Here they go again. If one thing will be remembered about the summer of 2010 with the WT society - it will be that they took EVERY opportunity to justify the " overlap generation " theory and employ damage control methods to keep witnesses from HEARING anything NEGATIVE about the WT organization by warning them about apostates or the internet.
In the Aug. 15th WT ( Witness version ) on pg. 24 in the article " Let the Law of Loving Kindness Safeguard your Tongue " notice these 2 points where the WT society tries to manipulate JW's minds regarding how they use their tongue in showing alleged " loving kindness ".
The 1st point concerns being a " helpful " witness and showing alleged " loving kindness " to a fellow believer if they are turning astray from WT principles. It states in paragraph 16, " What should we do if we observe a Christian heading in a direction that conflicts with Bible principles ? Would not loving-kindness move us to use our tongue to try to correct him ? If we come to know of a serious sin committed by a fellow believer, loyal love moves us to encourage the wrongdoer to " call the older men of the congregation to him" so they can " pray over him, greasing him with oil in the name of Jehovah. " If the wrongdoer fails to contact the elders, our not reporting the matter is neither loving nor kind . "
So the basic thought here is the WT society is telling witnesses that to be loving and kind - you have to rat out your brothers and sisters to the elders if they break principles & laws and that you need to be a busybody and nose in on their personal lives. That is - if you want to REALLY show loving kindness. So the WT society encourages it's members to distrust each other and spy on one another for the organization. Lovely. With friends like that- who needs enemies ?
The 2nd point in paragraph 17 involves the WT society telling witnesses to DISMISS ANYTHING a non-witness, i.e. " enemy of God " says ! Notice the mind control used in this loaded language ! It states, " How should we respond when rumors about fellow believers are circulated by GOD'S ENEMIES ? Rather than questioning the integrity of our brothers , we ought to dismiss such talk SILENTLY or ask the accuser, if he is reasonable, whether he is really sure that there is a basis for his remarks. If ENEMIES of God's people seek to know the whereabouts of our Christian brothers in order to bring them harm, loyal love for our brothers dictates that we not provide the information. "
Wow. A lot of information packed into THAT little paragraph. Notice how the WT society cleverly implants the mind controlled thought in witnesses that ANYBODY talking against fellow believers are automatically GOD'S ENEMIES ? Then it mentions to " dismiss such talk SILENTLY " ! ( Translation : Don't talk about this with fellow brothers & sisters as it could sway them to join " God's enemies " ! And then then ANOTHER disclaimer to the alleged " enemy " - ask if there is a BASIS for his remarks. In other words doubt his sources and he's probably lying . Also if they want to know information about the brothers or sisters - don't give it out - probably just lies anyway. Ridiculous.
So what if brother old geezer , or sister schoolteacher is molesting children ? Don't believe it ! It's just " God's enemies " trying to malign the brothers and sisters ! What if we read it in the newspapers or internet news that a JW has committed a crime like murder, child abuse, extortion ? WT society would say, " Don't believe it- you know Satan is controlling the media ! "
So you see how this works ? By implanting doubt in JW's minds about ANY non-witnesses saying negative things about them the WT society helps insulate and control any negative information from swaying witnesses. It is insanity at it's worst. The further along in time they go without fulfillment of their failed expectations - expect the WT society to KEEP tightening the grip and reins on Jehovah's Witnesses minds. It's how I see it. As always- I look forward to your takes and comments on the article & what trends YOU notice happening with WT mind control . Peace out to all ! Have a good weekend ! Mr. Flipper