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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Higher education and "The Watchtower"


Translated from the original by “M.L.”

This article is the result of a small survey I personally conducted, after coming across the autobiography of Mr Eleftheriadis Onesimus, a former Jehovah’s Witness, posted on this blog.

In the article entitled "The cruel adolescence of a former Jehovah's Witness under the illiberal and oppressive environment of the Watchtower" (you can see it here: http://antiairetikos.blogspot.gr/2010/04/blog-post.html), there was a comment by someone who called himself "Christian Witness of Jehovah" and "Christian reverend", which, among other things, was saying this: " The Watchtower as a religious organization of the Universal Brotherhood of Christian Jehovah's Witnesses believes in education and encourages parents to educate their children”. This comment has received very strong criticism as being inaccurate, so I decided to see for myself if the Watchtower actually encourages education and studies of its followers...

Friday, 4 January 2013

THE TEACHING OF ISLAM ABOUT THE ESCHATON (THE END TIMES)


Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


The legendary mare Burak with a human face
leads the Prophet Mohammed to Heaven

   It is known - which is not denied even by them the Muslims - that the religious background of the teaching of Mohammedanism is purely Biblical that is Jewish - Christian.
   Thus there could be an exception and the End Times teachings of Islam which is full of eschatological ideas from the biblical tradition.
   But there is one differentiation. Because Muhammad did not used directly the authentic sources of Christian Faith but informed by oral traditions and even by heretical people, for this reason the eschatology of Mohammedanism is full of popular and eminently mythological perceptions...