After only a minute or so found what you asked for. From Be Big Enough to Admit a Mistake we read:
So read it and weep--you falsely accused the Jehovah's Witnesses of not admitting error. And note that they cite the Bible to base their beliefs on--more proof that you are wrong about them.
I wonder if your admission of error will happen.
I'm no supporter of the Watchtower, and I disagree with them on many issues, but I just won't stand by while they are libeled. What you've posted is bearing false witness against the Witnesses.
No weeping or libel or false witness here at all - What you've posted does not work, and here's how and why:
First of all, the observance of Christmas is not a doctrinal issue to begin with - It is a personal conscience issue that people can decide on for themselves...unless you are a JW thrall and are absolutely bound to receive, believe and follow whatever the JW "leaders" dictate to you.
Secondly, the whole "pagan origins" idea is as bogus as a three dollar bill. The JW insistence that whatever meaning a certain day was given way, way back when for some pagans who lived way over wherever, those ancient meanings are still binding on people today is simply not true. Here's why: There are many things we utilize today that have their origin in paganism, such as our calendar. (You do know that the days of the week and months are named after pagan gods, yes?). If JWs were truly concerned and consistent regarding their belief and argument of "This has pagan origins, and therefore should not be observed/used", then they should never use calendars. But the truth is, JWs use the verse mentioned in the article to justify their cherry-picked "convictions".
The simple fact, truth, and reality is that many things that were at one time venerated/worshiped by ancient pagans on the other side of the world do not have today whatever idolatrous meaning and significance they were once given. Even the JW "leaders" admit to this:
From the Watchtower magazine of May 15, 1972 (p. 295): "Whether an object is an idol or not primarily depends on how it is viewed…. the fact that various creatures, plants and heavenly bodies – all parts of God’s creative works - have been and still are being given veneration would not in itself make them unacceptable for decorative or ornamental purposes. Many things that were at one time worshiped by the ancients have lost their idolatrous significance and are generally regarded as being merely ornamental."
More from the JW "leaders" on holidays and decorating for them: "The fact that other religions might take these natural things that God created and use them as symbols in idol worship did not make it wrong for true worshipers to use them decoratively. Anyone visiting the temple could tell that God’s people were not worshiping these decorations or venerating them as sacred symbols. So the Christian needs to be primarily concerned about what? Not what a certain symbol or design possibly meant thousands of years ago or how it might be thought of on the other side of the world, but what it means now to most people where he lives. With so many different designs having been used in false worship, if a person went to the trouble and took the time he might find an undesirable connection with almost every design he sees around him. But why do that? Would it not be needlessly upsetting? And is that the best use of one’s time and attention?" (Awake!, Dec. 22, 1976, pp. 12-15)
Admission of error? Nope - What they've done is a flip-flop in doctrine. Significant difference between the two things. Also, I remind you about the fact that the JW "leaders" have stated that whatever they write is to be received, believed, and followed as coming from God. Well, evidently, the "god" of the JWs changes his mind and flip-flops.
And as far as the idea of JWs "are to be in subjection to the governments of this world so long as these do not ask Christians to go contrary to God’s laws. When such governments do, then the Christian must obey the higher law" - If that is true, then WHY are the JWs so vigorously pursuing reversing the decision by the Norwegian government to not give them any more $$? Which one of "God's laws" is the Norwegian breaking by their refusal to give the Watchtower any more $$?