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What do Jehovah Witnesses do instead of Christmas?
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate most holidays or events that honour people who aren’t Jesus. The organization says “Christmas is not approved by God” because there is no proof that Jesus was born on December 25th and that the symbols of Christmas, including the lights and the tree, have pagan roots.”
Do Jehovah’s Witnesses accept Christmas cards?
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate any holidays, so even a generic card would be inappropriate. If you want to send cards for major holiday seasons other than Christmas, try sending general seasonal cards rather than holiday cards: a springtime card instead of Easter, for instance.
What happens if a Jehovah Witness celebrate Christmas?
Members reject the sinful values of the secular world and maintain a degree of separation from non-believers – they are “in the world” but not “of the world”. Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas or Easter because they believe that these festivals are based on (or massively contaminated by) pagan customs and religions.
What religion does not accept gifts?
Jehovah’s Witnesses Give Presents Their Own Way.
Why do Jehovah Witness don’t celebrate birthdays?
Practicing Jehovah’s Witnesses “do not celebrate birthdays because we believe that such celebrations displease God” Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the tradition of celebrating birthdays is rooted in paganism, according to the FAQ.
What do you say to a Jehovah Witness at Christmas?
Because Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate birthdays, it is offensive to say “Merry Christmas” to a Jehovah’s Witness, as well as “Happy Birthday.” Both are disrespectful greetings. There are no special greetings for the following occasions: Candlemas.
What can Jehovah Witnesses not do list?
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not observe holidays they believe to have pagan origins, such as Christmas, Easter, and birthdays. They do not salute the national flag or sing the national anthem, and they refuse military service. They also refuse blood transfusions, even those that could be life saving.
Can Jehovah Witness have non witness friends?
No. Strictly speaking, there is no rule or command that forbids Jehovah’s Witnesses to have non-Witness friends. However, having close relationships with ‘worldly people’ (as all non-Witnesses are called) is very strongly discouraged.
Can Jehovah Witnesses get tattoos?
Jehovah’s Witnesses point to Leviticus, a chapter in the Bible that says a person “must not make tattoo markings”on themselves. Evelyn Smith, a longtime Jehovah’s Witness, cited the Bible’s counsel in that chapter as a key reason to avoid them, as well as the perception that it gives within the everyday work setting.