Is it possible to maintain personal beliefs as a member of the Watchtower Society when absolute unity is demanded?
This question was deleted from Yahoo! Answers due to it being "insulting/ ranting" against a group. Is this ALWAYS going to happen on Y!A every time we make a good point and JWs are unhappy with it? Weak!
Here is an article that will help explain:
One of the most dramatic examples of this is the switch (in 1954) from worshiping Jesus to not even speaking to him. As if by the flick of a light switch, JWs everywhere no longer prayed directly to Jesus but, rather, "through" him. If new light were introduced, today, regarding the blood issue, the same sudden shift would occur. The Watchtower Article would go something like this:
"Although it should remain a matter of conscience, the taking of whole blood in the form of transfusions does not appear to violate scripture since transfused blood is not consumed by the body as food. While transfusions can lead to medical complications and should, therefore, be taken only when no other options are available, the resulting preservation of Christian lives is significant, especially as the end draws near."