by Fed-up 20 Replies latest jw experiences

  • Fed-up
  • Ding

    Because they are the great and powerful FDS and the average JW is merely a borg drone...

  • Phizzy

    If you are a JW, you are not supposed to have a "mind", please see the September 2007 Kingdom Ministry article about internet use, or some of the later ones.

    They come down to, WE ARE THE FDS/GB WE WILL TELL YOU WHAT TO THINK !!!!

  • Finkelstein

    Care to elaborate a bit further Fed-up

  • Vienna Angelika
    Vienna Angelika

    I agree with what everyone else has said so far

  • 00DAD

    What Ding said!

  • rip van winkle
    rip van winkle

    What 00DAD said!

  • Fed-up

    So, If the the GB/ FDS can change their minds, why can't we? Time and circumstances have changed for the Leadership of the JW organization and as a result so have the doctrines. The very thing they base their lives on has changed repeatedly.

    The double standard:

    Active JW's are not allowed to change thier minds, for any reason, let alone time or circumstances. A choice based on a promise or pressure or naivety is considered binding for life or longer. Even if this choice was made at 10 or 14 or 98 years of age. To use Family Book logic:

    "It is good for youths to appreciate that age is an important factor in acquiring wisdom. Are you 10 years old now? You can see that you know more than when you were five, can’t you? Are you 15? You know more than when you were 10, don’t you? Are you approaching 20? You must appreciate that you know still more than when you were 15. It is easy to look back and see that age makes you wiser, but it is difficult to look ahead and accept this truth. No matter how wise a young person may feel, he or she should realize that the future can and should bring greater wisdom." - Making Your Family Life Happy, Chapter 12, page 163 paragraph 6

    You are not the same person you were 5 years ago, so why not wait until the personal changes even out and you actually become the man or woman you want to be? This is sound advice for anyone considering marriage, partnership or ANY choice that will affect THE REST OF THEIR LIFE. The logic that is applied to something as fundamental as the relationship you will have with a human is somehow omitted completely when it comes to the relationship you will have with God. Realizing that "the future can and should bring greater wisdom" is not something the active JW is ALLOWED to do. Are you expected to think and feel the same way about everything for the rest of your life...? Who does that? Ever?

    Get this though... you are expected to change your mind immediately if the GB does.


    Only think WHEN we tell you to and then only think WHAT we tell you to...

  • jgnat

    I envision the changing doctrine of the WTS like a chinese dragon dance. The head knows where it is going, everyone is to follow, but half the organization will be going in the opposite direction. Still following.

    Dragon Dance

    I imagine the WTS would say you can have your own mind when you are at the head of the dragon.

  • Emery

    They use their chosen status and God to override anything anyone can say who isnt Watchtower.

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