About The Project
The purpose of this project is to provide an analysis of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society's magazines (The Watchtower and Awake) and other publications with a focus on debunking the misinformation spread through these publications.
Please consider contributing. We feel this could become a powerful resource for those looking for up-to-date details and counterpoints to the views expressed in the Watchtower publications.
What You Can Do
Spread the word! Because this is a community driven project we need as many people on board as we can get. Posts have been made to /r/exjw on reddit about this project, but if you frequent other JW forums / sites, please feel free to spread the word about this project and its goals. Without community contributions and feedback the project cannot succeed.
We are still in the very early stages of building this Wiki, but right now we think it would be best to organize the information based on publication / issue, having a brief summary of articles within the publication, followed by inaccuracies, misquotes, contradictions, etc... Do not feel you need to provide a thoroughly detailed description of every article within a particular publication. You can start from literally anywhere and fill in what information you can, the idea is that as more and more people contribute the gaps will be filled in gradually as we go.
It would be appreciated if anyone with extensive wiki editing knowledge could create templates for books and other literature along with placeholders for each release / article. This way, contributors with lesser wiki formatting knowledge (like myself, SimianFriday) can still easily contribute text to the various pre-made articles.
If anyone can update this page with a link to a useful wiki tutorial or something along those lines that would be appreciated as well.
Where To Find Things
/r/exjw on reddit - Effectively the birthplace of this resource.
jwfacts.com - A powerful source of factual information regarding the Jehovah's Witnesses and Watchtower Society. This site tends to focus on broad topics, such as problems with the core JW beliefs and doctrine. There is less information here regarding specific magazine publications, but it can still be a great place to start when looking for information to debunk the articles in recent JW publications.
jehovahs-witness.net - A forum for ex-Jehovah's Witnesses. This site has a great wealth of information, much of which covers the very topics we seek to cover here on this Wiki, so it can be a strong resource to help build this Wiki. However, because of the nature of forums in general, much of the information is poorly organized and difficult to sort through.