Could some of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, and Jehovah’s Witnesses “Governing Body” be suffering from Schizophrenia?
Does it strike you as odd that millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the multi-billion dollar Watchtower Bible and Tract Society might be directed by men who received “a special calling by God” as teenagers in the 70s?
In light of the fact that 99% of Jehovah’s Witnesses accepted the accepted Watchtower doctrine that the 144,000 were sealed in 1935, those that suddenly began “partaking” in later years, (especially untested youth) were frequently met with raised eyebrows and thought of as possibly “mentally diseased” in times past.
Could there be an explanation? A quick Google enquiry came up with some food for thought. Evidently, Schizophrenia is as common as one in 100 individuals, and “Most cases of schizophrenia appear in the late teens or early adulthood”.
Common schizophrenic delusions include:
- Delusions of persecution – Belief that others, often a vague “they,” are out to get him or her. These persecutory delusions often involve bizarre ideas and plots. (The Apostates are conspiring against me- we need to make a compound in the country.)
- Delusions of reference – A neutral environmental event is believed to have a special and personal meaning. “That scripture spoke to ME”.
- Delusions of grandeur – Belief that one is a famous or important figure….”the belief that one has unusual powers that no one else has.” (Anointed, prophet or Governing body?).
- Delusions of control – Belief that one’s thoughts or actions are being controlled by outside, forces (God?)…. thought insertion (“God’s holy spirit plants thoughts in my head”).
What do you think?