What Is It That Really Troubles the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses?
Their biggest worry is apostate bums on seats in their Kingdom Halls.
Outside and identified, apostates are relatively harmless to them.
Inside, and in good standing, but asking questions of their bretheren and families, they are the Watchtower's worst nightmare.
Think about that before you write that DA letter.
Aaaarrrgh... I've been 'out' for a long time, so I haven't kept my finger on the current Gov.Bod's pulse, so to speak.
However, I feel you have a valid point - tho I think one could substitute "looking things up online" for "free thinkers...
The Watchtower Society has NEVER behaved in a kindly or supportive way towards people who do their own research - why, from the very beginning, C.T. Russell and his group preached AGAINST trying to obtain bible knowledge by one's lonesome...
The Governing Body have never used the term "Free Thinker" without it being within the topic of Satan and his Demons. They believe that any thinking independent from them, as they are the sole means of communication with God, is satanic. They believe that THEY are the only free thinkers on the planet. I personally don't think they fear much. Their egos keep them nice in snug within their fantasy and their minions keep them fed well and their butts wiped often.
@Black Sheep - "Outside and identified, apostates are relatively harmless to them. Inside, and in good standing, but asking questions of their bretheren and families, they are the Watchtower's worst nightmare."
Awesome point- I will NEVER DA they are going to have to work really really hard to kick me out and if publishers see enough sincere "apostates" being spiritually executed it will have a huge impact.
I personally don't think they fear much. Their egos keep them nice in snug within their fantasy and their minions keep them fed well and their butts wiped often.
from Sabastious..I agree,,thank you
What troubles Governing Body membrers, the fact that they dont have not 1 living scholar that supports their doctrine.
I think that they are bringing this hard line approach because they are aware that this religion wont last thanks to the information highway, or they believe in their own lies and somehow decrease in publishers = armageddom lol.
The GB run a money making religious scam that is a Ponzi scheme, what worries them is less $$$ rolling in.
They have huge loss of revenue as Internet enabled people leave, their response is to urge more work in recruiting by the unpaid R&F, which ain't working too well in the educated by Internet world.
It is only the threat to their rock-star lifestyle through diminished revenue that worries them.