Are Jehovahs Witnesses a Cult?
Someone knows how to copy and paste...
When they emotionally blackmail you and shun you. And destroy your family. It makes up for all the good that they may have tried to do. When they try to act the martyr. When they try to portray themselves as faithful. Yeah They are faithful. They are faithful to their own bank account and their billion dollar corporation. When they say they are discreet. They are discreetly stealing your conscious from you. They are discreetly fooling you and defrauding you. they are discreetly robbing you of your family. they are discreetly robbing you of your happiness in many areas of your life and they stand to benefit from robbing you of this happiness. The watchtower is vicious. The JW’s in my opinion are viscious. In the sense that the congregation got scammed they deserve compassion. In the sense that the refuse to see things how they are and refuse to call it how it is. No they don’t deserve compassion. In order to convince the JW’s of anything you have to give up. You have to let the world show them where they are lying and where they are lying to themselves. If they have no conscience then lies will not bother them. If they have killed off their conscience through years of neglect and association with people who have no conscience then it is what it is.
"I do not belong to Jehovah’s Witnesses,” wrote a newsman in the Czech Republic...But watch it—they are not fanatics. They are people who are absorbed in humanity.” ..lol
What good does Watchtower offer anyone? Really?
I was going to cut-and-paste various sections of the article to dispute their claims, but the article is just loaded with them. They define certain aspects of a cult and try to claim it doesn't apply to them. Even in their hand-picked claims, they are twisting the real truth.
All evidence provided by what they say and do makes them one of the nastiest CULTS out there. Hands down!
I'll copy and paste a bit on the subject and hope there is not much criticism.
In just a quick review of the website, it's interesting how when Jw's respond to accusations of being a cult they want to dust Jesus Christ off and bring him out of the closet and put him at the center of their "worship" which is otherwise usually 99.99% of the time centered on the "Faithful and Discrete Slave".
The same FDS who has claimed that Jesus came in 1918-1919 and appointed them as the FDS. Jesus "evidently" was in a hurry or was too busy to set things up to feed his "sheep" in 1914. Evidently he was so occupied fighting a war in heaven that started after his enthronement, even though his father made him wait for over 2000 years before enthronement so he could give Jesus a peaceful rulership with all his enemies at his feet. Hugh?
Oh, this Faithful and Discrete Slave just coincidentally happen to be the only ones that Jesus is the mediator for between God and them, (the other "domestic remnant do not dispense spiritual food). Since the FDS serve as mediators between God and Mankind then YOU must support and be submissive to the corporation WTBTS for Your "possible but no guarantee" personal salvation, because God is evidently limited to give money to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society through donations of "Kingdom Hall attending" people, who also have to provide all the volunteer labor for free to run a printing company.
And if your mind can wrap around this mental Yoga class, yea, they aren't a cult.
"It is precisely because of this close adherence to Bible teachings that the veneration and idolization of human leaders so characteristic of cults today is not to be found among Jehovah’s Witnesses. They reject the concept of a clergy-laity distinction. The Encyclopedia of Religion aptly states about Jehovah’s Witnesses: “A clergy class and distinctive titles are prohibited.”
They follow Jesus Christ as their Leader and as Head of the Christian congregation. It was Jesus who said: “Do not you be called Rabbi, for one is your teacher, whereas all you are brothers. Moreover, do not call anyone your father on earth, for one is your Father, the heavenly One. Neither be called ‘leaders,’ for your Leader is one, the Christ.”—Matthew 23:8-12.
It is clear that Jehovah’s Witnesses are as far from being a cult as Jesus was from being a glutton and a drunkard. "
A cult is defined by its level of mind control and controling practices, not who it worships, so their whole premise of only following Jesus precluding them from being a cult is false.
"It is precisely because of this close adherence to Bible teachings that the veneration and idolization of human leaders so characteristic of cults today is not to be found among Jehovah's Witnesses. They reject the concept of a clergy-laity distinction.
I rarely curse. The above is complete bullshit.
They reject the concept of a clergy-laity distinction.
No clergy in JW Land. However, the same concept is cloaked under the "Elder/publisher" label.
And, higher up the food chain, "Faithful Slave/domestics".
Call it what you want, if it quacks, waddles and floats....it's a duck.