By Raymond Franz
Synopsis The tendency of non secular authority to hunt to dominate instead of serve, and the fight of these who desire to hinder the erosion in their God-given freedom of sense of right and wrong -- those shape the center of the very own and candid account in concern of moral sense. The scene of fight is in the club of a particular faith: Jehovah's Witnesses. an analogous basic concerns that mark this account, even though, may perhaps come up inside of any of the world's religions. beginning within the 1870's as an self sufficient religious study crew composed of a handful of folks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jehovah's Witnesses this present day quantity greater than 5 million in a few two hundred lands. while their publishing organisation, the Watch Tower Society, places out a brand new publication, the conventional preliminary printing is a million copies, with different hundreds of thousands following. In nations the place they're lively, few humans haven't had touch with the Witnesses because of their excessive door-to-door job. Product Identifiers
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Her closing words were: I am scared, I am hurt, and I am more worried at this time about [my husband’s] feeling for the truth. . I know you will tell me what to do. ” Many letters went out from the Society in response. Often they endeavored to provide some limited clarification (saying without exactly saying) as to what sexual foreplay fell within the bounds of condemned actions, other foreplay thereby being exempt. A memo from a member of the Society’s Service Department, in June of 1976, discusses a telephone conversation with an Instructor of seminars (held with elders).
Wives have refused to allow such husbands to stimulate them in this way or to stimulate the husbands in this way. ” Her closing words were: I am scared, I am hurt, and I am more worried at this time about [my husband’s] feeling for the truth. . I know you will tell me what to do. ” Many letters went out from the Society in response. Often they endeavored to provide some limited clarification (saying without exactly saying) as to what sexual foreplay fell within the bounds of condemned actions, other foreplay thereby being exempt.
The hard fact is, however, that within the community of Jehovah’s Witnesses today there is simply no possibility for such discussion to take place. Anyone’s attempting to do so would be viewed as showing a rebellious spirit and would only result in further disfellowshiping. Since the information cannot be discussed within, and if it is not to be discussed outside the structure, that means that it must be left undiscussed, ignored. Some, of course, would like it to remain that way, but is it right that it should?