Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fine to be a Muslim in Britain but not a Jehovah's Witness?

Jehovah's Witnessses are strict Bible Christians much like the Puritans of old. They are however so strict about what the Bible says that they are one of the few Christian religions to acknowledge that the cross is an old pagan sex symbol.  It symbolizes a penis entering spread legs.

The words in the original Greek of the Bible which are translated as cross are stauros and xylon, which mean "stake" and "wood" respectively.  No word meaning "cross" is used. Jesus was executed with his hands nailed together over his head. So the cross story is just another pagan accretion like Christmas, Easter and observing the sabbath on a Sunday.

The little boy in the story below was therefore simply reflecting what the Bible says.  It's a sad and strange day in a country formed by strict Bible Christians when the Koran is more acceptable than the Bible.  No criticism of Islam is of course acceptable in Britain

A Jehovah's Witness' seven-year-old son has been taken into care because she damaged him with her 'religious beliefs and practices', a family court judge has ruled.

Judge Clifford Bellamy concluded that the boy had suffered 'emotional harm' from his mother and decided he would be better off with foster parents.

The young boy had been disruptive in school during lessons touching on Christianity, destroying projects and calling bible stories lies, a court heard.

Social services also believed the unnamed little boy was also at the centre of a rift between his parents so will no longer be living with either of them.

Detail of the case has emerged in a written ruling by the judge following a family court hearing in Leicester but Judge Bellamy said no-one involved could be identified.

A member of staff at the youngster's school had told how the boy had said he 'could not be with people who didn't believe in Jehovah', said the judge.

The little boy had cut up materials his class was using in an exercise about the 'Crucifixion story' and had said, 'nobody's telling the true stories about Jehovah', the judge heard.

He had also 'presented as contemptuous, grimacing somewhat theatrically' when speaking about the 'non-Jehovah's Witness Bible'.

'I am satisfied that the fact that (he) has been immersed by his mother in her religious beliefs and practices has been a significant factor in causing that emotional harm.'

The judge said there were also concerns about the boy's relationship with his father.  He said the youngster had spoken of his father being 'really mean to me' and had said: 'I don't love daddy at all.'

Social services staff had also thought the boy was being harmed by 'conflict' between his parents.

Judge Bellamy said he was satisfied that 'change' was required and that the youngster should be placed with experienced foster carers.  He indicated that he would review the case later in the summer.

The boy's mother had not accepted that he had been harmed by 'immersion' in her religion and had denied introducing him to her religion in a bid to alienate him from his father


Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).

1 comment:

locomotivebreath1901 said...

The jehovah's witnesses employ sophistry with their etymology to arrive at a flawed interpretation. Why?

Context; context; context.

That's the cardinal rule in etymology, as well as in historical interpretation.

The ancient Romans used crucifixion for executing criminals for centuries. The writings from Cicero to Josephus to Tacitus describe that gruesome death penalty being done on a cross (Latin: crux; Greek: staurus; yet, depending on context, meant 'tree', 'stake', 'frame' (ie: gallows), or most commonly, 'cross.'

Victims were often lashed with rope to the cross beam and nails were commonly hammered through the heel or dorsum to insure the victim wouldn't escape (these nails were prized as talismans, for some odd reason).

Even today, languages depend heavily upon context and the common understanding of terms by an audience. For example in the old testament book of Esther, the evil Haman constructed a 'stauros' 75 ft. high in which to hang Mordecai the Jew by his neck until dead. 'Staurus' is obviously a frame or gallows, not a tree or cross or stake, because Greek, like Latin, used context to delineate the meaning of a single word.

As such, 'the cross story is just another pagan accretion' is a flawed conclusion.

But the point is well made that Islam's radical and brutal imposition on a society is tolerated to the point of protected class, but the zealots of an odd Christian denomination are persecuted by that same government.


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