Things society interferes with
I was just lying here thinking about mind control and thought it'd write a list just to see how much the wts does try to control every aspect of people's lives. Some of the things I've come up with are:
Organ transplant and donation
Blood transfusion and donation
Gambling -Lottery, Bingo
Having Dream catchers and Wind chimes
School clubs, discos, trips, assemblies, r.e
Amount of leisure time
Control of research and reading material
Opposite sex - betting alone with them, not talking to the same person to often in case an attraction develops
Was kind of shocked. I'm sure there'll be more to add to this list
In other words:
- Health care
- Love life
- Family decisions
- All other decisions
- Social life
Should have a 4-door car, not a 2-door, for better accessibility when going in Field Service™ or giving rides to Meetings™.
Minimize access to Worldly™ fashion magazines, hairstyles, novels, non-fiction reading material.
Don't put too much emphasis on physical fitness, physical appearance (kindly keep to 1950's standards - trousers for women are too offensive to the GB's sensibilities)
Keep your eye simple - don't indulge in luxuries, because the GB needs your money to have luxuries that they don't want you to have.
When you become a full fledged JWS you essentially become a subservient slave to the thinking and behavioral dictates expressed by the leaders of the Watchtower Corporation.
Yes to all of the above.
And to add to Fink's comment above, it basically means to "think in agreement" with whatever the "present truth" (opinions) are of the GB at that moment in time...
Yes, your list is true and then some! Of course, all these prohibitions and do this and do that were not told to me when I was "studying". I was just told I had to quit smoking.
If the religion laid all their cards on the table, nobody would join.
When some idiot told me I should get a four door instead of a two door car - I said "the religion isn't making my car payments".
Things that they don't interfere with would make for a very short thread, let's put it that way.
Basically life. Just life in its entirety.
Sexual activity between consenting adult married couples.
Along with everything already listed above.