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A friend gave me one of those cat things a long time ago because she knew I like cats. I did some research and found out that it is suppose to symbolize luck or something, but I don't believe in luck. I just like it because she is a dear friend of mine and it's setimental. Should I get rid of it?

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I'm only vaguely familiar with that particular figurine, other than a Google search saying it's a Japanese tradition, so I'll let someone else answer more thoroughly. But my feeling is that if it's not widely recognized as a symbol of luck outside of some Asian countries, it would likely fall under the same scriptural guidelines as wind chimes.

 

*** w81 6/1 p. 31 Questions From Readers ***
● Would it be wrong for a Christian to use wind chimes in his or her home?

Many persons have used wind chimes to give a pleasant musical aspect to the home. When the wind blows, the glass, metal or wooden pieces hit against one another to produce the sound. However, it is the custom in some countries to put up wind chimes with the thought that they will keep evil spirits from entering the home. Obviously, a Christian would not make use of wind chimes for such a purpose. So if there is such a superstitious belief in one’s country, or community, it would not be wise to have a wind chime in the home. Thus no one will be stumbled or given the impression that Jehovah’s Witnesses make use of wind chimes for some unscriptural purpose.—1 Cor. 10:31-33.

 

However, if one’s motive in putting up a wind chime has nothing to do with false religion, superstition or demonism, and there is little possibility of others’ getting the wrong impression regarding its use in the home, it is a simple matter for personal decision.

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