• Poll: Are you single, taken, engaged, or married?

    Why? :) Thanks for your answer.
    Why? :) Thanks for your answer.
    139 answers · Polls & Surveys · 2 days ago
  • How can I make my foster son understand that he doesn't get as much as my real daughter?

    I'm currently saving for an iPad for my daughter, and if I save expenses like getting him cheaper items from menus and such I can then put that money towards the iPad. And since she's my actual daughter, I don't see anything unreasonable with prioritizing her first. How can I make him understand this?... show more
    I'm currently saving for an iPad for my daughter, and if I save expenses like getting him cheaper items from menus and such I can then put that money towards the iPad. And since she's my actual daughter, I don't see anything unreasonable with prioritizing her first. How can I make him understand this? Because he always seems to feel that he deserves as much as she does.
    54 answers · Family · 1 day ago
  • Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Christmas?

    Best answer: Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas because of their reasoning on Ephesians 5:10, 11 and 1 Corinthians 10:20, 21, among other scriptures. More on that in a moment, please. I found it exceedingly curious that one person’s response, rather than giving a factual explanation for why Jehovah's... show more
    Best answer: Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas because of their reasoning on Ephesians 5:10, 11 and 1 Corinthians 10:20, 21, among other scriptures. More on that in a moment, please.

    I found it exceedingly curious that one person’s response, rather than giving a factual explanation for why Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas, simply proceeded to inform all of the many things he feels are wrong about them. You have heard it often: they “blindly” obey the Watchtower Society and the governing body, they judge others as evil if they put one day above another, they have no problem with hypocrisy since they call the fourth day of the week Wednesday. Gasp! incidentally, in America, Monday is the first day of the week according to the international standard which makes Thursday the fourth day. But in the U.S, Canada and Japan, Monday is the second day of the week which would make Wednesday the fourth day. So I guess where you live determines whether you are a hypocrite when it comes to the day of the week. But yes, Jehovah's Witnesses still call the day Wednesday. Seriously, what do you think this person would have them call it? Most of the world operates on the Gregorian calendar (introduced by Pope Gregory XIII) which came into existence in the 16th century. Before then, folks were on the Julian calendar - introduced in 46 B.C.E. when Julius Caesar issued a decree changing the Roman calendar from a lunar year to a solar year. August was named after Augustus Caesar; July after Julius, June after Juno queen of the gods. Christians of the first century used the names of these months with no problem and they were not censured for this. They most assuredly were not being hypocritical and there is no basis upon which to make such a contention. This person’s attempt at applying reason with the use of calling the names of the week as an example of the so-called hypocrisy of the Witnesses bears no resemblance to reason at all.

    Jehovah's Witnesses do not judge anyone respecting Christmas. People ask us why we do not celebrate it, we give them a scriptural answer and then the people get upset and say we “judge them.” How silly is that? If you want to celebrate Christmas, do it.

    Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas because of their reasoning on Ephesians 5:10, 11 and 1 Corinthians 10:20, 21, among other scriptures.
    It is well-established that Christmas and its attendant features are pagan in origin and have unsavory beginnings. Although many attempt to apply Biblical scenarios to their activities of Christmas, such is not the case. For instance, the exchanging of gifts at Christmas is not based on what the magi did. They did not exchange gifts with people, they gave gifts to the child. Moreover, they did not arrive on Christ’s birthday. By the time they got there, Jesus was living in a house with his parents. Moreover, the sorcerers (yes sorcerers) were not there to celebrate Christ’s birthday and they most assuredly were not there to worship him. They were pagans, they worshipped false gods. By their own admission, they were looking for the one ‘born king of the Jews.” Why? Anciently, it was the practice to present kings with gifts. Compare for instance 1 Kings 10:1, 10 and 1 Samuel 10:24, 27.

    Why would worshippers taint pure worship with pagan idolatrous practices? God roundly condemns that. Every time the ancient Hebrews did it, they were severely punished and fell out of favor with God. When they participated in festivals for Baal, and continued to try to serve God, God was incensed! And what was his response when they made that golden calf? They has JUST told God that were willing to follow all of his commandments including the first one regarding idolatry. But what had they learned in Egypt? See Joshua 24:21. Now they were to put away all of their idolatrous practices and worship only Jehovah and this they said they were willing to do. Do we think they thought that calf was Jehovah? Of course not. They decided they needed a visual since Moses was taking so long and they concluded that an Egyptian idol would give them just what they needed. Meantime, they would just continue to worship Jehovah. Three thousand were put to death that very day. It is as Paul says under inspiration at 1 Corinthians 10:21, you cannot partake of the table of the demons and the table of Jehovah. Jehovah is not having it.

    There is much more scripturally on which to reason but this should be sufficient to serve as explanation for why Jehovah's Witnesses remain far away from anything that is tainted by false worship, idolatry, false religion. You simply cannot separate Christmas and its features from its false worship. The practice itself did not even come into existence until the fourth century. Jehovah's Witnesses refrain because they do not wish to damage, jeopardize or destroy their relationship with the Sovereign Lord God Jehovah. They wish to honor, respect and glorify both Jehovah God and our reigning king Christ Jesus. This means making sure of what pleases them and rejecting anything that dishonors or disrespects them, no matter how pretty that thing seems to be. Christmas dishonors and disrespects Jehovah God and Jesus Christ.

    Hannah J Paul
    64 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Why do old people vote for Trump?

    82 answers · Politics · 1 day ago
  • Poll: What is your favorite day of the week?

    Me: My favorite day is Friday!
    Me: My favorite day is Friday!
    108 answers · Polls & Surveys · 2 days ago
  • What would happen if Donald Trump joined Yahoo Answers?

    Best answer: His account would be Subpoenaed and be used as damming evidence against him
    Best answer: His account would be Subpoenaed and be used as damming evidence against him
    157 answers · Politics · 3 days ago
  • Can atheists feel love?

    Best answer: I'm sure some of them can feel love for family, pets or whatever. I have personally found more atheists to be very cold, immoral, cruel, and emotionally unstable/unpredictable than most Christians. Let's say for example I place an ad for a room to rent out to someone. I would feel much safer renting to a... show more
    Best answer: I'm sure some of them can feel love for family, pets or whatever. I have personally found more atheists to be very cold, immoral, cruel, and emotionally unstable/unpredictable than most Christians. Let's say for example I place an ad for a room to rent out to someone. I would feel much safer renting to a Christian or even a heavily religious person of any background, rather than an atheist. I have rented to both atheists and Christians. I had rented out rooms years ago, and today I'm still friends with one of the Christian women that I rented to. The atheist guy and I got into a fist fight, so no I am not friends with him anymore. I'm certain however that there are plenty of well mannered and kind self professed atheists in the world, and occasionally I'll meet one or two.
    50 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Do you have black Jeans?

    Best answer: No. I only have one pair of "momma" jeans... Having knock-knees I just wouldn't be able to pull off the skinny jeans look that seems so popular nowadays. I had to special-order them, too, since my legs are so short... but at least I'm a fast, agile runner that can cause a defender to over-commit. show more
    Best answer: No. I only have one pair of "momma" jeans...

    Having knock-knees I just wouldn't be able to pull off the skinny jeans look that seems so popular nowadays.

    I had to special-order them, too, since my legs are so short... but at least I'm a fast, agile runner that can cause a defender to over-commit.
    178 answers · Polls & Surveys · 3 days ago
  • What are your best tricks for driving safely in winter weather?

    What are your best tricks for driving safely in winter weather?

    Best answer: I live in interior Alaska. 50 yr Alaska resident. There are important things you need to do. First, get either studs or winter tires. For trucks and cars, get 50# sand bags (usually two or three do the trick depending on how large your vehicle is. Have a block heater to keep your engine warm. Slow down before the... show more
    Best answer: I live in interior Alaska. 50 yr Alaska resident. There are important things you need to do. First, get either studs or winter tires. For trucks and cars, get 50# sand bags (usually two or three do the trick depending on how large your vehicle is. Have a block heater to keep your engine warm. Slow down before the stop signs and lights, use your gears (yes even if you have an automatic). Stay back from others and keep out of the packs of cars that grow on a freeway or expressway. Most of all, use your judgement. Drivers who are scared, or ones who don't have enough experience driving in treacherous winter conditions need to either move or do yourself a favor and practice putting your vehicle into slides in private areas where you wont' hurt anyone. See what it feels like to spin out, all the way around, and what it will take you to stop if you jam on your breaks at the last minute. When you first hit the road, and your not sure of how icy it is....wait till no vehicles are behind you, and slam on the breaks. See how bad you slide. Then you know what your dealing with and know you better keep the speed down, attention to the road and not your phone, and use caution. Survived this long doing all this without incident in a place that most runaway crying from because of the cold. Don't be afraid to drive in the winter, you make yourself a target. Either get ok with it, or park it till the spring. Other drivers will thank you for not causing more accidents.
    51 answers · Safety · 1 day ago