Jehovah’s Witnesses & Mandatory Ignorance
I like when Jehovah’s Witnesses come to my door. They’re always super-friendly, and when I offer them a place to sit and food, they never take it. They are typically pleasant in conversation, and if I ask a question they’re unable to answer, they offer to look it up or bring me official literature on the subject.
The last time this happened, I wound up with a gnarly hardcover book about evolution’s wrongness. Of course, the book’s characterization of evolution could have been written by a bona fide moron. The first anti-evolution religion that properly characterizes evolution in its polemic may immediately win me as a convert. Just putting that out there.
As it happens, evolution isn’t the only subject the Jehovah’s Witnesses find threatening. The list below appeared in Watchtower, the JWs’ official publication; check out the second point:
Update: Not content to take the picture at face value, I decided to see what the Watchtower website had to say about education. It’s cagey. Rather than saying “don’t go to college,” their position seems to be “why go to college when the only real teacher is Jesus?” That way, they can play dumb about instilling the time-honored value of ignorance. Way to go, assholes.