Hi, my very first post. A milestone for me.
Just watched Rachel Maddow's segment on Rod Rosenstein's refusal to be extorted by GOP Trump Allies in Congress. Had to watch it 2 times. Notably for being acquainted with Robert H. Jackson whose quote is paramount for all ensnared by religious sects.
"Our forefathers found the evils of free thinking more to be endured than the evils of inquest or suppression. This because thoughtful, bold and independent minds are essential to wide and considered self-government."
Jackson was talking about politics in his speech but it is imperative that each individual should have a thoughtful, bold and independent mind. That is not how GB thinks the sheeple should be like but voiceless sheep confined in their rigid mind lock.
That is why your topic touched a chord in me. I know it is not what you have in mind. But I truly missed the opportunity to read far and wide. Elders always poured scorn on me when I mentioned that I read books about Abraham Lincoln, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein etc. Adding Robert Jackson to my list.
Silly to spend so much time pouring over the Society's literature and nothing else. That could explain the hollow empty lives of JWs whose only purpose in life is to hassle everyone they meet with their mind numbing message.
mind-numbing : so extreme or intense as to prevent normal thought.
Now, livin la vida loca