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  •  Jehovah's Witnesses (1+ / 0-)
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    are discouraged from voting and encouraged to "separate from the word".

    They are not really much into active citizenship, and I do not know if they make any claims of being great patriots.

    They believe that only their religion represents true Christianity, and that other religions fail to meet all the requirements set by God and will soon be destroyed. Jehovah's Witnesses are taught that it is vital to remain "separate from the world." Watch Tower Society publications define the "world" as "the mass of mankind apart from Jehovah's approved servants" and teach that it is ruled by Satan and a place of danger and moral contamination.Because of perceived dangers from "worldly" association Witnesses are advised to minimize social contact with non-members to better maintain their own standards of morality.

    Jehovah's Witnesses believe their highest allegiance belongs to God's kingdom, which is viewed as an actual government in heaven, with Christ as king. They remain politically neutral, do not seek public office, and are discouraged from voting, though individual members may participate in uncontroversial community improvement issues...Jehovah's Witnesses see themselves as a worldwide brotherhood that transcends national boundaries and ethnic loyalties.


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    by Mariken on Sat Sep 24, 2011 at 05:32:08 PM PDT

    •  They are anti-patriots... (2+ / 0-)
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      Mariken, gzodik

      but were the only group that died in Auschwitz that had an option to do something about it.   All they had to do was to go through the motions of the Sieg Heil.

      I admire their courage, even if our values are different.

      •  They're the only Christians... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...that actually try to do what the book says.

        Sometimes, when they knock on the door, I go out on the porch and talk to them about evolution and stuff.

        The last pair that came, it took them 45 minutes to get away from me. :)

        GOP: Bankers, billionaires, suckers, and dupes.

        by gzodik on Sun Sep 25, 2011 at 06:07:21 AM PDT

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