This is where my former faith really pisses me off. Its like they want to take a measure of credit for something like this when it is written. Statements such as "how could JW's have foreseen that we would be improving not only our health but also contributing to the worlds knowledge of this vital component of our health without Jehovah's blessing"......begin to show up in my in box.
How about a parallel such as the discovery of penecillin.......an accident. You don't take the stand for medical reasons, so why tout medical reasons as a reason you think you have God's blessing? In addition, this takes away from the many decades where the research and knowledge still weren't there, and people just straight died. Even now there are situations where people die, and there is nothing that can be done without blood.
Is it really so incredible to essentially say, that liquid stuff inside of you is best kept inside of you without putting someone elses goo in you if we can at all help it? This is the medical innovation JW's feel is their gift to the world?
This is by far the most angering and assinine doctrine it the bunch. It is indefensable from a logical standpoint, and yet it is held onto like nothing else (maybe birthdays......equally illogical). I just don't get it.
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