Wear military uniforms or clothing associated with war 25. Read books, magazines, publications, and literature from other religions. Belong to another organization or club for the purpose of socializing with nonbelievers. Have best friends and activity buddies who are not Jehovah’s Witnesses. Associate with people outside their organization when it is not necessary. Attend social functions sponsored by their employer unless attendance is required 5. Contribute to the Presidential Campaign Fund on their tax return 9. Take a stand on any political or ‘worldly’ issue outside of their organization 17. Celebrate any holiday except the death of Jesus – Why? Partake in the bread and wine that represents Christ unless they are part of the 144,000 88. Use of bad language (curse words) is discouraged 96. Wear revealing clothes or skirts that are too short (looked down upon) 99. State or imply that the Watchtower is not run by Jehovah God. Have discussions and express Bible based viewpoints that contradict the organization’s beliefs 104. JW’s must ‘speak in agreement’ and be ‘like-minded’. Consider other religious beliefs as valid and truthful. Acknowledge any prayer spoken by a non believer as valid 107. Attend social events or fund raisers sponsored by another church 95.
(JW’s are ‘appointed’ and invited to be leaders.) 14. Take a stand for any political issue inside their organization 16. Take yoga classes and practice the discipline of yoga. Study psychology, philosophy, sociology, and viewpoints that might shake their faith 51. Dating someone without the intent of getting married 58. Breaking an engagement, separation, and ‘unscriptural’ divorce may result in disciplinary action 60. Can’t remarry unless their ex commits fornication first 65.
Wear blue jeans, shorts, and overly casual clothing at the Kingdom Hall. Wear long hair or facial hair if you’re a man (depends on the local customs of the country you live in) 100. Take another Jehovah’s Witness to court (with exceptions) 108.