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?