Hi, Annie! [waves happily to Annie]
Waving back to my dear and special Auld Soul.....and a hug for Quotes too! Both heroes in MY book!
I was thinking earlier this evening after I had logged off JWD, about that scripture concerning becoming "unevenly yoked" with unbelievers, and what (here we go again, WTS) it really meant.
We all know how all the "good stuff" that pertains to biblical examples is ALWAYS attributed to the JWs, while all negative behavior is manifested by "all the other religions", right? The selective reasoning runs rampant with these WTS writers, eh?
There WERE no JWs at the time that scripture was written (contrary to what we were told when [cough] "studying the bible")....but it would seem to me that the conflict that would cause problems within a married couple's belief systems would arise between one who was a Christian and one who was not! (for various reasons).
The idea of not being "unevely yoked" with say someone with Pagan beliefs and opposed to someone who had accepted Christ as Savior...would be certain to cause disruption and would be in the best interest of any couple NOT to enter into marriage under these conditions.....therefore the wise admonition to save future problems.
All this WTS-twisting has nothing to DO with a JW marrying a Baptist in the true sense of the scriptural meaning, although it seems to be just one more edict tossed out by the Org for it's followers to adhere to. In the long run...it does have some valid reasoning only BECAUSE of the rigidity of the WTS Rulez & Regz, but has no basis in the biblical understanding as I see it.
Just my 2 1/2 pennies worth.....