Seventh Day Adventist
Date: October 24, 2005 07:58PM
After I wrote this post I realise it's a pretty old thread now, but I thought, what the heck, I'll still post up my two bob's worth.
Some do consider them to be a cult but basically, the Seventh Day Adventists are okay, at least here in Australia. Pretty low key really and yes, they did promote and still do promote healthy eating and lifestyle. We also have Seventh Day Adventist Hospitals and I have had family go there and noone has ever tried to convert them at any stage.
My good mate from across the road to me is a Seventh Day Adventist and when she first starting coming over to visit me many years ago, she would discretely leave behind some Adventist reading matter on my table. She said it was what her mother wanted her to do because she had lived with mother for years after her husband died and reared her kids there so I guess she felt she owed it to her mother to do this. But I notice as soon as her mother died, she stopped leaving the pamphlets.
Her being a Seventh Day Adventist never caused me concern and we both respected and still do, each other's ways. We are able to share many interests in common, mostly our one of keeping chooks, that is chickens, and ducks and growing vegetables and stuff like that. But if I had a family member who converted and was in close contact with them, as in living in the same house, that could be a different story. Maybe, maybe not, would all depend on how enthusiastic they would be with their new conversion. Though I imagine they would slow down some in time if this were to be a problem.