JW's love to dis the system in their usual caring way. Personally I had little respect for 'the system' as a JW. I was told it was evil and it was going to be destroyed because it is controlled by the devil. - then they told me to respect it. (???)
It seems very small minded that the JW's can get billions of individuals, lump them all together and label them as a system. I think we have a lot of freedom to achieve what we want in life. If someone acts against us in some way that is not 'the system', that's the individual. It's crap in a lot of ways but it allows the amount of freedom we do have in everyday life and that isn't crap.
Can you imagine the real world being run by the Watchtower?
If the system isn't a whole entity as the Watchtower would have people believe - so what?
If that's the case how does the devil contol it?
I hope to be writing music for media purposes for a living. If someone said the devil controlled what I wrote if it was not to their liking and understanding of the world, I'd tell them they should go and get professional help from a psychiatrist.
From a JW's point of view, let's say the devil doesn't control things directly but it's traits in people's personality that are from the 'devil'.
All bible based religions would say because of Adam sinning due to falling for the devil's charm. In that case it means that as soon as 'the devil' got Adam to sin he has been able to sit on his 'arse' for all these years and do nothing but watch the domino sin affect pass on to their offspring over and over through genetics.
People who belive in God will agree that any organisation can't give you that or take it away from you either.
I think the world can be seen from so many different angles - to think we have all the answers would be the most arrogent way to live and the most detrimental too, much like the cult aspects of the JW religion.
It comes down to freedom we can take it for granted - piss it up against a wall - use it to some mutual advantage - it's our life, OUR life. If the bible is supposed to be a guide I think it should guide not finish you.