Things WT Would Have To Do To Be An Acceptable Religion
Very good thread. Interesting points. I agree with them all.
This is interesting.
A few more for the list:
- acceptance of homosexuality
- stop policing the bedroom
- abolish the sexism
- break the JW circle (i.e. interfaith marriages and having close friends of all walks of life and backgrounds)
- voting should not be condoned - we pay taxes, after all
- preach LOVE not HATE. EMPOWER instead of ENSLAVE. This alone would change everything.
hmm, religion being a man made concept means there can never be an acceptable version.
from what I can understand from ancient scripture,
no man on earth can have a house of worship, because God is to be worshiped in spirit, and you always pray in secret,
Or Jesus was a hard core follower of the old law [and always was]
and the whole bible is one form of 'religion', and it isn't Christianity.
any acceptable belief system would include the complete acceptance of everyone's freedom to chose how to live their own life the way they want providing no one else suffers harm. love others as you love yourself.
sadly genetics and faulty dna interrupts that possibility of that happening .
Not sure if this was mentioned. But celebrating of any Holidays, but making them a so-called ,conscience mater!!
They would have to stop presenting the G.B./W.T./J.W> as the only channel of all religions God is using for true worship.?
Hang on , didn`t G.J. under oath at the Australian Royal Commission into Child Abuse , say that would be presumptuous for him to say that ?
They would have to fall in line with Christendom ,and the Christian Greek Scriptures, and be " Jesus Witnesses "and put the name Jehovah back in the Hebrew Scriptures , the Old Testament where it belongs.
They would also have to pay compensation to all the family`s who have lost loved ones who have followed there directions to abstain from blood transfusions under threat of disfellow-shipping and shunning .
They would also have to compensate financially to all those who put off saving for old age because Armageddon and the New system was imminent 130 or so years ago.
11) Make the secret pedafile list public.
They are first and foremost a money making Business.
If they were to make themselves an "acceptable religion" by which I suppose has the meaning that they are in the main benign, then they will have nothing to make them different from many other religions, and therefore have nothing to "sell".
The present leaders seem to be going toward a halfway house, which is their usual game of smoke and mirrors, they wish to appear more mainstream and acceptable, whilst retaining all that is poisonous about them.
Quit being a religion and become a genuine charitable organization.
The WTS will never implement these kinds of liberal reforms.
If they did, they'd no longer be Jehovah's Witnesses.