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(Newsweek.com)-Russia’s Supreme Court has declared Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization, ordering its assets liquidated and banning all activities in the country, Russian state media reported Thursday. The ban will not come into force until after the group's appeal is heard. The ruling upholds a claim made by Russia’s Ministry of Justice.
originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
Well I don't know about extremists, but they're definitely on a cult level, and deserve to be banned from the face of the Earth.
originally posted by: musicismagic
What do you mean by: banned from the face of the Earth?
Did you find out what really goes on behind them closed doors?
originally posted by: EternalShadow
I grew up within this organization through parental indoctrination. Too young, no choice. My whole family on my mother's side were witnesses as well.
Never pursued its ideologies after junior high as the organization dismantled my family after they exiled my mother from being a regular member. They call it being "disfellowshipped". It meant my mother could still attend the meetings, but no one, not even our family members could talk to her which pretty much meant her children as well.
The only way back into the organization and the ability to once again converse and associate with your own family was to stop what ever you did wrong and then the elders would make a final determination on whether you are accepted back.
I lost YEARS away from my cousins, aunties, uncles, and grand parents, all because my mother was pursuing a relationship with a "non-member"...what they call a "worldly" person.
My mother's fault? I don't blame her....I used to, but I see what the organization can do, good and bad.
I might still have been a member except for the fact that they believe anyone who is not a witness will perish when Armageddon arrives.
Sorry, there are very GOOD people all over the world who are Christian as well, (or whatever belief) and I just don't agree with that.
I politely say no thanks and shut my door when they come around. They're not bad people, maybe a bit exceptionalistic and misguided.
To each their own.
18 of the defense teams's motions instantly denied, for example, letting all know that videotaped evidence exonerating us would not be seen by the court. Embassy officials of other nations were able to see it, of course, as is everyone else, since it has been displayed for some time at jw.org. Their turn was to come, as the court also denied to hear testimony from them on the JW record.
The brothers were pleased, nonetheless, for the witness given, that six of our people provided clear, cogent testimony reflecting the true nature of our worship and work.
Toward the end, our people were able to remind the court that it was not really them before the Russian authorities. Rather, it was everyone, defense and prosecution alike, arguing before the Supreme Court of the universe.
Russian brothers gave assurance of their intentions to serve Jehovah steadfastly regardless of their new circumstances, and to do it with the Christian trademark of never returning evil for evil.
Moved by this broadcast, ISIS world headquarters rehearsed their own special broadcast to be made in the event they, too, should ever get into hot water with the Russians. They, too, tried to line up interviewees to upbuild their crew. They were thwarted in this, however, because any person that stepped forward was instantly blown full of holes by ISIS members with AK-47s.
This happened because ISIS is an extremist group.
originally posted by: ZIPMATT
originally posted by: seagull
JW's are extremists?
Annoying? Yes. Extreme? Really? Huh...I'll have to think on this one a bit.
Masters of deception ...
originally posted by: XeloE
originally posted by: ZIPMATT
a threat to its control and the country’s political stability - aha
Liquidated assets : the totals will be enormous , but who gets what then ? Can I have 10% please
There is no doubt you will get everything you deserve.