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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    ...or maybe she's just an aspiring photographer building her portfolio, really liked you, thought you could benefit from her church like she has, maybe she was fishing for mutual interests to build the friendship?
    I was thinking this at first. How do you know she is from within a cult? What gave her away? Just so that others know what to look for before they start getting excited about what a great photo deal they're getting plus maybe a new friend as well.
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    :/ my dad and his wife are JWs and not pushy at all. They also help people who aren't with the church, including a single mum with 2 kids that lives in their street. I'm not a JW, and don't get preached to by then at all, as they know I'm not going to convert. In response to the OP, I wouldn't do it, only because I would be worried that someone at the party might get sucked in despite being forewarned.
    The JW's I have met here, aren't as pushy as they used to be in Europe when they came to my door. All I am saying is that they don't do things sneaky like some other cults do. They identify themselves, so you know straight up with whom and what you're dealing with. I'd be much more inclined to talk/listen to the JW's as again, they are open about their religion and not sneaky. Something I do appreciate about them.

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    Jws are not a cult. They are christians. They strictly follow the christian bible. Im not sure if some know the meaning of 'a cult' I should know i was raised as one and am currently a practicing witness

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShanandBoc View Post
    Jws are not a cult. They are christians. They strictly follow the christian bible. Im not sure if some know the meaning of 'a cult' I should know i was raised as one and am currently a practicing witness
    If you do the 'cult questionnaire' on almost any organized religion it comes up with being a cult, same for many other organizations. Making it a very vague, but still very negative word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    ...or maybe she's just an aspiring photographer building her portfolio, really liked you, thought you could benefit from her church like she has, maybe she was fishing for mutual interests to build the friendship?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sindrii View Post
    :/ my dad and his wife are JWs and not pushy at all. They also help people who aren't with the church, including a single mum with 2 kids that lives in their street.
    I'm not a JW, and don't get preached to by then at all, as they know I'm not going to convert.

    In response to the OP, I wouldn't do it, only because I would be worried that someone at the party might get sucked in despite being forewarned.
    *SIGH* I am not saying the JW's are a cult. I am talking about different religions trying to spread the gospel in different ways. JW's do it very publicly and a lot of cults are more cunning and sneaky. I prefer the JW's way as you know what you're up against without any hidden agenda.
    I better butt out of this conversation because everything I say is taken the wrong way. Maybe Im still too sick and tired and Im not wording things properly.

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    Hi I just wanted to clarify that jw are not Christians they don't believe many parts of the bible and they are completely different in many ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell87 View Post
    Hi I just wanted to clarify that jw are not Christians they don't believe many parts of the bible and they are completely different in many ways.
    Define Christian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MunchiesMummy View Post
    I think if you invite her back to do the party you are inviting her into your home as such and then you are opening out the recruiting to a whole new level!!! Also you could forewarn your friends, but how would you feel if one of them actually agreed to go along to the weekends etc? You never know, and these people could some how find out friends details etc and harrass them?

    Im not sure if this was a serious thread or not, but in answer to your original question - no I dont think you should invite her back to use her to photograph your party - cult or no cult, thats a pretty horrible thing to do.
    Why is it horrible to agree to let a trainee photographer come and practice taking photos of children? That's what she says is her purpose. The recruiting thing is very much a sideline, according to her.

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    Maybe just be open and chat to her about your concerns? Just be honest about the fact that you are not interested in joining said cult, but you really love her work with her photography and would be honoured if she would still be willing to take the photographs and in return you will be a reference for her portfolio/resume? If she is truly wanting to build up her business then I doubt that she would jeapardise her career by trying to push her religion on others whilst working.

    She may not have been trying to actively recruit, maybe she just likes you and thought that maybe you would get as much use out of her religion as she does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    *SIGH* I am not saying the JW's are a cult. I am talking about different religions trying to spread the gospel in different ways. JW's do it very publicly and a lot of cults are more cunning and sneaky. I prefer the JW's way as you know what you're up against without any hidden agenda.
    I better butt out of this conversation because everything I say is taken the wrong way. Maybe Im still too sick and tired and Im not wording things properly.
    Ohh I wasn't referring to you Misschief I'm so sorry, I should have quoted, but I was lazy and using my phone.
    I ws responding to the comment "they are Wiley though" referring to JWs, and that they would only help out someone to convert them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sindrii View Post
    Ohh I wasn't referring to you Misschief I'm so sorry, I should have quoted, but I was lazy and using my phone.
    I ws responding to the comment "they are Wiley though" referring to JWs, and that they would only help out someone to convert them.
    that was my comment, and that is my experience with them, so I'm happy to stand by it.

    My partner spent a long time heavily involved in churches, including even going on a mission trip overseas, and the churches are very clever at recruitment.


 

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