Monday, December 30, 2013

Interviews with some ex JW's

JW's should be doing background checks but they don't

People dealing with children should be given a background check.

You would think this would be a no-brainer, but the JW organization chooses not to do so.

While not a magical or holy spirit bullet to prevent all wrongs it would help keep members safer.

If JW's are forced to do background checks then they would be liable if the person had a record and they did not take measures to protect their members. If enacted I wonder how many elders and ministerial servants will have to step down to keep them out of positions of trust and authority.

Another step of civilization pushing JW's in a safer direction.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The slow sanitizing of extremist thought and actions

My guess is that as the JW religion ages some of it's extreme practices will slowly be sanitized.

They already can accept most parts of blood, give it another 50 years and I would guess that blood becomes more symbolic and the value of life is placed higher than the symbolism of life,  Or some better medical alternative comes along,(ie synthetic blood with nano bots)


Watchtower‘s July 2009 “Awake!” magazine, p. 29, No one should be forced to worship in a way that he finds unacceptable or be made to choose between his beliefs and his family.
While they don't practice what they preach here , one can hope that eventually it may come to be.

The two witness policy, now(?) the directions are to tell the person they can/(should?) report to the local authorities, or at least I thought I heard this a few years back although I am not sure if they do this in all regions/areas.

A major influence of these  must have been law suits that pressure the organization to make adjustments to protect its flock. Hooray for civilization.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

JW divorce

I do until death do us part, OR
-you cheat on me , which is the only valid way out in the eyes of the JW's
-maybe you'll die, and maybe you'll get there quicker if I feed you a bunch of crap and encourage dangerous behaviors, I'll invite over some good looking people serve drinks and try to get you alone with them
-I'll just get the divorce and then cry and say how sorry I was for disobeying , who knows maybe they'll reinstate me within the first year or two but if I'm  in love with someone else I might as well sleep with them and do something worth getting disfellowshipped for...  Hmmm while I'm on sabbatical there were a few other no no's I wanted to do.

Or if you aren't sneaky and decide to play it straight you could end up separated or in a fake marriage with abstinence your nightly forte the rest of your life.

Try explaining this to non JW's , watch the eyes role.