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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby Furstentum Liechtenstein » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:17 pm

What do you get if you cross a Jehovah's Witness with a Satanist?

FL y:-?
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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby LittleHamster » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:12 pm

Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:What do you get if you cross a Jehovah's Witness with a Satanist?

FL y:-?


I don't know the answer to that one but you just reminded me of the old joke...

Q. Why don't JW's celebrate halloween ?

A. Because they don't like strangers constantly knocking on their front door.

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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby Furstentum Liechtenstein » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:26 pm

Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:What do you get if you cross a Jehovah's Witness with a Satanist?

FL y:-?


Answer: you get someone going door-to-door telling people to go to Hell.

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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby PaulSacramento » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:59 am

1over137 wrote:Ok, I have a question. If you walk the street and see two JWs offering Awake, is there any chance of talking them out of their JW faith?

Nope.

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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby 1over137 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:06 pm

PaulSacramento wrote:
1over137 wrote:Ok, I have a question. If you walk the street and see two JWs offering Awake, is there any chance of talking them out of their JW faith?

Nope.

Hmm.
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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby Furstentum Liechtenstein » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:37 pm

1over137 wrote:
PaulSacramento wrote:
1over137 wrote:Ok, I have a question. If you walk the street and see two JWs offering Awake, is there any chance of talking them out of their JW faith?

Nope.

Hmm.


You have to get one of them alone. That's your only chance. Then, you need to pray a lot and - as Oral Roberts says - EXPECT A MIRACLE!

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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby PaulSacramento » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:41 pm

1over137 wrote:
PaulSacramento wrote:
1over137 wrote:Ok, I have a question. If you walk the street and see two JWs offering Awake, is there any chance of talking them out of their JW faith?

Nope.

Hmm.


They are indoctrinated to believe in only THEIR translation of the bible and, of course, theirs is bias to their doctrines.

I mean, you can always try of course BUT people that leave the JW's tend to do so only if they have SOME seed of doubt and maybe that is all we can do, place the seed of doubt.

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Postby Starhunter » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:53 pm

1over137 wrote:Ok, I have a question. If you walk the street and see two JWs offering Awake, is there any chance of talking them out of their JW faith?


About the same chance as with any active religious group.

Why is that?

For one - they use scriptures to 'back up' their beliefs, in the same way that hundreds of factions within Christendom use the scriptures to back up whatever.

There are over 150 false doctrines held by various churches and groups, at the same time there is truth mingled in everywhere, even in those religions that we may consider aberrant and devilish.

So really who is right and how can anyone tell?

Often the leadership will determine what is true and false for their captive congregations.

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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby PaulSacramento » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:17 am

So, we are coming up on the JW's Memeorial.
This is the JW verision of The Lord's Supper, where they remember our Lord's commandment to "eat this for this is my bod, drink this for this is my blood".
Of course, where as in the rest of Christianity anyone that wishes to partake can, in the JW's only the annointed can, while everyone else just looks on.
The plate with the bread and wine is passed around the whole congregation and people just look at it ( and typically pray) but do not partake.

It is a sad and very depressing experience to be honest and I will be there with my mom ( biting my lip not to say something) as I have been since my Dad got sick and this will be the first memorial since his death last year April 12th.
It's gonna be tougher than usual for both of us, but I have to be there for her.

It breaks my heart to see this event, add to that they don't even celebrate the resurrection, seeing the memorial as more important than the resurrection.

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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby RickD » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:53 am

PaulSacramento wrote:So, we are coming up on the JW's Memeorial.
This is the JW verision of The Lord's Supper, where they remember our Lord's commandment to "eat this for this is my bod, drink this for this is my blood".
Of course, where as in the rest of Christianity anyone that wishes to partake can, in the JW's only the annointed can, while everyone else just looks on.
The plate with the bread and wine is passed around the whole congregation and people just look at it ( and typically pray) but do not partake.

It is a sad and very depressing experience to be honest and I will be there with my mom ( biting my lip not to say something) as I have been since my Dad got sick and this will be the first memorial since his death last year April 12th.
It's gonna be tougher than usual for both of us, but I have to be there for her.

It breaks my heart to see this event, add to that they don't even celebrate the resurrection, seeing the memorial as more important than the resurrection.

You Canadians have weird religious customs. :mrgreen:

All kidding aside, It probably means a lot to your Mom. You can feel better knowing you are there with her for support.
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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby Storyteller » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:55 am

PaulSacramento wrote:So, we are coming up on the JW's Memeorial.
This is the JW verision of The Lord's Supper, where they remember our Lord's commandment to "eat this for this is my bod, drink this for this is my blood".
Of course, where as in the rest of Christianity anyone that wishes to partake can, in the JW's only the annointed can, while everyone else just looks on.
The plate with the bread and wine is passed around the whole congregation and people just look at it ( and typically pray) but do not partake.

It is a sad and very depressing experience to be honest and I will be there with my mom ( biting my lip not to say something) as I have been since my Dad got sick and this will be the first memorial since his death last year April 12th.
It's gonna be tougher than usual for both of us, but I have to be there for her.

It breaks my heart to see this event, add to that they don't even celebrate the resurrection, seeing the memorial as more important than the resurrection.


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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby PaulSacramento » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:18 am

RickD wrote:
PaulSacramento wrote:So, we are coming up on the JW's Memeorial.
This is the JW verision of The Lord's Supper, where they remember our Lord's commandment to "eat this for this is my bod, drink this for this is my blood".
Of course, where as in the rest of Christianity anyone that wishes to partake can, in the JW's only the annointed can, while everyone else just looks on.
The plate with the bread and wine is passed around the whole congregation and people just look at it ( and typically pray) but do not partake.

It is a sad and very depressing experience to be honest and I will be there with my mom ( biting my lip not to say something) as I have been since my Dad got sick and this will be the first memorial since his death last year April 12th.
It's gonna be tougher than usual for both of us, but I have to be there for her.

It breaks my heart to see this event, add to that they don't even celebrate the resurrection, seeing the memorial as more important than the resurrection.

You Canadians have weird religious customs. :mrgreen:

All kidding aside, It probably means a lot to your Mom. You can feel better knowing you are there with her for support.


Yeah, that's why I am doing it.
Real depressing though...

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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby PaulSacramento » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:18 am

Storyteller wrote:
PaulSacramento wrote:So, we are coming up on the JW's Memeorial.
This is the JW verision of The Lord's Supper, where they remember our Lord's commandment to "eat this for this is my bod, drink this for this is my blood".
Of course, where as in the rest of Christianity anyone that wishes to partake can, in the JW's only the annointed can, while everyone else just looks on.
The plate with the bread and wine is passed around the whole congregation and people just look at it ( and typically pray) but do not partake.

It is a sad and very depressing experience to be honest and I will be there with my mom ( biting my lip not to say something) as I have been since my Dad got sick and this will be the first memorial since his death last year April 12th.
It's gonna be tougher than usual for both of us, but I have to be there for her.

It breaks my heart to see this event, add to that they don't even celebrate the resurrection, seeing the memorial as more important than the resurrection.


y>:D<


Thanks, I appreciate the sentiment :)

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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby Storyteller » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:19 am

You`re welcome, my friend :)
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Re: Any questions about JWs I will answer it

Postby RickD » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:49 am

PaulSacramento wrote:
RickD wrote:
PaulSacramento wrote:So, we are coming up on the JW's Memeorial.
This is the JW verision of The Lord's Supper, where they remember our Lord's commandment to "eat this for this is my bod, drink this for this is my blood".
Of course, where as in the rest of Christianity anyone that wishes to partake can, in the JW's only the annointed can, while everyone else just looks on.
The plate with the bread and wine is passed around the whole congregation and people just look at it ( and typically pray) but do not partake.

It is a sad and very depressing experience to be honest and I will be there with my mom ( biting my lip not to say something) as I have been since my Dad got sick and this will be the first memorial since his death last year April 12th.
It's gonna be tougher than usual for both of us, but I have to be there for her.

It breaks my heart to see this event, add to that they don't even celebrate the resurrection, seeing the memorial as more important than the resurrection.

You Canadians have weird religious customs. :mrgreen:

All kidding aside, It probably means a lot to your Mom. You can feel better knowing you are there with her for support.


Yeah, that's why I am doing it.
Real depressing though...

Is it depressing because of the ritual, or because it brings back memories of your Dad?

Since my mom passed away in May of last year, I have random reminders of her that are quite depressing. At the time when she died, my sister was an emotional mess, but it didn't me too hard. I don't like that. I feel like I may be subconsciously suppressing my emotions. Same thing happened when my dad died 5 years ago. I told myself I was holding myself together for my mom and sister.

With that being said, maybe going will help you, not just your Mom.
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