March 30, 2012

March 8, 2012

Response to Alan Feuerbacher

The following comments, in italics and red type, to which I am addressing point by point, was left on my post Control, Free Time, and Entertainment. Let's find what we can learn about how apostate arguments shatter under examination.

March 5, 2012

Apostate Reactions to Blog Closing

A little while ago, I wrote a post announcing that soon this blog would be closing. What can we learn from some apostates' reactions to this?

Child Abuse Policy - the Bottom Line

My readers are no doubt aware that opposition to Jehovah's Witnesses is quite intense for a comparatively small religion. You are also no doubt aware that a great many of these opposers claim that the organization covered up cases of child abuse and thereby put more children at risk from the abusers. Although many specific claims can be easily demolished, this general idea persists amongst opposers.

It's easy to make a cover-up claim. But there are two sides to every story, and many such stories are no doubt hearsay. Memories of what you heard happened in "your" congregation can easily be distorted after decades, especially when it is a known fact that ex-members have distorted viewpoints of their former affiliation. The real test of these claims is if and when a person takes it to court to be thoroughly examined by a neutral third party.

February 15, 2012