Last night I was talking to my son (24 years old) and he was telling me about his life growing up as a JW,
Very frustrating for him, he couldn't have friends from school over, no joining clubs, sports, etc - etc.
But a very interesting point was made, and I never thought about it and it has been rolling around all day. as Morphius said
"Like a splinter in your mind" type of thought.
He said that soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world today, and do YOU know how it got started ?
A culture of people (I forgot who he said they were) would kick the heads of people killed or sacrificed around a field.
As a JW I played this game quite often with no repercussions from anyone.
Yet why is it that JW's will have nothing to do with Christmas, or any other holidays, yet soccer is OK ?
It may sound somewhat strange, but I thought he made a good point. Playing a game that got its start from when people were murdered
is alright. Yet a holiday (Christmas) is taboo from any angle for the jw's.
Where is the line for good / bad drawn, and who draws it ?