If modern day JW could stone apostates would they?
Of course they would.
The JW's have no idea of Christian love and values, they worship a foreign god, the WTS, who twist and distort the Bible to suit their evil needs.
EXACTLY like the Pharisees did.
Whats the best way to get rid of a possible exposure? Silence the ones with insight. Kill them. If they got the chance they would JUMP at it to get rid of those who oppose their lies.
stoning isnt the issue
just kill them somehow........ in the name of chritianity
Legal counsel for the Society, Haydon C. Covington.:
Q. If a member of Jehovah's Witnesses took the view himself that that prophesy was wrong and said so he would be disfellowshipped?
A. Yes, if he said so and kept persisting in creating trouble, because if the whole organisation believes one thing, even though it be erronious and somebody else starts on his own trying to put his ideas across then there is disunity and trouble, there cannot be harmony, there cannot be marching. When a change comes it should come from the proper source, the head of the organisation, the governing body, not from the bottom upwards, because everybody would have ideas, and the organisation would disintegrate and go in a thousand different directions. Our purpose is to have unity.
Q. Unity at all costs?
A. Unity at all costs, because we believe and are sure that Jehovah God is using our organisation, the governing body of our organisation to direct it, even though mistakes are made from time to time.
Q. And unity based upon an enforced acceptance of false prophecy?
A. That is conceded to be true.
Q. And the person who expressed his view, as you say, that it was wrong, and was disfellowshipped, would be in breach of the Covenant, if he was baptized?
A. That is correct.
Q. And as you said yesterday expressly, would be worthy of death?
A. I think - - -
Q. Would you say yes or no?
A. I will answer yes, unhesitatingly.
Q. Do you call that religion?
A. It certainly is.
Q. Do you call it Christianity?
A. I certainly do.
Coincidentally, the National broadcaster here, ABC TV, last night put to air a live satellite interview with a muslim woman in London who was trying to draw support for her outrage at the impending stoning of a woman in Iran. (Her crime? She committed adultery.) As I am not of the Muslim faith, I personally don't feel I have the right to take sides on whether or not Islam should change its ways and leave behind their ancient punishments in our so called civilised and politically correct world. (After all, they've still got to take Salmon Rushdie out, don't they?)
But all jokes aside, like most of the other comments given here, as an ex JW, before watching this program last night, I would have been quick to agree that the average witness would be scrambling for the nearest rocks as soon as the Governing Body gave them the nod to terminate the life of wicked apostates. Now I'm not so sure.
In fact, I don't think so. I believe that when confronted with actually carrying out such blood curdling torture or directly involving him/herself in delivering someone's death, the average human today - particularly if they were a JW - wouldn't have the heart or the stomach to physically take part in such a violent execution.
I base this assumption on my (our) reaction last night to televiewing a real life stoning in part. For at one stage during this same TV interview, the on-screen vision of the two talkers was overlaid with some footage of an actual Islamic stoning. It showed two men, buried upright to the waist up with white capes covering their head and shoulders, waivering and screaming as they were pelted with rocks.
What a way to die. Even for a hated apostate. The Islamic woman in London also reported that if and when the adulteress is stoned, the stone-ees must be careful to find the right size rocks. ie. not too big so she dies too soon, and not too small so she doesn't feel enough pain before the fatal damage is done.
So come on. Do you think warm and fuzzy JWs - if only on the outside a lot of the time - would even be capable of witnessing such a hideous event? 'Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.' Indeed.
In my opinion the psychological effects of disfellowshipping and shunning are much worse than stoning and much more unforgivable.