I am wary to post this. Slaves can be extraordinary Christians. A large part of my problem was being exposed to abject poverty through the Witnesses. We lived in Newark, NJ. There were only a few in my Kindgom Hall who could truly read. I scored many grades level on my reading test but I was a despicable sister. The ignorance appalled me. When I was in the fifth grade, I noticed the brothers leading the Watchtower study accepted answers contrary to the printed text. Instinctively, I felt so wicked for noticing the lapse. Knowledge of the most basic current events was lacking. My mom dragged me door to door in the worst neighborhoods. I saw things children should not see. Several of the sisters were foster mothers with no apparent love for the children in their care.
School and TV exposed me to mainstream American society. Soon I walked miles to get a New York Times, my precious link with the real world. The very poor and uneducated Witnesses often had extraordinary heart. I would crumple under their circumstances. Ideally, though, God's organization should include all. Roman Catholics were easy to convert b/c of their ignorance before Vatican II. Lutherans and Presbyterians were very tough pickings. Homeowners were referred to as "goats." I lived on goat hill. Education was a precious gift from Christ.
Self-governance is a high American value. I feel so inept relating this culture. The Witnesses were regular society turned upside down. I tried so hard to conform. My family made large sacrifices and I wanted them to be right about something. The internal conflict within me was high pitched. Clearly, the less education a person had, the more they were likely to believe the Witness pitch.