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14th-Nov-2017 03:02 am
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Do you know any of the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses?

Yes
10(83.3%)
No
2(16.7%)

Do you know any of the beliefs of Mormons?

Yes
11(91.7%)
No
1(8.3%)

Do you know any of the beliefs of Catholics?

Yes
12(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)

Can you be a Catholic and a Jehovah's Witness at the same time?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
12(100.0%)

Do Jehovah's Witnesses read from the Book of Mormon?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
11(100.0%)

Are Jehovah's Witnesses the same thing as Mormons?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
12(100.0%)




This is SERIOUSLY a "conversation" (not sure I could call it that) that Briana and I had with a guy named Dan:
Dan: I got visited by the Jehovah's Witnesses the other day.
Me: *groan/sigh* (thinking this is gonna be one of those, "Oh, what did the people who visited do now? stories)
Dan: Yeah, I forgot to tell you, I'm Jehovah's Witness.
Briana: I thought you were Catholic.
Dan: I am, but I'm also part Jehovah's witness. I signed up with them.
Me/Briana: That doesn't work.
. . .
Dan: Does that have to do with anything about JW's disrespecting the flag?
Me: No, it's just silly.
Dan: But, they say . . .
Me: It has nothing to do with that.
Dan: What about that thing with the JW's and football?
Me: That has nothing to do with the JWs.
Dan: How do you know? Haven't you ever been visited by the JWs/
Me: Yes
Dan: And don't they try to get you to become a Mormon?
Me/Briana: NO! Mormons are the Church of Latter Day Saints
Dan: Yes, they do, JWs and Mormons are the same thing.
Briana: They aren't the same thing.
Me: They are two different denominations.
Dan: Nuh uh. They're the same. Haven't you ever been visited by the JWs?
Me: Yes.
Dan: And don't they read to you from the Book of Mormon?
Me: No! They are two different things!
Dan: You don't pay attention then.
(This Dan was already angering me big time before this and now he was angering me even more . . . because we were supposed to be doing something different . . COMPLETELY different)
Comments 
14th-Nov-2017 12:25 pm (UTC)
some people only believe what they WANT to believe - reality doesn't enter into it

sorry you had to have this encounter
15th-Nov-2017 04:36 am (UTC)
Those last questions sounded more like a quiz than a poll.

I was raised Catholic and I just know that my parents were always bad-mouthing the Jehovah's Witnesses, probably unfairly, but mostly because that's what they were taught in their church dogma.

Personally I believe that we all have our own unique spiritual path, and if it makes someone feel spiritually comfortable, who am I to be critical of what they believe?
21st-Nov-2017 07:37 am (UTC)
It's not that you can't be raised Catholic and then decide you don't believe that and then be JW. This guy was dead serious that he was Catholic and PART JW . . . no matter what one believes, that doesn't work because the two denominations have views that don't match at all. You can't be both at once.
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