if a witness is disfellowshipped, he not only sacrifices any hope of living forever in a paradise earth, he is also cut off from any form of communication with anyone who is still one of jehovah’s witnesses. stated earlier, jehovah’s witnesses don’t believe that bad people go to hell when they die. can't believe anything former jehovah's witnesses say, - even if it's factual. or at least it had little impact on mine when i was a witness back in the 90s, and now that the generation teachings has changed, it probably matters even less. we observed fellow jehovah's witnesses dealing with guilt, what's right, and what's wrong. military uniforms or clothing associated with war ('in time, the government ordered me and a number of other young witnesses to report for military service. a jehovah’s witness is like having a second unpaid job that you work on nights and weekends for no pay. stay tuned for more articles about jehovah’s witnesses in the near future. their personal relationship with god is symbolized by baptism followers of jesus are not saved by keeping rules. i am now a skeptical atheist with witness in-laws (everybody say it with me in their best everybody loves raymond voice, “thaaaat’s right! the watchtower says, "persons who make themselves “not of our sort” by deliberately rejecting the faith and beliefs of jehovah’s witnesses should appropriately be viewed and treated as are those who have been disfellowshipped for wrongdoing. trying to discredit the wt, it must be recognized that witnesses are left on their own when it comes to sex, relationships, break ups, mental health, etc. and for the jehovah’s witnesses, a lot of everyday activities such as buying a lottery ticket or stepping into another religion’s church will get you into serious trouble.
last thing a jehovah's witness wants to do is get in trouble with the organization or be called in for a 'judicial committee hearing'. caught, some things jehovah's witnesses can't do are very serious and can result in disfellowshipping or disassociation.’s witnesses can be described as arian, or at least semi-arian, in their view of god, jesus, and holy spirit. grew up in a witness family, my parents are still practicing members. yet being a witness doesn’t guarantee that you’ll survive armageddon either. dating no longer equaled sex the way it had before. thoughts on “ten things you didn’t know about jehovah’s witnesses.: jehovah’s witnesses believe that other religions are demonically inspired. we welcome all ex-witnesses everywhere to participate in this plan whether in groups or independently and encourage you to make your own catchy signs just as long as they are neat and have actual offensive jw doctrine. instead, it just means they get stuff wrong and jehovah’s witnesses shouldn’t let it bug them. note that some congregations are more liberal than others and will allow some face time if the witness gets permission from his elders. the aftermath of several recent stories about jehovah’s witnesses, including the candace conti pedophilia court case and the dvd that launched the sparlock meme, i have been invited to do a series of articles about jehovah’s witnesses. of the 141 rules such watching porn, reading sexual materials, sexual fantasies, etc are hard to enforce if there's no proof.
it has been disappointing to me that this great bible research corporation known as jehovah’s witnesses has missed this historical information . marriage is all about rules and structure and everyone has their place and here’s a list of what’s evil, but what about loving each other and just enjoying a relationship and life? within such a tight frame a young witness is to find its own sexuality and define it. the rules are not quite as important as loyalty to the organization.’s witnesses have no concept of privacy and tend to view secrets they find out about other witnesses as some sort of gift from god. during my “imprisonment” in this camp i met several of these witnesses. rules were compiled by former jehovah's witnesses who were happy to live by these rules when they were active in the organization. jesus as god (see do jehovah's witnesses believe in jesus christ?, i think this very personal post put into words what many of us have experienced at a witness.’s witnesses believe that the earth will be restored to a paradise after armageddon and that the human race will be “perfected.’s witnesses are strongly discouraged from forming strong ties to non-witnesses, who are also referred to as nonbelievers or as “worldly people. at this age i should have been doing sports, dating, music, and whatever other fun stuff i could have gotten into related to school. the jehovah’s witnesses believe that god’s organization periodically receives “new light” from god, and their doctrine changes with it.
because when you’re a jehovah’s witness that also means…. certainly love and respect the desire jehovah's witnesses have to please god.) so while jesus is awesome and everything (duh) his father is even more awesome in the eyes of jehovah’s witnesses. is that the jw view of dating and sex can lead to warped and twisted thinking – that in turn leads to low self-esteem that can lead to harmful situations. pressure to “witness” is so great that jws will buy literature and throw it in the bin, just to pretend that they are “witnessing”. do some jw's say this list is incorrect and that '141 rules' don't exist? i first became a witness, blood was not allowed to be consumed in any form, whether it was blood pudding or a life-saving blood transfusion. in serious matters there needs to be two or more witnesses to the 'wrong doing' unless the accused admits guilt. because strict rules are easy to break, worshipers of jehovah are never certain of salvation. i was at the “kindergarten” stage in “dating” well into my late 20’s, even into turning 30 i never dated, i didnt know what it was or how to, i always figured men just want one thing and i was never able to have the successful relationship because i did not know how but i dreamed of having that life since i was a child. note that the word “christendom” is often defined as “the christian world,” but witness literature uses it to refer to “false christianity” instead. when it does, only good jehovah’s witnesses will survive. is the ruler of the world and it’s governments, so jehovah’s witnesses are not allowed to directly participate in politics or to serve in the military.
in fact, many ex-witnesses pretend that they still believe in “the truth” (what jehovah’s witnesses call their religion and their community) just to avoid being disfellowshipped.’s witnesses believe that the holy spirit is actually god’s “active force,” or energy, not a person as trinitarians might see it. whining to a friend about dating, it occurred to me that i didn’t know how to date.'s witnesses may object and say they have gotten away with doing some of the things on this list. it's just a really uncomfortable time of year for jehovah's witnesses. i absolutely respect that there are rules surrounding having sex outside of marriage, and also not living together etc. the word 'can't' in this list of 141 rules includes restrictions of the organization and restrictions jw's place upon themselves in an effort to please their god jehovah. while the slips are not shown to anyone but the elders of the congregation, other witnesses take note if you haven’t been out preaching with them during the regular times. that’s a major no-no in the world of jehovah’s witnesses.” after getting over the “all men are evil and must be destroyed” depression, i jumped full throttle into the “dating pool. now, here are ten things you don’t know about jehovah’s witnesses. 141 rules listed on this page are based on our personal experiences when we were jehovah's witnesses.’s witnesses have to fill out a monthly report that details how much time they’ve spent preaching, how many books and magazines they’ve distributed to people, and how many bible studies they’ve conducted.