Wow.. a serious post from Animal... who woulda thought....
Anyhow, we discussed something last weekend that needs more discussion. It involves people born into the JW Cult versus those that made an adult decision to join it.
My thoughts were:
Anyone NOT born into the cult have no idea of the mental anguish involved in being brainwashed, from birth, with all the cultisms. Many cannot shake those thoughts, or it takes a long time to shake it. They are raised to believe they will die when the "end" comes, sorta like being raised to believe the shy is black at night.
Those that found the JW's later in life (as adults) and made a choice to live the lifestyle have a different set of issues. They actually studied and made the choice to work hard for the cult.
Now, both types of people are out of the cult. They share info and ask questions, but many times they just dont get it.... how the other person thinks or feels, or how they may react, or how they believe something. This many times leads to inpenitrable walls of defense coming up during a discussion or debate, and stops everyone from continueing.
It all made sense to us. What about you?