I realised something today...
We all happily accepted something really ridiculous.....something that if worded how I will word it now, we would have rejected as ridiculous, but after a moments thought, would have to concede.
We once followed the Governing Body because we believed they had supernatural powers.
How ridiculous you may say, no we didn't! .....wait....
- of or relating to things that cannot be explained according to natural laws
- characteristic of or caused by or as if by a god; miraculous
- of, involving, or ascribed to occult beings
- exceeding the ordinary; abnormal
The GB claim to have a unique authority and ability in interpretation of ancient Hebrew texts (despite not being able to read it) and FUTURE predictions, including SPECIFIC dates and events. They use these texts and a supernatural power that helps them to interpret, to provide life, medical, spiritual, emotional, relationship,marriage, family, career, education, clothing, hobby, sex, advice.
What separates them from the average human, the average JW.....? A degree in ancient Hebrew studies? A degree in theology? A unique knowledge of bible history and writing? ....... NO .....they know all this and have the authority to lead 7 million people, because they were told they should via a supernatural force from a Jewish deity. They claimed that God anointed them personally.
In addition to this, they have for decades claimed multiple (lame) miracles such as making a tv station online in record time, installing new printers during miraculous good weather etc etc.
Wow..... if I had a '£' for every time I said ..."How dumb were we!"