The Poison of the Watchtower.


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In between wrongly predicting the end of the World every couple of years, the cult of Jehovah’s Witness often leaves nothing but a trail of destruction and ruined lives, wherever it infects. Its viciously totalitarian and narcissistic leadership forces uniformity of opinion, suppression of speech, and threats that if you dare to disagree, you will be shunned. Its Governing Body does this, whilst amassing great wealth. But its handling of those who chose to leave the faith, is perhaps its most disgusting contribution to society. They have a policy of destroying families.

Let’s say you’re born into a Jehovah’s Witness family. You’re raised in the faith. You have a wonderful family. You are however, often ostracised from the outside World, and are constantly told that it is a hotbed of evil and sin. You reach 18, and you decide that this faith isn’t for you. You don’t accept the doctrines that Kingdom Hall is attempting to force on you. Let’s say, you just want to live a life without religion, though you know you will struggle because all you’ve known your entire life, is this one cult. You could use some family support at this difficult time. Well, here is what you can expect, from the Watchtower:

“Again, the disfellowshipping does not dissolve the flesh-and-blood ties, but, in this situation, contact, if it were necessary at all, would be much more rare than between persons living in the same home. Yet, there might be some absolutely necessary family matters requiring communication, such as legalities over a will or property. But the disfellowshiped relative should be made to appreciate that his status has changed, that he is no longer welcome in the home nor is he a preferred companion.”

– Had you reached 18 and had you successfully managed to repel the forced process of indoctrination you will have been exposed to for years, deciding that you don’t believe it; then this horrid little family-destroying cult thinks it has a right to make you understand that your ‘status has changed’ and that you’re ‘no longer welcome in the home’. In your own home. They have reduced you, to a ‘flesh-and-blood’ tie, which to them, is meaningless. Jehovah’s Witnesses wish to control not only your thoughts, but your family ties.

They reinforce this, in another Watchtower article:

“If the disfellowshipped or disassociated one is a relative living outside the immediate family circle and home. It might be possible to have almost no contact at all with the relative. Even if there were some family matters requiring contact, this certainly would be kept to a minimum, in line with the divine principle: “Quit mixing in company with anyone called a brother that is a fornicator or a greedy person [or guilty of another gross sin], . . . not even eating with such a man.”—1 Corinthians 5:11.”

Both of those quotes are from Watchtower editions in the 1970s and 1980s. So maybe they’ve changed in the past thirty years? Well, no. In January 2013, The Watchtower said this:

“Really, what your beloved family member needs to see is your resolute stance to put Jehovah above everything else – including the family bond. … Do not look for excuses to associate with a disfellowshipped family member, for example, through e-mail.”

– When they say “your resolute stance to put Jehovah above everything else”, what they mean is, your resolute stance to give yourself entirely to the cult leadership at the expense of people who you love, and rely on. They own you.

In 2011, the Watchtower tried to shamefully manipulate the emotions of family members of a disfellowshipped member, that in fact, completely shunning them, making their life as difficult as possible, is best for them:

“By cutting off contact with the disfellowshipped or disassociated one, you are showing that you hate the attitudes and actions that led to that outcome. However, you are also showing that you love the wrongdoer enough to do what is best for him or her. Your loyalty to Jehovah may increase the likelihood that the disciplined one will repent and return to Jehovah.”

– There is of course, no evidence for any claim made in that passage.

Next, they invent their own rules, that have absolutely no Biblical basis. This of course, cannot be anything other than power:

“What about speaking with a disfellowshipped person? While the Bible does not cover every possible situation, 2 John 10 helps us to get Jehovah’s view of matters: “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, never receive him into your homes or say a greeting to him.” …. A simple ‘Hello’ to someone can be the first step that develops into a conversation and maybe even a friendship. Would we want to take that first step with a disfellowshipped person?”

– By Watchtower standards – not Biblical standards at all – saying ‘hello’ to your child, is discouraged. This is invented, out of thin air. Whilst it quite obviously has no logical reason; it also has no Biblical reason. Though they claim it does. Here is one vile excuse for their inherently abusive nature:

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They then seem to take great sadistic pleasure in those who have left the faith, being punished as Ellwood Johnson, past Circuit Overseer makes so whimsically clear:

“…Once that sign of the Son of man appears in the heavens, where Jesus sits down on his glorious throne, he will judge you and I at that point in history as to whether or not you are actually a sheep or a goat. …. You will not be able to say to Jesus, “Oh Jesus, wait a minute, I’m disfellowshipped. Wait a minute, let me get reinstated.” Oh no! Oh no! You see, all the evidence will have been brought into the court as to who you are and what you are as a person. And once he sits down, you will not be able to change your record. Not one iota!”

– They seem to take joy out of controlling a family enough to see it broken to pieces, and then forging subtle messages of hate, and threats at those already suffering from being cast out by their own family.

According to one ex-Jehovah’s Witness:

“I had a miscarriage, and I really needed my mom, but she wouldn’t return my call.”

– This is the product of wholly unnatural extremist processes that infect natural human bonds.

To add to the mentality of the slightly psychotic, certainly power obsessed narcissists that run the Governing Body (all of whom, are rather shadowy figures, which is odd given how much control they wish to have over the lives of believers), if you dare to even begin to suggest you disagree with what the Governing Body has decreed, you will be hauled in front of a trial by Judicial Committee, where a group of Committee members let you know how much they hate you (you are referred to as ‘mentally diseased’ which is basically like an elephant calling you an elephant), how much your family wont be speaking to you any more, and throws you out. It is all one big power mechanism.

The reason the Governing Body do not like families to associate with those who have left the faith, is because to do so, would be to ‘expose’ the family to a way of thinking that doesn’t benefit the Governing Body. Their wealth grows, as the faithful grow. So, indoctrinate from birth, include stories of judgement and hellfire for leaving the faith, scare people into knowing that they will lose everyone they love if they dare to think for themselves. This is how cults operate. They use scripture in a weak attempt to justify this. Unsurprisingly, they ignore scripture that may be detrimental to their leadership. For example:

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
– Matthew 6:24

– Seems rather succinct and blunt to me. You cannot serve both money and God. And yet according to accounts from around the UK Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 2009, we see this:

  • Surrey Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses: £3924638
  • Bristol Assemble Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses: £3977491
  • East Pennine Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses: £6359630

    – Those are just three. That’s a lot of money sitting in Jehovah’s Witness Hall bank accounts. It seems you can serve God and Money afterall.

    As much as religions like to suggest they are the glue that holds the family together, they are in fact quite the opposite. Religion is not family focused. Religion is religion focused. And anything that doesn’t fit the model (family included) is worthless. The religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses, is in the business of profiting from breaking families. It is a business model. Apostasy laws, rules and indoctrinated thoughts upon the idea that your family is less important than your faith; break families apart.

    An Atheist living in a Jehovah’s Witness family, has two choices; shut up, say nothing, your entire life must be a lie if you wish to keep speaking to your family. Alternatively, speak up, be made to feel worthless, be told you’re the antichrist by your own family, be hauled in front of a committee of self important, patriarchal narcissists worried that you might affect the power structure that keeps them in place and in wealth. When a group of very controlling men (there are no women in the Governing Body) control emotions, through the psychological ability to dissolve family ties, you have complete mechanical control over very vulnerable people, and you have a business model worth millions. This is the reality of the poison of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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  • 30 Responses to The Poison of the Watchtower.

    1. arnoldshultz says:

      A cult indeed. Well said, and disgusting to see the parallels in much of what you say here to another cult: Scientology.

    2. FatFreddy says:

      You discuss the JW practice of shunning, which was interesting and news to this reader. However, this statement is foolish:

      “As much as religions like to suggest they are the glue that holds the family together, they are in fact quite the opposite.”

      Religions are indeed the glue that holds not only families together but churches, communities, nations, and cultures.

      Religions are not the only glue that holds these things together, but they certainly have stood the test of time in that regard.

      In fact religions are so important, that atheists have invented their own non-theistic religions. Marxism and environmentalism are two modern attempts to subsume ourselves in some larger religious purpose, and to necessarily join with others in the process.

      People have an innate need to join with something greater than themselves, and if the religions of old do not fulfill that purpose satisfactorily, then we will continue to invent new ones in order to fulfill the need.

      You apparently have nothing but scorn and disdain for our old religions, but they have successfully fulfilled the lifelong needs of many people, which is why they have lasted so long.

      Of course, the old religions are imperfect, but there is no guarantee that our new faiths and doctrines will be any better. There is already much evidence that indeed they are not.

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    4. Angel says:

      Maybe u need to study them a little more because they dont force anybody or threatan if somebody doesnt want to study with them they’ll understand maybe study them and take sometime to meet some of them and you’ll see that they are not bad people

    5. John Cedars says:

      Thank you so much for this article. More brave individuals like you need to speak out and shine a light on how cults operate.

      For all you Watchtower apologists and Governing-Body-lovers out there who will deny that shunning is mandated for JWs, I encourage you to watch my video on YouTube, which is a talk recording taken from the 2013 God’s Word Is Truth convention…

      Shunning is a form of psychological abuse and a violation of human rights.

    6. steve says:

      They didn’t force anybody??? I spent 18 year’s of my life being forced to succumb to their will and demand’s. I turned 18 and moved out of the totalitarianism. Appears to me they studied it thoroughly or lived it like I did.

    7. steve says:

      The people in the organization are not bad people. The ruling governing body are bad people. Research the cult…reality is a cruel concept for those living their lives in accord to what is indoctrinated into them.

    8. Gordon Cook says:

      As someone who had been JW for 30 years, I can attest to the validity of the article. In 1996 I developed depression, attempted suicide. The help I got from them was zero, their only advice attend meetings do the house to house ministry, and told to separate from family. Three years on I disassociated, which meant all contact with any JW was lost. This included my wife and two daughter, who I did not speak to or see for another 12 years,in 2012, Then only because my eldest son became seriously ill, he also an ex-JW shunned by his mother and sisters. After he recovered they again faded away and we have not heard from them since. These are people who claim to be in “Gods loving organisation” , Yet regard anyone not a JW as part of Satans world, reject any criticism about them as lies, and refuse to read anything that may make them think the Watchtower is wrong. Visit http://www.jwfacts.com for more info.

    9. Vanessa says:

      Thank you for such an interesting article. I can relate to this after nearly 40 years of struggling to understand why I was so ‘bad’ There was nothing wrong with me, am human that’s all & now can live rest of my life making my own decisions based on information that is not biased or made up.
      Wasted so many yrs trying to be good whilst all around me others got away with everything yet appeared to be good. The freedom of being out of this cult is wonderful!!

    10. Jay says:

      FWIW I spent some time around one of the current governing body members when he was a “circuit overseer” and I was still in the cult. At the time he seemed to be a pleasant, kind, open man. Then again, I was a brainwashed teenage kid. Hard to think of him as being “shadowy”, but it’s hard to argue with the results.

    11. Simon's neighbour says:

      In the late 80s and 90s, when I was little we lived next-door-but-one (on a tiny close-knit street) to a family of Jehovah’s witnesses.
      They weren’t always Jehovah’s, in the 70s and early 80s they were just like my parents, irreligious and just average, occasionally they all socialised together, however they were later brainwashed into the cult of Jehovah’s and hardly spoke to my parents thereafter.
      They never let their daughter play outside or even leave the house. Their son however, whom i think was incredibly lonely was allowed to play out even though we were his only company (he was secondary school age, we were primary school).
      The daughter who was older was gifted at science and a very promising student but her previously normal parents, now brainwashed forbade her from going to university at all. My mum who worked in the school science department often speaks of how heartbroken the whole science department at this absolute travesty.
      It horrifies me that a normal couple can be so entranced by a cult like that and it can have such a pervasive effect on their children.
      My mum always says when she remembers them of how she hopes that poor girl escaped and thy her bright and enquiring mind wasn’t dulled by nonsense scripture and cult ideology.
      Reading that piece of “disfellowshipped” people i can see why they never let their daughter leave the house, she surely would have left and been disfellowshipped. Poor kids, no email or Internet to escape onto back then.

    12. Simon's neighbour says:

      I also met two Jehovah’s teenagers (also an elder sister & her younger brother) in my first part time job, they BOTH left the cult. They always spoke of their parents’ beliefs with embarrassment and never seemed to have any support or proper love at home. They noticeably never spoke about it.

    13. Simon's neighbour says:

      I often wonder how many Jehovah’s there are in East Yorkshire. The first village I lived in had a large family of Mormons too, there was about a dozen of them, the girls all wore little bonnets……that must be a rough ride, to be channelling ‘Little House on the Prairie’ when everyone else was taking ‘style’ inspiration from Sporty Spice et al.

    14. wm draper says:

      A timely piece here, very accurate from what I can see, what isn’t mentioned though ( at least I didn’t see it ), is that there is NO SCRIPTURAL BASIS for the way they treat some who fall away from the religion or believe that they have found something better . The scripture speaks about one that is deliberately sinning ( to shun this one ) as long as they are doing this, or one that teaches against scripture. It’s a tough policy to shun certain ones; I will agree that much is done with no real scriptural basis . Good article .

    15. wm draper says:

      I just reviewed that talk , it’s poorly done , some things in there just tough stances required by our Father in the Heavens ; the talk though is a little simplistic, and doesn’t really get into a lot of detail that such a talk should. The reason for this is that this is not a religion of all that Truth which they speak of . .

    16. Clarity says:

      Glad you are exposing these attitudes. My daughter’s father (an Elder) has not spoken to her in about 15 years. JW’s do not know what normal loving relationships are and justify poor treatment as above. Unfortunately, because of lack of education, isolationism (by not being allowed to mix with non JW’s) and indoctrination from a male dominated (patriarchical) community, most members carry on in their ignorance, defending the indefensible. The best thing that has happened, is that the internet is highlighting the total inconsistencies and people are leaving in floods. The WTBTS is panicking a little and has upped the control mechanism, by putting more fear into members by again use the blunt Armageddon tool, just as they did in the 1920’s, 1950’s, 1970’s and again now. Its so sad for them, but as I said many are waking up.

    17. Roberta zimmerman says:

      This religion is disgusting. It’s mind control at its finest. Everything about the religion is a lie. They change their doctrines whenever one of their phrophecies don’t come true. I speak from experience as I was raised in this cult and still have family members who are drinking the Kool Aid and giving their life sayings to this sick organization

    18. Ken O. says:

      Very well written article, and accurate. I watched my family be torn apart by this worthless organization, and I recently made my feelings known, and now have friends that I have know for decades that won’t talk to me out of fear of “spiritual danger.”

      What makes me laugh is they use the excuse for shunning as “Of course we wouldn’t want to willingly associate with sinners!” Yet they forget the very scriptures they teach, “Just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.”

      I’ve never met a larger group of hypocrites, and was unfortunate enough to be raised among them.

    19. Apostle Paul said when your nonchristian partner is willing to stay with you, you must keep the peace and love and stay together. Christians rarely must expell. In fact, the only one that will be expelled are the believers themselves in prosecutions

    20. StFual says:

      Don’t all religions require this in their texts? It’s just a matter of the implementation. I dated a born again Christian who told me I would go to hell if I didn’t accept Jesus Christ into my life. When I asked about her parents who were not Christians she said they were going to hell as well. When I pointed out there is no god so I have no fear of hell, other than the risk of hell on earth with a religious nut job we agreed to part ways. But I’ve also dated a Muslim and Catholic who insisted I’d have to join their cults if we were to be a permanent item. Islam and Judaism both have the death penalty for apostasy in their instruction manuals. The Jews mostly don’t bother but many muslim countries take it seriously.

    21. […] your family. It is beneficial for you to leave your family. Again, this is control. I noted in a previous article the destructive anti-family policies of the cult of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The horrific way […]

    22. Jemal says:

      My “sin” was to leave the WTBTS to follow Jesus Christ, not a religion. I saw that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, whereas the WTBTS claim to be the Way, the Truth and the Life – and no one comes to the Father except through them.

      I was totally empty during my time with the Witnesses. It is so works-based, and there is no praise to God. An elder told me we couldn’t have a close relationship with God until the “1,000 years are over.” I also saw that Jesus hardly ever gets mentioned. Without the close relationship with God that I craved, I ended up at rock bottom, completely broken. Yeshua completely changed my life. The last thing I cried out was “I need You to take over my life, because I am nothing without You.” He did, and totally set me free emotionally.

      I disassociated myself from the Witnesses, and now they all, including a Witness neighbour, shun me. But I have gained far more than I have lost. In fact, they don’t hurt me by shunning me, as I really want for them to experience how amazing God is, and the way He helps us in our daily lives. I see how brainwashed they all are, as I myself was, and that is so sad. There are so many turning to alcohol and having affairs etc. Why? Because they claim to have the “only true religion” and yet they are empty without having God in their lives, so they are trying to fill that gap with other things to numb the pain.

    23. […] direct cause of the psychological abuse practiced by Jehovah’s Witnesses with their policy of ‘disfellowshipping’. Meslier was right to point out the hideous nature of that particular moral teaching of […]

    24. Mark Andrews says:

      Disfellowshipping? It’s the most vile practice possible. Discrimination at it’s worst and they call themselves a charity here in the United Kingdom? What a friggin joke.

      The untold misery this sect causes to tens of thousands of people around the world who like me were born into this absurd outfit (3rd generation in my case) and just because I couldn’t live with myself any more and left them 20 years ago, in the process I’ve lost all of my family, it’s like having to go through a mass living bereavement daily.

      As a kid growing up in the JW’s I was like many other JW children hit constantly by my father who would always read a scripture to me first as justification for the physical abuse (‘foolishness tied up with the heart of a boy and the rod of discipline is what will remove it far from him’) upon which basis he used to beat the living crap out of me almost daily, almost without exception, for the slightest perceived wrongdoing on my part. I grew up hating him. To this day I still think he’s a complete prat and to be honest the sooner he kicks the bucket the better I’ll feel for the huge amount of distress he’s caused me in my life over the years.

      As a kid I wasn’t just beaten with a stick in the home but often in the back of the kingdom hall too, in public for everyone to see until I was begging and screaming for mercy, for him to stop hitting me. Not one person in the congregation ever tried to step in to stop the abuse either. Is it any wonder today I still feel like picking up a grenade launcher and firing a few rounds at more than a few kingdom halls only I absolutely detest this American mind control sect.

      Physical beatings aside from both my father (and my mother too) the JW’s are just absolutely full of shit. Believing as they do that they are God’s only true organization on the planet today, everyone else not a part of them (who is not a JW) belonging to satan the devil, I mean, what a frickin load of BS.

      Pardon my language but that childhood was absolutely bloody awful, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. The constant talk of satan and the demons -yrrr’ack, it’s no way to bring up a confident and happy child into the world.

      Even recently when I did bump into my father he tried it on again despite me being almost 50 now. He went to shove me and tried to hit me. As I reached for the phone to call the police for assault my mother similarly tried grabbing me stabbing her finger nails into my neck and drawing blood. Needless to say I called the police by dialing the emergency number and they turned up 10 minutes later to warn them not to lay another finger on me ever again or they would be arrested. I’m just simply not prepared to put up with their deep seated anger issues which I’ve had to put up with all of my life on and off.

      Long story short, I cannot stand the JW’s. They are hypocrites personified through and through. In denial of their own history, in denial of the untold misery and deaths due to the blood transfusion issue over the decades, denial of the countless number of suicides again down the years, yet they’re still allowed to get away with all of their absolute crap and complete bullshit.

      One of these days (hopefully) somebody will launch a missile straight at their HQ in NY state. (Previously Crooklyn and the new bethel hq wherever the hell that is located as well these days).

      Watchtower organization? A bunch of bloody murdering bastards is what they are.

    25. @ Mark Andrews. Thank you for sharing that, I was so moved. No childhood is perfect but I was lucky enough to have been raised by atheist parents and despite the rigours of a 1960s childhood I am so glad that I was spared the awful physical and mental abuse you endured. I hope you have managed to lead a fulfilled life in spite of the ‘bloody murdering bastards’ ( to put it mildly!)

    26. Josh says:

      I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness (JW) until the age of ten when my mum stopped believing and ceased attending the frequent services that JWs are expected to attend. It wasn’t until someone spotted the Christmas lights in the window of our house the following year, however, that my Mum was summoned to appear before a committe of “Elders”. I aren’t completely sure why she attended – probably because she still had social ties within the organisation – but she did and was promptly disfellowshiped after refusing to repent for her celebration of Christmas. Once disfellowshipped, people that she’d known for some 10 years – her best friends – would no longer even acknowledge her when she saw them in the neighbourhood.

      Shunning is practiced assiduously by most church members (though my mum had herself always spoken to disfellowshipped people whenever she bumped into them: clearly cult life never really suited her!) and is a painful practice for all concerned; the shunned AND (more often than not) the shunners. Indeed, the vast majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses are, I think, totally sincere in their beliefs. They really do think that shunning is for the greater good of the shunned party, as well as necessary for maintaining their own spiritual integrity. This sincerity extends even to the lower leadership (e.g. congregational elders) who, for the most part I believe, are not manipulative, avaricious power hungry tyrants; they’re simply deluded. In fact, at my mum’s disfellowshipping two of the officiating elders actually wept because they found it so painful to accept that she had “fallen away” from “the truth”. These are not bad people, just people plagued by terrible ideas.

      That said, I’m much more cynical about the motives of the upper leadership, who have a mysterious, almost God-like status in the organisation reminiscent of the Pope in the Catholic Church. In my experience, standard JWs don’t know much about what goes on amongst The Governing Body at all. Dictates are handed down and obeyed without question. Dissenting thought is forbidden to such an extent that consumption of media (e.g. books, films, music etc.) that relays discordant views in anything other than wholly condemnatory terms, is strictly off-limits.

      Looking back, I find it incredible to consider just how accepting everyone was to these terms and how oblivious they apparently were to the great deal of control a small group of unelected individuals weilded over their lives. Religion can undoubtedly serve as an extremely powerful tool for control, and the organisation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses illustrates this very well.

      *Note*

      Just a minor correction to your article: JWs do not believe in hell. The punishment for unrepented trangression is being destroyed at Armageddon (which is, incidentally, “just around the corner”) along with all other non-JWs. This in turn means being denied the opportunity to live in the post-apocalyptic “new system” that JWs believe Jehovah will instate on earth; a utopian paradise. Quite bad then, but infinitely less severe than external tourment, haha.

    27. jalmar says:

      I would really have appreciated if you had set the Watchtower date – year in your article

    28. Andile says:

      I’m in South Africa and was born in a Witness family. It was a family of values, conscience and hard work. We were admired as blessed in the neighbourhood, but what appeared to be good to the outside was actually a front. We had a weak family bond and I’d always admired other close knit families I came across. After completing high school I insisted on going to university, against my mother’s advice, and encouraged my brother too after me. He’s still a Witness, practicing as an attorney. I was disfellowshipped 7 years ago for having a sexual relationship before marriage. Though this was a difficult time, I learned to live with it. I’m lucky to have a family that never really attempted to completely shun me as required. I still consider myself a Witness and acknowledge that much good exists in their manner of conduct, but I’ve been questioning things a lot more aggressively, seeking the truth about the WTS. I’ve not yet decided what to do, but I’m praying for God’s guidance. If and when I do make a decision not to return, I expect my family will be a lot less accommodating and supporting and may eventually shun me. For me the smoking gun seems to be the machinations within the Governing Body. There’s a lot to be questioned there.

    29. KWT says:

      I have a question for all you “inspired” Jehovah Witnesses and especially for the leaders of the Watch Tower multi-billion dollar corporation. It is a rhetorical question that I don’t want or need an answer to . . . plus none of you can answer it anyway.

      Are you Jehovah Wittnesses and the “Governing Body” WAITING for Armageddon or are you WISHING for it???

      After all, those God, whoops, I mean Jehovah inspired leaders last predicted it would happen in 1975. Hmmn, 40 years ago. I was a senior in high school, okay student, all state baseball player and life was good. I’m still here and I hadn’t even heard of Jehovah Witnesses then. I was a “Worldly Person” with no knowledge of it, an “apostate” just for being born and living 18 years. Go figure, who knew? I guess I lucked out because I’m sure all “God’s People” were scared to death at that time. Can a Jehovah Witness really believe that God will kill even the people who never heard of Jehovah Witnesses before? I mean, it seems like all the people before the creation of the JW religion were apostates. 1975 comes and goes and . . . nothing happens. Many left the cult. They saw the total lies and deceit.

      What is interesting to me is how easy it is from the outside to see the truth. The JW religion is so simple and unintelligent; it’s easy to dissect, a no brainer, if you have any common sense what-so-ever. It goes to show the power of brainwashing. I can understand how it can happen. I was in a fraternity in the 70’s and the pledges went through hell week. We all were temporarily brainwashed that if just one of us “failed the test”, we were all out and couldn’t join the ”brotherhood”. It was all BS, of course (and honestly I knew it all along), but the difference is we were all told the truth and what we went through, over the years, we laugh about, because some of it was really funny. It was about becoming brothers and some of my best friends come from that fraternity. So in my own way, all though a small example, I can empathize with JW’s. The point is, none of us were shunned for not passing the test; we were welcomed. It was just part of the initiation process. We were all welcomed. The brothers didn’t even look at the tests, but most of us believed that if one of us failed, we were all out; hence we were under some mind control. JW’s are under huge mind control.

      As you can research for yourself, there are thousands or millions of testimonials with basically the same theme. “I left the JW’s and they all shunned me, including family.” There is absolutely nothing Godly or spiritual about that kind of abuse. There is no redeeming value what-so-ever regardless of their “new light”.

      So Witnesses, are you WAITING or WISHING? Seems to me you should be wishing, because that is paradise for you, RIGHT? The sooner the better, RIGHT?? . . . but you are also wishing the complete annihilation (according to your religion) of billions more people than you 7 million (and remember heaven is now full of the 144,000 since 1935).

      I am hoping this one question can open the eyes of the hypnotized to help them wake up. You have one life to live and it should be a happy and fun filled life, without the concern that you could be shunned by people who are supposed to love you no matter what. That is what Jesus and God do. They love you no matter what. Honestly, I think even witnesses have a conscience. God gave it to you and somewhere deep down; you know Jehovah Witness is a man-made lie.

    30. Bill says:

      I used to be one. One day I said Jehovah’s isn’t answering my prayers and the elders told me to keep praying it will come. another time I said that I didn’t agree with one of the Watchtower’s new thoughts on a particular verse. I was hauled before the elders and given warning of going against the organization.

      Now if I doubted God and it was no probel just pray but when I doubted the Watchtower they became agitated. Who are they serving God or the Watchtower. I know the answer.

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