News And Links For Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jehovah’s Witnesses

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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.

France ordered to pay millions for illegal taxation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

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.

Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘recover faster from surgery’

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…

The Lies of the Watchtower on Blood Transfusion

Family comes first for fast-growing Jehovah’s Witnesses

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.

The truth about mind control

All you have to do to get someone to believe something is make them behave as if they do.

Sparlock – Speedy deletion Wiki

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.

About The Atheist Geek

The Atheist Geek is a former Jehovah’s Witness turned secular humanist. He’s a lifelong sci-fi geek and a writer wannabe.

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3 Responses to News And Links For Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jehovah’s Witnesses

  1. A comment from Jane Thompson to my article at Michigan Skeptics:
    “I didn’t get past the point where he misspelled “Aryan.” I don’t care, I stay away from Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses and pretty much all
    Christians. The kindest thing I can say about them is that they are hypocrites”

    Since comments are closed over there, I wanted to say this: as I pointed out in the article, that’s not the kind arianism I meant. JWs are not Nazi’s or whatever. Thanks for paying attention.

    Guess that’s why Jane didn’t complain about the fact that there are 2 “number 3” items on the list. 😛

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