Contradictions of the "no blood" policy....
- Here's a good one the 2006 November kingdom ministry, you must kill yourself by not taking your blood or any other human blood but bovine blood is A OK.
- I've often wondered about this. How the Society accepted the whole fractions thing, when knowing that the only way you can get a fraction is by getting a lot of whole blood donations in the first place. So it's ok to accept these blood donations from other people, but no not from another witness nor from yourself. Now that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. But the Society has it in print everywhere for all to see and no one ever questions it. Hmm, something's not quite right with this, don't you agree?
Yeah, JW farmers are not allowed to use blood-based crop fertilizers, because that would be disrespectful and too commercial. Yet the fertilizer would actually be poored out on the ground.
But accepting all kinds of commercially produced blood fractions and blood-based medicine is ok. Making your living working for SABM, writing procedures on when to administer blood is ok too.
Geez how could I ever have believed all these inconsistent rules...
The fraction thing also violates some of the basic Christian precepts that Jesus outlined in the Sermon on the Mount:
(Matthew 5:21, 22) 21 “You heard that it was said to those of ancient times: ‘You must not murder, but whoever commits a murder will be accountable to the court of justice.’ 22 However, I say to you that everyone who continues wrathful with his brother will be accountable to the court of justice; and whoever addresses his brother with an unspeakable word of contempt will be accountable to the Supreme Court; whereas whoever says, ‘You despicable fool!’ will be liable to the fiery Ge·henʹna.
(Matthew 5:27, 28) 27 “You heard that it was said: ‘You must not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who keeps on looking at a woman so as to have a passion for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.These are just two examples of Jesus counseling to avoid the small things that would lead to the major sins. The WT blood fraction teaching takes the very opposite position, namely, the big things (whole blood and 'major fractions') are wrong. But "minor" fractions are up to you.
By that thinking some minor pornography, or some 'minor' petting (is that word still used?) on a date, should be up to your conscience. Or how about holding a 'minor' grudge, as long as it is kept under control?
I agree that it is a cynical WT legal decision masked as a requirement of God. The WT exists to keep itself in existence, even at the expense of the JW lives it is supposed to be saving. (A state that all human organizations seem to evolve into.)