How strict were the Jehovah’s Witnesses you knew about birthday cake? I knew a girl who saw a few pieces of cake in the break room at her work, and ate a peice, then found out later that it was left over birthday cake. She felt so guilty and was scared about a bad impression she left on her work mates. I know other witness who are very serious about it too. Even when I was full mentally in, I never thought god would kill me for eating a peice of birthday cake after the party. It’s not like I was celebrating with them. I even ate my free birthday lunch from Olive Garden at work. It was right before I woke up, and I just stopped caring about little things like that. I thought surely god has bigger problems to worry about. I’m so glad I’m free now and can enjoy more of the little things in life now!
What’s the big deal with birthday cake?
Growing up, everything was A-OK - as long as it was after the holiday / celebration.
November 1, December 26, February 15, Monday after Easter - huge holidays in the Sir82 household, as mom would go out to all the stores and buy a bunch of leftover holiday-themed candy for half price.
Same basic precept with birthday cake - on the next day (or even same day, if the party is over) - fair game.
Oh, and of course the giant turkey dinner - on the day after Thanksgiving.
I would eat bd cake because.. well it's cake!
I would try to scoff a piece after and away from the celebration rather than during lest "I stumble anyone" but if there's cake around I figured it's just cake!
Most other JWs I knew would not, could not think it through for themselves.
Demons rest in Birthday cakes a well known fact.
Yes fink, excess calories are def demonic!
I was the only Witness in my whole elementary school. I can't tell you how much birthday goodness I ate growing up. Valentine's Day candy was great, too!
Meanwhile, my JW friends back at the Kingdom Hall would probably volunteer for execution by guillotine rather than eat birthday cake.
My prior Employer in USA was so caring to arrange for a Birthday cake for all Employees for the day, for each department. During that time I was super Zealous JW. I notified my manager that I don’t celebrate birthdays and wont even eat the leftover cakes. He said flatly at my face. "Are you bull sh....ng" ?
Now I realize his words were so true. I might have looked like a nutty, brainwashed idiot to all of them, at that time.
I want a demonic birthday cake with a stripper inside.
I bet she got the flying shits by eating it.
Same effect as eating a dozen jalapenos with stale lunch meat sitting at room temperature all day.
Rub a Dub