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It was a huge no-no while I was growing up. So bad in fact that Jehovah would kill everyone who cooked a turkey and held a thanksgiving feast with family and friends.

Is commemorating Thanks giving day still a death sentence in the Jehovah's witnesses brains these days?

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“Is it still a God dishonoring sin to eat turkey on Thanksgiving day?” From the turkey’s standpoint, yes.  

Seems certain people will soon claim that JWs started the pandemic.  Christians were blamed also for the fire of Rome.  Seems it will soon get to things like that.  We seem to be going back to the Dar

Yes. “While they were listening to these things, he told another illustration, because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the Kingdom of God was going to appear instantly.” Luke 19:11

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"As President of the United States, George Washington proclaimed the first nationwide thanksgiving celebration in America marking November 26, 1789, "as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God"  wikipedia.

As you know, Jehovah's Witnesses don't need a special day to thank God. They do this every day. They definitely don't need George Washington to tell them when to do it.

As for eating turkey on that day, there's nothing wrong with that of course. Jehovah’s Witnesses can eat turkey any day they want.

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6 hours ago, Melinda Mills said:

Christians were blamed also for the fire of Rome.  Seems it will soon get to things like that. 

It is pretty much like that now. The Great Courses lecturer Luke Thomas Johnson observes how Christians “would not even perform the minimal political gesture of offering a pinch of incense to the gods.” To Christians it was religious. To everyone else, it was “political”—not a big deal. 

The polytheistic world back then had no problem in itself with Christians bringing in another god. There was always room at the table for another god—pull up a chair. The problem was that once He was seated at the table, he ordered all the other gods away. All of the other gods were willing to share their worshippers. If you worshipped Baal, he had no problem if you also worshipped Dagon, for example. And if some human came along like the Emperor who also wanted to be worshipped, it was not a problem with anyone but the Christians. Their God was the only one to spoil the party with his insistence upon exclusive devotion. That is the practical manifestation of “exclusive devotion” that only Christians fretted about.

For that reason, charges abounded that Christians split up families One member alone became a Christian and suddenly there appeared a host of seemingly inconsequential things that they would no longer do—it put a strain on families.

One cannot listen to these courses without the thought occurring that early Christians were persecuted for reasons exactly parallel to those of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

 

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One cannot listen to these courses without the thought occurring that early Christians were persecuted for reasons exactly parallel to those of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

Um, did the early Christians falsely declare the Great Day of Almighty God ?

Did they hide Peadophiles in their congregations ?

Did they pretend to be the F&DS ? 

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18 hours ago, Anna said:

"As President of the United States, George Washington proclaimed the first nationwide thanksgiving celebration in America marking November 26, 1789, "as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God"  wikipedia.

As you know, Jehovah's Witnesses don't need a special day to thank God. They do this every day. They definitely don't need George Washington to tell them when to do it.

As for eating turkey on that day, there's nothing wrong with that of course. Jehovah’s Witnesses can eat turkey any day they want.

You are painfully naive about Christians, they also give praise to God every single day, they just don't need to do it through an organization as you are required to do.

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18 hours ago, Melinda Mills said:

Seems certain people will soon claim that JWs started the pandemic.  Christians were blamed also for the fire of Rome.  Seems it will soon get to things like that.  We seem to be going back to the Dark Ages.

Not really, but the governing body did say they were the only ones who knew what to do about the pandemic and the worldly governments followed their example, which is really cray cray! And the watchtower does blame the fires of Rome on Christians, or what they call false christianity/religion.

Your governing body reminds me of the early catholic church which kept people in the dark ages by not allowing them to gain knowledge, which your governing body wants to do, keep the jw rank and file from knowledge apart from them.

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2 hours ago, 4Jah2me said:

Um, did the early Christians falsely declare the Great Day of Almighty God ?

Yes. “While they were listening to these things, he told another illustration, because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the Kingdom of God was going to appear instantly.” Luke 19:11

2 hours ago, 4Jah2me said:

Did they hide Peadophiles in their congregations ?

No. Unrepentant wrongdoers would be expelled, as happens today.

2 hours ago, 4Jah2me said:

Did they pretend to be the F&DS ? 

Yes. “As they traveled on through the cities, they would deliver to them for observance the decrees that had been decided on by the apostles and the elders who were in Jerusalem.” Acts 16:4

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Never saw anything about God-dishonouring sin re eating turkey, since I was living. Where you got that one from? That's a new way to tell lies, and add fuel to fire?  Of course, I am not an American and turkey was not a staple here until in recently years, but for all the time associated and, reading nearly everything, I would have come across it some where.

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23 hours ago, Anna said:

As you know, Jehovah's Witnesses don't need a special day to thank God.

The Lord’s supper is the term used to describe an arrangement that Jesus instituted on the night of his betrayal. In brief, it consists of a Scriptural discussion, the giving of thanks and the partaking of bread and wine. Some refer to it as the Eucharist, because of Jesus’ “giving thanks” on that occasion. It is also referred to as the Communion and the Mass. Doubtless, the most fitting of all names for it is “the Lord’s evening meal.”—1 Cor. 11:20. - https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1959205

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Matt, this was brought up last year..... Paganism is paganism -PERIOD.

 

Ever since then, more and more people stopped partaking in Thanksgiving, even more with the pandemic, so that tells you something.

That being said, to dine with demons and charlatans for instant gratifications gets you nowhere, if all that food slows you down, being unable to recover and continue on to the path of the Kingdom.

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