Loyalty - Part of the New Personality (S-341a-18-E 5/17)
The WT heats up the police state-type mind control.
Makes the fascist political government control almost refreshing by comparison!
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If you don't rat on your friends to the elders if they do something the WT says is wrong you're not loyal to Jehovah.
That was me Brokeback Watchtower back in the 80`s when I was a true believer .
Two couples friends of ours were on the verge of swapping partners and I did exactly as you describe
Approach that friend, and urge him to report the matter to his parents or to the elders; tell him
that if he does not do so within a reasonable period of time, you will (Pr 27:5; w91 6/15 21)
I should have left sleeping dogs lie because 20 years later he shunned me
Loyalty to what exactly...
Unquestioning loyalty - part of the indoctrinated cult personality.
The very notion of "dobbing" or "ratting" on a "friend" is proof it is a cult.
Anyway, that idea the outline says about "reporting them if they don't do so themselves in a reasonable amount of time" did NOT happen in my case.
The "rat" that reported me for being on "apostate sites" didn't even talk to me! I found out only AFTER the elders all held an "emergency meeting" about me!.
When I questioned the elder as to why "scriptural procedures were not applied in my case, he replied "Those steps of Matthew do not apply for Apostasy"
Yep...right...so the Society's procedures trump the Bible's?
Isnt it horrible that line line between God and the Org is well and truly blurred?
In JW land if you leave the Org you've left God. Never mind that you may now be a Jews, a Catholic or a Buddhist. You now deserve to be shunned.
So for the faithful who have remained loyal their entire lives, they are now being browbeaten with more demands for loyalty. No commendation or lightening of the load, just warnings, threats, intimidation. STAY LOYAL.
Even the local needs part says "Show how the congregation can make the improvement over the next several months".
What you have been doing is not enough. Make improvements. Do more. You're still not good enough. Work harder.
Is it any wonder that so many are at breaking point.
Loyalty is only as virtuous as the object of that loyalty.
The Elders who out of jealousy, incompetence, and who prefer ass kissing over doing whats right - stabbed me in the back will hear this and be happy to use it to make themselves feel better. "I was to smart for my own good"