Jackpot for the WT...

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    That's not the topic of this thread but I'm sure that what's happening (disclosures, outpourings of victims' accounts, scandals, etc) among the Catholics nowadays will happen one day with the JWs and it'll be an awaking slap for many thousands of b/s. It's gonna put many things on a level playing field and shuffle the cards regarding the faith of many of them... It'll be very challenging times.
     
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    http://www.10news.com/news/investig...-child-molester-in-jehovahs-witnesses07222013

    think its only the beginning of their problems and so be it!! years of coverups and lies has come back to haunt them.

    what you reap you sow!!
     
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    I've had a look today at Robert's site in which there are links to 4 newspapers' articles that broach that subject. The core point of the issue is, in my opinion, whether the elders are religious ministries and then can use their right to keep the secret of confession whenever such sensitive information comes to their ears. The same debate and controversy exists among the Catholic priests involved in similar scandals. There is nothing new under the sun...

    However, I think that such claims (relative to the secret of confession) are a mere smokescreen. There is a discrepancy between that claim and the means used to implement it. The secret procedures given by the WT tend to be more designed to spare the organisation from a scandal than to be intented to preserve the secret of confession.

    Interestingly, the secret of confession is a funny cop-out when we remember that some elders' wives (or elderettes) know pretty much everything that takes place in some congregations... Furthermore, the genuine secret of confession would imply that even Bethel shouldn't be told what's going on in the congregations...
     
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    The moment the Elder contacts the legal department of Bethel and the moment he shares the information with any other Elder of the congregation, he's breaching the so-called secrecy of confession, me thinks, rendering that privilege void.

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