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Thread: Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Vote?

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    Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Vote?

    Serena Williams told reporters at Wimbledon on Wednesday that she's excited about Barack Obama's candidacy but won't vote for him because Jehovah's Witnesses "don't get involved in politics." Her sister Venusówho is also a Jehovah's Witnessówouldn't even comment on the presidential election. Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses vote?

    Because of John 17:14 and other passages in the Bible. In that verse, Jesus says of his followers: "They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world." Jehovah's Witnesses have interpreted that statement as a call to remain neutral in all political matters. (In some of the sect's literature, members are described as "representatives of God's heavenly kingdom"; they are thus obligated to stay out of local political affairs in keeping with the behavior of ambassadors.) Witnesses also refrain from serving in the military, running for public office, and pledging allegiance to the flag.
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    Almost all of my mother's side are Jehovah's Witnesses. They aren't supposed to vote, but many of them do, and reliably Republican.
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    Well the reasons the Watchtower Society uses to not vote isn't based on sound biblical theology.

    The bible doesn't really say specifically that we should vote, but it doesn't say specifically that we shouldn't either.

    It is a matter of one own conscience. Some do, some don't, and both are ok.
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    Because they are too busy knocking on your door on Election Day!!!
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    What I've always thought the JW's miss is that Jesus said render what is ceaser to ceaser, render what God's to God. We are put here on earth to participate on earth, and as a Godly person we look to God for our salvation and sustainment...clearly His laws want us to be good citizens and perform our citizenship responsibilities. God allowed the Isrealites to pick leaders as they rejected Him...initially God picked who would lead them, and as time has gone on, He's allowed them to pick their leader. And yet, in all this, God is still in control..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpus View Post
    Really? Hmmm ... didn't know that. Interesting.
    Its an official rule, but the Jehovah's Witnesses really don't all listen. My grandparents won't vote, but my aunts and uncles all do.
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    A better question is Why Do They Stop By My house every single saturday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphan7 View Post
    Well the reasons the Watchtower Society uses to not vote isn't based on sound biblical theology.

    The bible doesn't really say specifically that we should vote, but it doesn't say specifically that we shouldn't either.

    It is a matter of one own conscience. Some do, some don't, and both are ok.
    Pretty much spot on there D7.

    All about interpretation and thats how they interpret that passage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolfan94 View Post
    A better question is Why Do They Stop By My house every single saturday?
    my saintly religiously conservative mother got rid of them by telling them she was a witch

    that did violate the commandment about false witness but we lived 3 blocks from a kingdom hall and she had had enough - and it worked
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