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Live in peace. And uphold the rights of your non-violent, peaceful neighbors
originally posted by: PapagiorgioCZ
a reply to: D8Tee
I expect from you nothing less than thinking out of the box of memes. It is the very same logic as in any vaccination thread
plus the God's stance against eating the blood which is always imperative for a good reason and a benefit of human.
Blood is not the only option, not the best option. It's like ugly medieval practice still around because of money. Some JW would explained it better than me.
You gave me no number to contemplate on so it is a meme, just a popular stone you can throw
Blood is not the only option, not the best option. It's like ugly medieval practice still around because of money.
As one Jehovah's Witnesses, as a Christian, when sharing our beliefs it is vital to share in a humble, loving manner, I will not be debating back and forth or force my beliefs on you or anyone. I just want to say, I respect everything you're saying and I can see where you're coming from. We do not know if the banning in Russia will succeed, but thus far there has been plenty of opposition toward the the worldwide organization of Jehovah's Witnesses throughout the years, not only is it still standing but it continues to grow nationwide. Not everything people say about us on the Internet is true, we are a worldwide brotherhood, we care for our brothers and sisters in Russia, we're writing these letters in hope that they do not suffer physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They're doing nothing wrong.. I wholeheartedly respect those whose beliefs differ from mine, I've found happiness in learning about God from his word, thw bible and simply want to share with those who want it, peacefully, while also showing respect for Government officials. This is the goal of the witnesses in Russia as well. We strive to imitate Jesus, the way he taught, the way he loved others... You can find out more about our beliefs on our website (the only official website) JW.ORG
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: RobertConrad
And it will happen. But in God's time, not yours.
Why would god allow religions to be banned ...seems counterproductive....but then again nothing propagates religious zeal than martyrdom
originally posted by: thedeadtruth
Anyway, back on topic...
This is an expected move by the Russian Orthodox Church.
Putin has come to understand that one singular powerful Church can make, break or hold a society together. It is essentially what they call The King Maker. They hold the balance of power.
Even Hitler knew this when he made a pact with the Catholic Church ( which is why JWs were targeted back then )
Nothing new under the sun here.