Russia Bans Jehovah Witnesses Today!

Discussion in 'Philosophy and Religion' started by thefutureawaits, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. thefutureawaits

    thefutureawaits Well-Known Member

    For truly no reason. Jehovah Witnesses are a peaceful people who just want to practice there religion there are 176,000 Witnesses in Russia the government is going to liquidate all their properties and if they were caught talking about their religion they can go to jail. What an atrocity
     
  2. Ajay0

    Ajay0 Guest

    Jehovah's Witnesses seems to be a monotheistic sect similar to Judaism , Islam and the Bahai Faith, while taking the bible as its gospel, and Jehovah as the sole object of worship.


    Putin's move seems to be just pure politics, as he is eager to strengthen ties between the government and the Russian Orthodox denomination, and probably banned JW to appease the Orthodox denomination and garner its support.
     
  3. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Hobbes is real Staff Member

    but maybe russia believes that kicking them out will save themselves in the eyes of god...and we cant descriminate against that..they are just doing what they think is right


    :rolleyes:
     
  4. thefutureawaits

    thefutureawaits Well-Known Member

    The reason is the Catholic Church who owns Putin.
    Russia has banned witnesses before by sending them to Siberia. They can't stop pure and true worship. download.jpg
     
  5. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Don't you mean eastern orthodox church? Catholic church is not the mainstream christian religion in Russia.
     
  6. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    Lol wow
    such an ignorant person
     
  7. thefutureawaits

    thefutureawaits Well-Known Member

    Sorry yes I do mean that. Just used to the Catholic s persecution of JW's
     
  8. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    banning anything seldom accomplishes the desired result, but no one can be blamed for not wanting to deal with a useless self serving annoyance.

    even one, whatever it claims to represent or be about.

    yes we've all heard of christianity, thank you kindly, have a nice day, elvis has left the building, please move along.
     
  9. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    iran has done the same and worse to baha'is, who's religion began there.
    and i'm sure trump and bannon would like to do the same thing to islamist in the u.s.
    and will continue to try and change things in such a way that eventually they might be able to.

    while it may at times become a terrible thing, its not that unusual of a thing, that some country, will try to repress some belief.
    because it is russia, is this supposed to make it a bigger deal?
    if i lived in russia of coruse it would be, if i lived in iran it would be, if i lived in egypt and wanted to fallow any belief other then islam, christianity or judaism it would be.

    social/cultural martyrdoms, with or without physical ones, and those happen too, terrably, horendously in numerous and diverse example in other places with other beilefs,
    are precisely what cause a belief, not to die, but to propigate and spread.

    if early chrisianity hadn't been possitioned in opposition to the roman empire, and all the terrible things it did to try and repress it, there is much cause for doubt, that it would be nearly so common, let alone dominant, today.
     
  10. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I wonder who the JWs would ban if they held any kind of power?
     
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  11. Aerianne

    Aerianne Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    The Jehovah's Witnesses around here are intrusive of property owner's privacy while doing their proselytizing. I think all proselytizing, everywhere, should be banned.
     
  12. thefutureawaits

    thefutureawaits Well-Known Member

    that's an easy one. Satan and the demons but soon God will take care of that
     
  13. thefutureawaits

    thefutureawaits Well-Known Member

    and what about Jesus admonition to go and preach the good news of the Kingdom?
     
  14. Aerianne

    Aerianne Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    Go and preach it somewhere; gather a crowd of interested listeners; don't be intrusive on someone's private property.
     
  15. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    Jehovas witnesses I swear man I love 'em, they're knocking on the front door and I'm waiting above 'em. Puncture wound victim right through the door COME BACK MOTHERFUCKER! I stab you some more hoo hoo hoo.
     
  16. jpdonleavy

    jpdonleavy Well-Known Member

    They can prevent their kids getting medical care, causing the state to intervene in loco parentis.

    They also come around knocking on people's doors intrusively.

    Some 140 million Russians now no longer have to worry about those importunate knocks
     
  17. jpdonleavy

    jpdonleavy Well-Known Member

    Why do you say 'soon'?
     
  18. thefutureawaits

    thefutureawaits Well-Known Member

    Jesus and his apostles went door to door.
     
  19. thefutureawaits

    thefutureawaits Well-Known Member

    So you think they prevent Thier children from getting medical care? Where did you hear that from? Your friend?
     
  20. thefutureawaits

    thefutureawaits Well-Known Member

    Matthew 24:14
    And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
     
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