That's one way to stop the door knockers.
Hasn't basically every totalitarian regime hated Jehovah's Witnesses?
Good, now outright ban homeopathy as well
sadly it wont happen, homeopathy is very heavily ingrained in population
I never know about these "Jehovah Witness"
Can someone give me a brief explanation about these guy
Tbh from my experience most of these guys around here are simply scammers, selling expensive stuff like books or even bullshitting people into giving them money/property.
Had a friend whose parents were Jehovah Witnesses. When he came out of the closet to them, they literally kicked him out on the street that day and he was homeless for two weeks until he went back and told them he was "wrong" about his sexual preferences.
I hate the jehovas witness religion with a passion, Ive had friends who were witnesses and they inevitably end up pressured by their communities into leading really miserable lives- and then eventually cutting contact with anyone outside of the religion.
One friend, whose mother was a witness, had a household that was basically an indoctrination camp.
He was a really nice guy when I met him, but he steadily started coming out with more and more insanely bigoted stuff, constantly trying to pick on me about my sexuality, or start arguments about evolution with lines that he had obviously been made to commit to memory by his family.
Eventually he approached a member of our friendship circle who had recently been a victim of sexual assault and tried to deliver her some rehearsed lecture on how the bible says she has to marry the guy, causing weeks of drama and completely ostracising himself from our group. Last I heard he had been convinced by his family that we were just discriminating against him for being a witness, and it was all on us for reacting the way we did.
Another was given a choice between two potential boyfriends from other witness families, and told she would be made homeless if she chose someone "worldly" instead, or failed to do her duty and raise a family. Both of them were in their 20's while she was underage. Both guys were abusive. Both of them beat the tar out of her. She stopped speaking to everyone after high school and she's married to one of them now.
However, While I can see why people would take issue with the religion considering some pretty shady stuff goes on within witness communities and they discourage contacting any authority outside of their community- you don't just ban an entire religion what the fuck?
Offer support for people who are forced out of their communities, Try to offer help to people suffering but unwilling or unable to contact outside assistance, don't just ban the religion and expect all of the negative elements to just go away and not continue in secret, with an even greater level of isolation for victims.
Although, something tells me this has little to do with concerns of what goes on in the communities anyway.
Russia offers freedom of religion*, thought**, expression**, association^ and movement.
*As long as it's Eastern Orthodox christianity
**As long as it's approved by Kremlin
^As long as the group you associate with is approved by Kremlin
What's up with you going all passive-aggressive over Russia banning a cult all of a sudden?
IIRC JW prohibit their members from getting blood tranfusions. Their children sometimes die from this. Think of the children etc
Can't wait for them to fucking liquidate Scientology too
I'd rather see Scientology burned to the ground simply because there's the claim that they run slavery onboard their sea org ships or whatever.
It's about damn time
Does intent still matter if this was the right thing to do? Those cults prey on the weak, isolating and exploiting them. You can leave a church, shit, I was baptized orthodox when I was a kid and I had no trouble "leaving". You can't just leave a cult.
In Russia, Jenovah are a cult.
I don't remember stories about American branch scamming out the property from elderly people and large sums of money from it's followers.
This shit is like Mormons.
Every JW I've met has had some form of mental problem like depression or bipolar disorder. Its a cult that fucks people over mentally and I'm pretty okay with it being banned tbh.
I'm a little bit closer to okay with banning cults like the JW.
But honestly I'd stick more to the line that in a free society we can expect some people to make batshit stupid decisions like this. and as long as they mostly just harm themselves, they should be able to do it. Though education on how cults function and treatment for people trying to escape should exist.
This dilutes the meaning of "extremist group" pretty heavily I feel.
Well, I don't have really good image about Jehovah's Witnesses.
They're avoiding the duty and conscription in South Korea.
Looking it up, SKorea does have a sort of alternate service- so I can see how you dislike objectors- but it still requires combat training, which is kinda what they're objecting to
I think the most dangerous part of JW is that they pressure you to only ever associate with other JW and avoid contact with anyone outside of it at all costs.
It completely cuts you off from not just reality, but any kind of alternative means of living or belief than what the JW tells you.
And the worse part is, when all you know and talk to is JWs and you've committed a sin worthy of being kicked out, then you're literally homeless and friendless, with even literally your own family turning your back on you in a single moment less they suffer the same fate as you. This is why those kicked out of the church tend to commit suicide more often than people kicked out of other churches (which I don't even think is a thing anymore beyond JWs and maybe Mormons).
I probably hate the religion more than anyone here but honestly this is just bad on all aspects. Not only is it a totalitarian regime banning people simply because they don't like, but on top of that it feeds the JW persecution complex and plays into their end times prophecies that world governments will ban them, which they can use for recruitment purposes and fearmongering. No good comes from this honestly, it's be better to just let them fade into obscurity like they already were.
This move won't hurt the 7 old men at the head of the religion either, might take a bit of their real estate away but they'll all be nice and safe down in the US, all it hurts is the average day to day believer who is really just a victim of the religion.
My grandma is/was a Jehovah's Witness and I've never had (or even really heard of, but I never had cause to look into it) any of this cult like shit people are talking about in this thread happen. Only thing my gram did was refuse to celebrate holidays with us while I was growing up, and even tried to get my mom to not let us kids celebrate christmas when we were real little, but she was like "nah lol" and that was it.
But, In the same condition but belief, They're avoiding the duty. If we agree this kind of action, No one would go to the army.
I know the service is loyal. But, the time in the army sucks.
You need to learn how to kill, You'll be the asset. Asset of the country against the enemy, North Korea.
For that, we spend 2 years in the army with no reward.
I know this is bullshit but this is what we've got.
So, with this circumstances, I can't get any good image on Jehovah's Witnesses.