Mind Your Own Business WT Pharisees!

by 00DAD 5 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • 00DAD

    I just started reading Eric Hoffer's seminal work, "The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements". In it he made this very interesting comment:

    "A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business. This minding of other people's business expresses itself in gossip, snooping and meddling and also in feverish interest in communal ... affairs. In running away from ourselves we either fall on our neighbor's shoulder or fly at his throat." - page 14, Emphasis added.

    This struck me as possibly a partial explanation for the GB's intrusive, over-bearing and rule-oriented approach to religion. Obviously, the Promised End has not come. The things that ostensibly should give their lives meaning are empty, meaningless. They are essentially pencil-pushing bureaucrats, so the only way they can find something remotely resembling the meaning they so much desire is to attempt to control every aspect of the lives of those that they are supposed to be caring for lovingly.

    As always, your thoughts are welcome and invited!


  • mummatron

    Yup, good point. I always say that some people must lead really sad and boring lives if their sole means of getting kicks is by meddling in other people's business!

  • Bella15

    I used to have a part time job as a Caregiver at a Retirement center for well to do people --- a bunch of older, some hard headed, seniors. This reminds me of the GB ... at least the seniors I have worked with are very accomplished individuals, but I think about the GB year after year after year in those Watchtower towers ... their brains must be like swiss cheese ...

  • Ding

    If you think God has appointed you to micromanage his affairs on earth, then you consider everything your business.

    Sadly, that's the belief of the GB of the WTS.

  • ekruks

    00DAD...... you hit the nail squarely on the head !!

  • LongHairGal

    00DAD: Your post pretty much sums up most of the reasons they like to mind everybody's business. I suspect there is another reason they stick their noses everywhere: desire to exploit. They can't do this unless they ask all kinds of intrusive questions. I had to put a few people in their place because of this!

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