A Conversation for The Pleiades (Messier 45)
The Pleiades - the Throne of God
Michael Michael Started conversation Jan 10, 2009
Jehovah's Witnesses once taught that God resided at the centre of the universe on the star Alcyone in the cluster known as Pleiades. The belief was based on the Great Pyramid in Egypt. In the 50's the Watchtower changed it's position and told its followers that it was "useless to indulge in unprofitable speculations" such as the ones it was making back in the 20's.
This is what was actually printed by The Watchtower Society;
"The constellation of the seven stars forming the Pleiades appears to be the crowning center around which the known systems of the planets revolve.... It has been suggested, and with much weight, that one of the stars of that group is the dwelling place of Jehovah and the place of the highest heavens;....
The constellation of the Pleiades is a small one compared with others which scientific instruments disclose to the wondering eyes of man. But the greatness in size of other stars or planets is small when compared to the Pleiades in importance, because the Pleiades is the place of the eternal throne of God."
J. F. Rutherford, Reconciliation, 1928, p. 14.
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