All this discussion about the 'mentally diseased' comment the WT made got me thinking...
Is that not exactly how it starts? The de-huminizing of other people? When the Protestants began to reform from the Catholic church - where did it start? The protestants disagreed with the catholics... the catholics disagreed with the protestants... and when that wasn't enough, it got ugly. But it started with words. De-humanizing, dis-respecting, making the viewpoint of other humans invalid - making the subject of hate and intollerance. I frequently dis-agree with creationists and even christians on this board. I openly mock their gods for being unable to do.. anything. But I don't like the mockery and de-huminizing of people. People are real.
Jehovah's Witnesses are now demonstrating that they are NO DIFFERENT from any other intollerant religious group. They are starting down that same path, retracing the same basic steps that have divided and hurt man since the beginning of time - to de-huminize their fellow man with hate speech.
Considering how many of us have people we love still attached... it is a real concern. JW's have been pursuaded by the GB to follow the "filthy reasoning of the world" - that those who do not agree with them should be freely looked down upon as "mentally inferior".
And so.. it begins.
PS: The pink lingerie was added to make you look, because nobody reads my topics. We can discuss pink lingerie as well... I'm open to either discussion, really...