As a kid born into this fanatic cult type religion, read my story of dealing with their insane rules and how I survived without having my soul sucked in totally. <snipped link - do not promote your Hubs in the forums>
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However I will agree - although I'd say it applies to many mainstream religions, not just JWs.
I know a few Jehovah Witnesses and a few former ones. You are correct. Even though the ones not in 'the truth' understand how insane the philosophy is they still call it that. They tend to go back to it as they age, or so it seems. I actually invited them to study, out of curiosity since I am related to a few. It's a strange belief structure, but their technique of sharing it has been honed pretty well over the years. I particularly loved the explanations as to why their prophesies have not come true and loved it when the women covered their heads if their men were present during study.
But, they are not so different from any one else within organized religion. You can't prove most of your claims, so what it simply boils down to is faith in another person's interpretation. I give them kudos for their study of that interpretation, and their attempt to live by it.
As some people age they do get anxious feelings about what comes after death. And that's what brings them back to a religion. I really like that cat picture btw.
Thanks. I like to hide out here. Love speaking my mind, but don't relish the thought of having to deal with the fall out in an all too small real world. I don't have any problem with the Witnesses, except when they sit at my dinner table and say a grace that damns me. But, to each his own. I appreciate diversity.
by pretty twisted 9 years ago
okay so my boyfriend is a Jehovah Witness, thats fine I believe everyone has the right to believe in what they want. It's just his family refuse to accept me! They literally hate me. I don't know how to make them like me. It is all based on the fact that I'm not a Jehovah Witness and they are, a...
by Castlepaloma 8 years ago
I ask a Jehovah woman that came to my doorWill only 144,000 men make it to heaven , She said yes.There will be no heaven for me or for women or paradise on earth, can that be true?
by boyatdelhi 6 years ago
What are the false teachings of Jehovah witness?
by easyguyevo 9 years ago
Many people seem to hate them, but they are just doing as Jesus did in the bible. He preached and teached the word of God traveling as he did so to the homes of many individuals. But still most other religions stay in a church and preach, while the Jehovah witnesses try to imitate his behavior.Do...
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago
If Jehovah Witnesses are Christians, why are they not allowed to go to church?JW's encourage everyone to come to Kingdom Hall. Why do they not accept invitations to visit church.
by heavenbound5511 9 years ago
What is a true witness of Jesus Christ?Jesus said we are to imitate Him as a true follower, love being the greatest commandment of all. The true witnesses from the false witnesses can you tell?
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