How to remain with Jehovah's Witnesses even though you are Awake!

by TerryWalstrom 11 Replies latest jw friends

  • TerryWalstrom

    Thinking is an ACTIVE process.

    EVASION is avoiding that action of active thinking which would create a positive difference. . .awakening. . .realizing the truth about The Truth.

    Thinking is the virtue* man prizes most. All other virtues proceed from thinking.

    EVASION is the willful suspension of one's consciousness. Evasion is *evil.

    It mean's you deliberately UNfocus to avoid what is really happening to ruin your life!

    What you refuse to see, hear and understand leads to a refusal TO KNOW.

    Jehovah's Witnesses STAY IN because of the many things they refuse to know.

    JW thinking is an unstated premise that problems with the Truth will go away if only you refuse to identify them.

    What induces evasion?

    Unpreparedness. If you are unprepared to face the facts you are doomed to attempt to avoid acknowledging they exist.

    Fear sets in.

    How would they cope without some organization to dictate their every move?

    What would they do without all their "friends" to support them (their so-called brothers and sisters)?

    How do JW's evade?


    The premise of prayer is that you are helpless. The premise of prayer is that there is somebody out there who can help IF YOU ARE WORTHY. But, prayer never works without pretzel-logic interpretation of mundane events.

    2. Fellowship

    The premise of fellowship is the others give you strength and encouragement and on your own you are weak and selfish. Fellowship is the opposite of self-esteem.


    Reading matter controlled to filter out reality programs the evasive mind to set life's purpose on a future event in order to squander all opportunity for life in the here and now.


    Spending your thoughts on fantasy and fending off actuality leave no time for analytical purpose destroys your rational process.

    5.Dulling the senses

    Pills, alcohol, tobacco, entertainment (fill in the blank) all serve to take the edge of what is really happening and make intruding events go away. "Make the world go away" is a delaying mechanism and an evasion. It means you have no skills to live in the here and now and must resort to hiding from the natural alarm-bells that go off when action must be taken. Dulling the senses is a way to shut out the alarm.

    6.Seeking advice

    To seek advice you have to regard yourself as incapable of thinking out your solutions to life's problems. Seeking advice means a total stranger who does not live in your shoes is given the magic power to tell you how to live your life for you. This is abandonment of the self and a collapse of personal individuality. The difference between consulting an informed source and seeking advice is this. A consultation will afford you facts that require decisions of action. Seeking advice is turning over the wheel to another driver.


    Procrastination delays the decision that must be made now; the action that must be taken. It is a default decision which is no more than a coin flip. It says "Whatever happens; happens. All things work out for the best. I'll let go and let god..." The difference between a person who is an individual and a slave is the slave must wait for commands.

    It is not ORIGINAL SIN which infects mankind. No, it is suspending your mind in an act of abandonment which destroys you.

    Evasion, blanking-out and avoidance lead to mindless out-sourcing of your thinking to a worthless OTHER.

    Horoscopes, I Ching, Tarot, rabbit's foot, superstition, religion, fortune cookie, magic 8 ball, etc. These take the place of your active mind and become your master.

    Evasion begins when you are made to feel inferior, sinful, worthless and in need of rescue. Worthiness is paid for by servitude.

    A certain kind ofFear is their master.


  • zeb

    why the hell would you want to?

  • TerryWalstrom
    zeb11 hours ago

    why the hell would you want to?

    It's like the gambler who bets and loses over and over.
    "I've spent all this money--I can't leave till I win it all back again."
    Psychologists say humans are more concerned with what they'll lose than what they might gain.
    As a JW all you do is lose but all the promises made amount to: Hang in there and there'll be a BIG PAYOFF.

  • DesirousOfChange

    A lobotomy might help.

  • Tobyjones262

    Its like saying you can live with torturing and killing people if your gov orders you to and here is how. You can not without destroying who you are. Its a lame thing to try.

  • LV101

    Thanks, Terry -- it's very sad to even think we humans need help from a religion that's so dangerous and destructive but it's the magic (plus everything you mention) that draws people in.

    DOC - true/frontal lobotomy never hurt anyone/lolol but should help! Few are able to walk away with their loved ones so live with the stress, loss and worry which is insurmountable. Yet nothing one (millions) can do about it because of religions' rights over human beings health and safety -- all in the name of mammoth wealth.

    It's a brutal subject - time to go outside (it was 32 degrees an hr ago here in the desert) and stare at fawna and flora -- crisp white snow surrounding mountain ranges of the valley.

  • WillYouDFme

    The question is - WHY?

  • BereanThinker7

    Im assuming this is either satirical or an examination on what witnesses do who have encountered TTATT but let the cognitive dissonance keep them in?

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    "TTATT but let the cognitive dissonance keep them in?""

    Yes. That's true. But liken it to dam, which is under extreme pressure. The 'dissonance' leads to 'doubting" and eventually the dam bursts. It's eventual.

  • TerryWalstrom

    Jehovah's Witnesses STAY IN because they refuse to know any facts which disrupt belief. Wilful blindness.

    (Is child molestation a problem? Not if you don't hear about it, read about it, or talk about it.
    Image result for hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil monkeys

    JW thinking is an unstated premise that problems with the Truth will go away
    if you "Wait on Jehovah" to flush his toilet.

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