Analysis Of Jehovah's Witnesses

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Imagine a calendar minus all traditional U.S. holidays? Jehovah Witnesses are a sect of Christianity but do not believe in the traditional Christian or U.S. holidays. Religions are vast in terms of selecting one’s belief with Jehovah Witnesses being one of the forms of Christianity. This paper will explore how this form of Christianity came to be, which parts of the Christian faith a Witness chooses to practice, and their everyday life. The Jehovah witness form of Christianity came to be in 1872 by Charles Taze Russell. Russell claimed that the bible could only be understood according to his interpretations. At that time a small group of bible students who lived near Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania in the United States began a systematic analysis…show more content…
The group has over 4 million members worldwide (“Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance,” screen 1-4). A witness does not really practice the christian faith. Really there’s not a similarity between them at all. Jehovah Witnesses only recognize one day of celebration, the memorial of christ’s death at a time of passover. Although they estimate that Jesus was born sometime during October, his birthday is not celebrated. Members who are found celebrating worldly or pagan holidays,like christmas,Thanksgiving,Independence day,Halloween etc, may be disfellowshipped. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate their own birthdays because it’s considered a glorification of the individual rather than of the creator. Certain practices are forbidden like the use of images during worship, cooperating with non-witnesses in interfaith movements, involvement with spiritism, and all sexual activities other than those between a wife and husband. Premarital sex, adultery and same sex marriage are forbidden. (Slick screen 1-3). What we fail to realize is, that there just like us. We tend to bash them or speak down on them because we don’t understand them or their practices.We get upset or mad with them because they knock on our doors so early in the morning, but they mean no harm at all. There just trying to spread their word with other people. Me personally, I would be terrified to become a Jehovah’s Witness. I wouldn’t want to be cast off or disfellowshipped because of the decisions I make or have made. Being a Jehovah’s Witness isn’t easy at all it takes time and effort. Doing this Research paper has opened my eyes. There just like everyone else, they do the same thing we do everyday all day just with extra precautions. I now understand why they do the things they do. Hopefully this paper will help you understand

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