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honest book, 25 July 2013
Half way through the book I have learned that some decisions made buy some men made without putting much thought into them, negatively impacted the lives of many individuals whose circumstances varied but to whom the same policy applied to avoid excommunication. Later some of these decisions were reversed. Unseen inner power-struggles existed within the leaders but not revealed in their history book. The distortions, half-truths and twisting of texts/scriptures that are attributed to apostates, also seem to be employed by the Watch tower to justify and cover-up errors. I can't give a detailed review as my mind can't remember half the book I have read in just 2 days because I am so eager to learn everything in it, however I felt obligated to share with you my view cause this book is a must for any serious truth seeker who wants an unbiased, candid presentation of facts pertaining to a group that only publicizes selective information that suits the needs of their organization which they believe to be divinely established and must be defended. 1914 is a strong example of this. On this date rests their entire authority structure, although the historical facts prove it wrong, they insist on it, otherwise this structure would collapse. False predictions are numerous with well presented evidence. Hypocrisy with regards to neutrality-policy for their followers in Malawi compared to the ones in Mexico is quite disconcerting. I look forward to start reading from where I left, which is about the year 1975 which they pointed to implying in the minds of people that the world's end would arrive.