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I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
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I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
Hello all,
    Today I received a printed letter from a stranger in a nearby community. She is a jehovah's witness and wanted to share some of her ideas on recent news events.
    She thoughtfully included her personal gmail address in case I wanted to continue the correspondence, I'd like to reply to her from an atheist view.
    Unfortunately I am not terribly well versed and wanted to see if anyone else would have some input.  I'd like to be nice, but not expecting another reply from her.
Thanks,
Rada

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#2
RE: I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
Perceived via subjective bias, scripture can mean whatever you want it to mean. I am not impressed with your interpretation.

That would be my response.
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RE: I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
JW's are allowed to fraternize with the outside world on non JW topics, fascinating.
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RE: I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
Maybe you could say: How come you have a need to force other people to listen to your doctrine, and yet you yourself refuse to listen to any other opinion besides JW's or read any book outside your religious bubble?
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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RE: I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
(March 10, 2022 at 10:00 pm)brewer Wrote: JW's are allowed to fraternize with the outside world on non JW topics, fascinating.

Only when they think they can get a conversion and/or money out of it.

As soon as they realise it's a lost cause, they cut contact and move on to the next potential source of revenue.
Dying to live, living to die.
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RE: I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
(March 10, 2022 at 9:35 pm)Radamand Wrote: Hello all,
    Today I received a printed letter from a stranger in a nearby community. She is a jehovah's witness and wanted to share some of her ideas on recent news events.
    She thoughtfully included her personal gmail address in case I wanted to continue the correspondence, I'd like to reply to her from an atheist view.
    Unfortunately I am not terribly well versed and wanted to see if anyone else would have some input.  I'd like to be nice, but not expecting another reply from her.
Thanks,
Rada

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Please summarize what you are wanting to ask and try again.

Also, your post was picked up by forum bot as spam.  Posting it a second time definitely raised red flags.

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If it was unsolicited, shred it.
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#7
RE: I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
Ah... I got a nice handwritten letter from a JW lady some half a year ago.
She made the mistake of allowing me to reply via email and.... she didn't reply.
I was disappoint.
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RE: I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
I had two JWs who came to my door once some 35 years ago. We spoke for 20 minutes. I invited them back; they never came.
And without delay Peter went quickly out of the synagogue (assembly) and went unto the house of Marcellus, where Simon lodged: and much people followed him...And Peter turned unto the people that followed him and said: Ye shall now see a great and marvellous wonder. And Peter seeing a great dog bound with a strong chain, went to him and loosed him, and when he was loosed the dog received a man's voice and said unto Peter: What dost thou bid me to do, thou servant of the unspeakable and living God? Peter said unto him: Go in and say unto Simon in the midst of his company: Peter saith unto thee, Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And immediately the dog ran and entered in, and rushed into the midst of them that were with Simon, and lifted up his forefeet and in a loud voice said: Thou Simon, Peter the servant of Christ who standeth at the door saith unto thee: Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou most wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And when Simon heard it, and beheld the incredible sight, he lost the words wherewith he was deceiving them that stood by, and all of them were amazed. (The Acts of Peter, 9)
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RE: I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
(March 11, 2022 at 7:57 am)Jehanne Wrote: I had two JWs who came to my door once some 35 years ago.  We spoke for 20 minutes.  I invited them back; they never came.

It' s been many years since they came to my house...


I suspect they got smart and started a database that defines the threat level of every house....

I' ll bet I bring up DEFCON 1....


Cool
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RE: I received a letter from a theist, need a good reply
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I read your letter and I interpreted it to mean that you are looking for a way out of the Jehovah Witness cult. I'll do what I can to help you, but frankly it's really going to be up to you to take those steps to leading a more rational life.

I'll contact your local JW cult leader and tell them how much you want to leave. I hope this will be helpful.
Insanity - Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result
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