The picture above is from a publication distributed by Jehovah's Witnesses. The "brochure" entitled "What Does God Require Of Us", has this rendition of paradise. Of course, in their view, all of the people in the picture are Jehovah's Witnesses. If you know nothing about Jehovah's Witnesses or the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of NY, you probably would come across this picture and think "that's nice". Let's analyze this a bit more carefully.
Right off the bat, you can't miss the lion sitting there and he has a beach ball. Lions with beach balls in paradise? Also, umbrellas. Apparently, in paradise, you can still get a sunburn. It isn't raining and it looks pretty sunny in paradise. Everybody in the picture is smiling. No kids are crying about the lion that isn't sharing the beach ball. Also very noticeable are the various ethnic attire each person is wearing. Not your usual door to door type of garb. You wouldn't see anything like this in a kingdom hall. This scenario is put before us in contrast of the current scenario of a Jehovah's Witness existence. They look forward to it. You cannot blame them. They are instructed to be "no part of the world", which means, a very limited wardrobe. You won't see a Witness with a mohawk or long beards. In paradise, maybe they won't have to shave anymore.......but I bet they will still go to alot of meetings.
Ok, OK.........you might wonder......"why is this guy mentioning Jehovah's Witnesses so often in his blog?"............here goes........As it happens, I am very familiar with the teachings and practices of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Don't get me wrong here, it was not because of any interest on my part. As it was......I have three sisters and two of them were sucked into the destructive cult group. As it is now.........neither of them are Jehovah's Witnesses any longer. One sister was in it for 30 years. I cannot begin to tell you how much damage this cult inflicts upon its followers. Sure, those who are currently in it would disagree with me. If you asked all of those who are now free from Watchtower bondage, there is no doubt that they all pretty much agree. I could go into details here, but I won't. But I can tell you that entire families are affected. I intend on pointing some things out here occasionally. I will share some stories. It will be easy for some to say "you do not know about us" and that's okay, I understand why you would say that. Once you are out of bondage, you will be able to think before saying such.
The best way to come to any conclusion about any so-called "religious group" is to become informed about them by reading their writings and speaking to them face to face. I can safely say, that it cannot be denied that the Witnesses fully know that every thing they do, why they do it, and how they do it, and when they do it....is all fully documented. Ultimately, the source of information about Jehovah's Witnesses or the Watchtower, comes directly from them. If I ask a Witness a question, and they give me an answer, oddly enough some other alleged Witness will try to say it's a lie or that the person that answered might not be in good standing. Nonsense.
So this is a tip-off here. I intend on sharing some information. Some ain't gonna like it and some won't understand why I would bother. Even the Watchtower Society, itself wrote.."any organization that claims to be the Truth, should be able to withstand any and all scrutiny". Most people have no clue about the lives of Jehovah's Witnesses. Most only know them from the knock-knock routine. "Nice people"...........yeah.......nice people. My view on this is.....since they have the audacity to spread propaganda to everyone, and insult all of Christianity in the process.....I figure somebody has to show the hypocracy and lies.
If you are currently a Jehovah's Witness, you have my sympathy. If you are a former Jehovah's Witness, welcome back to reality. Paradise isn't so perfect after all.