Your Friendly Neighborhood JW: ask me anything!

posted 3 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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8425 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Overjoyed:  I am terrible at understanding the branches of Christianity, so please don’t take offense as anything stupid I stay stems from pure ignorance.  Is JW similar to LDS?  Are they totally different? 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Overjoyed:  My understanding is that JW believes there is a capacity in heaven and only certain people can be saved. I wonder why they keep knocking on my door then. I would think they would want to keep those spots for themselves. Or is this a misconception?

Post # 7
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809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Overjoyed: 

I have a couple questions!  Was it hard not celebrating birthdays/Christmas/or other holidays?  Were you allowed to go to other people’s birthday parties as a child?  If someone says “bless you” after you sneeze, do you take offense to that?  (I worked with a girl who was very insistent on us not saying “bless you” after she sneezed.)  If so, why is that?

 

Post # 8
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4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Lolasmomma:  This.  And I thought JWs weren’t supposed to celebrate anything which would include weddings…

Post # 9
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Overjoyed:  My question is just about religious folks in general (well, my second question). Where does your faith come from? How do you “know?”

Post # 10
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8425 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Lolasmomma:  Wait JW don’t celebrate Christmas?  I’m confused, I thought that was celebrated by all Christians.

Post # 11
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Overjoyed:  Would you mind explaining the Jehovah’s Witness meaning of being “saved”?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Overjoyed:  Why can’t you go into another religion’s house of worship? Can you attend a religious marriage ceremony if it’s not in a church (say it’s outside)? Can you attend a civil marriage ceremony if it’s not in a church?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@housebee:  No Christmas, Easter, birthdays, secular holidays…

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I heard people who were JW couldn’t be friends with anyone who wasn’t a JW. Is that true?

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