I was thinking this morning in context with the shunning practice- which we all know is a degrading and abusive routine carried out among all brainwashed JW's to those who have sinned/left the org etc.. So with that in mind, how does shunning differ from the silent treatment to JW's? Both are similar in definition..
Silent Treatment. : an act of completely ignoring a person or thing by resort to silence especially as a means of expressing contempt or disapproval.
Shun, Shunning: persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.
Based on JW teachings which I stupidly accepted back when I was asleep and under mind control, I didn't give it two thoughts on how both acts are related.. I do remember an article in a WT which spoke of how the silent treatment is a harsh and abusive form of discipline, but then they twist it back and claim that shunning is a loving provision? What a bunch of hypocrisy. I've attached a link to the silent treatment article on JW . org https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201306/the-silent-treatment/#?insight[search_id]=8db69cee-457d-4f37-89f4-5d73c33b6cff&insight[search_result_index]=0
I have grown to hate this organization more and more each day.. Just my 2 cents.