It is reasonable to expect more accounts of violence and deranged
behavior among Witnesses in coming years.
Why? Please consider:
To the Watchtower leadership, the organization appears little
different in character from previous years. However, the 'gap'
between the world and the organization has rapidly grown into
a yawning chasm that now marks Witnesses as increasingly radical
and extreme by contrast. Every passing month brings some new
threat to their narrow way of life - internet porn, tolerance of
homosexuality, wide distribution of 'apostate' ideas, couples
living together, etc.
To preserve their shallow and childlike existence, certain
reactions are predictable. Appeals are repeated not to read
certain material, or think 'independently' or cite scholarly
works in talks (latest elder school). The Society demands
maximum isolation from df'd relatives and avoidance of 'bad
associations' (all worldly people).
It's not surprizing to see educated, aware individuals leaving
the 'truth' in droves out of doubt and frustration. This leaves
behind an organization that is INCREASINGLY childlike, shallow,
and unable to adapt to a complex world.
Bad marriages - based on utterly unrealistic hopes. Ever hear
of 'green card' marriages in the 'truth'? Grab a nice Eastern
European sister, marry her and find out she won't live with you or
have sex. (sorry sucker)
Murder and suicide - Witnesses who can't take it anymore, aren't
good enough, aren't zealous enough. Murder of kids because otherwise
they'll die forever at Armageddon.
Bizarre ailments - Witnesses allergic to everything, Self mutilation
problems, multiple personalities, anorexia, bulimia. Maybe the
'truth' doesn't directly cause these behaviors but I'm convinced
they make such sufferings worse by filling a person's mind
and heart full of extreme, hateful ideas. (99.9% of people will
die, die, die at Armageddon).
Frauds and scams - being victimized by con artists with get
rich quick schemes BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE GOOD CRITICAL JUDGEMENT!
I see the situation as similar to Islamic madrassas (schools).
They pump people full of intolerance and extremism - and then
claim they didn't actually tell them to commit terrorism.
In the Witness world, the violence is usually self directed
as opposed to Muslims.
Keep checking the internet and news sources about the Watchtower
Society. I predict you're going to hear more and more horror
stories of confused, deranged Witnesses doing unthinkable things.
They have to - in their insular, deceived world there's
NO WAY OUT - and, no matter how it fails or loses money,
the ORGANIZATION can never be wrong.