You say "could be argued". Of course anything can be argued. But can it be SUCCESSFULLY argued? JWs believe that the "world" ALSO is in the grips of Satan (god of this system). What would you have them do, get out of the world? Which, btw, is somewhat akin to something I'll already said ... something which you haven't commented on yet:
the jw's cry they don't take part in the world or gov't . then if you take a gov't job your a hypocrite !!!!!! you are supporting the gov't in the job you are doing, garbage man , clerical worker at the court, janitor in a gov't building or postal worker. etc. such a worker accepts all the benefits from the ill gotten works that the gov't provides. if the wt was true to it's teaching, they would tell jw's not to take such jobs. but the wt is a hypocrite. there are plenty of other people who want those jobs and will not curse the union, city, gov't for providing .
Your reasoning is extremely shallow. If your way of reasoning was correct though, a JW would be "hypocritical" by his or her making use of government currency, such as a $1.00 bill. (reworded for clarification purposes.)--Schizm.
well since the wt and jw's are really part of this world. hypocrites again. they have no choice, they claim to be jehovah's theocratic gov't on earth . so they should print thier own money. ie . it's done in IRAN. IRAN IS A THEOCRATIC GOV'T run by the regelious leaders. the wt must be jealous. as for taxes the wt is a hypocrite a 1000x over in this regard. they tell the jw's to pay thier taxes, but the wt will do anything, including getting in bed with political agencies world wide . to circumvent local laws ,to not pay tax. sounds like what jesus told the pharisesses. Schizm sounds like you have problem understanding what hypocrite lying bastards the leaders of the wt are, and how thier double talk , leads people like you into defending them. in certian ways. i will hope somehow the blinders are taken off you eyes. john ps just one for instance , there was a article in the wt about 20 years ago . about a jw that worked for coca-cola. one of his delivery stops was an army base he was told to get an other delivery route or get df'ed. an other is the wt law in alternative serv. till may of 1996 the wt sent 10's of 1000's of jw's to prison for not accepting the c.o. tax many gov't applied to young men. did jehovah talk to them in 1996 and sayu it's ok now? jesus told the jews to carry the roman armies belongings not one mile but 2 miles. that was a tax in bibical times. did not the romans make stephen carry jesus' cross. an other tax. taxes were more than money in the time of jesus. just as jesus told his desciples to give back to ceasar what is ceasers. using a coin as reference. so of the leaders of the wt claim to be foot step followers of jesus ? they should do as jesus said. and stop cheating ceaser. by claiming they are a charity. and building up treasures on earth.