how sad this poor little girl is going to have to miss out because of something like this. When I was growing up, one of my closest friend's was a JW. It was so sad seeing her not participate in anything, I'm agreeing w/ the others, the other kids shouldn't have to suffer b/c of this one. If the mother is "too busy" to help w/ craft ideas for her daughter, she should come pick her up or have her stay at home for the day. I just don't see how this is fair to that girl. I would have hated to see everyone having a good time but b/c of some religion, that I wouldn't have understood at that age, I wouldn't be able to participate. And have her leave the room.. R U KIDDING ME?!?!?
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08-22-2007 12:30 AM
Ok, I don't have anything else to share... cause I was raised to think all things JW are bad and I really don't know anything about them... however. They are a tax exempt organization... which means the Government considers them a real religion. Not that it means anything, they gave Scientology tax exempt status too... but just sharing that they are, by law, a "real" religion.
Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.
An 'eye for an eye' leaves the whole world blind. -Mahatma Gandhi
O.K........just had to jump in here......... Whatever happened to the separation of church and state?
The schools here in my area don't celebrate anything.Religion plays no part in it.
You can't please all the different religious people, no matter what you try to do.
Practice your religion freely, but don't expect the whole world to adapt to your beliefs.
My DD's school doesn't do any religious holidays either. They have a fall, winter, spring and summer celebration, plus Labor and Memorial day and Thanksgiving.
The schools in our areas stopped doing the holiday parties a long time ago. They do have seasonal activities that they do but nothing on specific holidays. On certain nights during the month of October they have what they call pumpkin glow or something like that and it's lots of carved pumpkins that they light up and you can walk around and look at them. There were over 80 of them one year.
Last edited by Willow; 08-22-2007 at 07:03 AM.
This made me think of something that might help OP on halloween. Our public school does not celebrate "halloween". I put that in quotes cuz they do in a roundabout sorta way.
Originally Posted by yelrihs61
Our school does this: Instead of halloween costumes and a halloween parade, they do a literary parade. All the kids dress up as their favorite book character and parade around out side of the school and up the road. Then they go back to the classroom and have cookies and punch.
So they do get to wear their costumes and get treats they just don't call it a halloween party they call it a literary party.
Hope this helps some.
I remember JW coming to our door when I was a teenager and my mom had studies with them for a short time. I also had 1 or 2 bible studies.
They don't believe in alot of stuff this is true. The lady my mom studied with is now a big figure in the JW world and her son was about my age she wouldn't ask the teacher such, She would just tell her son not to participate in the activities or just keep him home.
Many Religions nowadays don't celebrate Halloween to the the pagan factor.
I have 2 aunts to this day who call me a JW because of my mom study with them when I was very young. I hate speaking on the subject because I have been an outcast my that side of the family because of this simple thing that happened in my youth. I myself consider myself a Christian. As I stated on this board before that I went to a methodist church or Christian churches more then I ever studied with JW.
I'm not a expert on the subject with what little I know.
I think their hated is deeper then the JW thingie I think it more of jealouse factor if you ask me, can't they come up with something better the LIES.
Last edited by Starlady01; 08-22-2007 at 07:38 AM.
The larger schools in my area are like that but since my kids are in a smaller school we still do the seasonal stuff and we still have pray in school and all that sort of stuff I grew up with
Originally Posted by yelrihs61
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If you look back far enough you find that pagan tradition (wicca) celebrated these holidays first, before commercial christianity got ahold of them. Winter Solstice anyone?
Originally Posted by Char
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
JW is a branch of Christianity. Just like Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, UU, I could go on & on. This is a listing: http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Cul...f+christianity
I agree completely... that's why I was saying that Halloween was not 'born' a christian holiday... but was pagan. I mean, as a kid, I did it myself, I loved it.
Originally Posted by Zenngrl
But ya know, as adults, we choose what we do... I could care less if my opinion is popluar or whatever, I threw away that insecurity when I grew up, a long time ago...lol, I am just me, and, as an adult, I do whatever I choose to do at a holiday, and I wouldn't even dream of trying to tell someone else what they should do...LOL, I don't celebrate anything just because someone else does...lol, that's like playing follow-the-leader... I am not a follower, never have been.
My best friend ever (who died in 2004 of alcoholism at the age of 44... and part of me died with her, we were 'blood sisters'... part of an old 'brotherhood' club) was wiccan in the end, but, before that, like 30 years ago, more like 33 yeara ago, she considered herself an actual witch. Her Dad was, well, not sure of his title, but, he was high into 'black magic'...there was a room in their house that had a huge pentagram drawn into the floor... she would tell me about the rituals and stuff her Dad would have there... and she herself was always having séances and messing with Ouija boards... but we were always best friends.......... I miss her terribly, she died a horrible death.
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