This is not a fluff post...
Hey friends…I got all nostalgic today and for some reason decided to prepare the ultimate talk that I wished I could have given at one of the meetings back yonder when I was a dumb dub. So, the next best thing is to share it here with you cool folks, and just maybe you might find something here of value…
Why are the Witnesses so LIFE NEGATIVE?
Perhaps it comes as a surprise to you that I say that the Society has denied life, destroyed life; they have been antagonistic to life, and their God Jehovah is against life. I know of no other belief system that celebrates the mass slaughter of 99.99% of all mankind, nor do I know of another belief systems that is so famous for killing many thousands of their own members by their teachings of blood. The harm they have brought upon children in their own congregations by allowing pedophiles to remain in good standing, those who have committed suicide because of their negativity, and much more condemns them as profoundly life-negative.
Why are the Witnesses so life-negative? In the name of this religion we have been exploited -- exploited to serve the needs for making more tools of the master exploiters, the Governing Body and in other religions, the priests. The only way to exploit someone is to make him or her afraid. Once a man or woman is full of fear they are ready to submit. Once a man is trembling inside, he loses trust in himself. Then he is ready to believe in any stupid nonsense.
You cannot make someone believe in nonsense if they have self-trust. Remember, that's how man has been exploited down the ages. This is the very trade secret of the so-called religions including the Borg: make man afraid, make man feel unworthy, make man feel guilty, make man feel that he is just on the verge of everlasting destruction. How to make man so afraid? The only way is: condemn life, condemn whatsoever is natural. Condemn sex because it is the fundamental of life; condemn food because that is the second fundamental of life; condemn relationship, family, friendship, because that is the third fundamental of life -- and go on condemning. Whatsoever is natural to man, condemn it, say it is wrong: "If you do it you will suffer for it brother. If you don't do it you will be rewarded sister. Satan is going to descend on you if you go on living naturally" -- that is the message of the whole past -- "and a paradise earth will be given to you if you go against life."
That means if you are suicidal, only then will Jehovah God accept you. If you slowly, slowly commit suicide in the senses, in the body, in the mind, in the heart, and you go on destroying yourself, the more you succeed in destroying yourself, the more you will become beloved to the elders and to God. This has been the whole teaching of the religions in the past and it has been made into an art with the Witnesses. This has contaminated man's being, poisoned man. These poisoners have exploited man tremendously out of it. These religions of the past were death-oriented, not life-oriented. Once you start trusting your own being, no elder, no circuit overseer or member of the Governing Body can exploit you.
I read a story once about an atheist who got lost in a jungle. The whole day he tried to find a way out, but he could not -- tired, hungry, exhausted, bleeding, his clothes torn apart because the jungle was really thick and thorny. And it was getting darker, the sun was setting and the night was just about to come. He's an confirmed atheist who had never prayed. But with the situation -- the fear of the night and the wild animals -- for the first time in his life he thought of God. He forgot all his arguments that he used to give against God. He knelt down on the ground and he said, "Dear Lord...." although he looked around, a little embarrassed, knowing perfectly well that there was nobody, but still embarrassed -- the whole life's philosophy of atheism! But when fear knocks on the doors and when death is so close by, who bothers about logic, philosophies, isms? Who bothers about reason, argument? "Dear Lord," he said, "please help me get out of these woods, and I will always worship you. I will even start going to church. I will follow all the rituals of Christianity. I promise you! Just save me. Forgive me. I apologize for all the things that I have been saying against you. I was a fool, an utter fool. Now I know you are." Just at that moment a bird passed overhead and dropped something right on his outspread hands. "Please Lord, don't give me any of that shit. I'm really lost!"
WHEN A MAN IS IN FEAR, even though he has been a lifelong atheist, he starts turning into a theist. Priests came to know about it, and then they used it down the ages. The whole past of humanity is fear ridden. And the greatest way to create fear is to make man feel guilty about natural things. He cannot drop them, and he cannot enjoy them because of the fear of hell, or in the case of Witnesses, getting zapped by the Big Guy, so he is in a double bind. That double bind is the base of man's exploitation. You cannot just drop your sexuality because some stupid elder is saying that it is wrong. It has nothing to do with your idea of right and wrong; it is something natural, something in the very being. You have come out of it, each of your cells is a sexual cell. Just by saying, you cannot drop it. Yes, you can start repressing it, and by repressing you can go on accumulating it in the unconscious, and that becomes a wound. And the more you repress, the more obsessed you become with it. And the more obsessed you become, the guiltier you feel. It is a vicious circle. Now you are caught in the trap of the exploiter.
When you look at history, you can easily see that through the ages that priests never believed in it. These things were for the people, for the masses; the masses have been befooled. History shows us that kings used to have hundreds of wives, and so was the case with priests. And it is a miracle: the people continued to believe in these charlatans.
There is an old saying, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." But the priests have been fooling people down the ages, and the “Watchtower priests” have fooled you so long that it is now almost an accepted phenomenon. It has been so ancient that we take it for granted; nobody thinks that they are being fooled. The Watchtower Priests have tremendously harmed our hearts, and our human consciousness. They have put this poisonous idea in us that life is something ugly. They have been teaching people how to get rid of life, and live for some far off day that will never come.
Many Witnesses are pathological, and I think the pathological mind is widespread in the organization. Those Witnesses cannot enjoy; they don't know how to enjoy. Because they are incapable of enjoying, they make a great virtue out of it. Non-enjoyment becomes virtue. You can’t even celebrate your own birthday! Everybody is born with the capacity to enjoy, but not with the art. People think just because they are alive and they breathe and they exist, they know how to enjoy. That is sheer stupidity. Enjoyment is a great art it is a great discipline. It is as subtle a discipline as music or poetry or painting. People are born and they start thinking that they are ready to enjoy life, and they cannot enjoy because they don't know how to enjoy it. They make a mess out of their lives, and sooner or later, when-you are making a mess, there are only two possibilities. One is: think that you are being stupid with life; that hurts the ego. The other is: that life is worthless, that life is misery, that there is no joy in life – then new light comes knocking on your door with the latest copies of JW mind suds with a big shit eating grin, and tells you that you can only be happy if you are a Witness. Little do you realize how miserable you will become then!
AND THE BASIC THING to remember is: if life is not becoming a celebration, then something is wrong with you, not with life itself The old Borg says life is wrong. But really you are responsible, not life. Once you get this through your head, from there the whole process changes; then something has to be cleaned in you. Something that is hanging around you has to be cut. Chunks of conditioning have to be dropped. You have to go through a surgery. It really hurts like hell. That is what leaving the Borg is all about it is a surgical procedure.
If you are still inside, and you read this carefully…maybe this hurt you. It is a terrible thing to realize how victimized you allowed yourself to become but knowing about it is your first step for becoming life positive. Please become free and live life as it should be.
Uh, do you want to ask questions now ex-brothers and ex-sisters? Did I go over my time limit? Did I give enough gestures? Was my fly unzipped again?