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Old May 2, '12, 2:28 pm
Alexander Roman Alexander Roman is offline
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Default Re: How to deal with Jehovah Witness friends at school?

When I was a teacher of religion at a Catholic school, another teacher came to me and said that Jehovah's Witnesses were badgering her sister and that she was on the verge of joining them. She asked me to speak with her. When I asked why me and not a priest, the teacher told me "she just doesn't like priests."

I called my friend who is a priest and asked him what I should do - he told me to "go for it." At the same time, the principal of the school told me that if I held that discussion on school property, I would be fired summarily. Why, I don't know.

This was a personal and vitriolic attack against me by a Catholic school principal for . . . well, what was my crime in Catholic terms?

I would have done things differently today and I would not have been afraid of getting fired.

My own advice to the OP is to "shun" those "friends" now. They are not your friends.

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I agree, but they want to tell me " bible truth "
Yes...THEIR Bible truth!
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One of my old friends was a Jehovah's Witness. He was basically my best friend, I hung out with him every single day, and then one day he left. And the next day he wasn't there again, and the next and the next until I found out he left for some strange reason. It took me four years later to finally see him again, and he seemed fairly normal, not anti-social or anything like that. Then another two years pass and we started hanging out again. Everything was going great until he never showed up for lunch or hung out with me and my friends. I asked him why and he told me his mom doesn't like him eating lunch with his friends. I found that odd and insulting. Because I really never tried to talk about his religion. Never said it was wrong. I said nothing... I guess his mom found out I was Catholic and decided I was a bad influence, which I'm not. I actually found what he was talking about fascinating (concerning his religion), and thought provoking. Did I agree with it theologically? No. But it was very interesting.

I personally have nothing wrong with Jehovah's Witnesses, they're a hardworking and nice people. But having your children ignore their friends is just odd in my eyes. I really miss my friend, but I'm afraid I've lost him.

Mind you, this friend of mine tried to convert me when I was in grade four (or five?), and he nearly did. I guess if I did, I would still have my best friend.


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Old May 4, '12, 6:12 am
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One of my old friends was a Jehovah's Witness. He was basically my best friend, I hung out with him every single day, and then one day he left. And the next day he wasn't there again, and the next and the next until I found out he left for some strange reason. It took me four years later to finally see him again, and he seemed fairly normal, not anti-social or anything like that. Then another two years pass and we started hanging out again. Everything was going great until he never showed up for lunch or hung out with me and my friends. I asked him why and he told me his mom doesn't like him eating lunch with his friends. I found that odd and insulting. Because I really never tried to talk about his religion. Never said it was wrong. I said nothing... I guess his mom found out I was Catholic and decided I was a bad influence, which I'm not. I actually found what he was talking about fascinating (concerning his religion), and thought provoking. Did I agree with it theologically? No. But it was very interesting.

I personally have nothing wrong with Jehovah's Witnesses, they're a hardworking and nice people. But having your children ignore their friends is just odd in my eyes. I really miss my friend, but I'm afraid I've lost him.

Mind you, this friend of mine tried to convert me when I was in grade four (or five?), and he nearly did. I guess if I did, I would still have my best friend.


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Dear fellow Kanuck,

Our Lord said that if our eye tempts us to sin and therefore to hell, we are to pluck it out lest all of us be thrown into Gehenna!

If your friend tried to convert you and tried to redo you in his religion's image - then you can rest assured that he was most certainly NOT your friend.

Alex
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Yes...THEIR Bible truth!
There bible was edited to fit there doctrine, that's sad
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