Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses

In the last few months I have been attending a weekly meeting in Kelso and my observation is that this group are sadly and mistakenly maligned in movies and TV shows. This is a group of very dedicated people who not just read the Bible but research it to a great depth. In fact their meetings unlike most churches are really a  chance to ask questions and share answers on Bible topics. The attendees being encouraged to take part. Their fault from the common perspective is that they take Jesus request that a believer should "spread the good word" very literally so they come around and knock on peoples doors at inconvenient times. It seems a small fault if fault it is. All the people I have met have been decent honest people with a thirst to understand the Bible and to bring up their family with a like thirst. This does not seem to me to be a bad thing in this day and age where my son attends a party (he is 15) and the family and birthday girl have alcohol available and encourage drunkenness. It probably time everyone stopped spurning this well meaning group and listened to their message. We need dedicated caring people in this world, and they certainly are that!