Someone left me an Awake magazine

by poppers 14 Replies latest jw friends

  • Gretchen956

    hell no, SNG, it was the only way to get rid of them! The stack grew like tribbles!


  • undercover
    The implication I got was that even though they think personality based on blood is groundless, the seed is planted in the mind of the reader that it could in fact be true. It also said that each individual has their own unique blood type even within each general type. So this would mean that if you were to take blood from a donor you would also be importing his personality type (if in fact it were true, which of course, they say it is not). Very clever.

    Note what the 61 WT says about blood and personality:

    *** Watchtower 1961 September 15 pp.563-564 ***


    16 When the Israelites were preparing to enter the Promised Land, Jehovah moved Moses to repeat to them his law forbidding the consumption of blood. As recorded at Deuteronomy 12:25, he said: "You must not eat it, in order that it may go well with you and your sons after you, because you will do what is right in Jehovah's eyes." An edition of the Pentateuch edited by J. H. Hertz has a footnote on that expression "that it may go well with you," which says: "Ibn Ezra suggests that the use of blood would have a demoralising effect upon the moral and physical nature, and pass on a hereditary taint to future generations." The point is an interesting one, and that it may apply in the matter of blood transfusions is testified to by medical doctors. For example, in his book Who Is Your Doctor and Why? Doctor Alonzo Jay Shadman says: "The blood in any person is in reality the person himself. It contains all the peculiarities of the individual from whence it comes. This includes hereditary taints, disease susceptibilities, poisons due to personal living, eating and drinking habits. . . . The poisons that produce the impulse to commit suicide, murder, or steal are in the blood." And Dr. Américo Valério, Brazilian doctor and surgeon for over forty years, agrees. "Moral insanity, sexual perversions, repression, inferiority complexes, petty crimes?these often follow in the wake of blood transfusion," he says. Yet it is acknowledged in the public press that organizations whose blood supply is considered reliable obtain blood for transfusion from criminals who are known to have such characteristics. Certainly no one who is trying to depart from the works of the flesh and use his life in the way that God directs through his Word is going to lay himself open to such a ruinous future.?Rom. 12:2; Eph. 4:22-24.

  • poppers

    So undercover, is this another case of the light getting brighter?

  • undercover
    is this another case of the light getting brighter?

    Actually, I think the bulb burned out long ago.

  • Nicolas

    Well, at least you can use this magazine to lit up the fire, if you heat your house with wood, like we do at our home. Or, you could also use it as a cheap way to replace toilet paper :-) .

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