How do you feel?
Where do I begin????
Never more clearly than now, have we seen the Fear---Obligation and Guilt (FOG) implemented in one segment of this article (which I would love to see in its entirety!!) The writers have certainly pulled out all the stops and used both barrels of the shotgun with this one!!!
We see (again) the misused, wrongfully applied and hyped-up definition of the word "apostate".....also (again) stating that those who leave the WTS are false teachers, ones who engage in "wicked works" and have "succumbed to the Devil's wiles" by not believing in all the WTS unfounded claims and faulty doctrines any longer.
They said "We should not allow apostates into our homes or even greet them, for such actions would make us 'sharers in their wicked works." Hmmm.......I wonder what they MEANT here??? The "into our homes" could have a lot of "meanings"...huh? Do WE know any "loyal and obedient JWs who do this by being on discussion boards with "those dreaded apostates" that post on them? Perhaps this isn't what they meant. (yeah....right)
And....also once again....the WTS precariously hoists itself atop the "bar of highest standards" that it proclaims to teach and uphold, while supposedly wearing the cloak of "holiness and truth" as leaders of the six million obedient, loyal and very trusting followers.
Never acknowledging its OWN years of volumes of false information, it cleverly tries to manipulate the reader into the idea that ANY OTHER BELIEFS BUT THEIRS are "ruinous ideologies" ONLY because they contradict what the WTS itself wants the JWs to believe. The added emphasis of "If we love God and the truth, we will not do so"....has them believing that NOT following THEM is likened to abandoning God and truth.....which is patently FALSE.
Do you SEE where this not-so-subtle point (that WE ARE RIGHT AND ALL OTHERS ARE WRONG---and listening to anyone BUT US will lead you down the wrong path) is thus emphasized?....and that "God" will thus be "displeased" with any other choice of religion?
This will be "studied" by all JWs as a group which will again reinforce the WTS' man-made claims and beliefs of being the ONLY "right" religion....of which there is NO valid proof except......for what THEY print!
The WTS reminds me of slimy fish that are floundering in stagnant waters, grasping hopefully for someone to toss out a life-vest but only finding a slippery rock to hold on to for a short time until the next tide comes along to knock them into the water once again.
Makes you wonder what else they've got up their sleeves as "threats" to the sheep? Much more "culling and lopping off" will be the death of them....hehehehe....