|“It too often happens that, while the negro rapidly masters the rules and regulations of the Christian religion, he still continues to be gross, immoral, and deceitful… They (missionaries) may have succeeded in turning their disciples into professing Catholics, Anglicans, or Baptists; but the impartial observer is surprised to find that adultery, drunkenness, and lying are more apparent among the converts than among their heathen brethren.’|
Watchtower 1901 Aug 15 pp.264-266
|“Noah declared, prophetically, that Ham’s characteristics which had led him to unseemly conduct disrespectful to his father, would be found cropping out later, inherited by his son, and prophetically he foretold that this degeneracy would mark the posterity of Canaan, degrading him, making him servile. We are not able to determine to a certainty that the sons of Ham and Canaan are the negroes; but we consider that general view as probable as any other.”|
Watchtower 1902 July 15 “The Negro Not A Beast” pp. 215-216.
|‘I regret to say that, with a few – very rare – exceptions, those native African pastors, teachers, and catechists whom I have met have been all, more or less, bad men.|
Watchtower 1901 Aug 15 pp.264-266
|” … the curse which Noah pronounced upon Canaan was the origin of the Black race. Certain it is that when Noah said, “Cursed be Canaan, a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren,” he pictured the future of the Colored race. They have been and are a race of servants, … There is no servant in the world as good as a good Colored servant, and the joy that he gets from rendering faithful service is one of the purest joys there is in the world.”|
Golden Age 1929 Jul 24 p.702
|“South Africa’s whole color policy is conditioned by this fact and this fear: 80 per cent of her population is black; if the color bar is breached, what new dike can stop a black flood from overflowing and destroying the civilisation with which white man have displaced the wilderness?”|
Awake! 1953 Oct 8 p.6
8 Replies to ““The negro … continues to be gross, immoral, and deceitful” and other racist quotes from the Watchtower”
It’s interesting that Mormonism that went the same route. There were even some (Protestant) Christians (probably others but I’ve only really studied protestantism outside of the early church history) that went the same route. There were even some that took this view and refuted it years later.
It’s just strange that the concept of the given mark was associated with skin color, when there’s nothing like that in the text. I was more surprised that -some- protestants took the view (sola scriptura and all that). I’d expect it from the fringes. Not that it makes such comments acceptable. Such is history. Hope you find more of what you’re looking for.
One best be sitting down if reading that ’77 Awake! on race – chock full of double-speak.
I would like to see the current GB explain this…..
“they were still escaping the claws of babylon’s indoctrinations” is the general view on defending these abysmal claims from watch downer.
yeah, when i ‘woke up’ (surprisingly recent) i quickly discovered ALL the incredible disgusting stuff and this was yet another shocker that undeniably proves how bad the ‘writers’ and the ‘govnin’ body always has been and above all, why sharing this stuff with people is important, is that it UNDENIABLY shows that this organisation (jdub) CAN NOT have god’s approval.
the best thing to do is simply look at the facts as that snake splane mentions. you don’t need apostates, you don’t need exterior sources (like tax reports), you don’t need news articles on how the watch downer was member of the United Nations for a long time. you REALLY don’t need to go outside of what’s written by the org themselves. matter of fact you don’t even need to be bothered that the dubs ‘censor’ and alter their webpages and articles because there is more then enough material from watchcrawler that PROVES just how filthy, low, disgusting and wicked the organisation is.
hence why indeed, the above stuff are total gems.
Genuine question, does the Bible ever explain where black people originated? or…
I have an itch to send this link to all my black friends.. see what their beloved organization used to say about people their color
I don’t know how black witnesses stayed after reading those horrible opinions in a watchtower no less i wpuld have stormed no questions asked now way i’d serve a religion that think i’m lesser over my skin colour
Pretty sure in a recent assembly this year Tony Morris was reminising over the old golden age watch towers you’d think they would dare mention those