Malawi girl rejects China scholarship over religion concerns

BLANTYRE- A Malawian girl has declined a scholarship to study medicine at a Chinese university over concerns that her religion is banned in the communist country, sponsors said Wednesday.
Chikondi Denemu, an 18-year-old Jehovah's Witness, turned down one of three full scholarships arranged by private radio station Zodiak for students who excelled in their exams, station manager Gospel Kazako said.

Malawi girl rejects China scholarship over religion concerns
Denemu "declined a golden chance of her lifetime because her parents were concerned that Jehovah's Witnesses are banned in China," Kazako told AFP.
"She told us after surfing the Internet she discovered that Jehovah's Witnesses were banned in China and she consulted her church's national headquarters who told her she can't go."
Kazako said Zodiak had secured the scholarships "to empower the girl child in Malawi, the majority of them poor, vulnerable and victimised".
Denemu, who initially accepted the scholarship, was due to begin her five-year, all-expenses-paid studies next month at Shandong University, where she would have studied Chinese for a year before enrolling in medical school at Central South University in Hunan province.
Jehovah's Witnesses, who number more than seven million worldwide, are evangelising Christians who consider modern churches to have deviated from the Bible's true teachings, reject modern evolutionary theory and refuse blood transfusions.
China does not formally recognise the faith, and Jehovah's Witnesses say members have been arrested and detained for participating in prayer study.
In Malawi, Jehovah's Witnesses were also banned from practising during three decades of dictatorial rule by former president Hastings Kamuzu Banda, who called them the "Devil's Witnesses".
Thousands fled to neighbouring Zambia and Mozambique in the 1970s.
The faith was only allowed to operate freely in Malawi after the introduction of multi-party democracy in 1993, but has since sprouted, establishing churches throughout the country.

Thursday, August 19th 2010

1.Posted by Vinny on 08/20/2010 5:40 PM
The WT Society is a human originating, men-run, high controlling religious cult-like institution, rather than what they tell people they are (God's appointed Channel/Organization/People etc etc).

The facts prove without a doubt that God was never behind any of this:


We got false predictions all over the place, medical disasterous policies - FORCED on JW's.

We got flip flops, blinking lights, wacky science, historical failures, arrogance, judging and loads of WT Society embarrassments and humiliations throughout their entire 100+ year history!

God had nothing to do with all that nonsense that was called, "Food from God" by all JW's.

It was WRONG when it first came off the presses!

So why are some today opposed to Jehovah's Witness and their policies?

Dead People is why.

Ruined lives is why.

False prophecies is why.

A controlling Religious Institution is why.

They are WRONG ON BLOOD TODAY (for 68 years now).

They are WRONG ON SHUNNING those that simply walk away from the JW religion today.

They are WRONG 607 BCE and 1914.

They were WRONG ABOUT FORBIDDING Vaccinations, Organ Transplants, Alternative Service and more.

They were wrong on ALL OF THEIR End of World Predictions in writing. Wrong on marital infidelity rules, rape rules, beards, 1935, Beth Sarim and too many things to bother listing here.

Did ((( GOD ))) make all of these terrible decisions to force on all the JW's as "food at the proper time, and then change his mind later on?

Or did a few OLD MEN, that make up the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses (sitting up in some Brooklyn office somewhere) MAKE these poor decisions, FORCE them on all JW's and then afterwards conveniently change their mind?

Does God serve Bad Food like this?

Perhaps He is not a very good cook?

Shunning people for disagreements is NOT scriptural!

Shunning people for walking away from the JW faith is NOT scriptural!

This is a CONTROL mechanism. And it often works. It is a gross misapplication of scripture to keep the average JW towing the line.


Jw's are not allowed to even THINK differently.

I WAS a JW, and an elder as well, until recently in 2006 when I walked away. I am very familiar with how they are actually WORSE than most other faiths today. I am shunned for walking away. People today and for the last 80 years have died, without reason, due to the WT medical policies forced on all JW's.

Each week is filled with a list of JW obligations that basically OWN YOU. You are told what you can read, what movies are acceptable, what association is acceptable, what facial hair is okay. What you can celebrate and cannot. What words you are allowed to use.

What is allowed in your own bedroom with your wife. And too many other things to list here again. Before knowing all the facts and believing they were God's True Channel, one can go a very long way to justify all of these things. Take away that one true faith belief and so falls the rest.

I have been there and done all that.

JW's are told they cannot take blood transfusions in situations where they might need one (such as through accidents or complications with surgery, pregnancy or child birth).

So, naturally, more JW's will die.

Just like this mother died unnecessarily!

And now her husband has no wife and her two new twins have no mother.

And all for what?

This is very simple. JW's NEEDLESSLY die for this sorry blood policy today.

From the same organization that has an entire 100 + year history of similar bad policies.

This is why I suggest to anybody thinking of becoming a JW ... to READ READ AND READ UP ON THIS RELIGION FIRST!

The proof will clearly stand out that the JW faith is not what they try to tell people they are!

The facts are irrefutable.


2.Posted by JIm Whiteouse on 09/08/2010 6:54 PM
Vinny you are correct Facts are irrefutable, I just think that you haven't listed any. The truth of the matter is the media often time reports or distorts the real truth of matters. For instance how it is reported the church leaders forbid her to go. Jehovah's Witnesses don't tell their flock what they can and can't do in personal matters. If she was forbidden to go then why was I not? Yes there you have it a person who did accept the scholarship and did go. I was never even hinted at not going. I however would never recommend her go I am older and already had a degree and know a thing about life. However anyone thinking that going to china for an education is going to yield them anything of worth - well it is fools gold. I like others have dropped out because the school systems methodology is pretty poor in China. In addition the girl would not have been able to worship as she had in her home country.

Vinny one more point. Have you ever considered the number of people lives that have been improved or saved by what they learned from the bible. Yes lets talk about how many parents have been taught to help their kids avoid smoking, drugs, dangerous of promiscuous sex, the importance of family, balanced education, hard work, honesty, getting good medical treatment, volunteering your time to help out those suffering from disasters, etc... So just which of these very fine things are you complaining against? Oh wait none of them because you failed to mention any of them.

to quote you "Each week is filled with a list of JW obligations that basically OWN YOU". Can't say i was ever told to do a single thing by a JW (unless of course you mean my parents then again most parents think they own you - ha ha). Most ask pretty nicely and they must have some magical power because you know I really really like do the things I do. It sure is so horrible you know having productive work to do and seeing all the good it does. You must hate your job to, you know your boss must own you, takes up all your time, all you get is some lousy pay check.

The facts are indeed irrefutable if you want to know what they believe check out If you want to know if Vinny is right spend some time with a JW see just what their life is like.

3.Posted by Vinny on 10/15/2010 4:01 PM
The truth and fact is that JWs DISCOURAGE higher education. And always have.

The truth and fact is that JWs have WRONGLY predicted the end of the world, in writing, numerous times. Not once did any of them come true.

The truth and fact is that JWs said vaccinations caused cancer, syphilis and more; that organ transplants were same as "cannibalism" while forbidding BOTH for a combined 33 years before changing their minds and now say both are okay to have. How about that!

I wonder how many poor people died by following JW's as the voice of God?

You have Beth Sarim embarrassment, alternative service flip flop, rape rules, beard rules and too many more things to even list here.

None of which includes their TRAIN WRECK BLOOD AND FRACTIONS POLICY!!!!

People die right now, today, for that sorry policy that you cannot defend.

None of the above did you even mention in your lame reply trying to defend this sorry religion.

I was a JW. I lived it for 15 years. I have been on both sides of the religion. And I can tell you that God has never been directing them for anything at all!

I can also tell you for a fact that people all over the world, who are not JW, still see the hand of God in their lives. Yet JW's believe all people and religions not JW are doomed for destruction by God Himself.

What a hoot.

All people like you need to do is take off those Watchtower blinders and you will see a much more honest picture about the JW religion than what they tell you about themselves.

Here, take another WHIFF OF THIS:


(((GOD))) was sure never behind and of that!

Sorry if the real truth hurts you and your JW religion.

But at least now you know the facts. Bury your head in the sand if it makes you feel better.

But for me, that's not being honest with yourself.


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