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I just out of curosity would like to know why do people think that Jehovahs Witnesses are an occult? Is it because they hae no windows(it is cheaper to build without windows). Any answers, but PLEASE don't be CRUEL! thanks!


Asked by Anonymous at 10:18 AM on Jun. 1, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • if God and Jesus are the same then how did this happen?, 16"Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him,
    17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."

    mt 3:16-17. Jesus' Baptism.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:54 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • because of their beliefs and actions.

    Answer by amy31308 at 10:20 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Well, by definition of the word "cult"...

    1. a particular system of religious worship, esp. with reference to its rites and ceremonies.
    2. an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, esp. as manifested by a body of admirers: the physical fitness cult.
    3. the object of such devotion.
    4. a group or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, ideal, etc.
    5. Sociology. a group having a sacred ideology and a set of rites centering around their sacred symbols.
    6. a religion or sect considered to be false, unorthodox, or extremist, with members often living outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader.
    7. the members of such a religion or sect.
    8. any system for treating human sickness that originated by a person usually claiming to have sole insight into the nature of disease, and that employs methods regarded as unorthodox or unscientific.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 10:21 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • " 1.
    1. A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.
    2. The followers of such a religion or sect.
    2. A system or community of religious worship and ritual.
    3. The formal means of expressing religious reverence; religious ceremony and ritual.
    4. A usually nonscientific method or regimen claimed by its originator to have exclusive or exceptional power in curing a particular disease.
    1. Obsessive, especially faddish, devotion to or veneration for a person, principle, or thing.
    2. The object of such devotion.
    6. An exclusive group of persons sharing an esoteric, usually artistic or intellectual interest."

    technially all religions can fit into one of those definitions

    Answer by moki1984 at 10:22 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I dunno. To ME, they seem a little extreme. But hey, one man's trash is another man's treasure, know what I mean?

    Answer by caitxrawks at 10:22 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • HA, moki, I know =] I didn't want to say that for fear of backlash though.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 10:22 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • wel its not like it says CULTS ARE BAD
    ppl just associate cult with mass suicide.
    its a group of ppl. who cares

    Answer by moki1984 at 10:24 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • They are not Christians. I would not call them a cult but very misguided and following a false teaching. They should be prayed for and hope their eyes are open to the truth of Gods word.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I'm sure they'll pray for you too, anon.

    Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 10:29 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • JWs claim the Bible as their final authority, but Russell's writings, especially Studies in the Scriptures, are considered "the light of the Scriptures." JWs have their own translation of the Scriptures (New World Translation, published in 1961), which reflects the binding interpretations of the group's leaders. The JWs' New World Translation greatly perverts the Scriptures to avoid placing themselves under the judgment of God Hence, the leader's interpretation of the Bible, not the Bible itself, is the final authority of JWs. The Watchtower magazine is one of the JWs main sources of doctrine, and is considered authoritative by its members.


    Answer by IhartU at 11:08 AM on Jun. 1, 2009