Until JW's take over a government and start imposing their religion on others(like the Moslems did in Iran and Afganistan) it's bogus to compare their internal discipline to the Cuban government. I'm not making any excuses for their system of shunning people but it's still a volunatary religious group.<quoted text>
Jehovah's Witnesses are the same.
All children must answer the same way, and think the same way, all are forced to say they believe everything the WBTS spews, otherwise they are to be shunned by their parents and emotionally abused by the parents not loving them any more.
It's easy to argue with school uniforms. The main negative is that it denies personal freedom. Reasonable dress codes are one thing<quoted text>
Hard to argue with school uniforms, there are not too many negatives, and evens out the playing field in one materialistic aspect.
They say it is important to even have different clothes to work out in, to bring seriousness to your workout.
School takes on more significance when a respectful uniform must me worn.
but school uniforms are usually the result of control freaks having their way. As for "evening out the playing field" I don't believe one person's freedom should be trumped by another's egalitarian agenda. But this is digressing.
As I've repeatedly pointed out Cuban school uniforms are problematic because they're political. But you're totally oblivious to this. Do you mind me asking if you're someone who admires the Cuban government and believes that it doesn't violate human rights? Or do you just dislike Jehovah's Witnesses so much it doesn't matter to you if they experience injustices that would be an outrage if inflicted on another group of people.
Hasn't that been the case with religions all through history? Ever heard of September 11th, Northern Ireland, the Crusades? Need I go on and on? I won't deny that JW's may be more sectarian than others but the claims of one religion usually tend to exclude the claims of another.<quoted text>
Jehovah's Witnesses have no respect for anyone who believes or thinks different than what the WBTS commands.