I have never known a female Jehovah's Witness who had the same "killer instinct" that some (if not many) of the brothers have.
What is this "killer instinct"?
It is the interior motivation to attack and destroy somebody who disagrees with them.
Primarily there are two manifestations of this.
1.Engaging in a "discussion" (door to door, debate, face-off with clergy, casual conversation with fellow JW's) about the bible, doctrine or True teaching.
2.Inside a Judicial Committe meeting--grilling a suspect and extracting a confession
Not all Witnesses have this quality or characteristic but you know it when you see it.
It Is not pretty, believe me.
You know how some people get mean when they drink? Well, a brother high on Jehovah can be like that in a little one on one at the door.
Even shootin' the breeze with their fellow believer it can turn into a pissing match. A one ups-manship contest.
I look back on that in remembrance when I'm in a soul-searching mode in the quiet moments of evening.
It sort of turns my stomach. I confess I use to snort some holy spirit myself and get full of myself.
Where was the loving kindness?
Is it possible to be a loving Jehovah's Witness when you are shredding another person's most deeply held-beliefs?
Back in the 50's and 60's (when I was most active) the brothers (maybe only in the deep South) carried their bible
the way Wyatt Earp wore his pistols.
Ready for a shoot out and killin' in the streets!
Memorizing scriptures and being quick on the counter-punch is really the technique taught in the Theocratic Ministry School. You practice winning an argument and overcoming objections.
Cocky brothers with a polished ego and a swagger could really go for the jugular.
I want to know (and to discuss, if possible) how many of you either were "armed and dangerous" in a debate or know people who were/are like that
who are JW's.
I had a crackpot theory or delusion I was under as a young J-Dub. I thought it was possible to become an "expert" JW theologian. I didn't use the word "theologian" of course.
I'd have said "expert JW". I wanted to memorize all the deeper teachings and the source material in the Society's publications. My favorite target
for these conversations was the typical brother at the Kingdom Hall who didn't study and yet thought he actually KNEW what the Society taught.
I'd bait them (Troll-style) by saying something provocative and watch them leap at the bait.
It might come down to the fact Jehovah's Witnesses worshipped Jesus along with Jehovah until 1954.
Or, it might be about who the Superior Authorities really are.
Why? Because I had just come out of prison where I had plenty of time to read and study OLDER publications! I read stuff that had curled my hair and blew my hat in the creek. I wanted to confront the know-it-alls in the congregation and see if they knew about it, too.
How many people did you run into in your Kingdom Hall who thought they knew and didn't and who would argue?
How many who always had to be right no matter what?
How many who like to play the "gotcha now you S.O.B." game?
How many like to play sniper and shoot somebody down?
Who do you know (maybe yourself?) who had the KILLER INSTINCT?