Originally Posted by Scribbler
Aside from the fact that they come round and knock on people's front doors and try to recruit them. IMHO, one of the truly sinister aspects of JW is that people are discouraged from reading non JW books because they might pick up unhelpful ideas (unhelpful in that they contradict JW doctrine and are provably correct
). Non JW people can talk people into questioning some of the frankly nutty ideas which they're expected to swallow, so contact is discouraged. I speak from experience, sadly large swathes of my family are involved with this nonsense.
Heres what I understand.
They don't do military service.
They're non political.
They don't do self defense measures.
They don't celebrate holidays
And they're always the first into a desaster zone.
Now if you prefer the Crusades and Holly Wars I can understand your aversion.
Mormon's (Propperly called the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints) do two years of preaching work.
Some still practice plural marriage.
They believe in blood atonement.
They also believe in the United Order which is an ideal of equality and self sufficiency.
Mormons seem very benign. I've talked to them many times.
Lets not find reasons to hate people for hates sake.
Or don't do here. This is a very benign thread. People have really gone out of the way to be accomodating.
Whole knows what would happen on the Earth if people were more accomodating.
MAYBE...it would be like the paradise the Federation portrays Earth to be.