The WTS Most Awesome Tool of Indoctrination?

by watson 22 Replies latest jw experiences

  • watson

    I say it's "Examining the Scriptures Daily." Any thoughts on this?


  • the_classicist

    More of a reinforcement tool rather than one of indoctrination. The indoctrination comes during training to be dunked and from the meetings, the DT is a daily reinforcement of the things learned, being too small itself to convert anyone to a particular way of thinking.

  • blondie

    And who would be indoctrinated by it?

    Not non-JWs who have little access to it.

    JWs? Despite the little tableaux at the conventions/assemblies, except for the Bethelites who are forced to sit through it every morning, few JWs do the daily text. My experience at the meetings for field service every day when I pioneered showed that few read it.

    These texts are recycled parts of WT articles that have already been studied once the previous service year.


  • watson

    Good point Classist! I guess it would be considered "maintenance!!

    I have been reading it lately, and couldn't help but feel that it is a terrific tool to keep us "in step."


  • IW

    In my opinion the "most awesome tool of indoctrination" among the Witnesses is the fellowship.


  • watson

    To imbue with a partisan or ideological point of view.


    To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade.

    To permeate, or saturate.

    To stain or dye deeply.

  • diamondblue1974

    Ironically I remember one elder calling this a 'drip feed' of spiritual food

    I have to agree that it is a reinforcement tool, although the constant dripping I likened to chinese water torture!


  • Lapuce

    I wasn't much of a good dub, as I rarely read it... It was for me a waste of time.

  • wozadummy

    I think the scripture was worth reading as a start to the day but "the comments " was used as a way to encourage by the field service conductor before going out, but i used to chuckle to myself when the materila was'nt appropriate for the field that day and then see the conductor struggle for comments on the comments and then give up and say ...OK that's not applicable brothers and then give the prayer!

  • sinamongurl

    the use of the word "conscience" to appease the masses.....usually the definition is chosen by the elder body of any given congregation.....making it ok for one congo to do something and not ok for another to do it....

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