JW visitors addicted to JW.org

by NVR2L8 6 Replies latest jw experiences

  • NVR2L8
    How things have changed! A childhood friend and her husband stayed with us for a few days and, except for when we went sightseeing, they spent most of their time on their digital devices viewing and listening to content from jw.bOrg. A few years back I recall a stearn warning against the use of such devices at an assembly. These devices would rob the user of time they could devote in the ministry. I guess the WT figured out how to use the addictiveness of these devices to get a stronger hold on their followers. The same goes for the use of recorded talks and videos....in the same manner as tele evangelists that the WT used to condemn. These people seem to be under a spell and anything one may say that challenges what they believe is automatically rejected without even a thought.
  • jonahstourguide

    Yes NVR2L8.

    I do recall in early days the demonising of the internet as satan's tool.

    Mmmm. They have become an tele-evangelical religion, without a doubt.


  • zeb

    "These people seem to be under a spell"... spot on..and many suffering from

    "Cognitive dissonance." the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values"..


  • blondie

    Soon, they will find JWN and become addicted, perhaps?

    The WTS has opened the door to the internet to jws who woops find something they said they weren't looking for (in the case of porn that is)

    As the WTS shows here (in 2015), using the internet can be a gateway to pornography (WTS opinion not mine)


    8, 9. (a) Why did one young man have sexual relations with an immoral woman? (b) What situations can the example in Proverbs chapter 7 help us avoid?

    8 At Proverbs 5:8, God’s Word warns us to stay away from immorality. In Proverbs chapter 7, we read the story of a young man who went for a walk at night near the house of an immoral woman. The woman was on the street corner, “dressed like a prostitute.” She walked up to him, grabbed him, kissed him, and said things that created wrong desires in him. He did not reject those desires, and as a result, he had sexual relations with her. Even though he did not plan to sin, he did. Then he had to live with the terrible results. If he had understood the danger, he would have stayed far away from her!​—Proverbs 7:6-27.

    9 Like that young man, we could make poor decisions because we do not understand the danger. For example, at night, some television channels show immoral programs, so it could be dangerous to keep changing the channels just to see what is on TV. It could also be dangerous to click on Internet links without knowing where they lead to, as well as to visit chat rooms or Web sites that include immoral advertisements and links to pornography. In these situations, what we look at can make us have immoral desires, and this can lead us to disobey Jehovah.

  • polish clarinet
    polish clarinet

    several years ago, the most important thing was to "keep busy in the fied service" ! GB wanted to avoid "weak" proclaimers

    Nowadays, priority is to keep people in the organisation.

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    Passive participation if you can even call it that. I will admit to being on here several times a day , sometimes participate and can choose what to read. Wonder if they do JWtslk? That is really controlled. One thing sure is you dont keep up with events, good or bad with the slow news feed on jworg but the world is getting worse hourly

  • LV101

    polish clarinet - hahahaha/that's funny! Now that's what I like to hear.

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