I really wish that if someone makes a post directed at certain individuals, that they would, in the beginning, just SAY so....
Sister Cygnus...I don't measure my worth as a human being or the value and quality of my life as fractions of a number. Just as I don't measure other human beings by the number of hours of field service or meeting attendance, or the degree of agreement they express with Watchtower doctrine. Not anymore, anyway I HOPE....
I don't need to 'ask' COMF about Hepatitis C...I can go to this site just as one example:
there are many more like this. Besides which, my husband has been diagnosed with it. Every morning before my feet hit the floor, I look over to the other side of the bed and I am reminded of this dreaded 'new' plague spreading like wildfire through the American population, (twice as many have it as AIDS) and the tremendous social and financial burden it already presents to the American public that will only get greater if we can't do SOMETHING about it. Write your Congresspersons, folks!!!!!
What I get from Englishman's thread and the postings here is the issue of CHOICE...as a JW I have no CHOICE about refusing blood...I HAVE to do it or my life is ****.
I AM a trained medical person, thank you very much.
True blue JW supporters like You Know and his type get disturbed by people like me because we prove the Watchtower wrong---there are many people who make personal CHOICES about things that are similar to JW's, without all the biblical mumbo jumbo they spout. Come on, how many times have we heard it.."Jehovah's Witnesses are the only ones who...(pick one)." <gag> <choke>
btw, Sister Cygnus,how could people live for up to twenty years with Hepatitis C when the virus was not identified until 1989 and the test for it wasn't licensed until 1990?
I hope you are right, tho.
Englishman, I hope you get some responses from your INTENDED audience.
Good topic, I think.
In 1975 a crack team of publishers was sentenced to death by a judicial commiteee. They promptly escaped from the cult and now live life on the run. If you have a problem ... and if you can find them ... maybe you can contact the A--postate Team"