I really don't think the best way to provide information about a religious group, especially one very interested in proselytism (no offense intended, but they are), is to refer people to the spokesmen for that group. It doesn't begin to provide a NeutralPointOfView.
Totally agree, Josh. Moreover, the information below just doesn't constitute an encyclopedia article!
"Jehovah's Witnesses - What Do They Believe?" (tract published by Watch Tower Bible And Tract Society of Pennsylvania). This tract and further information can be obtained from their office at 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Watch Tower Bible And Tract Society provides free home Bible studies for those interested in a thorough and comprehensive study of the Holy Scriptures. Inquiries for more information and for free home Bible studies can be obtained from the above address in the United States. Information for the same offers in various countries around the world can also be obtained from the address above. Free home Bible studies are one-on-one in your own home, and personal questions and concerns are welcome. Feel free to contact any Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in your city for the same.
- The cornerstone of the religion is a translation of the Bible that was made in the early twentieth century, known as the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. They are known for their racially diverse, close-knit social community (enforced by a tradition of new converts reducing contact with non-JW friends). They are also known for insistent door-to-door proselytizing.
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- They are known for their racially diverse, close-knit social community. They are also known for door-to-door proselytizing.
My question is: What was wrong with the previous version (#9)? --css
- Nothing's wrong with it, if it's true, but it might just be an idle claim. I wouldn't know (I haven't known any Jehovah's witnesses since high school) --Robert Merkel, who wasn't responsible for the edit BTW.
- The edit was done by some 24.147.65.xxx. It may very well be a proper edit (I don't know anything about JW), I was just wondering ... --css
- I don't understand why it was removed. The New World Translation is the version of the Bible used by Jehovah's Witnesses, although I hesitate to call it a translation, as it is generally regarded by Greek and Hebrew scholars to be wildly inaccurate at best. -- STG
- Well, then, the only part of the original bit that we're not sure of is the "reducing contact" bit - which checks out with their reputation, at least. Put it back in.--Robert Merkel