04 December 2007

Behold the face of faith

Medical technology could have helped Jose Mestre -- but only if he were willing to accept a blood transfusion, which is forbidden by his Jehovah's Witness religion. Rather than compromise his beliefs, he allowed his facial tumor to grow untreated for decades. Here is the result (warning: very disturbing photos). It is striking that, despite the obvious intensity of his faith, his God has not chosen to save him (and his family) from this terrible ordeal.

Another infuriating Jehovah's Witness story is here.

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5 Comments:

Blogger the chaplain said...

Wow. That is so unbelievable and sad.

04 December, 2007 19:05  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

It is sad. I wish it were unbelievable.

04 December, 2007 19:17  
Blogger John Evo said...

It doesn't bother me too much, because it's an adult. It's the stories about religiosos who put their kids through things like that because of superstitions that really kill me.

04 December, 2007 23:35  
Blogger T&A said...

That is so sad! Yet another shining moment for religion.

05 December, 2007 12:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SUMMARIES OF 600 JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES LAWSUITS & COURT CASES


The following website summarizes over 315 U.S. court cases and lawsuits affecting children of Jehovah's Witness Parents, including 200+ cases where the JW Parents refused to consent to life-saving blood transfusions for their dying children:

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The following website summarizes over 285 lawsuits involving Jehovah's Witnesses, including cases involving JW Employees who were injured while working and then died because they refused life-saving blood transfusions:

EMPLOYMENT ISSUES UNIQUE TO JEHOVAH'S WITNESS EMPLOYEES

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06 December, 2007 04:19  

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