Had some interesting chats with my daughter today about whether she believes everything she hears at the meetings and reads in the watchtower.
Turns out she does.
Until i pressed on a few subjects... turns out she does not think worldly people are bad, that the WT is wrong for blanket statements about how evil they all are, that she does not think it is right that they have failed predicting the end for over a hundred years and disagrees when they keep pushing the end,
And i find this all rather alarming!
because although some lights are firing (and i mean that in a nice way!)
the cult dumbing down is working on the whole... unless probed to think she just figures its 'the truth' and it makes sense.
I really tried to challenge her when it comes to beleiving everything she hears whether on the news or from the platform.
Basically my message for the day was don't beleive a god damn thing you get told by anybody including me! You have to prove it to yourself, you have to look at all sides of everything before you can decide what you believe about anything, whether it is a news report or a bible teaching.
I hate that kids being raised as JWs have to be dealt this lesson so young when all they want is to be left alone to be and do teenage stuff...I hate having to disrupt the simplicity of life but her future is at stake...