I was asked to write some articles about Jehovah’s Witnesses as a guest at Michigan Skeptics! They kinda spelled my name wrong, so I’m not exactly famous just yet…
Issac J. Harris is an atheist and skeptic blogger. He is an ex Jehovah’s Witness and has graciously agreed to write us a series guest posts about them. You can read more of Issac’s work at his site, The Atheist Geek News. If you would like to become a guest blogger, let us what you would like to say at our Contact Us page.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled today that the government of France must pay over 4.5 million euros ($5,600,000 US approx.) for full restitution to Jehovah’s Witnesses for violating their religious freedom through illegal taxation.
A new medical study has found Jehovah’s Witnesses recover from heart surgery faster and with fewer complications than other patients.
But the Archives of Internal Medicine, which published the research, does not say the results are because of a higher power.
Researchers say because Jehovah’s Witnesses are forbidden from undergoing blood transfusions, they prepare for surgery with blood conservation techniques which could lead to a better recovery.
Never mind how many people have died due to the Society’s blood transfusion policy I guess…
This one may induce vomiting in some of us. Perhaps the Washington Post isn’t aware of the Society’s habit of encouraging Witnesses to shun family members who disagree with its teachings? Tell them about it here. UPDATE: Two better options would be to write a letter to the editor AND contact their ombudsman. The ombudsman’s job is to handle complaints about unfair or inaccurate reporting. (Don’t forget to mention Candace Conti or their disfellowshipping/shunning practices if you write them.) If you’re really ambitious, I suppose you could write an opinion piece of your own and submit it.
All you have to do to get someone to believe something is make them behave as if they do.
For those of you don’t know, I recently tried to create an entry about Sparlock, The Warrior Wizard, at Wikipedia. But it looks like they plan to delete it. So I copied the entry to JWPedi.com. Meanwhile, someone else copied it over at The Speedy Deletion Wiki (I didn’t even know it existed!) and pumped it up with extra stuff! Check it out.