Don’t Eat Blood

6 Aug

I recently watched a documentary on TV about a man who had large tumors growing all over his face. They were soft, bulbous bumps that completely covered his lips, nose and one eye. He had been like this since a child and over the years more tumors grew to the point that he was nearly blind and no one knew what he looked like. He drew stares and horrific ridicule wherever he went.

 

This man was in his 50’s before anything was done about it. He never went to a doctor, even though tumors are easily removable as long as they are not too close to vital organs. What made me angry was the fact that this man had to wait until the death of his mother before he could ask for help. Why? Because his mother was a Jehovah’s Witness. They do not believe in blood transfusion. Not even in cases where it could save a person’s life. As the years passed, this man became weaker and ill because the tumors were sapping his immune system and growing larger. By the time he sought surgery, it wasn’t known if he could survive it.

 

This man suffered needlessly for so many years. He was deprived of a normal life. As for the Jehovah’s Witnesses out there, I want you to take another look at what the Bible actually SAYS about blood in the Old Testament. It says that we are not to INGEST blood. In other words, don’t eat/swallow blood. No one has the right to rob someone of living their life to the fullest.

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2 Responses to “Don’t Eat Blood”

  1. Donald Miller August 6, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    The JWs won’t listen. They are steeped in their dogma, just as all denominations are. By the way, what led me to read your article is that I just wrote a post about Plutarch’s extraordinarily interesting essay on eating flesh, wherein he discusses blood and health problems related to it.

    • justoneblogger August 7, 2012 at 11:53 am #

      Thank you for commenting. I’m not so sure that ALL denomination are deeply steeped in dogma. I have seen churches changing their view as God leads.

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