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Thoughts on Michael Jackson’s funeral

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michael jacksonWill it be a Muslim or Jehovah’s Witness affair?

For a concise, and somewhat witty, reading of the matter (as the world’s media continues it’s Princess Diana syndrome moment) go take a look at Cranmer’s post.

I’m still smirking at his tongue in theological cheek manner.

Thing is, if he is not to be cremated, the casket will need to be huge just to accommodate a few of his favourite toys.

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Written by curly

June 29, 2009 at 1:15 pm

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  1. I find it interesting that 99.9% of reporters and commentators state or imply that Michael Jackson’s connection with the WatchTower Cult ended when he was disfellowshipped in the 1980s.

    Katherine and Rebbie’s family are all active JWs. Anyone who knows anything about JWs knows how this would play on MJ, who was at onetime an extremely devout JW.

    In fact, circa 2004-5, a southern California newspaper published photos and an article showing MJ and his children attending their local Kingdom Hall. Does anyone really believe that someone with MJ’s ego would not only attend a “meetings” at his Kingdom Hall, but also take his children with him, if he were being shunned as disfellowshipped persons are at a JW Kingdom Hall. I suspect that MJ had been “reinstated” as an active JW sometime prior to 2004. Let’s see some reporter dig into that one. Don’t expect the WatchTower Society or local JWs admit such without presentation of overwhelming evidence given present citcumstances.

    The negative influence of the teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses on Michael and his family have been either downplayed or totally ignored for as long as the Jackson Family has received public attention. For those readers who really want to know what life is like to be reared in the WatchTower Cult, nothing beats real world scenarios, and of real world scenarios, nothing beats actual civil and criminal court cases.

    The following website summarizes 900 court cases and lawsuits involving children of Jehovah’s Witness Parents. The summaries demonstrate how JW Families rear their children and live life day-to-day. Also included are nearly 400 CRIMINAL cases — most involving MURDERS:

    DIVORCE, BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS, AND OTHER LEGAL ISSUES AFFECTING CHILDREN OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

    http://jwdivorces.bravehost.com

    James Jones

    June 29, 2009 at 5:40 pm

  2. i think it should be public and a casket wit his body alot of people will be there have a after service my heart goes out to the jackson family i will pray for you guys

    rashonda

    June 30, 2009 at 12:36 am

  3. Stuff him with cotton wool, make him moon walk with a few computers, let him open his mouth and he will sing.

    he was a money making machine for the family, he will be a money making machine now he is dead, looking at his kids uncovered yesterday, I’d put a bet those are not his kids, no wonder he covered them up.

    before you ask I liked his music but not his life style, but cry for him not me. I will play his music and enjoy it, as for the razzmatazz no thanks

    Robert

    June 30, 2009 at 9:29 am

  4. Interesting article. Completley wrong though. The first thing is that miceal jackson was never a baptised witness of jehovah. He was not disfellowshipped either. He just believed that they were the true religion. He was once a little involved with the witnessess but that was back before 1983. In the few yaers that led up to 1983 miceal jackson enjoyed the company of jehovahs witnesses as most people do. They are kind people with very good morals. Miceal loved the morals found in the bible attended meetings iregularly. As he was making the thriller video which encourages life after death ( zombies) He knew this was something the bible does not teach and left the witnessess shortly before finishing the video. Since 1983 his life went downhill terribly. It seems the years as a witness were good for him as if you look at his life before 1983 and his music and compare it to what it was like after he left the jehovahs witnesses you would see his life and music go downhill. His mother who is a practising witness will want a quiet funeral with no razzamatazz. It was a shame he left the jehovahs witnesses as it seems the years he spent as a worshipper of his god were the best years of his life.

    james davis

    July 3, 2009 at 8:33 pm

  5. i was bewilded when i heard that MJ is dead.H

    joseph

    July 7, 2009 at 10:49 am

  6. I am disfellowshipped and I still attend the KH and take my children. The witnesses are also Not a cult, but infact are of the Christian faith.

    People fail to look at the teachings of the witnesses and only focus on the fact that they don’t celebrate holidays or don’t take blood.
    What about the fact that they teach their children not to LIE and most holidays are made up of false pagan teachings. Or about the many peoples lives that were saved from not taking blood. Recovery time for those individuals were shortened and they didn’t risk catching diseases…. Jehovah’s Witnesses love life and infact preach about a time that we will see our dead loved ones again here on earth. I lost my brother last year in a car accident and MJ’s death came as a shock but I’m going to see both of them again one day, and I’m sure Katherine is thinking the same way….

    L. Skinner

    July 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm

  7. It is really sad that someone sees MJ ‘s death as an opportunity to attack fiercely on Jehovah ‘s Witnesses religion. And of course I’m referring to the unethical article above.
    First of all JW are not a cult. From a philosophical point of view a cult is a deviation from the true faith. Can you argue reasonably the rightness of the faith from which you suspect that JW deviated? If you consider the matter legaly then there is no doubt that JW are a recognized religion for the biggest part of the civilized world.
    Second, I dont know wether MJ was a JW or a disfellowshiped JW or a friend of JW. But it is outrageous to talk about ‘negative influence of the teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses on Michael’, given the fact that his life was devastated by a mode of life that has nothing to do with JW’s teachings and morals. And let’s say for a moment that there was such a negative influence. How do you explain the MJ’s reinstatement -according to your words – ? Why did he return to those ‘negative influences’? Oh I’m sorry, he was a misleaded one, and you know better!!!!
    I would also like to say something about your last remarks on JW divources and court cases and even more CRIMINAL cases!!! I dare you to make a valid comparison between JW divource cases and non JW cases. It would be very interesting to show as the results, and who analogically outnumbers whom!!! Regarding the so called CRIMINAL CASES (it is eye catching isn’t it?) I suspect that they all refer to the JW;s refusal on blood transfusion. Let me ask something seemingly irrelevant: Do you love your country? Do you believe in the ideal of protecting it even if it costs you your life? So you have the right to spare your life for your ideals but not JW? (and dont even think about mumbling the words children’ s lifes). I will not take the trouble to comment on that indescribable link that was the purpose of the article from the beginning.
    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE PROPAGANDA, I BELIEVE YOU SHOULD CHOOSE A MORE HONEST APPROACH!!!!

    Babis D.

    July 8, 2009 at 12:01 pm

  8. That jones guy has gone nuts he has left his stuff everywhere. Does anyone know why? We probably do!!! Same boring article everywhere.OK we get it! Your angry so Move on.
    Really Leave it alone, move on.You will get no satisfaction just more unhappier.

    ajay

    July 8, 2009 at 4:16 pm

  9. Did you hear they found out what he died from!!! it was food posioning they said he ate an 8 year old weener

    john gillasman

    July 11, 2009 at 2:52 pm

  10. this is from wikipedia people… research before you make accusations

    Why did michael jackson disassociate with JW?

    Michael dissasociated himself (~’93/’94) from JW’s because he prefered following a life style that did not honor the true God, the choice was his own, no one made the choice for him. He was not disfellowshipped. His Mother was one of JW’s durring his childhood. His choice was to follow a lifestyle of his own choosing. God’s law’s and pricipals are not burdensom, but are a protection for those that follow them. The only thing that people can give God is their integrity.

    Whether a person dissasociates themselves or if disfellowshipped (Disfellowshipping is a final act to try and help people to come back into a good relationship with God, hopefully they will change their course of wrongdoing and return to the Congregation), at a time when they show repentance (a turning away from the wrongdoing), they will be re-instated and treated as excitedly as the ‘prodigal son’ when he returned. Jesus stated that there will be more rejoycing with the return of one lost sheep than over the 99 that had not become lost.

    We can only hope that Michael had repented from any course of wrongdoing, if so, all will be happy to welcome him back in the future resurection that Jesus promised, when all in the memorial tumbs will be resurected to life on Earth, when Earth has been returned to a paradisic condition (Rev. 21:3-5; Ps. 37:9-10).

    brad

    July 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm


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