It really is an easy mistake to make when leaving the org, to refer to it as "the Truth". If it was true, wouldn't we still be there?
Ordinary people don’t talk about Truth and Brotherly Love
and Holiness and God and Jesus, at least not in my post JW experience. The irony is that JWs embody
the very opposite of the terms they promote! Where is there any truth in what
the Watchtower has ever promised? What has the Bible or Jesus ever said which
is “Truth” i.e. some incontrovertible fact which you could not have worked out
Indeed what the cults and religious religious communities do is use words with a special meaning
attached to them. By doing this they are attempting to stitch together an invisible 'verbal' fabric
which binds them into an exclusive community. Language both unites and excludes.
Cultists need to endlessly
repeat the magic words for fellow believers to believe in these things. It becomes the
cultural habit which is easily copied within the group, in fact to talk the
talk by deploying the special words; is a badge of membership.
I think people who have their feet on the ground, for the sake of their mental well-being, should enjoy
their fiction in the arts, not in religion.