I wrote the following on another discussion board when the JWs were attacking the Divinity of Christ and the Trinity.
"First we need to back up a little bit. There has been many comments on the Trinity but that is just the tip of the iceberg as far as the differences in how the JWs view God and how we, as Catholics, view God.
I want to share with you some comments about the nature of God that the Watchtower Society wrote in their book “You Can Live Forever In Paradise On Earth” on pages 36 and 37. Notice the following:
While most people say they believe in God, many do not think of him as a real person. Is he? Well, it can be seen that where there is intelligence there is a mind…And we know that where there is a mind there is a brain in a body of a definite shape.
So, for them, Almighty God has a body and even a brain!!! Of course the implication in all of this is that for someone to be a person they must have a body and brain very much like us humans.
The comments continue below:
Since God is a person with a spiritual body, he must have a place to live. The Bible tells us that the heavens are God’s “established place of dwelling.” (1 Kings 8:43) Also, we are told that “Christ entered…into heaven itself, now to appear before the person of God for us.” (Hebrews 9:24) Some humans will be rewarded with live in heaven with God, at which time they will receive spirit bodies. (1 John 3:2) This, too, shows that God is a person, and that he has a body.
Again we see above that for God to be a person (singular) the JWs imply he must have a body. Since God in their mind has a body, this means that for them God can only be at one place at a time. In other words, the implication is that the JW God is subject to place and time unlike the Christian God who is beyond space and time.
Notice what they say next:
But someone may ask: ‘If God is a real person who lives at a certain place in heaven, how can he see everything that happens everywhere? And how can his power be felt in every part of the universe?’ (2 Chronicles 16:9) The fact that God is a person in no way limits his power or greatness. Nor should it lessen our respect for him. (1 Chronicles 29: 11-13) To help us understand this, consider the far-reaching effects of an electric power plant.
A power plant has a certain location in or near a city. But its electricity is distributed over all that area, providing light and power. It is similar with God. He is in the heavens. (Isaiah 57:15; Psalms 123:1) Yet his holy spirit, which is his invisible force, can be felt everywhere, over all the universe. By means of his holy spirit God created the heavens, the earth and all living things. (Psalm 33:6; Genesis 1:2; Psalm 104:30) To create these things, God did not need to be present in body. He can send out his spirit, his active force, to do whatever he wants even though he is far away. What a marvelous God!-Jeremiah 10:12; Daniel 4:35
So for the JWs God is not even omnipresent. He is limited as far as where he can be by his body and must send an impersonal force like electricity to have his presence felt. In the past, the Watchtower Society even taught that Jehovah lived on the star Alcyone in the center of the Pleiades Constellation. They held this belief until 1953. The following is a quote from C.T. Russell’s book Thy Kingdom Come in the 1903 edition:
Alcyone, the central one of the renowned Pleiadic stars… Alcyone, then, as far as science has been able to perceive, would seem to be ‘the midnight throne’ in which the whole system of gravitation has its seat, and from which the Almighty governs his universe…
The following is a quote from JF Rutherford’s book Reconciliation that was published in 1928:
The constellation of the seven stars forming the Pleiades… It has been suggested, and with much weight, that one of the stars of that group is the dwelling-place of Jehovah… The constellation of the Pleiades is a small one compared with others… But the greatness in size of other stars or planets is small when compared with the Pleiades in importance, because the Pleiades is the place of the eternal throne of God…
So, as you can see the JWs’ view of God is very different from the way in which Jews and Christians have viewed Almighty God for thousands of years."