An RAF veteran shot dead his girlfriend’s Jehovah’s Witness father in revenge for ending the couple’s ‘ forbidden’ love affair.
Let me say it now before someone cries foul: no, most Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t shoot people as a general rule. Still, it is an awesome photo of the guy.
Police have begun an investigation into the incident, but no motivation for the man’s actions have yet emerged. Berlin — An 82-year-old masked man wielding a machine gun, a knife and a samurai sword was overpowered as he marched towards a meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses, German police said on Friday.
OK, they may not shoot people as a rule, but they do believe in being prepared!
JONESBORO, Ark. – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that a Satisfaction of Judgment was entered in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Jonesboro Division, in a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by the federal agency against communications giant AT&T, Inc. on behalf of two male customer service technicians who were suspended and fired for attending a Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention. AT&T paid a total of $1,307,597 pursuant to the judgments entered in the case.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are trained to fear apostates. They are instructed to throw away any literature that is critical of their religion and to shun dissidents…There is a great irony in this. The ranks of Jehovah’s Witnesses are overflowing with apostates. An apostate is simply someone who disagrees with or leaves a certain religious tradition. Apostasy is actively encouraged by their literature and door to door ministry. They want everyone who isn’t a Jehovah’s Witness to leave their religion and become an apostate! They promote challenging religious authority, as long as you don’t challenge their authority.
Amen! I missed this article when it was posted back in May, but the author’s point was too good to pass up.
The survey showed more than two-thirds of Mormons (68 percent) rebuffed the entertainment industry, followed by 54 percent of Jehovah’s Witnesses and 53 percent of evangelicals. Less than half (42 percent) of the general population said Hollywood threatens their values.
Only 54 percent of Jehovah’s Witnesses? Hmmm…
This one’s a lot less “on the nose” than the other links. It includes questions that could be applied to Jehovah’s Witnesses at your door, and many others that could be applied to any uber-religious zealots you meet. I’m tempted to create something like this for our crowd. While many ex-Witnesses who write lists like these focus on scripture swapping as their choice in warfare, I prefer simple reasoning skills, so my version would be a little different.