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  • booby

    Convention Experience from Japan !

    From Gary Wong

    As part of a convention program in Japan , a sister was asked to give her experience of how she came into the truth. She explained about how she had wanted to study with the Witnesses, but that she first had to get permission from her father.

    Her father however was involved in the Japanese Mafia and was a very hard man. The Japanese Mafia has a reputation for being very harsh and brutal in their dealings with people. For example: rather than kill someone, they'll disfigure or maim them to cause them to suffer for the rest of their lives.

    When she asked her dad if she could study with the Witnesses, he immediately responded with an emphatic, "NO!" He told her that he would not allow any daughter of his to study with those people. She tried to explain how much this meant to her, but he still wouldn't give in to her pleadings.

    After many attempts on her part, he finally told her if it was that important to her, then she should be willing to sacrifice something for it. She told him that she was. He said that the price that she would have to pay in order to study with Jehovah's Witnesses would be to have one of her fingers cut off.

    She tried to reason with him; but soon realized that this would be the only way she would be able to study, so, she agreed! He had the first finger of the right hand cut off. She began her study.

    After a time, she wanted to start attending the meetings. She again had to ask her father for permission. He again told her that she would have to sacrifice another finger if she really wanted to attend the meetings. She agreed. And her father had the middle finger cut off.

    Then, she progressed to the point of baptism. The scenario was the same as before: He told her that she knew the price, and the ring finger of the same hand was cut off.

    Through all of this, she was so grateful to Jehovah for allowing her to be baptized and to serve him, that she gave no thought to the sacrifices she had made.

    The brother conducting the interview then asked the sister, "Now that time has passed, has your father any remorse over his actions towards you?" She said, "Why don't you ask him yourself... he's here today getting baptized!"

    Her father came out on the stage, hugged his daughter, and began to cry. He tearfully expressed how sorry he was for hurting his daughter in such a cruel way. He said he felt as if he could never make it up to her.

    The brother then asked the sister if she had any feelings of anger towards her father over what he had done to her. She replied, "If all it took was three fingers to gain my father as my brother, then it was well worth it!"

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once

    Oh, yeah, I beleive that. W.Once

  • Robdar

    A pig just flew through my studio.

  • musky

    I can really feel the love!

  • mouthy

    Yeah I remember the sister that swam across a alligator river to get to the assembly

    We were so impressed with her...
    I own 50 acres in Paris,I will sell if you send me a thousand next post

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  • White Dove
    White Dove

    The Japanese don't really view things as the western world does, so, yeah, I believe this story if I could see the interview. Don't forget that these are the same kind of people who used to commit honor suicides, and the Yakuza is really like that. But how is her father able to walk? Didn't he have to lose his legs or something to leave?

  • gubberningbody

    Funny. I said that quitting the JW's was like leaving the yakuza.

  • nelly136


    To perform yubitsume, one lays down a small clean cloth and the person performing the ritual lays their hand onto the cloth facing down. Using an extremely sharp knife or Tanto , the person cuts off the portion of his left little finger above the top knuckle on the finger or the tip of the finger. He then wraps the severed portion in the cloth his hand was resting on and submits the "package" very graciously to his oyabun (boss), who also is referred to as a kumicho (Godfather).

    If more offenses are committed, then the person moves on to the next joint of the finger to perform yubitsume. More infractions could mean removing portions of the right little finger when no more joints of the left finger remain. In some cases being expelled from a yakuza gang might be accompanied by the person being expelled having to perform the yubitsume ritual.

    The finger of the yakuza directly responsible for an offense is called an iki yubi, "living finger", while the finger of the yakuza that is directly in charge of him is called a shinu yubi, "dead finger".

  • NewChapter

    OMG! I just found this thread.


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