Absolute blind obedience. No accountability.

by stuckinarut2 11 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • stuckinarut2

    It's interesting to observe that in all aspects of life, leaders are accountable to those they lead.

    Politicians must fulfil their promises, or they are replaced from government.

    Business corporate leaders like CEOs must perform, or they are replaced.

    Sports coaches and trainers must win, or they are replaced.

    Yet there are leaders who have often been wrong, have made serious mistakes and issued failed predictions that have affected their followers. They have dodged and said mistruths for example when questioned by authorities about child abuse. They have hidden historical facts from their followers.

    They have dictated decisions for the lives of millions, yet they can't even be questioned...even in a sincere or polite manner.

  • blondie

    The WT leaders have the imperfection clause.

  • prologos

    Since it is not given to man to direct his own step, how dare wt (imperfect) demand lock-step obedience of their followers at pain of disfellowshipping? blind obedience = kadavergehorsam , because you are dead one way or another.

  • smiddy

    What does that say about Jehovah God ? Christ Jesus ? They should be sacked also , as incompetents for not getting the stated results from those under their charge.


  • aboveusonlysky

    The same dynamic exists in North Korea, their leaders have made huge mistakes and hidden/changed embarrassing parts of their history, they refuse to be questioned by outsiders or their own people and they openly criticize every other type of government.

    Yet most of the people will tell you life in North Korea is the best life ever!

  • Vidiot

    Gosh, it almost sounds like reality TV... :smirk:

  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    A 'normal' JW does not engage in blind obedience.

    Many JWs hear all that the WTBTS has to say because we happen not to be deaf, but obeying blindly is a totally different thing and for the most part is certainly NOT done.



  • ttdtt

    Great gig if you can get it.

    They (the GB) and the system they created that often just steamrolls over innocent people is disgusting and reprehensible.

  • LostGeneration

    A 'normal' JW does not engage in blind obedience.

    Please describe the so called normal JW. 90% would bleed out rather than take whole blood. That's blind obedience if I've ever seen it.

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen

    @Lost Gen,

    That's not blind obedience!

    Many of the dubs have 'thoroughly researched' the topic in WT literature, and concluded for themselves that God wants this. And there's also a lot of 'evidence' in there that shows it's beneficial for your health!

    This is 'following their Bible trained conscience'.

    Of course, if next week the GB says taking blood is ok, most of those Bible trained consciences will quickly be retrained to do the opposite of what it had always done.

    Isn't it great that blind obedience has been thinly veiled as following your own conscience? Keeps the dubs subdued, and it's a perfect defense in the courts of law and public opinion. "We never make anyone do anything. They are all following their own Bible trained conscience."

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