***The problem is whatever it is a large percentage of the JW have been conditioned to believe that if it is against their beloved WT society it is all lies and persecution.
And THIS is the underlying problem in a nutshell! The JWs are SO condtioned to shoving their fists in their ears, and covering their eyes---then hollering "LIES---ALL LIES" like the WTS has trained them to do.....it is difficult for the light of truth to venture through!
***The WT doctrine teaches that in the final days the Organization will be unfairly attacked. The WT covers their bases a lot with this teaching--"WE're being attacked by Satan and his demons-- remain faithful to the Org no matter what and you will be rewarded in the end" Listen and obey our voice only...
Yes.....I see this almost daily on another board. The die-hard JWs refuse to LOOK at what's in front of them while at the same time screaming about how "we" (opposers) " HATE them" because of their "message". We keep telling them it isn't THEM that earns the hate---it's the message you carry that IF you don't do as we teach you today on your doorstep---you will DIE when God destroys the majority of mankind.
Then, the way they condemn everyone one earth that isn't a JW, for holiday celebrations, voting, etc etc....and don't GIVE TO OTHERS (the needy) as Jesus commanded....I mean, the list is endless! It's the totally unmovable and anal viewpoints that make every nonJW cringe at their sight!
I am really hoping that this news of Barbara's will fly right over the WTS miserable and weak attempts to "get away with" whatever this news contains. We all know the WTS will have their writers working overtime to soften whatever the blow is, once they know about it----but it seems as if it will be something that NO ONE can squirm out of or under! It will need to be something that will make even the most hardened JWs step back and take a critical look at just what they have been giving their hearts to for so long.
I felt hurt, betrayed and let down when I discovered what was "out there" back in 1999. It wasn't a passing indignance, but a gut-wreching pain along with the horrible realization that "I'd been HAD!"
Let's hope this has an impact such as this.
PS---I wonder how DFed and SS are taking in THIS "accurate knowledge" so far??