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    141 Things that JWs are not allowed to do. Would be nice if the JWs on the site can verify these.

    1.Belong to another organization or club for the purpose of socializing and friendship with 'worldly' people (Christian or not) who are not Jehovah's Witnesses. (Belonging to a professional association is allowed to the extent that it is required for employment. e.g. a teacher, construction worker, or plumber might be required to join professional organizations or a labor union in order to be employed in their chosen field.)
    2.Run for leadership in any organization including their own. (Ministers and leaders within the Watchtower organization are appointed. They do not campaign or run for office. The Society of Jehovah's Witnesses is not a democracy. It is a theocracy.) [1]
    3.Hold political office
    4.Vote
    5.Salute the flag
    6.Discuss politics
    7.Campaign for a political candidate
    8.Contribute to the Presidential Campaign Fund on their tax return
    9.Join the armed forces
    10.Become a police officer
    11.Own a gun
    12.Have any job that requires them to carry a gun
    13.Wear military uniforms or clothing associated with war
    14.Take combat training
    15.Actively engage in picketing their company if their union is on strike
    16.Be a union steward
    17.Smoke tobacco, drugs, ...
    18.Attend Alcoholics Anonymous
    19.Donate blood
    20.Accept blood transfusions. See Abstain From Blood
    21.Contribute to religious charitable organizations
    22.Buy anything from a church store or business that raises revenue for a church or charitable organization
    23.Shop at the Salvation Army or a church run thrift store
    24.Buy something at a church garage sale
    25.Work for another church
    26.Work for a charitable religious organization or church run store
    27.Work for the Salvation Army
    28.Volunteer to work for any charitable or church run organization
    29.Donate stuff to a church run store, or charitable organization
    30.Play competitive sports in school
    31.Run for class president
    32.Play competitive sports professionally
    33.Attend university and work towards a professional degree. This is a matter of conscience, but Jehovah's Witnesses who pursue 'worldly' knowledge are looked down upon because armageddon is fast approaching. Watch this video about Witnesses who didn't get an education before 1975
    34.Join the Boy Scouts
    35.Join the Girl Guides
    36.Buy Girl Scout cookies (some consider this to be wrong since their children can't join these clubs)
    37.Join the YMCA
    38.Become a cheerleader
    39.Go to the school prom
    40.Attend class reunions
    41.Go to a party at their neighbor's house if they're not Jehovah's Witnesses
    42.Have close friends and activity 'buddies' who are not Jehovah's Witnesses
    43.Associate with coworkers after business hours in social settings
    44.Attend social functions sponsored by their employer
    45.Attend any non Jehovah's Witness social functions
    46.Read psychology, philosophy, sociology, and viewpoints that might shake their faith in Watchtower teachings. (This cannot be easily policed, but it is looked down upon and considered 'dangerous' to their faith.)
    47.Jehovah's Witnesses are discouraged from seeking professional psychiatric help for depression or mental illness
    48.Attend another church service even if it's a Christian church
    49.Attend a wedding held in another church
    50.Get married in another church
    51.Dating non believers is judged harshly
    52.Casual dating
    53.Dating someone without the intent of getting married
    54.Having sex before marriage
    55.Breaking an engagement is judged harshly
    56.Marriage to non believers is judged harshly
    57.Throw rice at a wedding
    58.Get divorced unless the reason is adultery
    59.Can't remarry unless their ex commits fornication first
    60.Toast drinks
    61.Buy a raffle ticket
    62.Play bingo
    63.Gamble
    64.Sing any holiday songs
    65.Sing the National Anthem
    66.Say the pledge of allegiance
    67.Believe in ghosts or talk about them. (Jehovah's Witnesses believe the dead are in a unconscious state awaiting a resurrection after armageddon. Therefore communication with ghosts may in fact be communication with evil Satanic spirits.)
    68.Celebrate Christmas
    69.Celebrate New Years Eve
    70.Celebrate Easter
    71.Celebrate Mother's Day
    72.Celebrate Father's Day
    73.Celebrate birthdays
    74.Celebrate Thanksgiving
    75.Celebrate Flag Day
    76.Celebrate Independence Day or any National Holiday
    77.Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day
    78.Celebrate Valentine's Day
    79.Celebrate Halloween
    80.Celebrate Hanukkah
    81.Celebrate any holiday
    82.Make holiday artwork for school
    83.Engage in holiday parties at school
    84.Say the pledge of allegiance, or sing National Anthems in school
    85.Having a family get together or party that happens to fall on a holiday can make some Jehovah's Witnesses uncomfortable. (This is a matter of conscience.)
    86.Watch X rated movies or pornography
    87.Do suggestive freestyle dancing at nightclubs
    88.Go to a gentlemen's club
    89.Attend a class, workshop, or seminar, sponsored by another church
    90.Attend social events or fund raisers sponsored by another church
    91.Use of bad language (curse words) is discouraged
    92.Wear blue jeans, shorts, and casual clothing at the Kingdom Hall
    93.Wear pants at a Kingdom Hall if you're a woman
    94.Wear revealing clothes or skirts that are too short (looked down upon)
    95.Wear long hair or facial hair if you're a man (depends on the local customs of the country you live in)
    96.Get body piercings
    97.Get tattoos
    98.Read anything that is contrary to what the Watchtower teaches (This is difficult to police or enforce. However it is considered dangerous to their faith.)
    99.Christian freedom is not allowed. They are not free to attend other Christian churches or interpret the Bible according to their own understanding.
    100.Tell anyone when they disagree with Watchtower doctrines or the Watchtower's authority
    101.Have discussions about Bible based viewpoints that contradict what the Watchtower teaches or to say anything negative about the Watchtower Society. Criticism and complaints about the organization are not allowed
    102.Try to change the organization's doctrines or voice feedback on how to make their religion better. This is considered 'running ahead' of God's organization.
    103.Persistently question 'the truth' (i.e. the opinions of the Governing Body)
    104.Follow their conscience if it conflicts with Watchtower teachings
    105.Interpret the Bible without Watchtower publications and imply 'false teachings' within the organization
    106.Worship God according to personal beliefs or conscience if this conflicts with Watchtower doctrines
    107.Consider other religious beliefs as valid or truthful. All other religions are thought to be false. The Watchtower has said that 'only Jehovah's Witnesses ... have any scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this doomed system dominated by Satan the Devil.' See the Watchtower Sept 1 1989
    108.Acknowledge any prayer spoken by a non believer as valid
    109.Taking another Witness to court is considered shameful and a reproach upon 'Jehovah's organization'.
    110.Wear a cross
    111.Own a cross
    112.Own any religious picture
    113.Own any religions statue
    114.Idolize any visible representation of God except the organization and the 'slave' (i.e. the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses. See the faithful and discreet slave deception.
    115.Believe in anything superstitious
    116.Believe in good luck or say things such as 'Good luck to you'.
    117.Research spiritual information other than what the Society publishes. Once again this is hard to police. However it is considered dangerous to their faith.
    118.Independent research on any spiritually related topic is discouraged
    119.Engage in occult practices, witchcraft, metaphysics, tarot cards, numerology, dowsing, ouija boards, seances, communicating with departed spirits
    120.Consult with a psychic or become one
    121.Engage in spiritual healing, energy healing, Reiki, hands on healing
    122.Charismatic Christian gifts such prophecy, speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, miracles, ...
    123.Read their horoscope
    124.Study astrology or zodiac signs (even though their founder Charles Taze Russell was very much interested in astrology and the occult. Research early Watchtower publications and Charles Taze Russell online.)
    125.Visit websites that expose the truth about the Watchtower publishing company's unscriptural religious doctrines. This is hard to enforce. However it is considered dangerous to their faith.
    126.Celebrate any holiday other than the death of Jesus
    127.Partake in the bread and wine that represents Christ's body unless they are part of the 144,000 'spiritual Israelites' with the heavenly hope. (All other Witnesses believe they will be resurrected to live on earth and they don't go to heaven when they die. Therefore even though the bread and wine is passed around at one meeting per year, 99% of them do not do not participate in eating the bread and wine.)
    128.Worship Jesus as God
    129.Independent thinking must be avoided. All Witnesses are required to believe exactly the same things
    130.'Run ahead' of the teachings of the organization.
    131.Idolize any celebrity or love and admire them to excess
    132.Women can't hold a position of authority in the church
    133.Divulge secret information to 'enemies' of their organization. See Theocratic Warfare
    134.Openly show love and basic human kindness towards people who leave the Watchtower is not permitted, however many Jehovah's Witnesses know that this contradicts the teachings of Jesus, so they secretly disobey Watchtower teachings on hatred. See what the Watchtower says about Hatred of Apostates. Disfellowshipped Jehovah's Witnesses cannot be acknowledged or greeted even with a simple 'Hello. How are you?' ( except for limited exceptions ).
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    135.Tell the truth to people who don't need to know or are 'not entitled to it'. See Theocratic Warfare.
    136.Tell the truth in court if it damages the interests of the brotherhood or harms a Witness in good standing. This is a matter of conscience and unspoken for obvious reasons. Jehovah's Witnesses want to be honest but the pressure is strong to protect their brothers and sisters from harm. Watch this video of a Jehovah's Witness Circuit Overseer and Elder denying the existence of a Watchtower publication under oath in court. ( No, this was not in Nazi Germany. It was in an American court room in 2002. )
    137.Read any other version of the Bible other than the one published for Jehovah's Witnesses. Once again this is hard to police, enforce, or condemn. It was simply not done when we were Jehovah's Witnesses 30 years ago.
    138.Discuss spiritual matters with anyone who leaves the church.
    139.Discuss anything with someone who leaves the church unless they are a family member living in the same house. Associating with Jehovah's Witnesses who leave their religion is not allowed. This is a serious matter. It can result in disfellowshipping if someone gets caught and is not 'repent'.
    140.Say 'Hello' to friends or family members who leave the church unless it's a family member living in the same house
    141.Keep secrets from the organization. Jehovah's Witnesses must report friends and family members who break any of the Watchtower rules.

    http://thejehovahswitnesses.org/things-jehovahs-witnesses-cant-do.php
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    16 Jan '10 21:37
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    135.Tell the truth to people who don't need to know or are 'not entitled to it'. See Theocratic Warfare.
    136.Tell the truth in court if it damages the interests of the brotherhood or harms a Witness in good standing. This is a matter of conscience and unspoken for obvious reasons. Jehovah's Witnesses want to be honest but the pressure is strong to protect t ...[text shortened]... er rules.

    http://thejehovahswitnesses.org/things-jehovahs-witnesses-cant-do.php
    They can't do much. Jailbirds can do more.
    A list of what they can do would be shorter.
    This is why I call the culters. Restrictions are only one thing with them...
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    16 Jan '10 22:001 edit
    141. Masturbation, oral sex and anal sex are forbidden.

    What sort of organisation thinks it can dictate what goes on behind closed doors between two consenting adults?!

    "So that's our list of rules for you to join,........oh yeah one more thing, i'm afraid you won't be getting anymore blowjobs for the rest of your life".

    🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
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    16 Jan '10 22:46
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    They can't do much. Jailbirds can do more.
    A list of what they can do would be shorter.
    This is why I call the culters. Restrictions are only one thing with them...
    Can Do List :

    1. Obey the instructions of the Watchtower Organisation.
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    16 Jan '10 23:32
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    141. Masturbation, oral sex and anal sex are forbidden.

    What sort of organisation thinks it can dictate what goes on behind closed doors between two consenting adults?!

    "So that's our list of rules for you to join,........oh yeah one more thing, i'm afraid you won't be getting anymore blowjobs for the rest of your life".

    🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
    142. Sexual Intercourse is forbidden unless the sole aim is reproduction...

    😀
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    17 Jan '10 01:131 edit
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    142. Sexual Intercourse is forbidden unless the sole aim is reproduction...

    😀
    haha, what a bunch of losers with a capital L, look at you, like a bunch of old women gossiping, oh did you hear this, oh did you here that. Get and a life and get over it, we are not you, you are not us, we have our own beliefs and practices, you have yours, we are trying to do Gods will, you are not, in fact, i challenge anyone of you to even tell the forum what the will of God is, that is how much spiritual discernment you people have!
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    17 Jan '10 01:20
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    142. Sexual Intercourse is forbidden unless the sole aim is reproduction...

    😀
    sexual intercourse is viewed as a loving gift, a form of expressing appreciation for ones marital partner, but a tosser like you wouldn't know that, all you can do is go to some gay website and print a list of does and donts without even trying to engage your mind and ascertain why we would desist from a practice or why we may be inclined to feel that a practice is objectionable, that is well, real dumbass as you can get!!
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    17 Jan '10 01:29
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    sexual intercourse is viewed as a loving gift, a form of expressing appreciation for ones marital partner, but a tosser like you wouldn't know that, all you can do is go to some gay website and print a list of does and donts without even trying to engage your mind and ascertain why we would desist from a practice or why we may be inclined to feel that a practice is objectionable, that is well, real dumbass as you can get!!
    LOL .. You are a hilarious. Those are real dos and donts for JWs.
    Check the website yourself.
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    17 Jan '10 01:34
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    LOL .. You are a hilarious. Those are real dos and donts for JWs.
    Check the website yourself.
    sorry Raj, i dont need to check websites to tell what the will of God is, i have the Bible and my mind and i can exercise my own conscience. if you need a list of does and donts, well there you go, its just the sort of thing a cyberborg like you could get used to.
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    17 Jan '10 03:33
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    LOL .. You are a hilarious. Those are real dos and donts for JWs.
    Check the website yourself.
    So do you have a list of do's and do nots?
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    17 Jan '10 04:46
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    141 Things that JWs are not allowed to do. Would be nice if the JWs on the site can verify these.

    1.Belong to another organization or club for the purpose of socializing and friendship with 'worldly' people (Christian or not) who are not Jehovah's Witnesses. (Belonging to a professional association is allowed to the extent that it is required for employme ...[text shortened]... except for limited exceptions ).
    Thow rice at a wedding!! Lol! Thats king!!

    Well done rajk. thats a great list. I'm waiting for some refutations.
    Cause if you can attend a wedding and drink alcohol but not throw rice, in my way of thinking, thats nuts.
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    17 Jan '10 06:331 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    sorry Raj, i dont need to check websites to tell what the will of God is, i have the Bible and my mind and i can exercise my own conscience. if you need a list of does and donts, well there you go, its just the sort of thing a cyberborg like you could get used to.
    Robbie has suddenly became an ex JW culter. 😀
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    17 Jan '10 09:04
    I'm not sure what's up with the curious JW stalking, but...

    I think you'd find a lot of these don'ts on lists for a lot of other Christian denominations. It's hardly unique to the Jehovah's Witnesses.
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    17 Jan '10 09:27
    Originally posted by Badwater
    I'm not sure what's up with the curious JW stalking, but...

    I think you'd find a lot of these don'ts on lists for a lot of other Christian denominations. It's hardly unique to the Jehovah's Witnesses.
    yes they seem obsessed dont they, i wonder why? are their lives so devoid of anything else?
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