"Fake" Blood: Is This Good News For JW's?

by Mad Dawg 7 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • Mad Dawg
    Mad Dawg

    Scientists develop 'fake' genetically-engineered blood for use on the battlefield


    What do you all think?

  • TD

    This could be a golden opportunity for the JW organzation to save face while ridding itself of the albatross around its neck

    As it stands now, this is yet another good example illustrating the lack of autonomy of the JW patient.

    No JW at this point knows if this generation of products will be 'matters of conscience" and in point of fact cannot know unless and until an official ruling is made.

  • Titus
  • Titus

    No. It is something else. Sorry...

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    Here's the gist of what the article told us:

    "The genetically-engineered blood is created by taking cells from umbilical cords and using a machine to mimic the way bone marrow works to produce mass quantities of usable units of red blood cells... Blood cells produced using this method are 'functionally indistinguishable from red blood cells in healthy circulation', the company claims... ‘We're basically mimicking bone marrow in a lab environment,' Arteriocyte boss Don Brown told Wired magazine."

    The source material for this engineered blood is still a living tissue, obtained from a living human being. It is very different from plasma volume expanders or oxygenated fluorocarbons, which are not taken from living creatures. If I were still an active JW, I would have to say that no matter how far removed the fake blood gets from the donor organism, it still would be classified as blood.

    (Let me be clear that I think the WT argument is wrong and not "Bible-based™". I'm just trying to play this game by the rules the WTB&TS has laid down.)

    Let's see if we can draw a parallel with pornea. A man should not have sex with a woman to whom he is not married. That's pornea. What if he builds a sex robot with female characteristics, or a vaginal surrogate, just the "naughty bits" of a woman? What if a woman makes use of a sex robot with male characteristics, or uses an artificial phallus, just the "naughty bits" of a man?

    As has been pointed out here before by others, the "fractions" argument is lame. What "fractions" of pornea are allowed?

    It may even be easier to make a case for mechanical surrogate sex, because no pregnancy can result. I have long held that the boys of the WATCHTOWER aren't so much concerned about sex as with the possibility of pregnancy. This is why they go easy on pedophiles and gays (as long as those gays are at Bethel in positions of authority). Pregnancy is also a "revealer of secrets." The WTB&TS teaches that evil is OK as long as it is kept secret.

  • wobble

    I think the WBTS is hoping that a blood substitute that works is soon invented to let them off the hook.

    This latest one could well be a start, as it has not come directly from a vein, it is suitable as a " conscience matter."

    My heartfelt hope is that they at least begin to loosen the rigid control they have, the fractions thing is so mis-understood by most Dubs that they often refuse any treatment involving blood.

    Many are dying, including young children and babies, all for some totally mistaken view of scripture that the disgusting, murderous, blood-guilty Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses are afraid to be honest about in case it costs, not them, but some of the money donated by JW's, including the families of the JW's they murder.

    All of you who believe in God on here, please pray that the GB is soon compelled to relent.

  • blondie
  • God_Delusion

    If it's anything like True Blood, I would like a nice warm bottle of O Positive!

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