My parents just came round with their New Blood Cards, asking for help to fill them in.
ME!!!! Friend of Satan! In my mothers words, the last time we discussed the WTBTS.
Anyway, I said I would help them if they crossed out and signatured the part that gave access to their medical notes to the HLC. They said that they had nothing to be afraid of and nothing to hide from their 'dear brothers who work so hard to help the poor sick brothers in hospital and went on so many courses that the society sent them on.'
I asked if the HLC members had 10 years medical practice and degrees and if they had sworn and oath of secrecy!
I know there is NO oath of secrecy, as I, 'Friend of Satan' in my mothers word, regularly get a run down on who has had what done, with what complications. She gets her information from the PO of her congregation who is a HLC member!
Hows this for secrecy....Brother XXXXXX has diverticulitis!!! Anyway, one of the pouches burst and he was desperately ill and the HLC Big Gob was there to help. According to Brother Big Gob the surgeon came out of theatre and told him that when they cut Brother XXXXXX open pus went everywhere and covered them all. He was lucky to survivie and it was a good job that Brother Big Gob was there because 'they' wanted to give Brother XXXXXX BLOOD!
Now! Is this my business? Is it your business? I could give names here and be divulging peoples personal Medical information. Even my daughter who is a med sec had to sign documents saying she WOULD NOT reveal any ones medical information!
Any way, they said they would think about it. But what was my problem since it was their personal choice? I said it was my personal choice not to help them make a serious mistake and reveal information to toilet cleaners and window wipers that was not theirs to have.
Of course they didn't appreciate my description of their 'dear brothers' but they did understand that I would NOT help with this.
Actually, we parted 'good friends' after tearing apart the characters of at least a dozen 'dear brothers'!
They did say that these wonderful cards the provision of the Society was to show that they did not want blood from their own free choice. However, I pointed out that if they had blood they would be DA'd. Since 2000, JWs who had blood are no longer DF'D just D'AD!!! I explained that this still meant that they were forced not to take blood as there was punishment, in the form of shunning if they chose to aceept blood and save their lives.
I think they understood the point as they did not try to argue it any more.
However, the whole situation proves to me that the ordinary R and F JW does NOT understand the consequences of this new document and what rights they really are signing away.
I'm just glad that I was able to stand up to them and not help them with this nonsense.
I expect they'll be harrassing my sister now!