WHY are so many "spiritual" young men in the congo soo insipid?

by hamsterbait 13 Replies latest jw friends

  • prologos

    The power in the congregations is LOCKED up in uneducated bullies, waiter-level-quality leaders. They throw crumbs to the brothers below, a bible reading perhaps, but without comment. Even if you jump through all the redicilous hoops, baptism into the SPIRIT directed JW ORG, 10 hours, the microphone, you are decades away to be your own man with a voice(as an elder).

    Only the emasculated thrive in a climate like that

    for long.

  • BU2B

    This religion "castrates" and sucks the life out of its members. Yet they believe they are in a spiritual paradise. They are in a spiritual hell.

    By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.

    -Adolf Hitler

  • Londo111

    Nothing wrong with being socially inept or non-assertive...much better than guzzling beer while skydiving out a plain and yelling, "Booyah!"

    People who don't accept people for who they are simply aren't worth being around.

  • Apognophos

    Ego suppression. Brothers who want to get ahead have to be willing to take any counsel and follow pointless rules to the letter. Humility is emphasized as an important trait in Witnesses.

    Id suppression. Having to remain chaste until marriage requires repressing the libido. Looking at a woman with desire is also adultery, requiring further suppression.

    Super-ego suppression. The organization tells you what is right and wrong. You can't take a stand for any personal beliefs because they detract from the unity of the congregation. You can't allow yourself to feel principled emotions like general compassion towards worldly people, or an obligation to contribute to society, and within the congregation, works are emphasized over showing love to fellow members.

    In a nutshell, the religion hollows you out from the inside. How could the men in the congregation not be insipid while also being good Witnesses?

Share this