I wonder if anyone else who grew up as a JW can relate with me on this subject.
I grew up hearing stories of 'faithful brothers & sisters' being tortured to a point where they were almost dead. All they had to do to be set free was renounce Jehovah and their religon. The stories I heard of torture were graphic in nature and to this day I can not handle hearing about torture or watch it being portrayed in movies. I can remember from a very young age being exposed to these horrible stories.
How many of them were true? How many of them were made up to make other JWs feel like they were unappreciative sods so they would do more and give more?
I despise these stories. I grew up scared witless that eventually one day I would be taken to a concentration camp and tortured. I believed it was certainty, and that eventually any one who was faithful would be exposed to torture of some kind.
Shame on the WTBTS for doing this. How dare they scare innocent children. Surely i am not alone! Thank goodness I now realise that it is hardly likely that would happen but I still bear the scars...