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Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 11:47 AM Reply

My dad has become reinstated after 35 years of hating them. He's been forcing me to go to their 10 hour long conventions where you're forced to sit and listen to them. They do this 4 times a year over a span of 6 days. They spew brain washing garbage at you for hours on end. At the end they played a song called listen obey and be blessed and it was fucking terrible. I'm going to have to go again sometime in December. Most people that go fall asleep for a while but my dad is crazy so he smacks us on the back of our heads until we wake up. I've already told him i'm never going to be one but have you guys even read the rules of what they want their people to do? If you become one you aren't allowed to married outside of the religion and various crazy shit like that. What's your opinion on this crazy fucking cult?

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 11:49 AM Reply

Jews aren't supposed to marry out of their religion either. Anyway, let them believe what they want to. The worst they'll ever do to you is go to your door and annoy the piss our of you.

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 11:51 AM Reply

At 10/8/12 11:49 AM, platypuspwn wrote: Jews aren't supposed to marry out of their religion either. Anyway, let them believe what they want to. The worst they'll ever do to you is go to your door and annoy the piss our of you.

Actually they're going to try and exile me due to the fact that i'm rejecting their religion. I think i'm called a Goat or something.

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 11:55 AM Reply

At 10/8/12 11:51 AM, Asperchu wrote:
At 10/8/12 11:49 AM, platypuspwn wrote: Jews aren't supposed to marry out of their religion either. Anyway, let them believe what they want to. The worst they'll ever do to you is go to your door and annoy the piss our of you.
Actually they're going to try and exile me due to the fact that i'm rejecting their religion. I think i'm called a Goat or something.

You're going to be exiled from something you don't even follow and of which you aren't even really a member. What's the big deal there? If the Communist Party USA exiled me from their group, I wouldn't care. I don't support their ideas and I am not a member of it.

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 12:08 PM Reply

My aunt is a Jehovah's Witness, and we never see her anymore since they aren't allowed to celebrate holidays or something. It is rather sad.


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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 12:30 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 12:08 PM, Crazywill wrote: My aunt is a Jehovah's Witness, and we never see her anymore since they aren't allowed to celebrate holidays or something. It is rather sad.

All I know is when I leave and maybe have a kid I'm going to celebrate every single holiday.

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 01:17 PM Reply

Unfortunately until you move out of your parents' house there isn't much you can do.
If I were you I'd take a tape recorder to these stupid meetings and record their lunacy, and put it on YouTube so everyone can see/hear how retarded they are.

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 01:26 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 11:47 AM, Asperchu wrote: My dad has become reinstated after 35 years of hating them.

Get some practice in, by shutting the door on him. Helps him to get back in the saddle. If you do it while saying "I love you, dad, but it's for your own good.", you should be fine.


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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 02:56 PM Reply

Another thing is that they are quite eager to have others join. I know that when I used to wait outside this one bus stop, this one lady would come out and hand out this one paper that described their news and stuff. I might still have one, but it doesn't really matter all that much. At least they always dress nice, but it is rather off putting.


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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 03:15 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 01:17 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: Unfortunately until you move out of your parents' house there isn't much you can do.
If I were you I'd take a tape recorder to these stupid meetings and record their lunacy, and put it on YouTube so everyone can see/hear how retarded they are.

I'm going to. Last time was insanity.

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 03:42 PM Reply

They have came to my door before, and normally I'm just nice and listen to what they have to say, but my dad, holy fuck, he gets pissed. One time I watched him rip the flyer out of one of there hands and light it on fire with his cigarette.

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 04:09 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 11:47 AM, Asperchu wrote: If you become one you aren't allowed to married outside of the religion and various crazy shit like that. What's your opinion on this crazy fucking cult?

Restriction on marriage is certainly not a facet of the cult that I would list as being one of the radical. Actually, it makes a lot of sense - which is why marrying outside of the faith is not uncommon in other religions (although, in Christianity, it is less of a code and more of a recommendation). The primary reason for this is because the purpose of marriage, speaking from a Christian perspective, is to encourage the growth of both parties in morality, trust, functionality, and even in harmony together. I would imagine a similar goal would be in place for Judaism and Islam. Ideally, the couple will become stronger together with similar, fundamental views on faith - and this will allow them to become even better Christians, Jews, or Muslims.

I am not entirely familiar with Jewish or Muslim laws regarding relationships, but from what I understand, there is much less freedom associated with them (I gather the same from Jehovah Witnesses). Personally, I do not represent any organized religion; I am simply familiar with tenets of the major monotheistic faiths and am not arrogant enough to claim that one method of living is any better or worse, objectively, than another.

Surely there are more nonsensical features of the JW cult than understandable marriage guidelines?


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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 04:11 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 04:09 PM, Silverdust wrote: which is why marrying outside of the faith is not uncommon in other religions

Oops, that meant to say: " ... which is why rules against marrying ... "

That's what I get for rushing before class.


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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 04:33 PM Reply

A jahova's witness has come up to me in the middle of a job twice and pretty much forced me to take a little pamphlet

One of the guys I was working with, a backhoe operator, almost swung the bucket around and knocked him across the yard


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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 09:47 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 08:12 PM, AnonymousOfCali wrote: Have sex

Only for the sole purpose of pro-creation in the missionary position.

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 09:58 PM Reply

My mother was a strong Jehovah's Witness for pretty much all of my childhood, the only really lame part was the no holiday thing, although I think in the end it's kinda made me a better person, not expecting gifts and junk. The Kingdom Hall was dreadfully long really, I dunno, maybe it's gotten worse in the last 3 years, all I know is it didn't really kill me. :/


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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 11:18 PM Reply

Lucky bastard, the one-time Jehovah's Witness thingamajig I had to go to, I just remember having to fucking stand for hours on end while the lecturers just went on and fucking on. The entire cult is just one long miserable boring as shit sermon.

Can't see why anyone would get involved in that crap willingly. You'd think enthusiasm would be against their cult rules.

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 11:23 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 11:18 PM, Lintire wrote: Can't see why anyone would get involved in that crap willingly. You'd think enthusiasm would be against their cult rules.

Not to mention this


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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 11:39 PM Reply

I think JW's (as my family endearingly calls them) are extremely weird.

I actually live 2 doors down from a temple, at least thats what I call it. The temple of doom. And yeah, this temples parking lot gets filled up EVERY ONCE AND AWHILE and people start filling up my street. Sometimes they park in front of my moms house, and you'll see people nicely dressed walking up to their suburbans and rolling out.

They don't knock on my door anymore. I saw to that personally. For legal issues, I can't discuss the details.


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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 9th, 2012 @ 10:04 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 11:39 PM, DarkMatter wrote: I actually live 2 doors down from a temple

It's called a kingdom hall

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 9th, 2012 @ 10:10 PM Reply

At 10/9/12 10:04 PM, Asperchu wrote:
At 10/8/12 11:39 PM, DarkMatter wrote: I actually live 2 doors down from a temple
It's called a kingdom hall

You are 100 percent right. That's what they call them. It's written on the big sign. But. I call it the temple ;D


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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 9th, 2012 @ 10:15 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 11:47 AM, Asperchu wrote: My dad has become reinstated after 35 years of hating them. What's your opinion on this crazy fucking cult.

I am like you but grown up already.

What you have to do is respect the religion and the people in it.
My mother is a jehovah witness and tried, while i was a child, to convert us into 'witnesses' too.
We were normal christians before that celebrated chrismas and birthdays until my mother changed. I hated it but after growing up...seeing how happy my mom was and how well the witness community treated her. They helped her with anything. From food all the way to using another "brother's" technique like construction to help repair/maintaince.

My mom is the nicest woman i know. I dont think there is any hard in the faith because i have studied it too. I dont agree with many of their ideas but try to study it and then express your opinion with your father. Tell him "i dont think this religion is for me" in a respectful manner.

I know alot abou tthe situation you're in so if you need advice, ill try my best.


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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 9th, 2012 @ 10:54 PM Reply

At 10/9/12 10:15 PM, ICY-HURR wrote: My mom is the nicest woman i know

You're mother's an exception. 9/10 JWs around where I live (thankfully I live in Missouri and my state isn't infested with them) act like cultists. If they were Middle Eastern, you'd mistake them for super-radical Muslims; they yell at passer bys, they post their pamphlets everywhere (almost everyone in my town, including me, tear them down), even outside of schools and public parks, which are full of propaganda nonsense (hell fire, etc).

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Response to Jehovah's Witnesses Oct. 9th, 2012 @ 10:58 PM Reply

Mormons, Jehovah's witnesses, and Scientologists are the only people I can't take seriously

It's one thing to have faith, it's another to blindly accept something because it surrounds you/ someone pushes you into it


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