Room 215: It's a corollary to the other label often pinned on awakening thinkers: "You're too smart for your own good."
Actually, it's "You're too smart for OUR own good!"
LOL!! Me too!! Just stop thinking!!
Although still a witness, I consider myself a freethinker. Sort of. I know that I feel the effects of the WTBS thinking on me, so I know if I am caught with 'apostate' literature or such, I am so screwed.
"We need to rely on the Slave for our understanding"
Does that mean we must not look into things for ourselves?:
"Do not put YOUR trust in nobles" - Psalm 146:3
" when he entered the house Jesus got ahead of him by saying: “What do you think, Simon?" -Mt 17:25
Jesus asking "What do YOU think?" - Matthew 18:12; 21:28
"keep testing whether you are in the faith " 2Co 13:5
"present your bodies...a sacred service with your power of reason" Ro 12:1
"think so as to have a sound mind" - Romans 12:3
"go on perceiving what the will of Jehovah is" Eph 5:17
"make sure of the more important things" Php 1:10
"make sure of all things" 1Thes 5:21
"we request of YOU not to be quickly shaken from YOUR reason nor to be excited either through an inspired expression or through a verbal message or through a letter as though from us" 2Th 2:1, 2
"God gave us not a spirit of cowardice, but that of power and of love and of soundness of mind." 2Tim 1:7
"I am arousing YOUR clear thinking faculties by way of a reminder" 2Pe 3:1
"test the inspired expressions to see whether they originate with God" 1Jo 4:1
"he has given us intellectual capacity that we may gain the knowledge of the true one" 1Jo 5:20
I know if I am caught with 'apostate' literature or such, I am so screwed.
Keep it hidden ala Biff out of Back to the Future 2 where he kept the almanac disguised as a girly magazine or vicky verky.