Jehovah's Witnesses And They Are Different From Other Religions

Submitted By BrianE22154
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I selected Jehovah’s Witnesses and they are different from other religions in many different ways. They have many different beliefs, worship practices and values. One of their main beliefs is that the destruction of the present world system at armageddon is imminent, and that the establishment of God’s kingdom over the earth is the only solution for all problems faced by humanity. They are similar to mainstream Christianity. They are best known for their door to door preaching and passing out of literature. Some of the main documents that they past out are The Watchtower and Awake. They also refuse military service and do not believe in blood transfusions. They use the name Jehovah for worship. They do not observe Christmas, Easter, birthdays, or other holidays due to them believing that they are not relevant to Christianity. They consider society to be morally corrupt and under the influence of Satan and they limit their social interaction with non Witnesses. If any Witnesses do anything outside of their beliefs they face disciplinary actions such as being disfellowshipped. Meaning they will no longer be part of the group. They are able to be reinstated if it has been determined that they are repentant. One of the main issues in our country with this religious belief is their objection to military service and their refusal to salute the national flag. I was not aware that Jehovah’s Witnesses believed that the Bible condemns the mixing of religions, on the basis that there can only be on truth from God and they reject interfaith movements. All religions believe that their way of living is the only way, but not to the extent of Jehovah’s Witnesses from what I have read at least in the United States. The racial/ethnic group I chose to do research on is the Asian race. The asian race was usually referred to as Oriental, Asiatic, and Mongoloid back in the day. The term Asian American was created by Yuji Ichioka in the late 1960s. People from the Far East, Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent are classified as Asian Americans in the United States. The majority of Asians are Christians. Then you have a small percentage that are Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh. There is a large percentage of Asians that are unaffiliated with any religion. After World War II legislation passed to give the ability of Asian Americans to immigrate into our country and become naturalized citizens. Recently Asian Americans surpassed Hispanic Americans as the largest group of immigrants to migrate to the United States. The Asian race has made major contributions to America’s economy. Back in the day Asian Americans were kept out of the labor markets. So the majority of them started their own businesses. They started convenience and grocery stores, law and medical practices, laundry mats, restaurants, beauty stores and many high tech companies. In 2012 Asian Americans owned 1.5 million businesses. Some of the most famous brands in the United States