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Christians VS. Jehovah's Witnesses..??

I've always been taught Christian beliefs. But i had a child w/my ex fiance & his family is Jehovah's Witnesses. He's not, but he says he's going to eventually study to be one. He wants to take my daughter to the Kingdom Hall w/him & get her accustomed to their beliefs. I can't stop him, he's her father but I DO NOT believe in alot of their beliefs. My question is, what are your thoughts on Jehovah's Witnesses beliefs? Positive or negative, I want to hear both.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:10 PM on Mar. 22, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I don't know enough about their beliefs to say anything, but I would suggest you talk with her father and come to some sort of agreement - like it being okay for him to take her as long as he doesn't push those beliefs onto her and keeps it an educational experience, or saying that you will find a way to communicate with her the differences and the situation.

    I don't believe that sheltering is ever a good idea - its better to allow exposure, and then to discuss with your child how you feel about it and what you hope he/she gets out of it.

    But that's just me - if you're really against her going its not my place to tell you to let her.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:20 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • Can you try to expose her to both of your faiths?I think knowledge of different religions is a good thing.It would be a healthy way for her to choose one faith to follow when she is an adult if that is what she chooses to do.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:26 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • The only real experience I have with JWs and knowledge on their beliefs comes from a few people here in the Religion section, ha.
    One big difference is that they don't believe in Hell as most Christians do. I don't see why that is a bad thing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • I would check it out online that is what my husband did and I am very grateful.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • im a Jehovah's witness and I used to be Catholic. I love my faith now, it's peaceful and I watch my dd learn and apply what she learns on a daily basis and it makes me happy. We are christians, we believe that Jesus died for our salvation and love him deeply and try to follow in his footsteps. We do go out in service home to home, like Jesus did. We dont believe in the trinity, we believe that God is the Father and Jesus is his son. I've never been happier. It's not a bad thing for your husband to take your child, she'll be learning about God and Jesus. Hope everything goes well with you and your family.
    proudmomma777

    Answer by proudmomma777 at 2:54 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • oh and heres our website, some people will give you some really wrong information.


    http://www.watchtower.org/


     

    proudmomma777

    Answer by proudmomma777 at 2:56 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • Before you do that please read these websites

    http://www.bible.ca/Jw-NWT.htm

    http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Cults/jw.htm

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:11 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • I think they are positive. There are significant differences however in what I believe, I would try to learn about JW and understand, I would also communicate with my by daughter what I believe and why without bad talking the other faith.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:17 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • Before you do that please read these websites

    http://www.bible.ca/Jw-NWT.htm

    http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Cults/jw.htm

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    OP, do not read anti anything material, it is full of crapola. I would never want to learn about catholics from an anti catholic site or buddhism from an anti buddhist site. go to their official website. Try sitting with one of his family members or w/ hubby and learn from them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • honestly, i would be terrified, and would take her to a Christian church as much, if not more, to expose her to the truth. you don't need to talk to her about how false the religion is or "bad talk" it, you just need to teach her the truth and she will see the all false teachings and manipulation on her own as she grows. find a good Christian church and take her to it every Sunday and Wednesday nights that you have her, give her as much truth as you can.


     

    KristaRene

    Answer by KristaRene at 3:32 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

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