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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:20 am  Russian Ban of Jehovah's Witnesses Reply with quote

Jehovah's Witneses in Russia a facing an imminent ban which would criminalize all of Jehovah's Witnessses in the country as "extremists". Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide are presently conducting a letter writing campaign to protest this injustice.

What is your opinion of this move? Should Jehovah's Witnesses be banned from meeting to pray, read their bibles and sing spiritual songs together?

Do you think such a move could be envisioned elsewhere?

If you are non-religious, would you welcome such measures as a move to ultimately eliminate organized religion?



https://www.jw.org/en/news/releases/by-region/russia/jw-mobilize-global-response...


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May 2018
http://www.newsweek.com/russia-and-religion-why-putins-regime-so-afraid-jehovahs...
https://theconversation.com/why-russia-is-afraid-of-jehovahs-witnesses-77077




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD2P1v8mDbU&index=1&t=27s&list=PLgHy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT7Z7MO6oSA




Harrowing reports of torture coming out of Russia.
https://jwitness.wordpress.com/



It seems as if the "King of the North" is flexing his muscles.


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As much as I loathe door-to-door salesmanship of religion, I think the way freedom of religion is protected in America has been the gold standard (maybe not so much today because of the growing tumor of school vouchers channeling money to religious oriented education).


Why is this a tumor? Why shouldn't people have the right to choose where their child goes to school? When they can't afford the better schools, vouchers allow them the opportunity they wouldn't have otherwise. When the better schools get the funding, then those schools are rewarded for providing a better education. People don't care if the school is religious. They just want their children to get the best education possible. These schools tend to provide a better product than their public counterparts. The best part is that you don't have to use your voucher at a religious school. You're free to send your kids to the public schools. What's wrong with freedom of choice?

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There is no question that ALL religions (including cults) have benefitted from the protective cover of our Constitution. Whether someone wants to cut his testicles off, disembowel a goat or chase a comet is his privilege so long he does it on his own dime and not near any of the places I frequent.


I'm sure we could add forcibly removing babies from their mother's womb to that list as well, no? Given that the tax payer has to pay for that, there's really no reason to stop there.

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With the erosion of separation church and state (as I mention above),


There is no erosion of the separation of church and state.

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religions will claw and scrap until one claims domination -- then, lookout.


At the moment it looks as if that title is going to go to the politically correct crowd, but when they get to the point where they're aggressively calling for Inquisitions, the backlash is going to be horrendous.

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