Hi everyone, have a question:
In your experience, which side figured out that the WT wasn't really "the truth" first?
The right side of the brain is generally considered to be the "artistic, emotional, 'all at once', sub-conscious, dreaming" side of your brain, while the left being the "logical, procedural, step 1 then step 2" side of your brain.
For me it was clearly the right side - my left side had been well trained to ignore or weasel around the logical problems with the WT. I had a 'eureka' moment - where everything fell into place at once - and suddenly I was able to think around that mental block. One moment I was trying to refute evolution - and suddenly it just clicked - "This science guy is making a much better argument than the WT does. The WT's position is purely speculative, ignorant, and/or emotional. It deliberatly avoids discussing the strongest evidence for evolution." Acknowledging that, and saying it to myself felt as though a giant weight had been lifted off me - as though I was literally released from a prison.
So I am curious if there is a pattern regarding right brain/left brain when it comes to leaving the JW religion. Do most people piece it out step by step? Does it occur to a lot of people 'all at once' - where one minute its 'locked off' - impossible to consider - and suddenly the mental block fails? (Or are most simply chased away from the WT by a personal experience that revealed the WT is directed by men, and not 'god's spirit'?)
I suspect there won't be a strong pattern - but if there is one, it may offer some insight as to what methods are most effective in circumventing the 'no critical thinking' JW block.