the 141 things that the Jahovahs CANT do
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#1 Jun 1, 2011
141 Things Jehovah's Witnesses Can't Do.
1.Belong to another organization or club for the purpose of socializing with nonbelievers
2.Have best friends and activity buddies who are not Jehovah's Witnesses
3.Associate with people outside their organization when it is not necessary
4.Attend social functions sponsored by their employer unless attendance is required
5.Associate with coworkers after business hours in a social settings
6.Disagree with their organization's rules and code of conduct
7.Disagree with their organization's doctrines
8.Contribute to the Presidential Campaign Fund on their tax return
9.Join the armed forces and defend their country
10.Say the Pledge of Allegiance
11.Salute the flag
13.Run for leadership in their organization
14.Run for leadership in any organization
15.Take a stand for any political issue inside their organization
16.Take a stand on any political or 'worldly' issue outside of their organization
17.Campaign for a political candidate
18.Hold political office
20.Be a union steward or shop steward
21.Actively be involved in a union strike
22.Use a gun for protection against humans
23.Become a police officer if a gun is required
24.Wear military uniforms or clothing associated with war
25.Take yoga classes and practice the discipline of yoga. See Is Yoga For Christians?
26.Smoke tobacco and cigars
27.Work full time selling tobacco and cigars
28.Attend Alcoholics Anonymous
30.Have blood transfusions
31.Read books, magazines, publications, and literature from other religions.
32.Buy anything from a church store
33.Buy something at a church garage sale
34.Donate items to a church run store
35.Shop at the Salvation Army
36.Work for the Salvation Army
37.Work for another church
38.Play competitive sports on a school team
39.Play competitive sports professionally
40.Run for class president
41.Become a cheerleader
42.Go to the school prom or school dance.
43.Attend class reunions
45.Accept Jesus as their mediator, 1 Timothy 2:5. See Mediator
46.Join the Boy Scouts
47.Join the Girl Guides
48.Join the YMCA
49.Serve on jury duty
50.Study psychology, philosophy, sociology, and viewpoints that might shake their faith
51.Attend other Christian churches
52.Attend nondenominational churches
53.Attend non Christian churches
54.Get married in another church
55.Dating non believers is discouraged
56.Casual dating is discouraged
57.Dating someone without the intent of getting married
58.Having sex before marriage
59.Breaking an engagement can result in disciplinary action
60.Marriage to non believers is not recommended
61.Be gay or lesbian. Homosexuality is not acceptable.
62.Throw rice at a wedding
63.Get divorced unless the reason is adultery
64.Can't remarry unless their ex commits fornication first
66.Buy a raffle ticket
69.Sing any holiday songs
69.Sing any holiday songs
70.Sing the National Anthem.
71.Celebrate Christmas - Why?
72.Celebrate New Years Eve - Why?
73.Celebrate Easter - Why?
74.Celebrate Mother's Day - Why?
75.Celebrate Father's Day
76.Celebrate birthdays - Why?
78.Celebrate Flag Day
79.Celebrate Veteran's Day
80.Celebrate Independence Day
81.Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day
82.Celebrate Valentine's Day
83.Celebrate Halloween - Why?
85.Accept holiday gifts - Why?
86.Celebrate any holiday except the death of Jesus - Why?
87.Partake in the bread and wine that represents Christ unless they are part of the 144,000
88.Make holiday artwork for school
89.Engage in holiday parties at school
90.Take on a leadership role in school
92.Do suggestive and immodest dancing in a public place
93.Attend a class, workshop, or seminar, sponsored by another church
94.Attend social events or fund raisers sponsored by another church
95.Use of bad language (curse words) is discouraged
96.Wear blue jeans, shorts, and casual clothing at the Kingdom Hall
#2 Jun 1, 2011
97.Wear pants at a Kingdom Hall if you're a woman
98.Wear revealing clothes or skirts that are too short (looked down upon)
99.Wear long hair or facial hair if you're a man (depends on the local customs of the country you live in)
100.Body piercings are discouraged
101.Tattoos are discouraged
102.State or imply that the Watchtower is not run by Jehovah God.
103.Have discussions and express Bible based viewpoints that contradict the organization's beliefs
104.Say anything negative about their organization. JW's must 'speak in agreement' and be 'like-minded'.
105.Consider other religious beliefs as valid and truthful.
106.Acknowledge any prayer spoken by a non believer as valid
107.Take another Jehovah's Witness to court (with exceptions)
108.Wear or own a cross
109.Own any religious picture
110.Own any religious statue
111.Engage in idolatry
112.Believe in miracles (except those found in the Bible) See Miracles
113.Believe in ghosts
117.Consult with a psychic or become one
118.Study tarot cards, get a reading or give a reading
119.Study numerology or get a reading
120.Dabble in ESP (extrasensory perception), dowsing, or divination
121.Use a tool such as a pendulum to access information from the spiritual realm
122.Attempt to communicate with departed spirits
123.Attend a seance
124.Believe in good luck or say things such as 'Good luck to you'. Why?
125.Believe in anything superstitious
127.Speaking in tongues
128.Laying on of hands
129.Energy healing such as Reiki
130.Read their horoscope
131.Study astrology or zodiac signs
132.Com bat training, boxing, or martial arts
133.Go to heaven unless they are part of the 144,000
134.Worship Jesus as God
135.Idolize any celebrity or love and admire them to excess
136.Women can't be elders
137.Women can't be ministerial servants (assistants to the elders)
138.Divulge secret information to enemies of their organization and those not entitled to know. See Theocratic Warfare
139.Greet or talk with disfellowshipped persons except for immediate family living in the same house (except for rare exceptions)
140.Associate with disfellowshipped persons except for immediate family living in the same house
141.Keep secrets from the organization. Jehovah's Witnesses must report friends and family members who break any of the Watchtower rules
#3 Jun 6, 2011
You must be a witness. Reading over those "rules", you just converted me to wanting to be one. I see nothing wrong with that list. Sounds to me like they are just protective of themselves. Maybe a little extreme, but then again, our society is far too lax for my tastes these days. There are a few items in that list I don't think I could ever agree upon, but from that list, it's clear to me these are what I would call a smart people. Too bad I don't believe in any kind of god. Anything that man has touched, has ruined any chance of my believing in it. That includes ALL bibles. It changes TOO much for me to think it's truth. Good luck tho. Looks to me that you are making their "claim" of being god's people more strong.:)
#4 Jun 6, 2011
LOL I pray for anyone who has to live their life in bondage. You think about someone telling you that everyday of your live you can associate with anyone other than the few JWS that walk this earth.
They are so scared that the JW followers will hear the true word of God that they are kept in a bubble and can only go out with a group so they can monitor what each other says.
#5 Jun 6, 2011
that was can't associate with other. I hate when i have a typo in the wrong places
#6 Jun 6, 2011
Perhaps, but just an observation.... it's a known fact that there are many places in the bible where god has restrictions on his people. Seems to me the JW's are doing just that. The freedoms we have may very well be blinding to us. You're always waving your bible in the air saying I'm right I'm right, but if you take a step back and look at things in a different manner, eh who knows. It's more humbling to say you're wrong. For me it's easier to simply say there's no god out there. I don't have to take sides nor will I. Hell, I'll believe in just about anything if there is fact to back it up. Right now, there's nothing I've seen that shows fact. This includes the big guy upstairs refusing to make his presence known like he did way back in the day. Providing of course that is factual. Again, no solid proof. Just a bunch of peeps going around saying it happened. I wasn't there.
#7 Jun 6, 2011
LOL that is so funny. Thanks for that laugh.
The facts are in the Bible. Have you read it?
Do yourself a favor and read it. Pick up one and just seek.
If you study it some and then still feel the same way about it, then great. That is your choice to believe or not believe.
I have read and studied for a long time.
God's word don't change. Just take the time to find out.
#8 Jun 6, 2011
I have read the "facts" and seen them change. Take your grandmothers "KJV"... Compare virtually any scripture. It's been altered. A JW will be more than happy to tell you the name Jehovah has been completely removed from the KJV. Removed by man. An 1899 version of the KJV spoke of jesus BRINGING wine rather than changing water into wine. Then 2 years later, turned it back to changing. For something that doesn't change, that alone is over 7,000 changes. Not to mention every "revision" means more changes. Take the 1611 bible compare it to what sits on the walmart shelf. 2 completely different books. Speaking of books, where's the other 13,000 books of the bible? So yes, the so called god's word does change, by the hand of man. I can study all day long. What I learn is what a MAN has changed, not the true word of god. Hence the reason I have no more belief in ANYTHING that man has touched. Any person that does otherwise is simply a fool. Religion is so overrated it's not even funny. Any person that thinks they "know" the truth is so full of him/herself, it's crazy. Different religious beliefs have been on this planet LONG before the USA was even thought of. Even worse, religious beliefs are only for those that wish to use religion as an escape to whatever is the real truth out there. That there is no truth. 2000+ years ago, maybe there was a truth or two. Today, none.
#9 Jun 6, 2011
You value your opinion. You thrive on it.
As for me. I know what God has done for me. It is a great testamony. You wouldn't care to hear it so I won't waste your time. but God will never not be first in my life.
You just have a great life and all that it offers.
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