I have been thinking about No Room For George and his returning to the vomit Kingdom Hall. (Miz, do what you need to do to get mentally healthy.)
I am particularly thinking about someone close to me, as well, and her severe fanatical attachment to The Organization. She lives in such a state of conditioning that she can't even go on a vacation out of the country without first finding out where the local Kingdom Hall is (even if she doesn't speak the language) and making arrangements to attend it.
It is my personal belief (no offense to anybody) that Jehovah's Witnesses are intentionally programmed by The Organization....there is a bona fide method to their madness. Now, if you were raised in it like I was, you have years to look back upon and actually see how this statement is true. Their teaching methods go beyond the norm and become more like a methodical brainwashing or perhaps even a form of classical conditioning complete with trigger words and phrases. I believe it is intentional simply because of the cookie-cutter-never-veer-from-the-lesson-plan induction technique to which they adhere.
Fear of detachment and other personality disorders and behavioral patterns result. They become too emotionally bound to the religion. If they found out the truth about the org tomorrow, it wouldn't matter to most of them. They are just too far gone and too emotionally attached to the cultish-like control. They are dependent in a very unhealthy way, yet are cognitively blind to it.
However, if you get into a discussion regarding the above, they come back with the OT scripture where God commands the Israelites in regard to his words to "inculcate them in your son and speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up. And you must tie them as a sign upon your hand, and they must serve as a frontlet band between your eyes; and you must write them upon the doorposts of your house and on your gates.".....Deut. 6: 4-9
How do you explain the absurdity of applying THAT scripture to their methodology of indoctrination?