At the meeting today, we were reading the Watchtower and this elder apologetically said to such a degree in regards to Romans 5:12 that "we humans are not worthy of any mercy from Jehovah. We shouldn't even have free will because we can't possibly do anything good enough to please Jehovah. We don't even deserve life because of sin. We deserve to die. So we should be thankful to have the privilege of bringing praise to our God as he has been too generous in our behalf."
This made me have a powerful cringe and I tried not to let people see my face. What was even worse was one lady in the auditorium started clapping. It made me wonder how many ex Jehovah's witness' actually used to believe that people don't even warrant fairness from God? Even when me and my friend were in, we never felt that humans were just so bad that they deserved to be treated like slaves but we did believe that mankind should follow God's law. It is so daunting to think that some witnesses feel that way and that means they must have an incredible inferiority complex on behalf of this religion and I believe this can be dangerous but I'm not sure why.