I was reading another thread and the comments got me thinking...
Comments such as OldSkools:
More like digital colonialism channeled through one of the weaker and less important institutions western society has to offer.
Some have drawn chilling comparisons between the Branch Davidians (Jonestown) or other cultist religious movements.
For me, I am seeing the Org looking more and more like a little baby Catholic Church.
Looking back over history we see the colonization the Church did
The absolute authority of the church over the peoples daily lives big and small
Demands for material support
Exclusivity from other religions
Loyalty from birth onward
Excommunication (even for marrying a non Catholic in days past)
Papal authority (in the case of the JWs - shared by GB)
Warwick = The Papal city
(Im sure this is a very short list and there are more comparisons to be had)
Obviously the JWs are coming along too late in civilizations history to enjoy the meteoric rise the Catholic church did but is that a prototype being followed?
If the best indication of the future is the past, which religious entity seems to point to the future outcome of Jehovahs WItnesses?