I go to the local McDonald's for a strong latte and raisin toast and I perched my feathers on a corner seat noticing a older European guy in a suit sitting by himself, so I move next to him and said it was warmer this chair. I say you on business matters mate, he says ya but seemed only interested in his news paper. I knew he was Jw because Jw assembly hall is not in a business district. I had to literally beg him to informal witness to me.
I pointed to the terrible Spanish terrorists on front page of his paper and said I religion has caused a lot of this , yet he still didn't bite. So I asked did he think governments would solve the problems to which he mumbled they haven't come up with a solution yet, so I asked what do you think is the solution, well his first quote was that there are 36000 different Christians denominations, I said a lot of good people there. I had to ask him what church he goes to then he said Jw .
So now we have a religion identified. I ask are religious leaders held accountable for the loss of life to ones they have inflicted non bible based doctrine which has cost them their lives, to which our European brother says "of course " . Are you the church that doesn't have blood transfusions ? Yes that's us , I ask Is it a command to not take blood as food under any circumstances in the bible, to which he quickly replied yes. So I ask is that why you take it as absolute that you don't eat blood ,to which again nodded.
So I ask about how my clergy brother tells me things about Jw church and I don't know whether it is true and I ask him can he verify for me because it would be better hearing it from the true source. To which he eagerly wanted to defend wt corp. Did some of your church members die because they didn't have life savings blood fractions because of a ruling from your head office who latter changed the minds and said it was no longer an excommunicating offence ? He reluctantly agreed but said it was always a conscience matter, then I said my brother told me about how your church forbade organ transplants and some JWs died , is that tue I asked?
He was very reluctant to preach , I asked did his church baptise children he said we follow the example of first century and told me Jesus was 33 and his disciples were adults, then I said one of your church leaders Geoffrey Jackson went on the Australian royal commission, do you know him I asked to which he nodded , I said he said on the record he was eleven when he was baptised. Do you consider an eleven year old a child I ask ? Yes but some are an exception to the rule because of maturity he defends.
So can these young one leave your church when they become adults ? Of course we are a free people he replied. So let me get this straight I ask, if I as a child are baptised in your church I'm free to leave at any time with no repercussions? To which he assured me that was so. So I ask if he has a child of his own family and that child goes to a different church will that child be still included in family outings together ? I ask to you love people from other church's to which he assured me was so, then I ask how many other Christian has he had over for a BBQ that aren't Jw.
He had to go and told me to go to Jw.org , then I asked if I wanted to learn the bible would any local church do ? Well that stopped him . Then I said maybe if I google the name Jehovah witness it will give me correct answers, he was certainly a bit pale.