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Originally posted by zakattack
But If only One is Acceptable Like The Jehovahs Witnesses Then They Live And everyone else doesnt.
And If you watched and payed attention to what happen about the Pedophile Charges against JWs you will see that they were all dropped, They all either wanted money or to be noticed So my suggestion to you is to quit hearing what you want to hear.
Oh and I have a question for you. Let's say there's a family in a part of the world that is very hard to reach. They live in a foreign country that is cut off from the rest of the world. They do not know anything about the religions of the world. Since they no nothing of other religions they decide to worship a tree. They think the tree created them and they think the tree is God. Will they go to hell?
Almost all Molestation charges against the JW were Former witnessses who are now Apostates which means that they Do everyhthing they can to bring down JWs
HA i solved it..... oh, no i didnt cuz on order for us to evolve from monkeys and monkeys from dolphins something had to put them here, but then if there is no God how did all this start, AHHHH Damnit!!!!!!! now im lost maybe you can tell us all how we got here.
I have no doubt that a JW found to have molested would be thrown out, just like that.
Originally posted by smallpeeps
I have seen this happen with my own eyes. Please do not try to downplay the sufferings of others when you don't know the facts.
Some of these guys see little children as being "tempters" and somehow INITIATING the abuse. It's insanity on a huge scale and It gives me pleasure to speak about it. When children get used and then tossed aside by a corporation masquerading as a religion, it tends to irritate me.
I spent 24 years as a Witness and I can tell you from fact that what you're saying may happen but it would be rare.
CHUNG: How long did this go on, Heidi?
MEYER: Until -- into my 13th year. Just after I turned 13.
CHUNG: All right. And you reported this to the elders in the Jehovah's Witnesses. And what happened?
MEYER: When I was 15, I went to the elders with this, as we're instructed as Jehovah's Witnesses to do. And I spoke to them in the hopes of discontinuing this problem, and that they would step in and take care of this person.
CHUNG: Did they?
MEYER: No, they did not. They not only said that they thought I had misinterpreted his actions, but they also told me that I needed to be careful who I spoke to about this and what I said about this, because without two eyewitnesses to the situation, I could be faced with a judicial committee for gossip or slander.
CHUNG: Basically, do you think they were trying to tell you not to go to the police?
MEYER: Absolutely. They said to go to the police and bring this matter to court would be a reproach on God's name and God's organization.
CHUNG: So you kept quiet.
MEYER: Absolutely. Under threat of -- under threat of excommunication.
CHUNG: Yes, from the Jehovah's Witnesses. And your whole family, your whole family belonged, so it meant something to you to belong, as well.
MEYER: Absolutely. Not only my family, but as a Jehovah's Witness, you associate only with members in good standing. And that leaves you in a position where everybody you know, everybody you trust, everybody you've ever known or trusted, is somebody who's inside that organization. The threat of being thrown out of that and shunned from them is one powerful enough that kept me quiet for a long, long time.
CHUNG: All right, we'll get back to you, Heidi, in a minute. Amber, you claim that you were molested by the same man when you were 12 years old. What happened to you?
AMBER LONG, ALLEGEDLY ABUSED BY JEHOVAH'S WITNESS: Correct. I was at his parent's home. I was friends with his younger sister. And I was molested there. After that visit I went home and told my parents immediately, and we also went to the elders, as is directed in that religion.
CHUNG: And what happened?
LONG: They, you know, insinuated that it was a misunderstanding, that maybe I was upset, told us to come back and talk about it later. When I still stuck to my story, they told us there was really nothing they could do, because there wasn't two eyewitnesses. And again there was that veiled threat of being excommunicated.
And all my life, growing up after that, they, you know, made insinuations to the fact that perhaps it was something that I had done that warranted the abuse.
Originally posted by topsecretombomb
the jehovas witnesss also believe their saviour is still alive in the flesh..