Not sure why I've been going around to the JW forums like on myspace and such to see what they say...maybe I'm just stupid...who knows...but I was surprised at the vitriolic venom that many of the youth that still pay homage to da troof spew from their mouths. I know I was raised JW but I would always pride myself on listening to what others said, even if i secretly didn't agree with it. Why? Because it was a polite thing to do...and I had the TRUTH! I felt it could stand alone! No Catholic or Born Again Christian or Pentacostal could bring me down! Maybe that made me a very bad dub but I thought it made me a well-learned person. How could I go about, door to door, saying anything other than the Jehovah's Witness brand of Christianity was the only way people would MAYBE earn brownie points with Jehovah, when I didn't even know what they believed? I found that to be arrogant, closed minded and doing a great disservice to myself.
I'm not saying that this is a mutually exclusive reaction soley amongst the JWs. Many cultists have such a 'violent' reaction. I just don't remember having that much hatred directed towards others...I always used it on myself.
I'm not sure what my point was with this but I was supremely saddened by it. I despise closed-mindedness no matter what the source. Heck, that's why I was probably ousted from the bOrg to begin with...because I questioned...and got the same type of snarky responses. Would I have stayed if some loving brother or sister sat me down and listened to my questions and was able to alleive my doubts and anger over what happened to my family because of this religion, by using bible scriptures and loving words? (Now keep in mind I'm going back to when I bought into all of this white-washed graves garbage.) You betcha. But it's always piss and vinegar...always.
They really need to get a better PR department. Someone forgot to read the memo about the honey.