I am just sitting here and shaking my head at the utter stupidity of the WTS writers.
While I was at university I took a Medical Ethics course. There was a whole chapter on JWs and the issue of blood. We were required to write a paper on one of the chapters. (This was still in the days were I was out but still a believer)
Well I'm sure you know I chose the JW chapter to write my paper. I wish I could put my hands on it right now but I'm not sure where it is (still have some boxes to unpack).
Well I wrote this paper. I went to the medical library at McGill University. McGill is connected with a teaching hospital and sends its interns to the hospital for their internships. So their medical library is huge - really huge.
I was able to finda lot of articles on blood and the dangers of using blood. I documented the paper (as required).
I certainly found more than enough research papers to support the no-blood issue in favor of the JWs and their choice to abstain from blood. And I handed it in.
My prof was stunned. He had been adamantly opposed to the WTS stand on blood. But after reading my paper he said he changed his mind. He scribbled all over the paper for me to get it published including a prestigious Medical Ethics journal to send it to.
Well I never sent in the article.Now I am glad I didn't. I will never publish on the internet or privately.
But what I find amazing is that there is no reason why the WTS should have taken things out of context. There are enough document, research studies and paper to support thie belief. I'm not a docor. I'm not even a medical student and I was able to find the articles I needed to suppport their belief that blood is dangerous. (Believe me, I don't think this way anymore)
But they twisted what people said, they used quotes out of context, and they outright deceived people.
I have to wonder just how much research any WT researcher really does. I wonder whether they actually do go to the library or do they just wind up going through their old litterature and picking bits and pieces out that support their beliefs.