A View From Inside the Watchtower

A former Jehovah’s Witness, now a convert to Orthodox Catholicism, recounts his days as a “Bethelite” in the Witnesses’ Brooklyn Heights headquarters, here.

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  • Andrew Porter

    Fascinating stuff. I was unaware the world was due to come to an end in 1975. I must have slept right through that…

  • Ben

    An invisible Armageddon! After all, the JWs say Christ returned invisibly in 1914. Another good read from a former Bethelite (and New Yorker) is Barbara Gruzzuti Harrison’s Visions of Glory (Simon & Schuster). It’s been out of print for several years but is now available in digital format:


  • nabeguy

    Andrew, given that the Reds won the World Series that year, maybe they had it right in a sense.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    Nabeguy: are you sayin’ Charlie Hustle is the Antichrist?

  • No One of Consequence

    I know I’ve already been tagged as a JW hater in another thread (which isn’t really true, I don’t particularly like them either, but I don’t like ANY organized religion), but this article increases my skepticism many times over.

  • milton

    The Witnesses are selling their properties and leaving the Heights. We will no longer be their Bethel. Praise the lord.
    Who will inherit the tunnels?