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Anybody know anything about Jehovah's Witnesses?

Is consuming alcohol forbidden? I know they general do not celebrate birthdays or holidays, but what about social parties?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Nov. 27, 2012 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • As far as I know there is no prohibition in the Jehovah's Witness religion regarding the moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages. However, drunkenness is not acceptable behavior.

    Answer by Crafty26 at 4:29 PM on Nov. 27, 2012

  • I think it is forbidden.


    Answer by MamaC. at 4:31 PM on Nov. 27, 2012

  • If I remember correctly from a friend who left that religion, it is forbidden.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 4:33 PM on Nov. 27, 2012

  • The top Google searches show it is fine in moderation.

    I wouldn't be surprised if certain JW Halls or families taught otherwise.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 4:40 PM on Nov. 27, 2012

  • My mom used to be and it's not forbidden. It might be heavily discouraged within certain congregations. I don't recall any time while she was deep in that faith that she refused a glass of wine now and then (rarely, but no different than when she wasn't a JW). I would imagine like with all faiths, substance abuse is not acceptable.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:40 PM on Nov. 27, 2012

  • Crafty26 was right on the button

    Answer by megclark22 at 9:01 AM on Nov. 28, 2012

  • I grew up JW. Drunkenness is discouraged, but alcohol consumption is not.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:34 PM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • No, they are allowed to drink.

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 4:10 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • No, they are not allowed to drink.

    Answer by booklover545 at 12:58 PM on Dec. 7, 2012

  • My friend is a JW and they do drink in moderation.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:09 PM on Dec. 7, 2012

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