Why the vitriolic hate?

by stuckinarut2 36 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • punkofnice

    I learned how to really hate by being raised as a jobo.

    Watchtower, October 1, 1952 pps. 596 to 604
    “Haters of God and His people are to be hated, but this does not mean that we will take any opportunity of bringing physical hurt to them in a spirit of malice or spite, for both malice and spite belong to the Devil, whereas pure hatred does not. We must hate in the truest sense, which is to regard with extreme and active aversion, to consider as loathsome, odious, filthy, to detest. Surely any haters of God are not fit to live on His beautiful earth.
  • LoveUniHateExams

    WHY does the society promote such vitriolic hate toward, and about those who have left "The Truth"? - because those who have left are a threat to WT's authority.

    That's about it ...

  • carla

    "WHY does the society promote such vitriolic hate toward, and about those who have left "The Truth" ?"--- easy, that's what all cults do.

  • pale.emperor

    It's funny... according to Scientology, their views on ex-members are eerily similar to Watchtowers:

    The Suppressive Person seeks to upset, continuously undermine, spread bad news about and denigrate betterment activities and groups. Thus the Anti-Social Personality is also against what Scientology is about—helping people become more able and improving conditions in society. As anyone can think of many examples of a Suppressive Person, this concept is not limited to Scientology. However, when such a person is connected to Scientology, for the good of the Church and the individuals in it, such a person is officially labeled a Suppressive Person so that others will know not to associate with them.

    To be declared a Suppressive Person is extremely rare and results in expulsion from the Scientology religion. This occurs in instances of serious offenses against the Scientology faith and can also occur when an individual is found to be actively working to suppress the well-being of others. This can be done through criminal acts already recognized by society as unlawful or through the commitment of acts deemed Suppressive Acts in the Scientology Justice Codes—which includes the Suppressive Act of publicly renouncing the faith, an act which in Scientology, as well as almost every religion, is grounds for automatic expulsion.

    When someone has been expelled from the religion, that person loses both his or her fellowship with the Church as well as with other Scientologists. The condition lasts until they have been restored to good standing. Once the person has been restored to good standing, the prohibition against fellowship with other Scientologists is lifted. Similar practices have been part of religious communities for thousands of years and have been recognized by courts of law as a fundamental right.


  • stuckinarut2

    Eerily similar PE!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • SummerAngel

    Going to be a bit controversial now but err the same reason ISIS puts beheaded corpses on view for all its members to see. Its a deterent

  • Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho
    Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho

    @pale emperor "Similar practices ... have been recognized by courts of law as a fundamental right."

    Courts of law? Yeah, maybe a "judicial" court held in the back room. To the rest of the world and humanity, this very practice is a VIOLATION of basic human rights.

  • Annon

    I think SummerAngel has a point the whole thing is not just about punishing those who show dissent but also warning anybody who is thinking about doing the same.

  • jp1692

    Because it's what cults do.

  • steve2

    A warning.

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