Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos
Joseph Rutherford, the second president of the Organization of Jehovah's Witnesses. Is distinguished with his bodyguards, keeping wands in their hands. And other Jehovah's Witnesses are holding wands (Newspaper «The Saturday Evening Post»)
ptly been said by many and especially from former Jehovah's Witnesses, that the Internet will be the "tomb" of the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses “Watchtower”, because now through Internet, the world is informed not only for teaching that is full of lies, errors and contradictions, but also for debunking of behavior and practices on the part of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which formerly covered by the veil of mystery and myth. This has resulted in the developed countries, where there is a broad spread of Internet, thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses are leaving each year their organization, which explains why it is done and the "fierce" attack of the Organization against Internet, in order to prevent the browsing therein, from its members...
This “bleeding” with the fleeing of members of the organization, clearly illustrated and in the statistics of active members of Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world, that publishes annually by the organization itself. So in the most developed countries, the number of members of the Organization has declined dramatically in recent years. Indeed, in some of these countries, the decline has taken such dramatic proportions, since the active Jehovah's Witnesses are much less than it was thirty years ago! For example, in
1975 in Denmark, the active
members of Jehovah's Witnesses amounted at 14.554,
and in 2012, i.e. after almost
37 years of intensive propaganda and “continuous walking”
of unpaid "bagman" for life of the Organization, this number approximates
14.411. In the above numbers must be
taken into account the increase of
the population of .
In 1975 was 5.059.454,
while in 2012 amounted
to 5.550.000. Denmark
Well, it was a myth, that had been circulating over the years and unfortunately it circulate still on. A myth, which artfully is cultivating from the Jehovah's Witnesses, i.e. how good men and harmless are the Jehovah’s Witnesses, after they refuse to get caught weapon and to defend their lives. It’s a myth, which we have broken with our article “Jehovah's Witnesses shall refuse indeed the weapons and war?” in which we prove with documents, that neither against the war are not against guns.
But on a personal level, what happens? If someone Jehovah Witness had been attacked, how should you react? Must not resist at all in attacker and be subjected the consequences of this attack as painful to be, even for the own his life? I wonder what they say the forms of the Society on this issue? They turn and the left jaw when someone knocks them on the right jaw? Matth. 5:39.
The official publications of the Society “Watchtower”, through which is passing the teaching in the Jehovah's Witnesses, in June 1, 1968, pages 346-347, deals exactly with this issue. How should we act, if someone attacks us? According to what we have heard by now, which is widely circulated in the world, a Jehovah's Witness suffered brutal attack, while observing the rules of the Gospel must not be raise any resistance, whatever if it happens to him? Really, the “Watchtower” what advises him? So let's see what he says. Well, it writes word for word:
«But what if you are accosted by a violent person, one who begins to attack you? Then reasoning and peacefully handing over material possessions may no longer be enough. In this extreme situation the Christian is justified in protecting himself … True, a blow struck in self-defence might injure the assailant. But if it resulted in killing the attacker, this should not be intentional».
From the above we can see that the “fairy tales” that serve the Jehovah's Witnesses, that they don’t use violence to defend themselves “go walking”. As they go "strolling", and all relevant rules of the Gospel, which apply, but for ... others and not for them. Because, the Witness of Jehovah who suffered brutal attack, is called by his Society not only to defend himself, but it can kill and him who will attacking him! As well one woman a Witness of Jehovah can cause resistance and causing bodily harm, in order to avoid a rape as we read in the same form of the Society. Here is and document of organization, to not stay with you any doubt.
Watchtower June 1, 1968, pages 346-347: The Witness of Jehovah may kill him who attacks him.
Violence were brought by Jehovah’s Witnesses, resulting in to throw unconscious and a police officer(!) when they defended themselves in a mob attack, which became, during a Assembly which were making in Oregon of the United States. Where we read this? In another document of the Organization, the “Book of the Year
1975”, pages 184-185:
“Book of the Year
1975”, pages 184-185: Jehovah’s Witnesses throwing unconscious
a police officer.
But and in simple cases, the use of violence is not unknown for Jehovah’s Witnesses. The same form of the Organization, the “Book of the Year
1975”, pages 180-182,
recounts us about the violence brought by Jehovah's
Witnesses to fans of Catholic
priest, because the latter created a fuss in assembly, in which
he was speaking Joseph Rutherford, the second president of the Organization, interrupting him with voices. The persons
responsible for maintenance
of order of Jehovah's
Witnesses are called “usher”, not only evicted them naughtily from the hall using violence, but literally
they broke the head of one of them with
sticks, which had taken care to provide in advance as recounts with a dose of bragging and the form
itself of Jehovah's Witnesses:
“Book of the Year
1975”, pages 180-182: Jehovah's Witnesses engage in violence on
a Catholics faithful.
And after all this, we have Jehovah's Witnesses, with bottomless audacity that distinguishes them, to speak ironically us because we want to defend ourselves and the honor of our family against of any foreign and hostile threatening!
Writer Christos Pal