The Truth About Jehovah's Witnesses

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The Truth About Jehovah’s Witnesses Religion is one of those topics that most people are uncomfortable discussing, for a variety of reasons. There are some who avoid the subject as it tends to engender angry discussions. Then there are those who avoid the topic because it is, for them, a personal matter, one which they do not want to be dissuaded from. One religion, in particular, which causes a great deal of discomfort among people, is that of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The reasons for this discomfort are varied. Generally speaking, though, there are a great many misconceptions concerning Jehovah’s Witnesses and those misconceptions create a great divide between them (Jehovah’s Witnesses) and the rest of the population. The misconceptions that cause the most controversy are the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses on celebrations such as: Christmas, Easter and Halloween, as well as, their views on politics and medicine. First of all, consider their views on celebrations. Generally speaking they avoid celebrations that are not well-founded in the Bible. The most notable being the Christmas celebration. According to popular tradition, Christmas is believed to be the birth date of Christ, and many of the traditions associated with this popular custom are purportedly taken from events surrounding the birth of Christ as recorded in the Bible. However, upon closer examination, many of these traditions are related to so-called “pagan” beliefs. For example, the exact date for the birth of Christ is not given in the Bible. Secular and religious authorities recognize this as truthful; you can go to most any encyclopedia to verify this, including the New Catholic Encyclopedia. In fact, when the account is examined without bias, the truth is that Christ’s birth took place earlier in the year sometime around the first of October. This is supported by the fact that when
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