No one forbids them from being a cheerleader, buying girl scout cookies, reading literature from other religions, playing competitive sports, etc. Jehovah's Witnesses 'can' technically do some of the things on this list, but they don't. They don't participate because most are overwhelmed by fear and guilt at the mere thought of displeasing Jehovah.
For example, Jehovah's Witnesses must not celebrate Halloween.
Because, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the principles and commands found in the Bible can help us to make decisions that both please God and benefit us.
Right or wrong, Jehovah's Witnesses are expected to obey all the rules.
To understand the loneliness, guilt, self-imposed judgment, and despair JW's can feel when they have sexual fantasies, read 'Jehovah's High Moral Standards' and the path to mental illness.
Jehovah's Witnesses may object and say they have gotten away with doing some of the things on this list. The rules are not quite as important as loyalty to the organization.
Deut 9:6-8; Zechariah ; 2 Kings ; Isaiah 13:9-16; Nahum 1:2. He demands sacrifice and obedience to tribal rules and regulations.
See Jehovah vs Jesus Jesus brought with him a new, more accurate understanding in which individuals answer directly to God.Saying anything negative about their religion could result in disfellowshipping and being shunned.If this were to happen, they would lose relationships with family and friends inside the organization.It was compiled by former members based on experience and information in Watchtower publications.
Some JW rules cannot be broken without serious consequences. The word 'CAN'T' in this list of 141 rules includes restrictions of the organization and restrictions JW's place upon themselves in an effort to please their God Jehovah.That being said, the rules can be very restrictive for young children who are singled out because they can't do many things fellow students do. Everyone is afraid of challenging the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses.