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Is Protest the Answer?

Discussion in 'Jehovah's Witnesses DIR' started by Deeje, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Deeje

    Deeje Avid Bible Student
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    Please note this is a DIR post.

    This article examines the problems of protesters, the reasons for their protests, and their accomplishments and failures. It is a multi-faceted problem associated with human rulership. Can we expect things to improve in the future, based on what has happened in the past?

    After examining these things, the article concludes by asking.....

    "Is there a better way?

    Many well-known people have felt that protesting oppressive systems is a moral imperative. For instance, the late Václav Havel, a former Czech president who spent years in prison for his human rights activities, wrote in 1985: “[The dissident] can offer, if anything, only his own skin—and he offers it solely because he has no other way of affirming the truth he stands for.”

    Havel’s words foreshadowed the desperate acts of Mohamed Bouazizi and others. In one Asian country, dozens have set themselves on fire recently to protest religious and political repression. Describing the feelings behind such extreme actions, one man told Newsweek magazine: “We don’t have guns. We don’t want to harm other human beings. What else can people do?”

    The Bible offers a solution to injustice, corruption, and oppression. It describes a government that God has set up in heaven that will replace the failed political and economic systems that lead to protest. A prophecy about the Ruler of this government says: “He will deliver the poor one crying for help, also the afflicted one and whoever has no helper. From oppression and from violence he will redeem their soul.”—Psalm 72:12, 14.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that God’s Kingdom is mankind’s only true hope for a peaceful world. (Matthew 6:9, 10) Thus, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not engage in protests. But is the idea that a government by God could eliminate the reasons for protest unrealistic? It might seem to be. Yet, many have developed confidence in God’s rulership. Why not look into it for yourself?"

    https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/g201307/is-protest-the-answer/
     
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    I heard someone today say, rioting and protesting is not the answer. "The system is corrupt. They need to find a way to change people's attitudes."
    How meaningful those words are, I thought.

    The video you presented highlights how real God's kingdom is, because it's educational program is changing lives right now. As people study the Bible, and apply it's teachings in their life, their attitude changes.
    This is what is needed to be a subject of God's kingdom.
    Even victims of racism themselves, are finding the way, as this experience shows - I Tried to Change the World.
     
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