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Got hit up by Jehovah Witness this morning

They handed me some pamplet about numbers having hidden meaning and a bunch of other weird stuff.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2003, 12:26 PM
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Yeah, my aunt is one of them.

I went with her once to the Kingdom Hall and she pointed out a doctor. She told me, "He's one of the 166,000." Meaning, he's one of the chosen 166,000 souls that gets into heaven. She didn't even believe she gets to go to heaven! Did I mention the doctor's Porsche had a plate that said CHOSEN on it?

What a crock of [email protected]#$. This one experience showed me that people will believe anything you tell them.
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A good friend of mine is a "Witness". We have conversations every once in awhile and they sure do have some strange ways of twisting scripture around to suit what they believe.

The 144,000 the get to go to Heaven is a crock. After Armagedon, during the New Millinium and Eternity, we will all be living here on Earth, not in Heaven. All you have to do is read the last couple of chapters in Revelation and it will tell you where people will be living. The 144,000 refer to the faithful Jews that are sealed by God, He doesn't care what they do for a living.

That guy has some pretty big balls to flaunt that he is one of the "chosen". Yes, I believe I am saved and chosen by God, but the last thing I want to do is throw it in someones face like I am better then they are.

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The 144,000 the get to go to Heaven is a crock.
Oh. My bad. Hey, at least I can spell millennium.
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I believe I am saved and chosen by God, but the last thing I want to do is throw it in someones face like I am better then they are.
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Well, can someone please explain why their Kingdom halls never have any windows in them??
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Well, can someone please explain why their Kingdom halls never have any windows in them??
I would like to know also

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Well, can someone please explain why their Kingdom halls never have any windows in them??
I've often wondered that also.

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I am too lazy to research, but what exactly do JW's believe in? Beliefs? Thoughts? Similarities/Differences to Traditional Christianity/Judaism/Islam?
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I am too lazy to research, but what exactly do JW's believe in? Beliefs? Thoughts? Similarities/Differences to Traditional Christianity/Judaism/Islam?
http://www.paulblizard.com/reasons.html

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Well, can someone please explain why their Kingdom halls never have any windows in them??
Ironically I had a conversation with a kid (who was a JW) in highschool about this.

Basically, there was a religous and a practical reason. The religous reason was that when the End of the World (Armageddon) comes, people would realize that the JW's were right and it would prevent the masses from storming and entereing the building. The practical was that they build the buildings in very short order, and it's much easier and cheaper to build a solid wall than a wall with several windows.
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Ironically I had a conversation with a kid (who was a JW) in highschool about this.

Basically, there was a religous and a practical reason. The religous reason was that when the End of the World (Armageddon) comes, people would realize that the JW's were right and it would prevent the masses from storming and entereing the building. The practical was that they build the buildings in very short order, and it's much easier and cheaper to build a solid wall than a wall with several windows.
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