ILoveTTAT: "A Jehovah’s Witness who receives a blood transfusion in violation of this belief will be excommunicated from the church and will not go to heaven."
FFS... why doesn't anyone ever report accurately on JW's?
This is something that so many JWs (and exJWs) love to pounce on - the inability of outsiders to stay on top of, or to learn, the weirdness of the Jehovah's Witness doctrine.
My reaction to this is...why tf should they have to get all the f***ing stupid details of JW theology correct? The JW theology concerning heaven is such a minor point - the only ones who have difficulty with this are the ones who have the need to see the JW religion as unique
This article is written for the public - the public doesn't care if "heaven" is the promise the cult gives their members or if "eternal life on earth" is the promise that is held out as the carrot.
Getting 'heaven' mixed up with 'life forever on earth' is a detail that is apparent only to those who think it matters. It doesn't.