I have talk to some JW about this subject before even asking that here on Topix. The JW said that there is segregation of blacks in the kindgom halls southern states because of race issues, yet blame the racism that exists in their state and not any belief of superiority by the JW themselves. Yes it would be an issue if based on race I agree and understood your previous comments about the segregation for convenience because of language barriers.<quoted text>
Don't get me wrong - it SHOULD be a touchy subject for Christians, but the last thing on their minds is to look in a mirror. There are masses of them who turn a blind eye to bigotry in one form or another. Look at the mega churches across the nation that are primarily white or black. The Southern Baptists were FORMED expressly in support of slavery and didn't apologize for it until the 1990's. By and large, most will rail against this or that group and do it all in the name of "God's love."
Atheists aren't ALLOWED to point out the hundreds of lines of scriptural wisdom that Christians throw at others, and Atheists aren't allowed to place scripture (back) in context if it tousles their social, scientific and religious predilections.
I simply think that JW do not even know their own religious history or care to really research it and would be a sin to question it, which could cause their expulsion from the sect.
Atheists and agnostics provide a excuse to give JW's an uneasy alliance with the Christendom that they oppose. You can see how they compliment each other especially on claims they agree with on Topix that opposes scientific and historical evidence.
Unlike atheist who require testing ,evidence both historical and material, the religious are not held to the same strict standards that may be required by a scientist or others who would require more evidence of claims made.
It will be interesting to see in 5 or 10 years how time and discovery will change things.