If you had to be a Scientologist, a Mormon, or a Jehovah's Witness, which would you pick?
If possible, rank them as most to least desireable. 1, 2, and 3.
UAdan06, it's not my desire to demean anyone.
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- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
None of the above because they are man-made religions.
Give me a Relationship with the awesome uncreated Creator of the universe or give me death.
For His glory,
- 1 decade ago
above all else i would be a mormon before anything else in the world if i had a choice i would make the same decision over and over again.
i belief the the scientologist have some good teachings that could help man out they have a great self help group i would think. but i will always choose to be mormon. there would be no other way.
the mormons i know are the best people i know in the whole world and ill never forget it.
i love the church and i know its gods church and he has a plan for all of us.
so in that case id say
1 mormon www.lds.org
- 1 decade ago
I am a Scientologist but I would like to know more about Mormon and Jehovah's Witness. I've picked up bits and pieces but nothing substantial. I was brought up a Catholic, I studied Islam for 5 or so months and appreciate BuddhismSource(s): www.scientology.org
- 4 years ago
The Watchtower believes that their church is the Ark of Noah's day, today. If you are not in the Ark, and you have had ample time to come inside, you will be destroyed just like the people were in the flood story of the Torah. Therefore, from their perspective, leaving the Watchtower Society is like signing your own death warrant. There would be no reason to do such a thing when you could just save yourself by remaining/becoming one of them. This doctrine has perpetuated untold suffering for millions of people including myself.
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- Pamela VLv 71 decade ago
I can't choose. I am a christian and I choose Jesus! However I will rank between the three.
1.) Mormon: Family Values
2.) Jehovah's Witness at least they believe in God.
3.) Sciemtologist, They won't let Dr.'s medicate them into La La land.
1.)I would never follow Joesph Smith!
2.)I would not follow Charles Taze Russell!
3.)I would never let my child bleed to death
when a transfusion would save his/her life!
" But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us................sanctification.........." ( 1 Corinthians 1:30)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
As with many other peoples answers, I would probably choose "none of the above", but since your question does suggest "if you HAD to".. I would say...
1) and 2) would be a tie between Mormon & JW. The reason that I say this is that while they're both based on the Bible, they also both have a lot of things that I wouldn't believe as well. I really couldn't decide between the two because I think that there were too many things I didn't agree with for both of them.. that it made them a tie.
3) would definitely be Scientology. I didn't know much about it, but I looked some things up and I was absolutely shocked at how much it had to do with aliens and spaceships and stuff like that.
Now, I will admit, to some people, the idea of a Christian God seems like science fiction, Scientology is FAR FAR more science fiction sounding to me than anything in the Bible.. heh.
So, yah.. just what I could come up with :)
- 1 decade ago
Well, I have been meeting with missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and attending services with them, and I have found that these people and this faith is truly centered around Jesus Christ as the Savior. I love the moral standards, the importance that is placed on spending time with family, and things like that. I'm even considering being baptized in the Church myself, so I would say Mormon.
As for the other two, I would not rank them because I don't know a great deal about either belief system, and I certainly wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings :-)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I guess it would depend on your goals in life and what you expect from your religion.
Setting aside the Bible and considering other issues, if you want one that:
Believes in obeying the law, even the inconvenient ones, such as speed limits when late for work;
Believes in paying taxes, even though there are many ways a religion cab avoid them, as many do;
Believes in keeping their word, such as to the IRS that they will not promote politics in the church, and they actually mean it;
Teaches their youth that waiting until marriage is preferable to using protection, and for the most part, the youths actually believe it....As a result, they have the lowest rates of out-of-wedlock births and STDs....Yes, there is the occasional ones who would rather have their fun now than wait, but there are far more who choose to wait;
Treats their youth with respect, not just "do what you're told!";
Teaches their youths side by side with the adults, the Bible as a whole, and not just Bible stories....The very young may not understand what they are being taught, but by the time you reach the age of understanding, they have a good basic knowledge of the scriptures;
Don’t allow their congregations to get so large that the individual gets lost in the crowd and since everyone is taught the same, it is easy to start a new congregation, with a set of elders;
Has members who know all other members, whether in their congregation, their city, or their county....When Katrina happened, they made sure everyone living in New Orleans could be found in Texas, with every individual accounted for;
Believes their Kingdom Halls should compliment a neighborhood, and not overwhelm it, so they are small and don’t include a lot of expensive decorative features....Each Hall can hold up to four congregations;
Encourages all their members to read the whole Bible and submit their thoughts to see whether the religion could be following God’s Word better;
Don’t pay or elect leading members or governing board....a fisherman, a tax colletor, or a carpenter can end up on the Governing Board of the Society.
Can have every member, over the age of 12 answer the following question without just referring to a secular holiday in May:
WHAT DAY DO YOU OBSERVE THE MEMORIAL ON?
- JoJoCieCieLv 51 decade ago
Interesting question, glad I don't have to choose, as I would not want to be any of them...but to answer you question,
#1.Scientologist..the reading would be eye opening, not remotely like the Bible
#2. Mormon, unbiblical, but less brainwashing than...being a witness
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 decade ago
I would only HAVE to be one of those, had my parents been such. Then, at a suitable age, I would be able to make my own choice, difficult though that might be with all the amount of mind-control that goes on in all three groups.
However, the JWs have the merit of being less hooked on science-fiction than the other two groups. Of course, if I had a penchant for science fiction...
Then again, the JWs have the handicap of reveling in their exclusivity. Despite all the billions of hours they put in door-knocking, they don't really care if nobody else joins their ranks. They door-knock to serve notice on the nations - to give a Jeremiah-like warning of doom. If individuals do join them, great, but if Armageddon comes tomorrow and only they survive (less than 7 million baptised members) that's equally great. Well, that's the impression I get from them anyway. So, upon reflection, there might be more love in the Mormons. What a good job this is a hypothetical question for adults! (But spare a prayer for the children.)
- 1 decade ago
I pick Jehovah's Witness.
I want a religion that sticks to the bible and not just tradition. The Jehovahs Witnesses are the only ones that have shown me that by word and action. They are also unified in thought and actions which is amazingly refreshing!
The Mormons seem to be nice people but as far as beliefs go... after much prayer and research and visits its become clear that they dont seem to have gods spirit with them.
And Scientologists, well while the bible is scientifically found to be accurate I think that "they" have gone so far off that if anyone would stop looking at the Hollywood Glam and looked at the religion (term used loosely) they would see that it is a "tickling of the ears".