I have to say that I’m still not sure if the GB/Lawyers ( Also, I think they could both answer to someone, but that’s a whole other subject...) are merely deluded, or evil. I suppose it’s possible that they are simply possessed by their ideology, which makes “good” people more likely to engage in immoral behavior. The longer I’m away the crazier they sound.
Did you notice all the qualifying words? They can’t write an article without using qualifying words. Can you imagine living in a world where you can never just let your “...yes mean yes..”, and where you can never be free to actually have personal belief, but instead exist in an ever-changing labyrinth of quasi-doctrine that changes at the whim of your superiors and their Legal counsel? That’s Hell...
Life is hard and sometimes I wish I could believe something fantastic that would change me for the better and make me feel something magical again. I’m a Daoist and probably always have been, so I make peace with existence as best I can.
I’m better off having left JWism, but making the conscious decision to examine the religion of my birth had real world consequences, one being the void left over, followed by a bout of nihilism that I struggle to shake. Then there is the admission that despite believing I’m cured, I’m probably more likely to join another cult. I narrowly missed joining the Born Agains, which seems like a logical next step for any Dub who finds Jesus. Guess I dodged that bullet..
Yeah, they are crazy AF and my Ex and only child are still trapped and I’m not sure they will ever get out. Maybe the Cult will rebrand into a more mainstream Jesus religion someday? It all depends on what the future GB/Helpers ( They aren’t going anywhere as a group...) and the Lawyers feel is necessary for “Mother” to survive.
Some people can’t survive without a religion to believe in because life is hard, in fact it’s a fatal condition, so maybe Dubs or something like Dubs will always exist until there is some actual uniting force for humanity to believe in? Seems like we’re too selfish and neurotic as a species to cast off self-destructive behaviors like enabling tax free Real Estate flipping organizations to sell us our personal “Emperor’s New Clothes.”