Back in August 15, 2011 the Watchtower on page 4 had this illustration hinting that computers and the internet were tools of Satan the Devil with this forewarning on page 3: “…the internet can misinform us, consume an inordinate amount of our time, and corrupt us morally….” Then on page 5 paragraph 2 WT offers this stern advice to the JW rank and file: “…use the internet only when others are present.”
Today the scene has changed drastically. Just a few years later the WTBTS is otherwise better known by their internet website buz-name jw.org. Today each and every member of most JW households (very young included) has his and her own personal laptop, ipad, smart phone and whatever other electronic devices available for accessing the internet. JW family members are not viewing the internet in an open room when others are present, as previously adviced, but in the privacy of ones’ bedroom, restroom, office and automobile. JWs young and old alike have at their disposal ‘incognito’ tools on these devices to prevent others from knowing what questionable & moral corrupting websites JW family members are visiting. And especially now more than ever are JWs strongly urged by their GB to stay close in touch with the ‘Mother’ organization via the internet which (according to Feb 15, 2015 Study Watchtower page 28 paragraph 16) is less and less viewed as Satan the Devil’s tool but now, rather, Jehovah God’s provision to his people for preaching the ‘Word’.
What a bizarre twist and bizarre leadership by the WTBTS!