I'm in the living room, watching my wife interact with our baby girl. The pure joy and innocence emanating from my beautiful baby is beyond anything I could have every imagined. I see the smile on my wife's face. There is no doubt that my baby girl has brought much happiness and purpose into our lives.
I hear the joy and excitement from my family as we talk about my first child. My mom(and other family) living out of state, look forward to and enjoy the pictures and videos that I send almost daily.
I can't help but wonder how these same people that love my baby girl would be willing to sacrifice her to the watchtower blood doctrine.
Years ago, a family relative and his wife had a son with significant health problems at a young age. I was very young at the time and do not remember all of the details. What I do remember is that his blood count was dangerously low and a blood transfusion was required. This relative and his wife refused the transfusion however being in the US, the local courts allowed the medical staff to perform the necessary medical procedures that saved their son's life.
As a parent I am willing to give up my life for my child. Is a witness willing to do the same? I think the answer is no. A witness in a situation involving their child and the blood doctrine could authorize the doctor to give the necessary blood. Ofcourse, the parent would have violated their blood doctrine and risk losing their life to their 'loving' god but there would be no denying that the parents are willing to sacrifice themselves to save their child. As we know, that's not what happens. Instead, the parents forbid the medical staff from performing life saving procedures and it's up the court system to step in. These parents are willing to sacrifice their own children for a chance to please their god and live forever. They are trying to save their own life at the expense of children. That is an extremely selfish act. A parent is willing to make a martyr of an innocent child. It's an act of murder.
Maybe I should be thankful that I'm unable to understand jw parents. If I understood their view, I'd be at risk of agreeing with or being complicit in their fucked up blood thirsty doctrine. I do know this, I will never allow my wife or family to put my baby girl at risk. It's my job as a father to protect, care for, love and appreciate the bundle of joy that she is.