So JWs currently believe that birthdays ought not be celebrated because of 2 references in the Bible in which “bad things” happen on birthdays: the beheading of John the Baptist at Herod’s birthday and Pharoah’s baker being killed on a birthday.
Are there any Biblical examples of “bad things” happening at other events, yet the JWs do not forbid these?
For example, “bad things” happen when the Jews go to Egypt. JWs do not prohibit members from visiting Egypt.
Thus they are being inconsistent.
Are there any other examples I might be able to present that I can say, “Bad things happen when [A] occurs in the Bible yet your religion permits this. Why?”
Also, why choose birthdays as the source of these “bad things”? Why not say, “Bad things happen when daughters dance at birthdays!* So JWs forbid dancing at birthdays!”
*Herodias’ daughter dances for King Herod