O.K. Another WT article which causes JW's to doubt their own perceptions of reality. ( Of course what else is new, right ? ) In this particular article titled " For Those Loving Jehovah, " There is No Stumbling block " - the WT Society stoops to new, or rather re-hashed lows to insinuate that most if not all JW's really misunderstand causes of stumbling as it's just their minds that are imperfect, messed up, or gone entirely anyway.
The first abhorrent bit of information here describes a Witness man who " fought " with feelings of being homosexual and of course the elders thought they had the perfect antidote to keep him from his alleged " abnormal " desires. The quote from paragraph 15 , " One brother who was raised in a Christian household wrote that for as long as he could remember, he struggled with homosexual tendencies. He said, " I always felt awkward. It seemed that I didn't fit in anywhere. " By age 20, he had become a regular pioneer and was a ministerial servant in the congregation. Then he stumbled badly, was scripturally disciplined, and received help from the elders. By PRAYING, STUDYING god's word, and FOCUSING ON HELPING OTHERS, he picked himself up and resumed his spiritual pace. " Translation from WT Society : If you have gay or lesbian tendencies just pray and study more, go out in service , suddenly you'll be straight as an arrow and lose any " homosexual tendencies ". Idiots. WT Society really doesn't get it.
The next example was of an elder who " misunderstood " his situation and allegedly " stumbled ". Paragraph 16 states, " In France, a former elder believed that he had been the victim of an injustice, and he became bitter. He became inactive, stopped associating with the congregation. Two elders visited him and listened sympathetically, without interrupting, while he related his story, AS HE PERCEIVED IT. They encouraged him to thrw his burden on Jehovah and stressed that the most important thing was to please God. " Translation from WT Society : Our elders will listn to you ramble on , but in the end your perception of what happened to you is errant and you just need to drop it, forget it, it's not important- and go serve Jehovah like the WT Society tells you to.
Then the WT Society takes it a step further in the next paragraph saying even JESUS thinks JW's aren't in control of their minds to sort things out and they just misunderstand everything ! Paragraph 17 states, " Jesus, whose eyes are " as a fiery flame ", views everything IN PROPER PERSPECTIVE and thus sees MUCH MORE THAN WE EVER COULD. For example, he recognizes that WHAT SEEMS TO BE AN INJUSTICE TO US may just be a MISINTERPRETATION or a MISUNDERSTANDING on our part. Jesus will handle congregation needs perfectly and at the right time. Thus, we SHOULD NOT ALLOW the ACTIONS or DECISIONS of any fellow Christian to become stumbling blocks to us. " Sigh. Translation from the WT Society : Jesus thinks you JW's are lame and your minds and perception is off because you don't listen to US the GB. And we KNOW because Jesus appointed us, so we think your thinking is lame as well. You misunderstand everything - so if we have GB members, elders committing felony crimes of child abuse against children - you just are misunderstanding the situation ! It's not true ! Don't be stumbled by our actions or decisions to allow child abuse, money laundering of Kingdom Halls so we can assume ownership of all congregation buildings- it may be YOUR money but it's for YOUR good that WE assume ownership of said Kingdom Halls because can't you see it's for the " worldwide Kingdom Work"? That's right, you CAN'T see it because you misinterpret or misunderstand our intentions ! Your brothers in service to Jehovah, Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses .
Hope my little satire didn't just get you sick a little. But this kind of mind control is called " crazy-making " on the WT Society's part. And that my friends is what they are trying todo to 7 million Jehovah's Witnesses today. Make every last one of them crazy and doubt their own authentic reasoning powers in order to control their minds. Unfortunately it works pretty well. As always I look forward to your takes and any observations you have on this. Take care you all, hope you are well, Peace out, Mr. Flipper