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The war rhetoric feels new and weird

20. elokuuta 2021 klo 13.35
Sijainti: Videosivustot: YouTube
Avainsanat: uskonto

The war rhetoric feels new and weird. I thought pacifism was one of JW’s core tenets, and I’d imagine that suddenly declaring ”we are at war” to such an audience would rub them the wrong way.

Then again, maybe this has always been the rhetoric and I just missed it, just like for the longest time I missed the fact that while beards are forbidden, mustaches are not.

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4 terabytes of footage?

31. toukokuuta 2020 klo 11.21
Sijainti: Videosivustot: YouTube
Avainsanat: tekniikka, uskonto

@ 8:55 4 terabytes of footage?! Wow, that is… underwhelming. I have storage many times over that just for my home use, and I assume they’re filming in raw super hi-res and keeping multiple takes to maximize editing freedom. I suppose it could be an accurate figure (I don’t see why he would lie to make it seem smaller rather than larger), but it’s like saying ”we had a photoshoot for a magazine and filled an entire memory card!” I mean, that’s the minimum that I’d expect from a professional-level shoot.

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This must be one of Lloyd’s jokes

9. helmikuuta 2020 klo 15.51
Sijainti: Videosivustot: YouTube
Avainsanat: huumori, uskonto

When the home assistant integration was introduced, I was like ”okay, this must be one of Lloyd’s jokes, right?” But no, turns out it’s real.

Then your Alexa bit came and had me in tears.

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The problem with bringing an actual scientist to the discusson

19. kesäkuuta 2019 klo 11.50
Sijainti: Videosivustot: YouTube
Avainsanat: tiede, uskonto

The problem with bringing an actual scientist to the discussion is that they work with facts and theory, which doesn’t always translate to easily digestible bites (especially on-the-fly), whereas the WT are free to mould their neat, naive packages of misinformation and misquotes with little regard to science and actual facts (and the believing readers probably also won’t come across the facts on their own). A certain disparaging analogy with pigeons and chess comes to mind.

On the flip side, showing an actual scientist’s confidence and their reaction to creationist BS should help to dismantle the narrative of ”evolutionists” being confused or unsure in the slightest about the fact of evolution.

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Norway, what’s wrong with you?!

3. tammikuuta 2019 klo 12.43
Sijainti: Videosivustot: YouTube
Avainsanat: Norja, uskonto

Thanks for the explanation, I was looking at North Europe thinking: Norway, what’s wrong with you?!

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Great point about the lack of pride in shunning

26. kesäkuuta 2018 klo 15.42
Sijainti: Videosivustot: YouTube
Avainsanat: psykologia, uskonto

Great point about the lack of pride in shunning, it really is quite striking now that you’ve articulated it. It stands in contrast to how they do seem to take pride in, say, the blood policy (from an outsider’s POV at least). Both are destructive, yet one is flaunted, while the other is treated like the shameful half-secret that it is.

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Here’s a transcript of the interview, and a relatively legible Google translation

22. toukokuuta 2018 klo 17.15
Sijainti: Muut: Google
Avainsanat: uskonto

Here’s a transcript of the interview by (and with interspersed comments from) a Finnish ex-JW; here’s the (relatively legible) Google translation (in English).

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7. heinäkuuta 2017 klo 15.19
Sijainti: Muut: reddit
Avainsanat: TV7, uskonto


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I’m slightly surprised that Disney allow preaching work there

3. heinäkuuta 2017 klo 18.16
Sijainti: Videosivustot: YouTube
Avainsanat: Disney, Disneyland, uskonto

Mildly off topic: I’m slightly surprised that Disney allow preaching work there. I thought they generally try to appear neutral wrt. to religions, politics and such, and I’d think the easiest way to achieve that here would be an outright ban on all evangelizing within the park. I mean, if they allow the JW there, that opens the door for the likes of Westboro Baptist Church, whom Disney would then either have to also allow in or (more likely) deny. The latter could then be used to argue that they aren’t truly unbiased.

I wonder if this allowance is something they are required to do by the 1st amendment.

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”Dein ist die Hand die verletzt”

8. syyskuuta 2015 klo 8.07
Sijainti: Blogit: Silmänkääntövankila
Avainsanat: Salaiset kansiot, uskonto

”Dein ist die Hand die verletzt”, eivätkös ne opet siellä jotain manatessaan noin sanoneet? Siitä se otsikko oli repäisty.

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