In the thread above, several posters made the point that if XJWs could walk away from the religion without losing their family and close friends, then they wouldn't even bother worrying about the WTS afterwards. They would simply move on in life. I agree with that position, because if it weren't for family whom I love dearly, I'd move on without a second thought regarding this religion. I'd be too busy with other things to worry about the WTS. I wasn't sure if what I'm asking in this thread title would hijack the thread listed above, so to be safe I figured I'd just do another thread.
There was a time in my life, when I had a problem with people disagreeing with me. Being honest, I still have to combat the urge to argue over anything and everything at times. But the older I get, and the more experience I get under my belt, I realize trying to force everybody to agree with me, or believe what I believe becomes less important. Not to mention, I like hearing other people's perspectives even if I don't agree with em. What I don't get is, why the powers that be in the WT, don't feel the same. Why can't they just live and let live? If they're right, they'll recieve everlasting life, and the rest of us will be destroyed, forever. They'll have an eternity to gloat. In the meantime, considering that many of the core doctrines that the WT holds sacred are debatable, why treat those questionable doctrines with such a black and white litmus test? Why emotionally extort people, using their families to hold them hostage to doctrines that are grey at best? I just don't get it. Why are they so bent on controlling people in this fashion? What causes a man, or in this case a group of men, to do everything they can to force an emotional yoke on people who don't agree with them? It just doesn't make sense to me. It's somewhat despotic and tyrannical the way this organization operates. What do they get off of it?