posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 02:19 AM
reply to post by zefiro
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verb, hurt, hurt·ing, noun, adjective
–verb (used with object)
to affect adversely; harm: to hurt one's reputation; It wouldn't hurt the lawn if you watered it more often.
to cause mental pain to; offend or grieve: She hurt his feelings by not asking him to the party.
Personal injury wasn't what I meant when I said "Hurt" and I think you know that.
I believe in the Bible and it's teachings. So as far as a "Corrupt Leadership", I serve no man and i'm already free. So as someone who feels we
need to be set free i'm sure you will respect that.
As someone who seems so intent on getting numbers out there, let me ask you how your 60% number holds up? If you've witnessed 100 examples (Let's
say those are individual cases) of such things, than you know just under 200 people, I understand how the math works, but I don't think that's the
case. Since you already said you know 1000's willing to testify and possibly 10's of thousand's that could (Which is still just speculation), your
number no longer makes sense. In fact, it actually proves quite the opposite about the organization. How so? There is just over 7 Million Witnesses
worldwide, you would have to find 70 000 (individual cases) to just hit 1%. The 1000's you're talking about is much less than 1 percent. Now i'm
not trying to demean or belittle anyone that has had any kind of abuse toward them and I certainly do not encourage ANYONE, (Regardless of religion!)
to keep that sort of thing quiet.
When you look at the numbers you used in aiding with the "destruction" of the organization, I think you can agree that 60% is a very creative number
and that in fact, it's actually at a lower rate than that of the general populous.
Studies show that 50% of Abuse comes from someone within the family (Uncles/Aunts, Brothers/Sisters). Only 10% comes from complete strangers. - I
bring this up because as a JW you generally associate with other JW's. So if that is your circle friends, and something was to happen then, according
to that statistic it would likely be someone that's a JW. Personally, Religion is the last thing that comes to mind when being cautious of who's
around a child.