waiting - hi & thanks for writing.
in response to statements you made in your post as follows:
Thanks for the clarification, sorry you don't come here to discuss scriptures. I like that aspect - for I still have an interest in learning the Bible
I don't mind discussing the scriptures. It's discussing WTBTS manipulation of scripture that I don't have any enthusiasm for. Getting bogged down in those kinds of discussions seems to be a "can't see the forest for the trees" issue to me. To re-iterate briefly, in the mind of the adherent to doublespeak certain verbal triggers have been entrenched that once spoken by a doublespeak "opponent', close down the doublespeak adherents mind to any kind of rationale. You can't argue against it.
I have scriptural questions I plan to ask and will post sooner or later. Things that perplex me about the bible itself and not WTBTS legalisms. In particular certain teachings of Paul I find hard to reconcile.
that's why I think Friend "can" be very interesting.
I don't find people like Friend interesting, in fact they bore the hell out of me as do most "intellectuals" - talk is cheap. Whenever I read one of his posts I feel as if I'm an entering some kind of Siberia of the soul. Friends posts also remind me a lot of Woody Allen type film scripts, like Annie Hall, you know where the charachters attempt to hide their insecurities behind "intellectual" posturing.
I also enjoy making friends - with anyone I can. As I get older, I realize how much fun it is to share all kinds of thoughts with all kinds of people. I hope you gain that perspective as you get older also.
Waiting my feeling is that sometimes a real friend or a real lover has to tell you things that you don't really want to hear, as hard as that may be, because they are the ones who really know and care about you.
I do not come here to bash and thrash the WTBTS.
Mindcontrol is the end result of massive doses of a reptitive message to the point of entrenchment. As I said in my post above it seems that myself and others here realise that they have to adopt a similar method in opposition, though we havn't a hope.
However, there are some very good psychological sites about mind control that do a very scholarly job of it. I have posted links to a couple. Have you read them. By your previous comments, I would think so.
Honest I havn't and I'm sure your sources do a far better job of it than me.
So, you're a former Catholic like me? Did you go to Catholic schools, like me? I've posted about my knowledge of the history, slightly, of the church, why don't they offend you as much as the WTBTS? Did you go through this same cold hatred of the Catholic Church when you left them? I know I didn't, but they didn't care if I left either.
waiting personally in terms of the mindcontrol question i don't think the two are comparable. The Catholic church is fairly innocuous in that regard compared to the WTBTS.
You've been pumping out some great posts of late - keep it up-SolidSender