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  • Lost in the fog
    Lost in the fog

    According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the definition of superstition is as follows -

    1a: a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation.

    b: an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition.

    2: a notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary.

    Now the WT org has printed many articles about avoiding superstitious practices, for example this one 'Are Superstitions Harmless?' Awake!—1987, which in part said "Remember, too, that superstitions offer an immature individual an excuse for blaming some power beyond himself for his bad fortune.”​

    So why is it that when something appears to go wrong in their lives the majority of the JWs will immediately blame Satan the Devil!

    Isn't that just being superstitious?

    For example, a friend of ours, due to a mistake in the payroll department of his employer, did not get paid the week before the Regional Convention. "That's the Devil trying to stop me going to the convention" he immediately said. "No, it's a fault with your employer's payroll system." we said. "Yes, but obviously the Devil was behind it. These things don't just happen by chance." Um, yes, they do.

    Similarly when a pioneer who was on the first day's programme had a flat tyre en route. "How did that sharp nail just happen to be on the road and me in my good suit having to change a dirty tyre. The Devil's to blame I know!!"

    Isn't this just magical thinking and a belief in superstition.

  • rickroll

    This is true. Some of the big Dubbers ones are don't shot or buy at resale shops or garage sales because you could get something demon possessed. Antiques for some were out of the question. There were many many anecdotal stories about someone buying a shelf that was an old Ouija board, or a set of dishes that had some demonic markings on them ect. I knew of one sister who had an antique store and got DFed and that store was from then on for years the store to avoid because the things were demonized. I have bought and sold antiques for years and I was told by an elder that if I keep buying I will come across "some that float" I.E are demonized.

  • WTWizard

    They scorn such as the walking under the ladder, Friday the 13th, black cats, and breaking the mirror as stupid. These are harmless compared to many superstitions the jokehovians abide to. Such as, unless they get so many hours a month of field circus and start studies, they are going to get destroyed. And, what about superstitions against doing anything after school, celebrating holidays and birthdays, or even uttering words that might be barely associated with pagan anything?

  • blondie

    jws feel more special when the devil is behind it. I stayed away from those jws, they were almost always jws that thought they had personal visitations from the demons/Satan.

  • Lost in the fog
    Lost in the fog


    I always thought that the worse ones were the ones who thought they had the personal voice of God in their ear.

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