The boy was just five years old and desperately ill, but as he crouched in the back seat of Donna Ryder's car, he became more fugitive than cancer patient.
Police in New Brunswick were already out looking for the child when, according to Ms. Ryder, she hid him and his mother in her Dodge Omni and drove them to Fredericton, away from children's aid officials who might have forced the son of Jehovah's Witnesses to accept a blood transfusion.
This is about a question asked on Yahoo! Answers by someone studying to become a Witness. A young woman is living with her boy friend because they want to get married. But he isn't a Witness, and she wants to know if this will be a problem. I'm posting it because I thought some of you might want to contribute to the conversation. And because this response was too effed up to overlook:
I think that you know what the Bible says about marrying only in the Lord. Jehovah is going to kill you, but what good can come from marrying a non-believer?
My suggestion would be to ask him to go Watchtower.org and request a free home Bible study. Even if he is an unassigned territory someone will figure out a way to get there to study with him.
This one's a little old, but you know I gotta mention it when P.Z. Myers talks about Jehovah's Witnesses. (Well, the atheists among you probably should at any rate.)
I was sent this scan of a delightful article from Watchtower Magazine — you know, that bizarre piece of pulp from the Jehovah's Witnesses. Look at their list of wicked temptations that might lead a faithful person into a life of sin. Take special note of #2.
Check it out. Caught the link from this page.
The Society was pimping this one on the front of their web page. See how many holes you can poke in it. It ain't hard. Go nuts.
The Russian Supreme Court [official website, in Russian] upheld a lower court decision [press release, in Russian] to shut down the Taganrog Jehovah's Witness congregation and ban the distribution of 34 Jehovah's Witness publications on Tuesday. Both the Jehovah's Witness congregation and the publications are "extremist," the Supreme Court said [Forum 18 report] in its decision. In response to the Supreme Court's decision, Chairman of the Presiding Committee of the Administrative Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia, Vasily Kalin, said [press release]:
On a more personal note, I hope to be moving soon. Finally. That's one of the reasons my posts have been so light this month. That may continue for a little bit longer. Hopefully, I'll be posting more goodies soon.