their "stories" that I am sure are sincere in their expressing their pain. I don't know what word to replace it with but the word discredits or takes the meat out of the evil crimes done to innocent victims. Just my thought.

Earl Monday, February 4, 2008
@ 10:17 PM
George and all
You make a good point as to true religion. Anyone with even an elementary understanding of Christianity knows that the actions we see in some religions have nothing to do with what Jesus taught.The whole premise of the jw org. was to save people from false religion by condemning all mankind except their own and teaching a very cult like understanding of the Bible. I believe when they exalted themselves instead of humbling themselves, that is when their fall began. An old saying to not throw the baby out with the bath water I think is appropriate in this instance, though mankind devises all kinds of evil we might miss an opportunity by throwing all Christianity out in light of knowing that the originator of truth is alive and well today as ever. My role as I see it is to expose the evil,in this case the self serving rules of the jw org. that puts the letter of the law above the love of our children by allowing all forms of abuse to take place while protecting the abusers and turning the victims away. That reminds me of how Jesus rebuked the apostles for trying to keep the children away from him as he had so much love and concern for them. I believe there is nothing new under the sun and this evil was practiced from the beginning. The only difference is that no one is keeping the church clean today as they did back then.If the jw's really believed in the old laws then there would be no pedophile/abuser issue today and no need of a big list of predators to hide , as they would have been promptly stoned to death or hung on a cross per old testament rules.. So the hypocrisy is plain for us to see that have not been brainwashed and crippled to see the truth of the matter. The very apathetic teachings of the org. also keeps members from stepping up to the plate and turning in the abusers. I had an older jw confide in me one day that his son in law was abusing his granddaughter. I was so shocked and asked him why he did not intervene. He stated witnesses did not want to cause problems. I never lost respect for someone so fast as I did that day. He and others like him are cowards and are responsible as the abusers are. I wonder if his guilt made him tell me knowing that I would not keep it a secret, hoping that I would do his duty for him. I now see it as a cry for help from a little silent lamb and I am now taking action that will potentially save a victim. It truly is a fallen world when a grandfather can sit back and do nothing. It makes me ill to even think about it. As someone once said- ( The only thing required for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing) Tomorrow I will go to the authorities and pray it is not too late to help someone. Continue to expose the evil and educate as to the issues we discuss here. We can't allow ourselves to turn away in disgust as the poor silent lambs are counting on someone to save them. Blessings all.

PCW Wednesday, February 6, 2008
@ 7:30 AM
Earl
Good Morning, Your post is right on the money and very eloquently stated. It is too bad more JWs won't visit this site to become aware of what is happening behind the scenes and all around them. They keep believing and trusting as they await the new system of things. Those who do visit, it is to criticize what Mr. Bowen and others here are doing. I applaud those witnesses who visit and offer great comments and admit that their eyes have been opened and have walked away. When some low-life member has those who remain witnesses are approached with what is happening, they don't want to hear it, or feel what they don't know can't hurt them but you best believe that just like a seed has been planted, so is doubt. It is so funny how they expect to warn unbelievers to listen and heed to their message, yet turn a deaf ear to the goings on with them. One must provide for the family before reaching out for certain positions in the congregation, well guess what! that ain't always happening. Well, both the family and congregation is neglected and deceived when members use strong tactics to hush a raped victim and family and believes the word of a low-life who is still allowed his privileges because of the rules mandated by the laws of the governing body.

JB Wednesday, February 6, 2008
@ 10:30 AM
To Anonymous
Maybe the personal experiences posted on this site sound like fairy tales to you, because mere words cannot sufficently express the wakeful nightmare that abuse really is.

Simply Amazing Wednesday, February 6, 2008
@ 11:51 PM

On the homepage here two links I find very useful are "Locate Sex Offenders in Your Area" and "Locate Sex Offenders In Five Mile Radius Of Your Home" because I can use them to see which elders and ministerial servants have been convicted. It's Simply Amazing what you can find out. With some there are even photos.

Marla J. Thursday, February 7, 2008
@ 3:34 PM
Keep Up the Good Work
Keep up the good work Bill Bowen! I stand behind you and your organization 100%.

Adam Thursday, February 7, 2008
@ 8:53 PM
No shepherding calls, thank you
I am a Jehovah's Witness. I have not received a shepherding call in 25 years. However, many children on this site have received many "shepherding calls". How interesting? Would Jesus Christ approve of these shepherding calls?

Cara S. Thursday, February 7, 2008
@ 9:22 PM
THE KEY
WHERE IS MY MOM RIGHT NOW? WHEN I NEED HER SHE IS ALWAYS OUT OF TOUCH SOMEHOW... OH SOMETIMES SHE’S THERE WHEN I LEAST EXPECT HER TO BE NEAR WHAT DAUGHTER SHOULD HAVE TO WONDER AND SHAKE INSIDE FROM A SIMPLE CALL WAITING BREATHLESSLY WAITING FOR HER VOICE TO HEAR... NEVER KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT I LIVE WITH CONSTANT HESITATION AND FEAR... WHY SHOULD A DAUGHTER HAVE TO FEEL LIKE THIS CLOSELY OR LONG DISTANCE I CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER WHY FROM YEAR TO YEAR... IT CHANGES FROM ONE DAY TO THE NEXT HOW I FEEL INSIDE ABOUT THESE FAMILY MATTERS... THAT BREAK MY HEART INTO PIECES LEFT ON THE FLOOR KNOWING INSIDE MY SOUL HOW THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT ME I’M FOREVER LEFT IN TATTERS... I CRY TO GOD ABOVE PLEASE HELP ME GOD PLEASE THEY’RE MY DADDY AND MOMMY... I LOVE THEM SO MUCH HOW COULD THEY HATE ME AND NOT CARE ENOUGH TO EVEN CALL ME TO SEE WHETHER I’M DEAD OR ALIVE YET KNOWING I’M SO LONELY... HOW CAN I FORGET WHAT THEY DID TO ME... I CAN’T, YET HOW CAN I FORGET THAT MY LIFE I OWE TO THEM OR I WOULD NOT EVEN BE... WHY DID THEY BOTHER? I CAN’T HELP BUT HURT INSIDE AT THE THOUGHT... HAVING A SON OF MY OWN IT BLOWS MY MIND HOW THEY DIDN’T PROTECT ME EVEN WHEN MY ABUSER WHILE IN THE ACT AS A CHILD THEY CAUGHT... TO THEM HELP AS A CHILD I SOUGHT... NOWHERE TO BE FOUND SO I HAD TO ALL ALONE THE ABUSE SCREAM AND CRY BY MYSELF I FOUGHT... HOW CAN THEY BLAME ME FOR I WAS SIMPLY AN INNOCENT CHILD IN NEED... I RAN TO THEM AND INSTEAD OF HELP I GOT BLAME INSTEAD OF THEIR LOVE YES INDEED... HOW AM I TO LIVE WITH THIS FACT... THEY PROTECTED MY ABUSER INSTEAD OF ME WHEN I WAS BLEEDING IN FRONT OF THEM AFTER HIS HORRIFIC ACT... I HATE THEM OR SO I SHOULD... WRITING OFF YOUR OWN MOM AND DAD I WONDER IF YOU COULD... WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE ME... ONLY LONGING AND BELONGING, REACHING, BEGGING FROM THEM I’LL NEVER GET THE KEY... THEY OWN IT LOCKED IN THE PALM OF THEIR HAND UNRELINQUISHING IT... WITHOUT IT I CAN’T EVER BE SET FREE UNTIL THEY DO I’LL BE FOREVER LEFT BEGGING THEM FOR THIS CURSE TO LIFT... UNTIL THEN I WILL BE FOREVER LEFT IN LIMBO... WAITING FOR THIS PAST TO LET ME GO... HOW CAN MY MOM NOT CALL ME FOR MONTHS ON END... EVEN AFTER SUICIDE ATTEMPTS SHE DOESN’T CARE ENOUGH TO EVEN CALL AND SEE IF I’M ALRIGHT LET ALONE TO MY WOUNDS TEND... HOW AM I TO LIVE WITH SUCH ACTS FROM THE VERY ONES WHO GAVE ME LIFE... KNOWING THEY ARE THE VERY REASON FOR MY LIFE OF STRIFE... By Cara S. Abuse Survivor from the Cult of Jehovah’s Witnesses