Emotional attachment to Watchtower

by joelbear 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • joelbear

    You can hit witnesses with child screwers, UN arse kissing, 1975 redux, etc. etc. etc.

    You will influence people who do not have an emotional attachment or who have lost their emotional attachment to the society, but you won't get anywhere from people who still have that emotional attachment.

    Religion, including that of Jehovah's Witnesses is based on emotion not logic, so trying logic is a waste of time.

    You have to get people emotionally detached by getting them emotionally attached to something besides the orgy.



  • Introspection

    Hmmm, Al-Anon comes to mind..

  • tdogg

    By pointing out a fact that would be contrary to a persons belief (in an organiztion such as JWs) you are messing with their whole world. To accept the fact as valid would be too painful because the persons whole belief system would be compromised. Our minds have defense mechanisms in place to protect us from such pain. The same is true for Mormons, who I deal quite a bit with. When your religious and social world become so intertwined it is impossible to unravel the two without destroying both.

  • Dogpatch

    tdogg be da man!

  • Introspection

    Just thought I reiterate one point which has been made here before.. Sometimes if you push it, it will only strengthen their conviction. After all, even if it doesn't make much sense that security blanket feels nice, compared to you being a meany.

  • HappyHeathen

    Has anyone here read "The Road Less Traveled" by Scott Peck? I remember a passage in the book concerning belief systems and why they are so hard to change. To paraphrase: Everyone carries in his head a map of reality that is often locked into place early in life. Few people are up to the challenge of redrawing that map as it is painful to give up a cherished belief that has become part of you. People who are real grown-ups (good character, introspective, innately honest, nonjudgmental, etc.) have usually been raised in an atmosphere of unconditional love and acceptance and they may be up to challenge to redraw their maps. The org so drastically discourages personal growth and independent thought that these poor folks don't progress emotionally past adolescence, though they may walk, talk and act like adults. They are held by an emotional attachment and logic will not work.

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