@cater2haters and all others who share in that ignorance....
First off, while i'm not a JW, i have thoroughly researched the religion (not a cult, that's absurd!) and i have distant family members who are JW's...let me try to clear up some ignorance on this post. First off, what the difference from a religion and a cult! What makes JW's a cult? Pure stupidity to even think that, and clearly once again, another rumor an uneducated person has heard and CHOOSE to believe.
JW's are not being "judgemental" because they read a passage of the God's word to you and encourage you to live your life by the bible. That is what every so-called CHRISTIAN, no matter what religion, is suppose to be doing anyway. You're suppose to preach the word everywhere. To be a christian is to follow in Jesus footsteps. To say a person is being a hypocrite or being judgemental for quoting the bible is just outright stupid...but i do know that, that's commonly what people say when they don't want to change, or they don't want their wrong ways thrown in their face, cause they don't want to change. How in the hell is it judgement for one of god's children to read a scripture that says "thou *** not fornicate, or thou *** not do something." CRAZY, i've heard people say a person is being judgemental when they do this, but really all they are doing is preaching the word of the Lord via usage of the bible. SO you if you gone get mad at somebody for saying it, you really mad at God, cause it's him talking to you. Don't call a person judgemental for quoting God's word, you sound like a fool.
Secondly, JW's are people, human beings like you and me..so when you wrong them, why wouldn't they take your azz to court?! You sound like a fool. ANd i understand what they are saying regarding voting..they have a hope in the lord, their hope does not lie in politicians making the world better, so why vote. The bible has already said man cannot solve man's problems. So voting would be a waste of time to a person who have no wordly hope. And like i said, JW's are people like everyone else, they are falliable, they fall to the same things that we all fall to, like drinking, drugs, *** outside of marriage and crime. Nobody ever said, AND to think a whole religious group is without sin is ignorant and stupid! The difference though, is that JW's are TAUGHT to repent, being trying one's best not to repeat the sin, making a consorted effort to change one's life, genuinely. I'm christian, and i know plenty of christians who don't even feel bad when they sin, let alone, try their hardest not to repeat it! So please, i'm not shocked when i hear a JW has sinned...only ones who don't sin are perfect people, and there's not one perfect person on the earth.
About disfellowshipping, it's a type of discipline to keep the organization/ religion clean. Maybe if more religions did that, than more of their church members would feel more comfortable going to church and believing in the RELIGION itself, after hanging out having *** without marriage all ***, and knowing the person you're sitting next to was your partner. JW's will not allow uncleanliness..if they know about it, usually the perpetrator go and admit the sin, and they are not AUTOMATICALLY disciplined. The talk very lovingingly with the individual and try to see what they want to do and how they feel. If the person insist on doing it again, or feel they weren't wrong, then disfellowshipping MIGHT take place. However, if the person express genuine sorry and distain for what they have done, then once again, DISFELLOWSHIPPING may not be necessary. SO in essence the one who commits the sin sort of determines what will happen. JW's are very loving warm people, and they want to keep their members, and not lose not one sheep to the world. Everything they do is for the love of the person, and to keep the congregation strong and clean as possible. So many churches will let you do whatever you want to do as long as you come to church and keep paying tides. HOwever, God's Holy Spirit cannot exist in a unclean environment....God's Holy Spirit is his tool to accomplish his will. THerefore, because churches allow so many things to go on, KNOWINGLY and without discipline, God's Holy Spirit does not and cannot exist there, and therefore, the congregation suffers alot.
I know alot because my relatives talk to me alot about it cause i was curious. I've read alot of the material, and i did a lot of research comparing it to other religions.
I would LOVE to be a JW, i believe they are GOD's people. They are so loving, warm, genuine, and they try their best to live by the word of the bible, though sometimes they fall.
Some people don't like JW's because they preach the truth! They don't tell you what you want to hear so you can stay in the dark and in your ignorant ways, so you can keep practicing sin. But there are some churches, not all, that will tell you no matter what you do, as long as you claim or acknowledge the lord as your savior, you're saved. And of course alot of people cling to this cause it allows them to have a "fake" relationship with god, and yet, sin, sin, sin, all they want. And they be front and center at church on Sundays, and don't miss a sunday, and all the other days of the week, sin without repentance and further thought.
If i wasn't so addicted to so many worldly things, i would love to join their organization and be in God's favor. One day when i grow up and give up cursing and living like a heathen, then if Jehovah God will have me, i would love to be a JW.
Some people simply don't like religious people...well say that instead of hanging on and clinging to dumb rumors you've heard.
I wouldn't want to be you, cause you are spreading false propaganda...God will always protect his word. And some of things you say are nonsense are God's laws! God's law on blood is clear...GOd will deal with all people spreading falsehoods...I DO NOT WANT TO BE IN YOUR SHOES. Simply put, you just seem to dislike those following GOd's word and his teachings. I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE YOU, NOT FOR ONE MINUTE.