Of course, when you take "sword" (of any kind. literal and spiritual too) in your hand many things can go wrong.
But, i know that you understand what i was talking about. Your objection about my comment is "just for the sake of the public and to write something". :)))
Wars in OT including Abraham to David and other individuals, and nation Israel, can be viewed and explained under both lights.
If i may join.
We need some research about how many JW committed CM. But WT Society as Conglomerate who run Company, Corporation and Religion in the same time from one Central place in US are not willing to publish such information to no one - neither to Courts nor to Members. Some sort of exception is what was happen in Australia. But such database is only for Australia Branch Office. Even with such reduced insight, we saw how 1006 JW members and those who has been very closely related to JW congregations, committed crime. Many of them was MS and elders. Is that percentage small or big, we can discuss. But because of nature of crime and because of nature of JW church who has the highest moral standards, as they claim for themselves, any number is too high and embarrassing.
Very very short respond: If WT Society is run by Spirit, than Spirit would know how to handle this problem.
When we are in negative mode because talking often about bad things and problems, that can be a burden for both, ourselves and those who listen to us. Sometimes it is hard to "escape" this, because many of us had been very long in JW organization.
If it is what you say, than JW members would know about all this when open JW TV. But there is no news, documents on JW Broadcast about what going on.
Also, WT Australia not joined National Redress Scheme. What can be reason for that? Perhaps, because WT don't want to admit any responsibility about CM. They have no intend to join. And such stand is unacceptable.
The Australian Government is encouraging all institutions responsible for child sexual abuse, including those listed below, to join the Scheme without delay. - https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/institutions/institutions-have-not-yet-joined
If GB run all moves of secular and spiritual nature from one Central place, and request of all people inside church to obey every decision, than they are responsible. And that is why we have GB members listed as Defendants in newest Court case.
If a person was involved in wrongdoing the elders cannot STOP them to move to a new location - only inform the new location. This (jws) is NOT a dictatorship...... a word you love to use. ..... ONE minute you judge us for being too harsh and the next that we are too soft? Heh? Perfect logic? Want to eat pie on BOTH sides.....
Would you like it if you committed fornication or some other act if the entire act was announced to the congregation? Where does mercy begin and harshness end? Thank goodness humans are not the judge but Jehovah and his son. If someone from outside congregation attends our meetings parents must watch their children. It is not our place to decide who is worthy of everlasting life.
Again: must we tell this person they are not welcome ? Throw them out? Especially when the top government officials are coverring up these kind of crimes when people have money..... so NO redemption for the poor?
It is EASY to judge and break down when your own sense if justice is aske. Jah sees it from both sides.
Study the laws that were in place and do not judge us by the current laws retroactively but by the neglect of congress (regress) to not put proper laws in place.
You have the idea that JWs live in a protected bubble. What you do not realize is that individuals can deviate from Jehovahs standards and bring dishonor to jehovah AND those who serve him - just as you are doing with your OCD opus operandi of hate