Reading Time: 2 minutes Four members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, all in Pennsylvania, have been charged with sexually abusing a total of 19 kids (including some of their own) over the course of several years. It’s the result of “hundreds of hours of grand jury testimony” and three years of investigation. “These cases are disturbing, the allegations hard to […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes I don’t turn doorknockers away. I give them snacks.
Reading Time: 4 minutes If your religious leaders kept secret files on you, should you be allowed to have access to them once you leave the faith? That question is at the center of a controversial ruling last week involving the Jehovah’s Witnesses in British Columbia, and the story is far from over. The case involves two former members: […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes A WEEK or two ago I was at my desk composing a blog post about US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s use of the front page of the State Department website to advertise a speech he gave on ‘Being a Christian Leader‘ when I was startled by a knock on the outside door. I don’t […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes The last time the Jehovah’s Witnesses came to visit, at my last house, I was in the shower. I heard the doorbell ring and a few muffled words to my partner, Helen, and I knew straight away who was at the door. I have never moved so quickly, getting out of the shower, barely drying […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Today there was an …interesting comment by GoodScienceFYou, who appears to be a Jehovah’s Witness. It was, unsurprisingly, about blood transfusions. JWs are against them, and so seeing the post hoc rationalisation of such is …interesting. Here is what he had to say. I will start with a preamble comment, followed by the pertinent one: […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes This is a post from Paul Jenkins, a friend of mine form Portsmouth Skeptics in the Pub who has a blog Notes from an Evil Burnee, and who also runs the Skepticule podcast on which I do a counter-apologetics segment. Recently I had written on my experience with Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Paul has also posted on this. I repost his offering with kind permission:
Reading Time: 2 minutes So there I was, stark bollock naked, having just had a shower. Not probably what you were expecting from this post, for sure. The door bell rang, and my partner answered. I kept half an ear open, intrigued as to who it might be. I heard words like “…my partner upstairs…” and “…you might want […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes We’re told that the gospel story must be true because, if it weren’t, eyewitnesses at the time would correct it. In fact, it doesn’t work that way. Here are 10 reasons why this naysayer hypothesis is nonsense.