Friday, 25 March 2011

Witnessing Part 2

Alright, so I will now explain the process of how Jehovah's Witnesses begin to get new members through their witnessing, when they go door to door, and find people who are actually interested (How unlucky for them).
So anyway, the first step is acceptance, and this is when they arrive at someones door, and they show them one of their magazines, and ask "would you like to have a read" and if for them, they stuck a lucky bone, is they'll accept it, and the JW will ask for their name, as you might have read in my last post.
So when they leave they write your name down, and address, so on and so forth.
Now when they come back, this is the next step in which they call 'Return Visit' and that's when they come back, and ask you what you thought of the magazine, what your opinion is, etc. They will go on to talk about this subject or maybe change the subject to something else, so they can keep the householder interested.
Now remember this, they will try and talk to you about subjects that you are interested in, obviously they do it to get more people, as anyone will, but the thing is though, they will talk about this or that, before they even start to talk about the real subjects like god, or Jesus, or whatever it may be......
So anyway, they like to come back regularly on a week to week basis, and keep on 'teaching' you things at your door, with the hopes that after awhile, you will become so interested, that you will allow them to come into your house, and have a more longer conversation....... so a 10 min talk, turns into 20, which it then turns into 30, so on and so forth. After awhile, after many many studies, they will ask if you would like to come to their 'meetings' which is their version of church.
When you do start going, it is a completely different experience, the way I put it is, you start getting the other side of the religion.
For me, the way I saw it was, their is two sides to the JW religion, two sides that in, their is two things that go on........ One side is the belief side, and that's the whole basis of what they believe, whatever it may be...... and the other is the social or the attitude side, and that's the way they talk to each other, or respect each other, it's a hard topic to go into and I'll talk about in another post, but anyway like I was saying before, when your studying with the JW's but not actually going to their meetings yet, than you are only getting one side of the religion, but when you start going, you start to get the other.
So when you go, everyone will act like their your best friend, quite frankly that's what you would kind of expect from any organized group, trying to get members.
So when you start to attend regularly,and they are able to get you to come out witnessing with them, you will be able to move up to the next stage which is an 'Unbaptized Publisher' and that's practically were you go witnessing, but every month, you have to put in how much time you had done that month, as weird that sounds.
Now their is no official amount of hours you have to put in, but If you don't put in much, than the elders give you weird looks, because they see that as being lazy, or just not good enough..... this all has to do with the other side of the religion, which like I said I will explain later on.
Anyway, after quite sometime, and you think your ready, you become baptized, and we all know what that means, no explanation really needed their.
So as you can see, their are different stages to being a JW, in which you can go deeper and become an elder, and so on, but that's a bit too deep, in which I might explain in a different post, some time in the future. 

Thursday, 24 March 2011


Well I guess their is no better way to start off, than with how the jw's are able to get members, and the system they use...... in the future I will post a list of things the jw's do not want you to know.

Ok so as people may know, Jehovah's Witnesses go door to door, knocking on people's houses and saying "Would you like to read about (this or that)" whatever it may be, they never actually ask straight up "Would you like to join".
So they way they work is this, in the morning, usually around 9, they all meet up at one of the member's house, which they call "The Group". They have a schedule in which whatever day in the month, they go to their house. So for example 'on the second Saturday of the month, everyone meets up at John's house'.
When they meet up their, the 'conductor' (usually an elder) will have a series of maps, there is quite a lot of them because an area, a block of houses, maybe two, is a map. And he will tell everyone, "alright we will be working on map #" and he will explain what the subject of that day will be, although they use the subject for a week, than they change.
So obviously things like, around Christmas time, they'll had out magazines about 'the truth of Christ' so on and so forth.
So than the people will drive out to the map area, in which they call territory, and they start.
Now here's the thing, when they go and do their witnessing (another word for preaching in case you didn't know) they have a system, a system in which they have to keep a record of. When they come to your house their aim is this:

1: Make the householder accept magazine.
2: Get householder's name.
3: Ask for donations.
4: And if possible, tell them that they will come back next week, and hope they accept.

Now they reason they do this is, was that for 1, they hope that you will accept it, so there will be some sort of spark there, in which starts off with you being curious about that subject.
For 2 they would like to get your name, so the next time they come back, they know your name, so it feels more personal...... remember this, when they walk away, they will write down your address and name, so they can come back next week.
Number 3, well any religion their will ask for donations for stuff they hand out, and 4 is pretty self explanatory.

So if a JW comes to your house, here is what you should do:

If you are not interested, at all, DO NOT accept the magazines under any circumstances, if you feel like accepting them will make them leave, your wrong, because they will be back next week.
Do not tell them your name, because that just encourages them to come back.
And third but most important, Tell them to never come back.... you can even go as far as to tell them to add your address to their Do not call list...... what is a do not call list?
This is a list in which the JW's hand out between themselves, were it has a list of the maps, and a list of addresses, and they get a new one every month.
Now what happens is when a JW comes to your house, they find out what status you are, and their is a huge list of statues and I won't type all of them, but I will tell you the main ones, like:

NH- Not home
DNC- Do not call
B- Busy
RV- return visit

and many many others.
So when you see the JW walk away, they actually get out a little paper slip, they write down your address, and they write down what status that house is, so that is why, if you accept the magazine you will be written down as RV, but if you tell them loud and clear to not come back, they will write down DNC, and your address will be added to the DNC list for the next month.
That will give about 4-6 months of your address being on the DNC list, in which JW's will stand loud and clear of your property.

I know that was a long post, so in the future I will try and keep my post's short and sweet, but with a subject like this, it is hard to keep it short, so I will either have to cut them up, or just not post as often, since their quite large.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


Hey guys......
I had decided to start creating a blog about the Jehovah's Witnesses, and the truth behind the religion.
I was born and raised as a JW, up until I was at the age of 16 when I questioned the religion, and as they had told me, I was questioning my faith, which in truth, I was just looking for some truth as to why they believe this or why they believe that.
So In this blog I will go on to talk about in great detail, the things the witnesses believe in, and why the believe, and also my personal opinion on the matter.
If you have any questions feel free to ask, and I will try to explain it as best as I can.......