I'm a new poster as well as being new to JW's (currently having Bible studies) and I have been researching the religion to make sure I go into it fully understanding what it is about, and what implications it would have on my life.
I am 20, a single parent with a child and although I was brought up being told 'The Truth' by my Mum, only have early memroes of attending KH. They are now trying to suck me back in but I have grave reservations and would lke everyone's opinion/view/advice.
Here are some issues I have: 1) Blood- Doesn't it say somewhere in Genesis that blood should not be taken through the mouth or the veins? The JW giving me my Bible studies says JW's get blood, but of a safer kind. Well safe or not, blood is till passing into the body is it not?
2) Christmas etc: the JW's Ive spoken to say they have 'present giving' celebrations through the year to compensate for Xmas, but I ask, Does a Rose not smell as sweet if given a different name? If this theory is acceptable then surely I can have a 'present giving' day on 24th/26th December? Or indeed on the 25th intself since I am having a present giving day, not celebrating Christmas day?
3) The chaperoning: Do I really have to do this? Why can't I find a husband in the World and get him to convert? Who does the chaperoning?
4) What are JW's views on homosexuality? I have many gay friends, wpould I have to disown them so to speak?
Any help would be most appreciated!