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How can you convince a Jehovah's Witness that higher education is actually a good thing?

On the religion & spirituality section, Jehovah's Witnesses often defend their views on higher education. Here are some quotes from them about why people shouldn't go to university. What would be a good counter-arguement? 1. “Those with nursing and engineering degrees are ending up as waiters/waitresses cuz they can't find work in their chosen field.” 2. “The ONLY real reason people pursue higher learning is they love money & power, not because they want to make the world a better place.” 3. “We recognize that in the times we're living in now, additional education beyond high school is completely unnecessary and very unwise.” 4. “It has been statistically proven that those who go to college wind up not being able to use their degrees because the economy is so bad and there is no need for advanced jobs like doctors and engineers.” 5. “Higher education isn't necessary to complete the task that Jehovah has given us to do because soon universities will have no place anymore.” 6. “What is the point of attending university for four years when all university graduates are ending up unemployed and struggling to pay off thousands of dollars of debt?” 7. “There have been countless scholarly studies to confirm that university education does NOT lead to higher income." 8. “Anyone who truly loves Jehovah would recognize that college would be detrimental to our faith because of the bad associations of lewd and lascivious sex and drinking at all times.”

Asked By: Hello Me! - 12/14/2012
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You won't convince a Jehovah's Witness anything is good if the Watchtower has instructed them that it is bad. It just won't happen... More
Answered By: Gassy - 12/14/2012
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Pretty much all the JW views about higher education are hearsay. They are simply parroting what others have told them. It’s all second-hand speculation. So I suppose you could ask them to provide a credible primary source to support some of those specious claims. But the problem is that they consider sources that... More
Answered By: Rustic B - 12/14/2012
 
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