This article proves that the WTS is now suffering from the "China Syndrome". It long ago hit rock bottom and is now burrowing a hole all the way to China. I hope when it gets there it will fall off the Earth entirely. This xenophobic cult never ceases to amaze me. Ordinary human activities and desires are now equated to gross sin! And both Mad Sweeney and punkonice are right to say this is nothing less than an assault on free will and the power of reason. Or to put it in WTS parlance, this is a call to the membership to throw their consciences out and accept the dictates of an isolated, fear-mongering clique in Brooklyn!
Watching the WTS operate and the control it has over rank and file Witnesses is an object lesson in how absolute power corrupts absolutely. I can now understand how Hitler and Stalin gained and maintained power in the twentieth century. I now believe that I was lucky to get out of this cult at all, that my expulsion was a real blessing because it has enabled me to recover my soul. Yet I have to also remember that I once was one of those sycophants who marched in lockstep with everyone else, hanging on to every utterance the Governing Body made. "Thus saith The Watchtower" became the equivalent of "Thus saith Jehovah". Articles like this one make me realize that freedom is kept only through eternal vigilance, and that we must never grow dull in our powers of understanding.