CA Kidnapping vs. JW Doctrine
The recent kidnapping and rescue of two CA teenage girls was a dramatic event. Life and death was at it's threshold for both girls for twelve hours. These two young ladies did not know each other and were thrust into a situation where they were able to communicate by drawing letters on each others hands at times. Some sort of deviance was committed by their captor, they would not discuss those details with the media this morning (NBC). Also of note for some, they were of different race than each other. Their plan was carried out moments before their life was about to end, they stabbed in the neck with a knife and hit with a whisky bottle, moments before the perpetrator was shot and killed by police.
Analyzing and contrasting such a situation, there are many issues that would come up if one or both of these girls had been JW's, or not.
The JW's would be placing blame of the victims because of what they were doing at the time of the abduction.
One girl mentioned she prayed a lot, but didn't mention exactly what she said. Do you think God heard her prayers?
If they had both been JW's and one were disfellowshipped could they communicate to save themselves or would following the shunning rule be more important? These two girls now appear to have formed a bond that will last for life.
JW's always mention the race unity among them as if it is a special and unique happening among them. The rest of world has many more good examples then the JW's it's just not forced upon you and allowed to happen naturally, it does as it should.
Both girls, crying, mentioned how traumatic it was to see a life taken right in front of them, "inches", even though he had hurt them. Far cry from waiting for six billion people to be massacred so they can plunder your belongings.
Oh! also the hand held firearms used by the police (Satan's spawn remember) you can not use a modern weapon such as a gun as a JW adherent.
There assuredly are many more ridiculous JW rules that could be applied to this event and every day life as well. It's nice to be able to see things with the proper emotional level and be able to feel for victims as one should, rather than following so-called "JW bible" rules and doctrine. This "system" does work and does "care", you must be away from the hours of doom and gloom drilled into our heads to see how it really is.
Edited by - HoChiMin on 5 August 2002 8:59:49