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Robin Jackson, a former Jehovah's Witness, discusses issues surrounding the Watchtower organisation and cults in general.

Latest Episodes

Losing The Faith - My Awakening Part 2

Robin Jackson continues the discussion of his journey out of the Watch Tower organization. This episode focuses on early adulthood and marriage.

23 MINAUG 2
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Losing The Faith - My Awakening Part 2

Losing The Faith - My Awakening

It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.” This statement comes from the movie called The Matrix, which to me aptly describes what I experienced and what led to me being awakened to the deception and cover-ups of an organization that claims to be directed by God and states that it is the sole channel of communication between God and men. From about eleven years of age I truly believed that the organization known as Jehovah’s Witnesses was rightfully that which it claimed to be. I was actively involved in the preaching work as set out and required of every Jehovah’s Witness and never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would find myself taking my current stand. For twenty five years of my life I believed this was “The Truth”. Well, I reached a crossroads in my life and this book describes what led me to my decisions and how I came to the conclusion that I was living a life based on just another religious concept. A concept that can be very damaging to individuals and families. My gripe is not with the people in the organization, but it is with the doctrines that have no sound scriptural backing. The doctrines that the leaders of this organization enforce on its followers that cause so much pain and family break-ups. There are many good people in this organization that I personally know, and who truly wants to serve God with their whole heart and mind. They do not know of the cover-ups and deception that this organization and so many others like it would much rather hide from their followers.

30 MINJUL 26
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Losing The Faith - My Awakening

Political Cults: How They Work

History is littered with cults that use political ideals as their base. Classic examples of this type of cult are Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Communist USSR. This was mind control on a large scale. On a smaller scale, white and black supremacists, terrorists, and rebel groups commonly use forms of mind control to recruit and dominate members. Under this type of cult we include examples such as The Michigan Militia, Posse Comitatus, The Nation of Islam and The Ku Klux Klan. And dare I include South Africa’s very own AWB (Afrikaner Weerstand Beweeging). There has been an increase in the politics of personalities and the formation of cults around political leaders. Smaller parties, four of them new, and the EFF have presented the electorate with prominent leadership figures and will hang the immediate future of their parties on these personalities. For the ruling ANC, too, the election has become a lot more about Cyril Ramaphosa than it is about the party. In fairness, the ANC is less of a cult, than say, the EFF, Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s African Content Movement, or Andile Mngxitama and the Black First Land First Movement (BLF). However, the EFF has become a classic example of how cults rise out of the personality of one charismatic leader. A leader who can do no wrong in the eyes of the rank and file and who's followers will say and do anything to defend their leader. Even when they are confronted with the hypocrisy and outright lies of that particular leader.

17 MINJUL 12
Comments
Political Cults: How They Work

Misquotes and Dishonesty in the Creation Book

In 1985 The Watch Tower released a book called Life, How did it get here? By evolution or creation? The book was studied by the Jehovah’s Witnesses at their book studies and was hailed as a definitive tool to counter the argument for evolution. However, the book proved to be a feeble attempt by The Watch Tower to prove their doctrine. The book contained numerous misquotes of experts in the field of evolutionary science, biology, palaeontology and anthropology. Quotes were taken out of context and twisted to suit the narrative within the book. Needless to say, many of these experts called out The Watch Tower for their dishonesty. It leaves a question mark over the ability of the Watch Tower's teachings and doctrines to stand up to scrutiny and truth. #evolution #creation #JehovahsWitnesses

16 MINJUN 14
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Misquotes and Dishonesty in the Creation Book

New Book - Leaving The Witness

We are back with a brand new season of Cult Life. This show outlines the new book called Leaving The Witness by Amber Scorah, a former Jehovah's Witness that was a missionary in China. Leaving The Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life recounts Scorah's journey and experiences as a Jehovah's Witness. Ambers view on dealing with change and loss is profoundly inspiring and encompasses what many have to deal with when exiting a religion or a cult. #LeavingTheWitness #AmberScorah #ExJW

9 MINJUN 7
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New Book - Leaving The Witness

Scarce and Critical Skills

This show comes to you on the back of the cabinet announcement by our president and as expected we had some mixed reactions to the cabinet announcement. Markets have reacted, and our currency has to it as well. But of particular interest to this podcast is the fact that Blade Nzimande has been announced as the minister of Higher education and Science and Technology, a portfolio which has now been combined under one ministry. Thulas Nxesi has been appointed as Minister of Employment and labour, a portfolio which has also been revamped. As the country battles high unemployment rates, it is striking to note that there are no sufficient applicants with qualified skills for available career opportunities. This has prompted government to review the list to attract and maintain critically skilled labour in South Africa to increase growth, transformation and economic growth.

9 MINMAY 31
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Scarce and Critical Skills

Skills Talk Intro Episode

Welcome to Skills Talk. A podcast about skills, learning and development, human resources and the ever-evolving world of work. Each week, we explore current and future trends in skills development and the learning and development sphere and organizational principles in the real world. We have interviews lined up with experts in their respective fields and we will get some much-needed advice and intelligence from interesting people on this show. #skills #learning

16 MINMAY 23
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Skills Talk Intro Episode

Jehovah's Witnesses and The Vote

Following a series of tense negotiations and years of liberation struggle, the first democratic election was held in South Africa on the 27th April, 1994. This election changed the history of South Africa. It paved the way towards a new democratic dispensation and a new constitution for the country. For the first time all races in the country were going to the polls to vote for a government of their choice. Nineteen political parties participated and twenty-two million people voted. The election took place in a festive atmosphere, contrary to fears of political violence. Many Jehovah's Witnesses do not vote and stay neutral in political affairs. However, the requirement not to vote has varied over time. Although few Witnesses vote, since 1999 it is technically a conscience matter. This episode discusses the standpoint from the Watch Tower and how it has created a mess. Lives have also been lost due to the Watch Tower's commands. Music intro provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). #JehovahsWitnesses #Vote #SouthAfrica

12 MINAPR 13
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Jehovah's Witnesses and The Vote

Religions and Vaccinations

Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Washington state has experienced a measles outbreak in the past month. And South Africa is not immune to this. Dr Yogan Pillay, deputy director general at the Department of Health, said that 85 percent of children in South Africa are fully immunised by the age of one year – but the most recent data from the country’s Medical Research Council suggests this figure is closer to 70 percent. There are a number of factors that contribute to this with access to rural areas being one, where parents find it difficult to get to clinics and medical practitioners also finding it hard to reach many in the rural areas. Another factor is, of course, the anti-vaccination drives being fuelled by misinformation and bogus studies that have been debunked at proven to be false. But does religious doctrine and sentiments play a role in the anti-vaccination communities? #Vaccination #Measles Religion

15 MINMAR 11
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Religions and Vaccinations

Jehovah's Witnesses and Higher Education

From inception, Watchtower leaders took issue with the education system, bemoaning teachings that contradict a literal interpretation of the Bible. One of the primary reasoning against a higher education has been that the time left is reduced, so the final days of this system should be spent in full service for Jehovah and his organization. However, controlling the information that members take in is typical of cults and high control groups. #JehovahsWitnesses #HigherEducation #CultLife

11 MINFEB 15
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Jehovah's Witnesses and Higher Education

Latest Episodes

Losing The Faith - My Awakening Part 2

Robin Jackson continues the discussion of his journey out of the Watch Tower organization. This episode focuses on early adulthood and marriage.

23 MINAUG 2
Comments
Losing The Faith - My Awakening Part 2

Losing The Faith - My Awakening

It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.” This statement comes from the movie called The Matrix, which to me aptly describes what I experienced and what led to me being awakened to the deception and cover-ups of an organization that claims to be directed by God and states that it is the sole channel of communication between God and men. From about eleven years of age I truly believed that the organization known as Jehovah’s Witnesses was rightfully that which it claimed to be. I was actively involved in the preaching work as set out and required of every Jehovah’s Witness and never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would find myself taking my current stand. For twenty five years of my life I believed this was “The Truth”. Well, I reached a crossroads in my life and this book describes what led me to my decisions and how I came to the conclusion that I was living a life based on just another religious concept. A concept that can be very damaging to individuals and families. My gripe is not with the people in the organization, but it is with the doctrines that have no sound scriptural backing. The doctrines that the leaders of this organization enforce on its followers that cause so much pain and family break-ups. There are many good people in this organization that I personally know, and who truly wants to serve God with their whole heart and mind. They do not know of the cover-ups and deception that this organization and so many others like it would much rather hide from their followers.

30 MINJUL 26
Comments
Losing The Faith - My Awakening

Political Cults: How They Work

History is littered with cults that use political ideals as their base. Classic examples of this type of cult are Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Communist USSR. This was mind control on a large scale. On a smaller scale, white and black supremacists, terrorists, and rebel groups commonly use forms of mind control to recruit and dominate members. Under this type of cult we include examples such as The Michigan Militia, Posse Comitatus, The Nation of Islam and The Ku Klux Klan. And dare I include South Africa’s very own AWB (Afrikaner Weerstand Beweeging). There has been an increase in the politics of personalities and the formation of cults around political leaders. Smaller parties, four of them new, and the EFF have presented the electorate with prominent leadership figures and will hang the immediate future of their parties on these personalities. For the ruling ANC, too, the election has become a lot more about Cyril Ramaphosa than it is about the party. In fairness, the ANC is less of a cult, than say, the EFF, Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s African Content Movement, or Andile Mngxitama and the Black First Land First Movement (BLF). However, the EFF has become a classic example of how cults rise out of the personality of one charismatic leader. A leader who can do no wrong in the eyes of the rank and file and who's followers will say and do anything to defend their leader. Even when they are confronted with the hypocrisy and outright lies of that particular leader.

17 MINJUL 12
Comments
Political Cults: How They Work

Misquotes and Dishonesty in the Creation Book

In 1985 The Watch Tower released a book called Life, How did it get here? By evolution or creation? The book was studied by the Jehovah’s Witnesses at their book studies and was hailed as a definitive tool to counter the argument for evolution. However, the book proved to be a feeble attempt by The Watch Tower to prove their doctrine. The book contained numerous misquotes of experts in the field of evolutionary science, biology, palaeontology and anthropology. Quotes were taken out of context and twisted to suit the narrative within the book. Needless to say, many of these experts called out The Watch Tower for their dishonesty. It leaves a question mark over the ability of the Watch Tower's teachings and doctrines to stand up to scrutiny and truth. #evolution #creation #JehovahsWitnesses

16 MINJUN 14
Comments
Misquotes and Dishonesty in the Creation Book

New Book - Leaving The Witness

We are back with a brand new season of Cult Life. This show outlines the new book called Leaving The Witness by Amber Scorah, a former Jehovah's Witness that was a missionary in China. Leaving The Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life recounts Scorah's journey and experiences as a Jehovah's Witness. Ambers view on dealing with change and loss is profoundly inspiring and encompasses what many have to deal with when exiting a religion or a cult. #LeavingTheWitness #AmberScorah #ExJW

9 MINJUN 7
Comments
New Book - Leaving The Witness

Scarce and Critical Skills

This show comes to you on the back of the cabinet announcement by our president and as expected we had some mixed reactions to the cabinet announcement. Markets have reacted, and our currency has to it as well. But of particular interest to this podcast is the fact that Blade Nzimande has been announced as the minister of Higher education and Science and Technology, a portfolio which has now been combined under one ministry. Thulas Nxesi has been appointed as Minister of Employment and labour, a portfolio which has also been revamped. As the country battles high unemployment rates, it is striking to note that there are no sufficient applicants with qualified skills for available career opportunities. This has prompted government to review the list to attract and maintain critically skilled labour in South Africa to increase growth, transformation and economic growth.

9 MINMAY 31
Comments
Scarce and Critical Skills

Skills Talk Intro Episode

Welcome to Skills Talk. A podcast about skills, learning and development, human resources and the ever-evolving world of work. Each week, we explore current and future trends in skills development and the learning and development sphere and organizational principles in the real world. We have interviews lined up with experts in their respective fields and we will get some much-needed advice and intelligence from interesting people on this show. #skills #learning

16 MINMAY 23
Comments
Skills Talk Intro Episode

Jehovah's Witnesses and The Vote

Following a series of tense negotiations and years of liberation struggle, the first democratic election was held in South Africa on the 27th April, 1994. This election changed the history of South Africa. It paved the way towards a new democratic dispensation and a new constitution for the country. For the first time all races in the country were going to the polls to vote for a government of their choice. Nineteen political parties participated and twenty-two million people voted. The election took place in a festive atmosphere, contrary to fears of political violence. Many Jehovah's Witnesses do not vote and stay neutral in political affairs. However, the requirement not to vote has varied over time. Although few Witnesses vote, since 1999 it is technically a conscience matter. This episode discusses the standpoint from the Watch Tower and how it has created a mess. Lives have also been lost due to the Watch Tower's commands. Music intro provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). #JehovahsWitnesses #Vote #SouthAfrica

12 MINAPR 13
Comments
Jehovah's Witnesses and The Vote

Religions and Vaccinations

Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Washington state has experienced a measles outbreak in the past month. And South Africa is not immune to this. Dr Yogan Pillay, deputy director general at the Department of Health, said that 85 percent of children in South Africa are fully immunised by the age of one year – but the most recent data from the country’s Medical Research Council suggests this figure is closer to 70 percent. There are a number of factors that contribute to this with access to rural areas being one, where parents find it difficult to get to clinics and medical practitioners also finding it hard to reach many in the rural areas. Another factor is, of course, the anti-vaccination drives being fuelled by misinformation and bogus studies that have been debunked at proven to be false. But does religious doctrine and sentiments play a role in the anti-vaccination communities? #Vaccination #Measles Religion

15 MINMAR 11
Comments
Religions and Vaccinations

Jehovah's Witnesses and Higher Education

From inception, Watchtower leaders took issue with the education system, bemoaning teachings that contradict a literal interpretation of the Bible. One of the primary reasoning against a higher education has been that the time left is reduced, so the final days of this system should be spent in full service for Jehovah and his organization. However, controlling the information that members take in is typical of cults and high control groups. #JehovahsWitnesses #HigherEducation #CultLife

11 MINFEB 15
Comments
Jehovah's Witnesses and Higher Education
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