Study Watchtower confirms shunning spiritually weak. How nice!

by Isambard Crater 44 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • dozy
    During a circuit assembly now prob 20 years ago, an elder giving a part said that he and his family only associate with those that are stronger in the truth than they are. He was promoting that everyone in attendance adopt a similar attitude

    Sounds like a fun guy to hang out with! Of course , anyway , it isn't technically possible for everyone only to associate with those stronger than them as eventually you would run out of "stronger" JWs to associate with.

    In a similar vein , remember our service overseer giving a talk stating that "the Society says that everyone should be above the average monthly hours for ministry". I spoke to him afterward telling him that it was mathematically impossible that everybody could be above average - by definition , some would be below and some would be above. I even drew a diagram!

    He didn't seem to understand the point and started getting annoyed with me , asking if I thought the Society were wrong. Eventually I just gave up and I asked him exactly where he had seen this incredible reference and he said he would get back to me with it ( needless to say he never did. ) Yet another example of nonsense in JW cuckoo land.

  • Vidiot

    Like I keep telling you guys...

    ...the Org wants to prune out the fakers, faders, and fence-sitters.

  • shepherdless

    It all smacks of desperation, to me. Yes, it it will probably pull the most loyal closer in. But surely it will also (as Vidiot says) tend to:

    prune out the fakers, faders, and fence-sitters.

    My guess is the most loyal tend to be older, and the fence-sitters tend to be younger. Another dumb move, Watchtower. It will probably hurt a fair few people in the process, but Watchtower won't give a fxxx about that.

  • dontfitin

    My daughter was considered "spiritually weak" because she wanted to go to college and expressed no interest in being a pioneer. She was excluded from anything going on at the KH, and in mean ways. People would talk about events right in front of her that she was not invited to. We talked to the elders multiple times. Too bad, so sad. The pioneers only hang out all together because they are always in service together, so that just makes sense. Maybe if your daughter was out in service more??

    She eventually came to see that she would never be accepted or good enough there, and she told us she didn't want to be a JW anymore. It was horrible to watch because my daughter is the sweetest and most outgoing girl, and was friendly to EVERYONE at the hall. Honestly she probably would have been a JW forever if she had been treated with one speck of kindness.

    Even my husband who is "still in" was disgusted by the whole thing and doesn't blame our daughter one bit. The good news is she is in her second year of college and loving it, doing well, living a good life. She also held onto her values, no drugs, no partying...contrary to all JW expectations.

  • DesirousOfChange

    Honestly she probably would have been a JW forever if she had been treated with one speck of kindness.

    Probably the same situation for a couple of our kids. But they got to see JWs in real action as they were questioning things. Gestapo tactics by elders who were totally pissed off because they were unable to take any action against non-baptized "defiant, rebellious" youths beyond giving "marking talk". They are powerless against you if you haven't gotten "dunked". Most of them are powerless against you if you have more than an 8th grade education.

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