Monday, June 30, 2008

So What Do Jehovah's Witnesses Think About McCain and Obama?

Jehovah's Witnesses' Stanley Theater

During This Values Voters

and Creepy Christofascist Presidential Campaign...
Just Where do Jehovah's Witnesses Fit In?

Nowhere, it seems.

From Wikipedia:

Jehovah's Witnesses believe their allegiance belongs to God's Kingdom, which is viewed as an actual government. Thus they refrain from saluting the flag of any country or singing nationalistic songs.They believe that these acts are tantamount to worship. The political neutrality of Jehovah's Witnesses is also expressed by their refusal to participate in military service – even when it is compulsory – and by their detachment from secular politics. Voting in political elections is considered a compromise of their Christian neutrality.

How unpatriotic!! How Cult-like! But to a certain extent...

How reasonable. Witnesses seem to realize that convergence of politics and religion does not make for a healthy nation. Since they consider secular government inconsequential to their religion, they are not hypocritical in forcing government to bend to their values. They don't run for office. How sane. They do not hold Values Voters Summits. How perfectly humble. While others are holding picket signs and screaming during Gay Pride Parades, Jehovah's Witnesses are quietly standing on the sidelines holding copies of Watchtower and Awake! If they are Christians - they are DIGNIFIED Christians.

I get an rss feed from a king of "blog" called a which there has been an argument as to whether or not Jehovah's Witnesses are a "cult" with all the pejorative meanings of the word. Religious intolerance abounds during these free-for-alls. Needless to say, they are never dignified.


A destructive cult of false teachings, that frequently result in spiritual and psychological abuse, as well as needless deaths (bogus blood transfusion ban).Yes,you can 'check out anytime you want but you can never leave',because they can and will hold your family hostage.

The world has the Internet now,and there are tens of thousands of pages up from disgruntled ex-Jehovah's Witnesses like myself who have been abused by the Watchtower cult.Jehovah's Witnesses are often a mouth that prays a hand that kills.The Watchtower is a truly Orwellian world.

I've heard that said about the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints as well.

Religions hating other religions. Who to believe? What to believe?

Bush Catholic?

Might make sense - If You're George Bush

Boy did I miss this one! I must have been ruminating on something pretty hard not to see the rumors coming. I reported that George Bush was dumb enough to call the Pope "Your Eminence." I probably assumed no one that stupid would convert to Catholicism.

(From The Drudge Retort)

President George Bush was given such a splendid welcome by Pope Benedict XVI yesterday that rumors started flying that the President, like Tony Blair before him, was on the verge of converting to Catholicism, according to The Independent. It was a Vatican visit such as no other head of state has ever enjoyed.

Of course, if Bush is as power-hungry AND as stupid as people think, he might become Catholic to see if he can become pope. An obscure ecclesiastical rule that has never been erased: one does not necessarily have to be a priest to become Pope. There is the problem, however, of Laura Bush: if he tries to annul their marriage, then the twins would be technically illegitimate.

Bush's brother, Jeb, converted to Catholicism several years ago. Has it changed him? Who knows. He's off the political radar screen these days.

Thank God.

Of course,
George might be possessed in which case he'd have to undergo an exorcism!