Is "" telling the truth?

A Mere Conspiracy Theory?

This website is dedicated to the examination of the Watchtower's 10 year membership with the United Nation's Department of Public Information (DPI). The DPI is the United Nation's publicity department. In particular, this site serves the purpose to examine the flagship rebuttal website of this WBTS/UN association, created by an individual that goes by the name "thirdwitness". To view his website CLICK HERE

From the onset, "thirdwitness" attempts to muddy the waters by using loaded language, red herrings, and calling upon emotion well before one has been given the chance to consider the evidence. On the homepage, he has already set the reader up to consider much of this issue a conspiracy theory formulated by "crackpot" individuals and "apostates". Count how many times you see such words used on his site. Perhaps these are colors to cloud the water? Regardless of one's feelings, the WBTS reminds us that "Reasonable persons agree that the only fair method (to see the truth) is to examine the evidence on both sides, both for and against a disputed theory (1973 Awake! October 22nd pg. 6). Please keep this statement in mind before you make your final decision on the truth of the matter.

As we examine the evidence, it's important to see how the WBTS views a person joining a secular organization whose objects are contrary to the Bible. Surely the UN fits into this category. Read below...

(1983 Organized To Accomplish Our Ministry pg. 151)


NOTE: After clicking the chapter you wish to view, scroll past the above "sticky" introduction post (also chapter index below) and read just below the map. Click on images to enlarge them.

CHAPTER 1"Introduction: In the Beginning" 

"Know your NGOs!"

"Did we agree to praise the UN?"

CHAPTER 4 "Please Sign Nowhere"

CHAPTER 5 "The changing world of NGOs"

CHAPTER 6 "Following it to the Letter"

CHAPTER 7 "Hail to the Chief"

CHAPTER 8 "Principle Support"

"Did we hypocritically ‘ride the wild beast’?"

CHAPTER 10 "Awake to Propaganda?"

CHAPTER 11 "Self-condemnation?"

CHAPTER 12 "Consider the Source"

CHAPTER 13 "Conclusion: A Not-Guilty Verdict"

Monday, April 12, 2010

Chapter 7


In all actuality, I would prefer not to even address this chapter as it's a redundant circular theme to so many other chapters. The more "3W" tells us that the WBTS didn't have to support the UN in their association, the more he hopes you'll believe it. But now he's taken his tactics to another level. It's been asserted that the chief of the DPI's NGO section Paul Hoeffel, he's the conspiracy theorist now, since he has so much to gain from lying about the situation. Ok maybe not. "3W" quotes from a portion of a 2004 letter from Paul and it says in part:

“4 March 2004

To Whom It May Concern,

Recently the NGO Section has been receiving numerous inquiries regarding the association of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York with the Department of Public Information (DPI). This organization applied for association with DPI in 1991 and was granted association in 1992. By accepting association with DPI, the organization agreed to meet criteria for association, including support and respect of the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and commitment and means to conduct effective information programmes with its constituents and to a broader audience about UN activities.

"3W" had this to say about it...Of course, now the UN is suddenly being very clear about their requirements — over ten years too late. Therefore it begs the question, why did Mr Hoeffel not make it plain and state that the 1991 forms did not include such requirements? I would like to revisit "JWN" and examine another exchange between "3W" and "cabasilas".
To read the full exchange CLICK HERE
"cabasilas": Thirdwitness claims the requirements for NGOs changed over the years. This press release from 1992 shows otherwise: (showing him the 1992 UN press release HERE)

"3W": This was a year ago but Mr. Hoeffel did not respond to my questions. I received several responses telling me to contact different peoples or offices for more information. I received no new information from any of the sources, which were several, that I contacted.

"cabasilas": So, you're publically accusing him of being misleading and trying to cover up "mistakes" and you had no input from Mr Hoeffel? Just because he did not reply to you does not mean there are no answers. He may have his reasons for ignoring questions on this subject from you.
Have you considered the possiblity that you may be bearing false witness against Mr Hoeffel?

There's just too much evidence to show what "3W" and the WBTS is saying, is false. The criteria for NGO association just did not change in 1991-2. For yet another example of this, read the 2002 UN letter below.

The last statement in this chapter we'll address is...Why does Mr Hoeffel not enclose a copy of the 1992 brochure, clearly showing that there was criteria to support the UN and it's charter in that year? Why did he not take the opportunity to confirm the point? Perhaps (guessing again?) it is because the 1992 brochure said nothing of the sort. We know the 1994 brochure does not say such a thing, and therefore have no basis for thinking it was in the 1992 brochure either, if one was even sent. Once again, Paul Hoeffel has his reasons why he did what he did. One main reason that I can see why Paul gave him the then current brochure is because nothing did change. I'm sure Paul is a busy guy and wasn't interested in hunting down an over a decade old document. On a side note, why does "3W" still contend, that in the 1994 DPI handbook, there was no criteria to support the UN or it's charter etc? For just a reminder what is says CLICK HERE

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