posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 08:19 PM
According to this generally pro-Kremlin source the Jehovah’s Witnesses movement is currently being tried through the Russian courts. If they loos
they could be “banned” from the country.
So clearly the Russian state thinks the cost of oppressing 200,000 citizens out of 140,702,096 is not only a cost, but also possibly a good
investment for the future too. So will the police soon be shutting down a Moscow church (some Sunday near you) with much the same duty of pride they
would obtain from shutting down a Crack House?
Why & How?
I would say some of the answers can be found in the article…
Some of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been imprisoned for refusing to do their compulsory military service.
It’s expensive for any state to put people in prison. It may be a period of bonding experiences, in 3rd world conditions, (much like Russian
national service they "miss out" on!) but it’s for all the wrong Stalinist-social reasons.
Their faith doesn’t allow them to receive blood transfusions, and several have been tried for denying them to their children.
Never has it not been The Russian State’s duty to look after the property that is in the form of its citizens. If a citizen is dying it makes sense
that you give them a blood transfusion whether it likes it or not
. After all the moment
it gets better, they can make steel or
something, and therefore die after a life of work and paying taxes.
I have to add that as the choice is only "Evangelically religious" in nature, I tend to agree about the forced blood transfusions as a child’s
life is at stake, and most peoples religions support a god who is at least sympathetic towards human life.
I usually support the Russian government as its thinking (especially over foreign policy) is often very wise and original.
But there are occasions (when its authoritarian streak rises) and it should become clear to us all that although the West can be oppressive, we are
incredibly lucky not be living in a country which exercises oppression as backward as that still (infrequently) found in Russia.
[edit on 090705 by Liberal1984]