A recent comment suggested that I should leave Jehovah’s Witnesses alone as they do not hurt anyone. My retort:
You mean like refusing a blood transfusion in a critical blood loss situation (including children) never hurts anyone?
Shunning of family members that leave the faith never hurt anyone?
Not automatically reporting child abuse to secular authorities, or having in place child safeguarding practises, never hurt anyone?
Changing dogma, prophecies that are false, women covering heads in submission to men should they lead over a brother in prayer, and women having no position of authority never hurt anyone?
Suggesting the United Nations, government agencies, non governmental agencies, are part of the evil system of things while not actively helping in humanitarian action for those outside the faith – never hurt anyone?
Everyone is free to have their religion and conscience. No one is entitled to cause harm and get away with it without comment.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog