Let's examine a particularily disturbing article in the Awake magazine ( Dec. 2009). It's entitled "The Importance of Showing Affection".
It teaches that you frequently need to touch your children and that physical expressions of affection are necessary for adults, too. So, "sincere appropriate expressions of affection" are needed. Wow, really? Do you think it's safe? How do I do this ritual of grasping another human's hand and moving it repeatedly in a vertical axis? This thing you call "kissing"... is that lips fully on lips with other men and grandma, too? I have so much to learn about your world...........................
I cannot help but be reminded of a Monty Python sketch in which John Cleese is instructing bored schoolboys in the mechanics of sexual intercourse. Do you really need to teach this? Is something wrong? An Awake article such as this should trigger a voice inside your head that tells you ,"stay away from these people, something is not right with them!". Hey, maybe they are the legendary 'Men in Black' associated with UFO's who are reported to express normal emotions as if they were a foreign language.
And then there's the graphics of people on Watchtower and Awake magazines blankly staring off into space. It looks very spooky not unlike photographs of people with autism. The Paradise Earth as drawn looks a lot like the Behavioral Wing in your local hospital after the nurses distribute evening medication.
And what sort of instruction does the Kingdom Ministry give to those that attend District Assemblies? Don't cook in the rooms. Leave a tip. or other commands that suggest a lack of simple social skills or ability to interact with other people.
A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. I often wonder what the public really thinks when they encounter the strange and oddly stunted world that the Watchtower portrays.