A few days ago I ate a corn nut that was kind of sharp. It made a very tiny scratch on my tongue the size of a period (.). I have a bleeding disorder so it bled for 3 hours. I also had a nosebleed during this time. I swallowed blood as this is unavoidable. I imagine that is common sense to normal people. Dubs used to tell me a variety of things about this:
- I need to avoid swallowing even 1 cell of blood. I need to show Jehoopla I am trying to be faithful. To accomplish this I must lean forward over a basin when I'm having a mouth/nose bleed to let the blood drip out (this causes more pressure and makes the bleed worse). Then I need to find a way to pour it out on the ground. If I fail then I will be put to death at Armageddon--sin's wages is death--but I will have the hope of the resurrection if repentant. As a kid it was a standard thing for me to confess and repent from this in my daily prayers.
- If I was just more faithful I would not be faced with this situation. All I need to do is pray/take useless vitamins/stop secretly sinning/get rid of demon-infested items in my house.
- No one banned corn nuts specifically but I was required to avoid situations in which a bleed would be more likely to occur (skiing, etc.). Except of course any prevention strategy that they didn't approve of, such as taking birth control pills (the only thing that raises my clotting factor level--not allowed).
Really some of the most redonkulous logic at work. Batguano insane.
I wonder if there are other diseases that cause people to violate Jehoho's commands, such as Tourette's (swearing), things that make you miss meetings, etc., and if those folks are out/on their way out of the Borg. I imagine this scenario is a strong impetus to escaping.