I wonder if Jehovah and the faithful slave lack an understanding of basic human psychology. I think it’s pretty common to succumb to things that you are being constantly warned against. Your thinking is, if they want so much to keep this from me, it’s probably something that is very good, and I should try it. It seems counter-productive to try to motivate people by using negative stimuli. Using positive stimuli seems like the more god-like thing to do, but there’s very little of that in the bible or the Watchtower.
You would think that the WTS would evolved with the times and realize their mistake. But along comes the January 15, 2015 study edition of the Watchtower, and the article that was discussed at last week’s meeting: “Let Jehovah Fortify and Safeguard Your Marriage”. Here are excerpts from paragraph 4:
“How is it possible for a Christian to be drawn into immoral conduct? Christians who have fallen into wrongdoing have weakened their moral defenses by viewing pornography, reading erotic literature…watching lurid material on the Internet…sexually explicit movies, stage shows or television programs. Some have visited nightclubs and strip shows or have gone to massage parlors for sensual massages.”
So if you’re a teenage kid sitting in the audience listening to this stuff, how does this not make you think about what it would be like to look at pornography, go to a strip club, or visit a massage parlor? Isn't this just planting the seed?