How Would You Help A JW. Recognize They Do Not Have The Truth?

by minimus 32 Replies latest jw friends

  • Finkelstein

    The best way to awaken deeply brainwashed JWS is to use the bible, such as using Jesus's own words against the words of the WTS/JWorg.

  • minimus

    Giordano, I agree that something must be able to register with most Witnesses. Emotion is very powerful. Reaching a Witness that FEELS they are not especially cared for or who are rarely invited over any of the “friends “ houses, can make the “weak” JW feel maybe this religion isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

  • Betheliesalot

    I tend to let media tell them, by having ready some of these videos on demand from youtube to show them. Also on discovery ID channel there have been a few hour length shows particularly the one with Remy Maple and sex abuse with children and watch them squirm. Usually they try to switch the subject to "catholics are worse" or "that is a sign of the end" comment. I learned you just can't win. the saying runs true, "someone convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still."

  • minimus

    I think there are a number of JWs who really don’t believe. All they need is something to get them to think. I knew of many elders that would question things but not outrightly go rouge and apostate.

    People bury things and any catalyst can make it come to the surface.

  • Finkelstein

    There is no question to the fact that the WTS leaders intentionally brainwashes and uses calculating coercion to allure and get people subjectively loyal to the organization and to them.

    This is Jehovah's chosen organization after all .

    Yes the WTS uses deceptive lying and a corrupt theology to attract people to the organization but that's just how this religious publishing house exploits people's ignorance of what the bible really says.

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    Pose questions to try and get them to think - don't bludgeon them with evidential statements.

    e.g. "Someone asked me why we say the Catholic confessional is wrong, and yet JW's are compelled to confess to three elders. I didn't know what to say. How would you have responded?"

  • minimus
    I think many Witnesses stay in for social reasons. For them there’s no where else to go.

    Lying for the "Truth"

    AKA "Theocratic Warfare" which allows the WTS to lie to their own... and everyone else too

  • Kathy1978

    I agree @minimus. Social reasons. One of my siblings - the only one of us still in - is well aware that it’s not “the truth”, but cannot live without those connections in the org . We are actively shunned because of it.

  • minimus

    The crazy thing is you have more fun in the world. People are nicer and less phony

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