Why Did JWs Ignore Prince’s Drug Addictions?

After Prince’s death, George Cook (an elder at the Kingdom Hall where Prince attended JW meetings) was reported to have said the church does not have a problem with Prince’s reported addiction to prescription drugs because “that’s a personal matter.” “Brother” Cook made this statement after Prince’s death in April, 2016 and before the  memorial at the Saint Louis Park JW Kingdom Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Carl Sagan: “Always Question”

Carl_Sagan_-_1980In his daughter’s essay,”How Carl Sagan Described Death To His Young Daughter,” she relates the following:

“Then he told me, very tenderly, that it can be dangerous to believe things just because you want them to be true. You can get tricked if you don’t question yourself and others, especially people in a position of authority. He told me that anything that’s truly real can stand up to scrutiny.”

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