Petr Muzny: A Law Professor Explains His Faith

by konceptual99 33 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Mephis
    according to his 'testimonial' on JW.Org, he received his law degree in 2004 and according to prabook he received a Doctorate in Philosophy in 2005. Prabook could possibly be incorrect and this could be cleared up if someone could translate his curriculum vitae into English

    He qualified to practise law in 2000, his doctorate was awarded in 2004, he obtained his first tenured position in 2005 and became a professor in 2006. ( ).

  • Brokeback Watchtower
    Brokeback Watchtower

    What a fucking educated moron. Expert on human thinking my ass! If he's an expert on human thinking what the hell is he doing in a printing/religion/charity scam mind control cult?

    Apparently he needs some refresher courses on 'delusional thinking' so he can expertly spot it in the Governing Body who's asses he been kissing to become their highly educated poster boy in their battle with evolutionary science.

    How stupid! If he's a professor some one ought to report him to the university he works at because some one that stupid should not be a college professor. Especially considering all the legal trouble the WT is in these days why would someone in that profession want to become their public advocate?

    Let's forget the GB has publicly put down getting a higher education and this clown still mention his education as if it were a badge of honor, and there he is right on a GB sponsored video,, is this guy completely oblivious to this fact. He may specialize in human thinking but it doesn't seem to be doing him any good.

  • George One Time
  • konceptual99

    Interesting George. The irony just keeps on growing. I would assume that this guy is an elder and very likely supportive of the JC process. I doubt very much, however, that he has advocated for those wanting to simply leave the Witnesses without being forced into being shunned by relatives and former friends. I also doubt he has ever challenged the behaviour of his fellow elders, let alone the organisation, when witnessing injustice as a result of their pseudo-legalistic interpretation of iron-age laws.

    As a trained logician, sceptical of the blind acceptance of assertions purported to be fact and a lawyer experienced in cases of human rights and religious freedom then he is absolutely shit at recognising cognitive dissonance in himself.

  • freddo

    It's rather easier for a lawyer to do a "good job" when the law of the land (or EU in the cited case) and morality are on your side.

    Stick him in front of the incisive Angus Stewart and "iron fist in a velvet glove" Peter McClellan of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse and watch him blanch and turn to mush like Toole and Tokley - the WT legal boys.

  • DesirousOfChange

    What on earth is a law professor doing commenting on creation vs evolution?

    Like KONCEPTUAL mentioned above, JWs LOVE an educated person. They are forbidden to get an education. They often feel inferior to someone better educated. Sure, some of the pompous ones will try to assert that they are "smarter" or have "more common sense" than the guys with the degrees, but in reality they know that they got screwed out of their education by WTS.

    Thus, just like the R&F JWs, the WTS holds up someone "smarter" and parades them around for all to see.

    As the Jewish Dairyman, Tevye, sang: "When you're rich they think you really know!"

  • sparky1

    Thank you, Mephis. I have actually found a translatable version of his C.V. by using GOOGLE. His Ph.D. is in law and he seems to have no other degrees in any other discipline.

  • Mephis
    Oh no worries sparky. I read French so his profile at his university was enough, but appreciate that having google translate helps verify for yourself. I'm kind of amused by his specialisms seeming to fit the WBTS niche law issues so well. (Consent for medical procedures, rights of minors in relation to consent for medical procedures, conscientious objection to military service, and others.)
  • steve2

    How wonderful to belong to an organization that parades your "expertise" for all the rank and file to affirm and backslap. No scrutiny or fact-checking here.

    You're as close as you can get to being a kingpin - your actual lived experience in the organization is very positively affirmed - all because of your higher education and scholarly arguments in support of jw org's narrow collection of beliefs.

    However, you have no understanding - or desire to understand - what it is like to be one of the rank and file who are warned about seeking higher education for themselves - even though your example kind of proves it can be used to shore up dubious teachings. Why should you bother to understand the constrained and dumbed-down lives of ordinary JWs when your every ego-need is being catered for?

  • xjwsrock

    I like this article on why some smart people still believe in nonsense:

    Also I have found that some people that grew up in the former Soviet Union see religion with rose-colored glasses. It was a forbidden fruit in their youth under that government. Couple that early life experience with the hot young witness wife and you have confirmation bias for miles.

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