Why do people ignore this fact?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-02/need-for-transfusion-in-heart-surgery-questioned-in-study.html This is a reputable magazine and it isn't even ours. Jehovah's Witnesses for years have been refusing blood transfusions. Yet, many opposers and ex-JW will falsely claim that we are ignorant of... show more http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-02...

This is a reputable magazine and it isn't even ours.

Jehovah's Witnesses for years have been refusing blood transfusions. Yet, many opposers and ex-JW will falsely claim that we are ignorant of medical facts. That we make up this doctrine just to kill our children. We owe this advance knowledge to Jehovah who stated in Acts 15:29 "to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication. If you carefully keep yourselves from these things, you will prosper. Good health to you."

Now medical associations are also acknowledging that it is for the betterment of your health.

What are your thoughts?
Update: Here is a comment made by a reader: D P • a day ago − "All Jehovah’s Witness patients refused blood transfusions." That seems incredible ...That not one of them would compromise their beliefs to "save their lives". And because of their devotion to their beliefs, the general public will... show more Here is a comment made by a reader:

D P • a day ago



"All Jehovah’s Witness patients refused blood transfusions."
That seems incredible ...That not one of them would compromise their beliefs to "save their lives". And because of their devotion to their beliefs, the general public will now benefit from what they have done.
Update 2: What I like about this article is that the bible is practical even today. Medical science is now catching up! Jehovah has long ago said "Good health to you". Now, medicine is seeing the benefits to abstain from blood and to look for alternatives. His name is being vindicated in this regard because... show more What I like about this article is that the bible is practical even today. Medical science is now catching up! Jehovah has long ago said "Good health to you". Now, medicine is seeing the benefits to abstain from blood and to look for alternatives. His name is being vindicated in this regard because opposers have called us murderers in the name of Jehovah. Now, hopefully, many will see that God's word is for our benefit. It is not meant to convert, but to look and see that the bible does hold practical wisdom and our faith look to the bible for that wisdom, and we can prosper in many ways.
Update 3: "Good health to you" was a closing phrase but nevertheless adding that at the end the speaker showed that health was a major concern physically as well as spiritually. There are health benefits by abstaining from both blood and from fornication so adding that complimentary touch at the end emphasized... show more "Good health to you" was a closing phrase but nevertheless adding that at the end the speaker showed that health was a major concern physically as well as spiritually. There are health benefits by abstaining from both blood and from fornication so adding that complimentary touch at the end emphasized that it has a healthy benefit. See Watchtower 12/15/82 for explanation. Thanks for pointing that out.
Update 4: I stumbled across this Watchtower and had to share as to why it is good that we publicly preach: Watchtower 6/1/1997: In modern times Jehovah’s Witnesses have been very open in expressing their Bible-based views, even though this has not been popular. For decades they have warned of the dangers of smoking and... show more I stumbled across this Watchtower and had to share as to why it is good that we publicly preach:

Watchtower 6/1/1997:

In modern times Jehovah’s Witnesses have been very open in expressing their Bible-based views, even though this has not been popular. For decades they have warned of the dangers of smoking and drug abuse, the shortsightedness of permissive child training, the bad effects of entertainment saturated with illicit sex and violence, and the risks of blood transfusions. They have also pointed out the inconsistencies of the evolution theory. More and more people are now saying, “Jehovah’s Witnesses are not wrong after all.” Had we not been so open in making our views public, they could not react this way. And do not overlook the fact that by making such a statement, they are taking a step in the direction of saying, “Satan, you are a liar; Jehovah is right after all.” What a powerful motivation for us to continue following Jesus’ example, publicly speaking the word of truth!
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