JW.ORG FAQ – Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Tolerant of Other Religions?

The next example of dishonesty and deceit on the JW.ORG website involves their true feelings towards other religions.

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I find it strange that a religious organization that claims to be based on love feels the need to pat themselves on the back for NOT trying to have laws passed that would impose their convictions on the general community……and for NOT trying to have the work of other religious groups banned.  Is this really something to give self commendation about?  I would expect ANY Christian group to respect the right of the general public to be free moral agents.  Patting yourself on the back for not trying to impose a Christian version of Sharia Law is on par with seeking kudos for opening the door for an elderly woman.  It’s expected……not extraordinary.  I’m sorry but you don’t get commendation for simply meeting expectations. 

But……do they REALLY tolerate other religions?  The short paragraph they wrote above indicates they do…….but do you think their written publications are in agreement?  Let’s look at a couple of examples:

As was the custom in ancient Rome, this prostitute is identified by the name on her forehead. It is a long name: “Babylon the Great, the mother of the harlots and of the disgusting things of the earth.” That name is “a mystery,” something with hidden meaning. But in God’s due time, the mystery is to be explained. In fact, the angel gives John enough information to allow Jehovah’s servants today to discern the full significance of this descriptive name. We recognize Babylon the Great as being all of false religion. She is “the mother of the harlots” because all the individual false religions in the world, including the many sects in Christendom, are like her daughters, imitating her in committing spiritual harlotry. She is also the mother of “disgusting things” in that she has given birth to such revolting offspring as idolatry, spiritism, fortune-telling, astrology, palmistry, human sacrifice, temple prostitution, drunkenness in honor of false gods, and other obscene practices. – Revelation – It’s Grand Climax at Hand p 244

Then, too, as Jesus showed his hatred for lawlessness by exposing hypocritical religionists, so today Jehovah’s Witnesses are showing their hatred for all hypocritical religious lawlessness. How? By distributing Bible literature that lays bare Babylon the Great for what she really is, a religious harlot. If we truly hate lawless religious hypocrisy, we will be forthright in exposing Babylon the Great, the world empire of false religion – Watchtower July 15, 1992 p12

Those are pretty strong (otherwise known as hypocritical) words.  So on the FAQ section of their website, they give the impression that they are tolerant……obviously…..for PR purposes.  But notice above how they REALLY feel about other religions.  They are described as “disgusting things” and they are likened to “harlots”.  And how does it say that Jehovah’s Witnesses should feel towards other religions?  It says they should be “truly hated”. 

This is yet another example of the deception and dishonesty of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

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