Tags: atheism, Atheist, Atheists, Baptist, Belief, Beliefs, bible, bible fail, bless, blog, Book of Leviticus, Christian, Christianity, Creation, double standard, fables, Freedom, God, healing, Humor, hypocrisy, intelligent design, intolerance, Jesus, Monicks, morality, prayer, rapture, religion, society, superstition By Sam Greenspan at 11 Points Here are 11 things that are technically banned by the Bible.
(All quotes are translations from the New American Standard Bible, but, because I’m actually trying to maintain serious journalistic integrity here, I cross-referenced several other translations to make sure I wasn’t missing the point.) As a final note, I know that nine of these 11 cite the Old Testament, which Christianity doesn’t necessarily adhere to as law.
1 I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.
If it is allowed, is the ceremony different in any way? A person who made such a marriage might possibly be removed from positions of responsibility within the congregation.
If it is discouraged, is it for social reasons (interfaith marriage is hard) or doctrinal reasons (the Bible says...)? I feel that the previous answer might be a bit one sided.
I can answer this off the top of my head, but I have no time to look for sources right now, so I'll put it in a comment. 0) First of all, persons who are not baptised as a JW, but only raised as a JW, are free to live their lives as they see fit (there is no infant baptism among JW's).