What is the gravest sin a jw can commit? I’m not even going to consider the so called “unforgiveable sin” since no one knows what it is anyway! Is it lying, cheating, stealing, pride, envy, being gay? During my teen years in the 60’s, fornication and adultery seemed to be no, no! My mom had me and my 2 brothers scared shi*less about committing fornication! It must have worked because I didn’t commit fornication, I got married at 19! Lol! The only thing that anyone ever got df’ed for was sexual sins. I think that’s still the case even today. But is fornication/adultery more grievous to a jw than taking a blood transfusion? Sure both are considered gross sin, but which has the most lasting stigma attached to it and why? Both “sins” are conscience decisions. One gives momentary pleasure, one possibly saves a human life! Which one will jehober forgive?
I think that most here agree that accepting a lifesaving blood transfusion is almost the ‘unforgiveable sin’ for a jw. But why is it considered such a horrific sin? IMHO I believe that it’s because or the “martyr syndrome” JW’s love their martyrs. Martyrs attain a hero status in jw land. JW parents are so proud when their child gets to die for refusing a blood transfusion! O the irony!
End of my rant! What do you say?