In the thread about racism, Ozzy said the following:
So your point of view, if expressed in Oz, would be considered risque, not politically correct. The silly thing is that privately most would agree with you.So, I have been wondering, is there a silent majority in the witness religion who have grave doubts about their religion? We have seen already in the racism thread that there is a majority of people who have reservations about the wisdom of carte-blanche immigration, but they do not express their doubts publicy for fear of being branded racist. So could the same thing apply to JW’s with regard to certain witness beliefs? Is their a majority of doubters who are frightened to speak in case they are hounded by a minority of zealots?
To digress, it reminds me of the political correctness in the Borg which prevents elders from saying publicly i.e. in talks, what they say privately about certain WTS teachings
Going one step further, if we look at the main beliefs that cause ex’s such chagrin, these would appear to be:
Refusal to accept a life saving blood transfusion.
The authority of the FDS / GB.
Now, just on a personal note, let me say that I always had a problem with these 3 tenets of faith, and so did many others in my witness circle of friends. So, if I had a problem with ALL of these things, even whilst a pioneer and MS, and so did my pioneering pals, how many other persons must there be who are struggling to accept maybe just ONE key-issue? Even dyed-in–the-wool Yadirf chooses not to associate because he has grave doubts about some JW teachings, are there other would-be Yadirfs who do not have the courage of their convictions to stay away?
What I am really asking is this: What percentage of JW’s do you think privately reject one or more of the 3 witness core-beliefs outlined above? I’m tempted to put a figure of at least 50% of active JW’s who have a major problem in accepting ALL of the 3 items above.