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Jakarta Post

Letter: Why did I leave the Jehova's Witnesses?

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, October 9 2009   /  02:21 pm

Referring to a letter titled "Protect rights of minority religions," (The Jakarta Post, Oct. 5), I would say that Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs) shun people that are still Christians (like me) and JWs who leave them after learning about the entire JW picture. This policy is not found anywhere in any scripture. They forced JWs to avoid vaccinations for 19 years, calling it an abomination that causes cancers, syphilis etc. The forced JWs to avoid organ transplants for 13 years, calling it "cannibalism". They forced JWs to go to prison rather than accept alternative options to doing the military service for over 50 years. Yet, all along, they claimed they were providing the "food at the proper time", from God Himself. Their predictions of the actual end of the world, many times, in writing. Every one of these predictions, in writing, has proved false. People sold homes, gave up o...