Name Things JWs Try To "Demonize"

by minimus 83 Replies latest jw friends

  • fullofdoubtnow

    Midwich Cuckoo,

    The second - hand goods idea isn't just a US thing, I'm actually from the UK.

    Seriously, some of the elders in my kh used to frown on anyone who bought from charity or second - hand shops, but it was ok to buy a second - hand car or a house.

    Another example of double standards, I suppose.

  • MidwichCuckoo

    I used to hear stories of Demons 'attaching' themselves to things in peoples homes (why on Earth WOULD THEY?) - and if you 'acquired' anything from a dubious house, it could possibly have a an Evil Spirit attached. It's quite funny really.

  • minimus

    And yet the Society or local KHs would have no problem buying an old church and converting it for their own use.

  • Morocco

    did anyone get the "techno and trance music are bad because they are repetative and they put you in a 'trance' and demons can GET YOU in a trance!"

  • minimus

    ALL music is BAD, according to JWs! If it sounds good or looks good-----it's probably taboo. Witnesses say everything is wrong. You can't say "bless you!" when someone sneezes. That's demonic. Tipping your hat to a lady is "creature worship" Clicking glasses and "toasting" involves wicked spirits. JWs are the dumbest people on earth, I swear.

  • katiekitten
    Buying second - hand goods

    They were totally hot on that in our congregation, up in the north of England. Stuff like anything from a charity shop or a car boot sale - you didnt know whose house it had come from and so could easily be demonised, and any item, it seemed, worked as a conduit for demons to get into your house.

    I remember getting bible studies to purge their houses of second hand books, ornaments and kitchen utensils.

  • lisavegas420

    I was told insence could bring demons.

    NagChampa any one?


  • katiekitten

    They always used to tell a story about a boy whose parents told him only to cross a busy road at a particular place where there were lights. One day he 'disobeyed his parents' and decided to run across the road at an unauthorised place.

    He got knocked down by a car and killed.

    The moral of the story was if you disobey your parents you die.

  • MidwichCuckoo

    If I was a Demon, I'd find better things to do than attach myself to a Pyrex dish or fish-slice.

    Are household items the Spirit-World's mode of transport?

  • dido

    I was told yoga was bad as you can get so relaxed that you were in a state where spirits can get to you!

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