Just had a nice lady tromp through the rain to my front door to hand me a flier from the Jehovah’s Witnesses railing against “False Religion”.
The top point in the pamphlet was railing against the Iraq war - it was actually kind of refreshing to see Christians actually preaching tolerance and love for their enemies.
Of course, it then went off on a rant against gay marriage and an obscure philosophical distinction between having an immortal soul vs one that dies when the body passes away (until Jesus resurrects it). But still…
Well the JW are against all service to kingdoms not of God. They believe that the kingdoms of the earth is the beast of revelations, or some such. So in this case I believe it would not so much be a sign of tolerance as of the old broken clock being right twice a day.
I’m pretty sure I got that same flyer a few days ago; I didn’t look at it too closely, but it did loudly proclaim “THE END OF FALSE RELIGION!” Must be a coordinated campaign if they’re popping up way up here, too.
Jehovah’s Witnesses and their theologically, archaelogically, and academically sound batshit claptrap are responsible in no small part for the freedoms of speech that we enjoy today. “Shit on you, and shit on you after you fucking die from on goddamn motherfucking high,” is the original unpopular speech.