Saturday, 5 June 2010

Question for Jehovah's Witnesses: Do You Own a Dictionary?

generation |ˌjenəˈrā sh ən|
1 all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively : one of his generation's finest songwriters.
• the average period, generally considered to be about thirty years, during which children are born and grow up, become adults, and begin to have children of their own.
• a set of members of a family regarded as a single step or stage in descent : [as adj., in combination ] a third-generation Canadian.
• a single stage in the development of a type of product : a new generation of rear-engined sports cars
I have a dictionary built into my computer. Technology is wonderful. But even for those who don't have this function, dictionaries are available in every library and school. When the word "generation" is consulted in the dictionary, it renders several definitions such as those outlined above. It's made fairly clear to us that the word "generation" in the English language means, when applied to a group of people,  all of the people born and living at about the same time.

In simple terms, a generation of people would be all of those born around the years 1970-1975, for example. They become a generation, and as they grow up and get married and have children of their own, a new generation is born.

Consider, however, the definition the Governing Body give to the word "generation" in the April 15th 2010 Watchtower magazine;
How, then, are we to
understand Jesus’ words about “this generation”?
He evidently meant that the lives of the anointed
who were on hand when the sign began to become
evident in 1914 would overlap with the lives of other
anointed ones who would see the start of the great
 Perhaps it's not the Governing Body that's confused about the definition of "generation", but rather Jesus himself. After all, in this paragraph, the Governing Body tells readers of the Watchtower that Jesus "evidently meant" something completely different to how "generation" is actually defined and understood. In this case, when Jesus said "generation" he "evidently meant" groups of people living several decades apart who lives "overlap".

One has to wonder how gullible Jehovah's Witnesses are that they will willingly consume this "spiritual food" when it flies so fast and loose with the truth.

My question for Jehovah's Witnesses is this; do you own a dictionary?

1 comment:

  1. The “last generation” prophecy has been changed several times. First 1914 was to be the end of the world, then 1975 was the end, then the generation that was alive when 1914 happened was not supposed to die off before the world ended. In the new publications, the cult has subtly made a change so that when 2014 comes around and the world is not ended they can say that now a generation is more than a lifetime. Most older Jehovah witnesses (that are still in the cult) are so mind controlled that they follow the cult no matter what. The cult is a false prophet.